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Encinas, Ezequiel (1951- )
Born in San Sebastián, Spain. Forward. A member of the first Spanish team to enter a World Championship.
International Career : Played 20 games for Spain between 1977 and 1979 ( including the 1977 World Championship Pool C).
Club Career : Played for CH Txuri Urdiñ.
"Encyclopedia of Hockey, The"
A book by Robert A Styer, published in 1973 by A S Barnes & Co, Inc. New York, USA.
Endicott, Gareth (1978- )
Club Career : Played for Swindon Wildcats 1992-96.
Endler, Peter (- )
Born in Sweden. Forward.
Club Career : Played for Djurgårdens IF and Bournemouth Stags 1986-87.
Endler, Thomas (- )
Born in Sweden. Forward.
Club Career : Played for Bournemouth Stags 1982-83.
Engblom, Brian (1957- )
Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Defenceman. Montreal Canadiens 3rd pick (22nd overall) in the 1975 Amateur Draft. Commentator on NHL Hockey TV broadcasts.
International Career :
Played for Canada in the 1981 Canada Cup & the 1983 World Championship.
Club Career :
Played for Winnipeg Blues 1972-73, University of Wisconsin 1973-74, Nova Scotia Voyageurs 1974-75, Nova Scotia Voyageurs & Montreal Canadiens 1975-77, Montreal Canadiens 1978-82, Washington Capitals 1982-83, Washington Capitals & Los Angeles Kings 1983-84, Los Angeles Kings 1984-85, Los Angeles Kings & Buffalo Sabres 1985-86 and Calgary Flames 1986-87.
Medals : Won the Stanley Cup in 1977, 1978 & 1979.
Honours : NHL Plus-Minus Leader in 1981.
NHL All-Star Second Team
defenceman 1981-82.
Engelmann (EK Engelmann)
Vienna, Austria.
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Honours : Won the Austrian Championship in 1938, 1946, 1956 and 1957.
Won the German Championship in 1939.
Englbrecht, Bernhard (- )
Born in Germany. Netminder. The first German player to be drafted by the NHL. Atlanta Flames 11th pick (196th overall) in the 1978 NHL Amateur Draft.
Club Career : Played for EV Landshut
English, Gordie (- )
Netminder.
International Career : Played for Great Britain 1952-53.
English Autumn Cup
Name given to the Autumn Cup competition between 1946 and 1954. See Autumn Cup.
English Ice Hockey Association [web site]
The English Ice Hockey Association has administered ice hockey in England since 1983. In 1998 there were 38 affiliated clubs and over 8,000 licensed players, officials and coaches. League Management Committees oversee the day to day running of each of the six sections of the association - Senior (ED1), Under 19, Juniors (Under 16, Under 14, Under 12 and Under 10), Women, Recreational and In-line.
Chairman - Ken Taggart
Vice Chairman - Tony Oliver
Secretary - William Britton (1983-2005)
Treasurer - Neville Moralee
Development Officer - Simon Cutting
English League
i. The first English League operated between 1931-32 and 1935-36.
1931-32 : Division 1 consisted of  seven teams playing one home and one away, although the twelve match schedule was only completed by Oxford University (100% record) and runners-up Grosvenor House Canadians. Manchester and Sussex also participated. Division 2 consisted of six teams, again home and away and schedule not completed. Won by Grosvenor House A.  Bournemouth and Southampton were also members.
1932-33 :
Division 1 consisted of eleven teams playing one home and one away. Won by Oxford University again undefeated. Sussex dropped out and Princes changed name to Queens as they played out of a rink in Queensway, off the Bayswater Road in London. Warwickshire won the eight team Division 2, once again schedule not completed.
1933-34 : Division 1 consisted of twelve teams playing one home and one away (London Lions had dropped out with Warwickshire and Streatham joining the league).  It was the first year clubs/rinks made an active effort to recruit Canadians, Grosvenor House Canadians won the completed twelve game schedule, followed by Queens, with Oxford University dropping to third. The five member Division 2 was won by Bournemouth with Purley second, Oxfordshire, Southampton (London Lions A had dropped out).
1934-35 :
Division 1 consisted of eight teams playing one home and one away. Wembley Canadians, Wembley Lions and Richmond Hawks joined with Cambridge University dropping out. Streatham won the league with Wembley Canadians second. Division 2 did not operate.
