Manchester Phoenix

Manchester Phoenix are a professional ice hockey team from Altrincham, Greater Manchester, England. The club was formed in 2003 as a result of the efforts of supporters group Friends of Manchester Ice Hockey to bring top-level ice hockey back to Manchester after Manchester Storm folded in 2002.

Phoenix were founder members of the Elite Ice Hockey League upon its formation in 2003, playing in the 17,500 capacity MEN Arena. The cost of using such a large facility proved financially untenable, and Phoenix suspended playing operations in 2004 pending the construction of a smaller purpose built ice facility. Construction of the Altrincham Ice Dome commenced in 2006, and the club returned to the Elite League for the 2006/07 season. After three seasons in the EIHL, the club joined the English Premier Ice Hockey League on 30 April 2009.

Despite this, the club were ranked at 200 in the IIHF 'top 250' club rankings at the end of the 2008/2009 season, being the only current EPIHL club listed. As of the 2009/2010 rankings, they are no longer ranked.

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Manchester Phoenix - NHL Draftees
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Altrincham Ice Dome - Construction
... The rink was due to open on 24 September 2006, when Manchester Phoenix were scheduled to host the Sheffield Steelers in their opening home game ... screen monitors were installed during the first half of the 2007–2008 season, to help the Phoenix improve the experience of the game night as well as ... This is currently being used by the cheerleaders and team mascot of the Manchester Phoenix ice hockey team during breaks in play ...
Carl Graham - Career Stats
2006-07 Wightlink Raiders EPL 74 ... - - - - - 2007-08 Manchester Phoenix EIHL 0. 2008-09 Manchester Phoenix EIHL 0. 2009-10 Manchester Phoenix EPL EU19 totals 12. 20 ...
Elite Ice Hockey League - History
... Jesters in 2001 reduced the membership of the Superleague to seven and when the Manchester Storm and Scottish Eagles collapsed within a week of one another at the beginning of the 2002–03 ... two new organisations from London and Manchester ... The other new team, Manchester Phoenix fared slightly better, qualifying for the playoff finals after finishing sixth in the league, where they were defeated 6–1 by Nottingham in the semi final ...
2006–07 EIHL Season - Elite League Play Offs - Quarter Finals - Quarter Final 3: (3) Cardiff Devils Vs. (6) Manchester Phoenix
... Date Home Away Result Venue 1 March 31 Cardiff Devils 3 Manchester Phoenix 1 Final Cardiff Bay Ice Rink 2 April 1 Manchester Phoenix 2 Cardiff Devils 1 Final Altrincham Ice ...

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