1935-36 : The league was operated as two four-team sections - Northern and Southern. The bulk of the previous season's teams had left to form the English National League. Birmingham Maple Leafs won the Northern group, with Streatham Royals being declared winners of the Southern group, which folded around Christmas.  Birmingham Maple Leafs won the single game play-off on their ice 4-2.
ii. The English League was revived in 1988 for the 1988-89 season, as the replacement for Heineken League Division Two which no longer came under the Heineken banner.
1988-89 : This was a two-import league with automatic promotion, for the league winners, to Heineken League Division One. First Division - Basingstoke Beavers, Birmingham Eagles, Bracknell Bees, Chelmsford Chieftains, Humberside Seahawks, Oxford City Stars, Peterborough Titans and Solihull Knights. 
1989-90 : This was a two-import plus one re-classified league with end of season play-offs to decide promotion to Heineken League Division One (due to withdrawls from Division One three teams were promoted). First Division - Basingstoke Beavers, Bracknell Bees, Chelmsford Chieftains, Oxford City Stars, Romford Raiders, Sheffield Sabres & Sunderland Chiefs.
1990-91 : This was a two-import plus one re-classified league with end of season play-offs to decide promotion to Heineken League Division One. First Division - Blackburn Blackhawks, Chelmsford Chieftains, Haringey Racers, Milton Keynes Kings, Oxford City Stars, Richmond Flyers, Sheffield Sabres & Sunderland Indians.
1991-92 : This was a two-import plus one re-classified league with end of season play-offs to decide promotion to Heineken League Division One. First Division - Chelmsford Chieftains, Haringey Racers, Medway Bears, Oxford City Stars, Sheffield Steelers, Solent Vikings, Solihull Barons, Streatham Redskins & Sunderland Chiefs.
1992-93 : This season saw a regionalised three-import plus one re-classified league. Conference A - Blackburn Hawks, Bristol Bulldogs, Oxford City Stars, Solihull Barons, Sunderland Chiefs & Trafford Metros. Conference B - Basingstoke Bulldogs, Chelmsford Chieftains, Guildford Flames, Streatham Redskins, Stevenage Sharks & Wightlink Raiders.
iii. British hockey was re-organised for the start of the 1993-94 season. Five of the previous season's teams left to form the British National League's 16 team regionalised Division One.
1993-94 : This season saw a two-import league - although a number of teams operated without foreign players. Teams were - Blackburn Seagulls, Bradford Bulldogs, Gosport Seakings, Nottingham Jaguars, Sheffield Lancers, Sunderland Chiefs & Wightlink Raiders.
1994-95 : The league expanded following the disbanding of the English Conference and became a 23 team regionalised one-import 'reserve' league - although a number of teams operated without foreign players. Northern Conference - Billingham Buccaneers, Blackburn Seagulls, Bradford Bulldogs, Deeside Dragons, Grimsby Redwings, Humberside Jets, Nottingham Jaguars, Sheffield Scimitars, Sunderland Chiefs, Telford Tornadoes & Whitley Renegades. Southern Conference - Bracknell Hornets, Cardiff Capitals, Gosport Seakings, Haringey Greyhounds, Lee Valley Whalers, Medway Marauders, Oxford City Stars, Peterborough Patriots, Slough Harrier Hawks, Solihull Knights, Southampton Knights & Wightlink Raiders.
1995-96 : A 25 team regionalised one-import 'reserve' league - although a number of teams operated without foreign players. North Conference - Altrincham Aces, Blackburn Seagulls, Bradford Bulldogs, Deeside Dragons, Durham City Wasps, Grimsby Redwings, Humberside Jets, Sheffield Scimitars, Solihull Knights, Sunderland Chiefs, Telford Falcons & Whitley Renegades. South Conference - Bracknell Hornets, Cardiff Capitals, Chelmsford Mohawks, Gosport Seakings, Haringey Greyhounds, Lee Valley Whalers, Medway Marauders, Milton Keynes Monarchs, Oxford City Stars, Romford Raiders, Slough Harrier Hawks & Wightlink Raiders.
1996-97 : A 20 team regionalised one-import 'reserve' league - although a number of teams operated without foreign players. Northern Conference - Altrincham Aces, Billingham Eagles, Blackburn Seagulls, Bradford Bulldogs, Kingston Jets, Sheffield Scimitars, Solihull Knights & Sunderland Chiefs. Southern Conference - Basingstoke Buffaloes, Bracknell Hornets, Cardiff Capitals, Chelmsford Chieftains, Gosport Seakings, Haringey Greyhounds, Oxford City Stars, Peterborough Islanders, Romford Raiders, Slough Harrier Hawks, Stevenage Oilers & Wightlink Raiders.
1997-98 : A 21 team three-part league, including an 8 team National League (that was introduce to accomodated the teams dropping down from the higher budget British National League) and two regionalised conferences.  The English League National League teams also participated in the conferences. National League - Billingham Eagles, Invicta Dynamos, Kingston Jets, Solihull Blaze, Sunderland Chiefs, Swindon Chill, Whitley Warriors & Wightlink Raiders. North Conference - Altrincham Aces, Billingham Eagles, Blackburn Phoenix, Bradford Bulldogs, Kingston Jets, Sheffield Scimitars, Solihull Blaze, Sunderland Chiefs, Telford Tigers Royal & Whitley Warriors. South Conference - Basingstoke Buffalo, Bracknell Hornets, Chelmsford Chieftains, Gosport Seakings, Haringey Greyhounds, Invicta Dynamos, Peterborough Islanders, Romford Raiders, Slough Harrier Hawks, Swindon Chill,  & Wightlink Raiders.
1998-99 : A 28 team three-part league, with a Premier Division and two regionalised divisions. Premier Division - Blackburn Hawks, Chelmsford Chieftains, Milton Keynes Kings, Solihull Blaze, Invicta Dynamos, Oxford Blades, Romford Raiders, Swindon Chill & Wightlink Raiders. Division One North - Altrincham Aces, Billingham Eagles, Bradford Bulldogs, Flintshire Freeze, Grimsby Buffaloes, Kingston Jets, Nottingham Lions, Sheffield Scimitars, Sunderland Chiefs, & Whitley Warriors. Division One South - Basingstoke Buffalo, Bracknell Hornets, Cardiff Rage, Gosport Seakings, Haringey Greyhounds, Invicta Devils, Peterborough Islanders, Slough Harrier Hawks & Telford Tigers Royal. 
English League North
Contested for four seasons between 1978-79 and 1981-82 (together with the English League South, it contained those teams who had previously played in the Southern League).
English League South
See Inter-City League
English National League
i. Founded 1935.  This competition developed from the English League and in the first season the teams were Brighton Tigers, Earls Court Rangers, Harringay Greyhounds, Harringay Racers, Kensington Corinthians, Richmond Hawks, Streatham, Wembley Canadians and Wembley Lions.
ii. Revived 1981. The teams for the one season were Altrincham Aces, Billingham Bombers, Blackpool Seagulls, Crowtree Chiefs, Durham Wasps, Nottingham Panthers, Streatham Redskins and Whitley Warriors.
iii.
Between 1982-83 and 1987-88 British League Division Two was in operation and despite the occasional inclusion of a non-English team was effectively the English National League for this period.
iv. Replaced the English Premier League in 2000-01. The teams for the opening season were Chelmsford Chieftains, Haringey Greyhounds, Invicta Dynamos, Isle of Wight Raiders, Nottingham Lions, Romford Raiders, Solihull Barons & Swindon Phoenix.
v. The top division of the English League 2001- . Officially the English National Premier League but known as the English Premier League.
English Premier League
i. The top division of the English League 1998-00 - officially the English League Premier Division but known as the English Premier League. Renamed the English National League in 2000-01. Renamed English Premier League.
ii. See English National League entry v.
Enshtein, Nikolai (1919- )
Born in the USSR. Forward. He is called "Father of Voskresensk Ice Hockey".
Club Career : Played for Dzerzhinets Chelyabinsk 1947-49, Lokomotiv Moscow 1949-50 and Kristall Elektrostal 1950-53. Coached Khimik Voskresensk 1954-75 (22 seasons in a row !) and Sibir Novosibirsk 1976-1978.
Entente Saint Sauveur de Brusselles
Brussels, Belgium. Founded in 1948. Formerly known as Brussels IHSC. Name changed to Brussels IHSC in 1954.
Home ice : 
Team colours : 
Honours :
Won the Belgian Championship in 1951.

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