Saturday, October 27, 2007

Swindon Wildcats
Swindon, United Kingdom
White, Teal, and Grey
Wayne Fiddes
Peter Russell
Private Limited Company (Swindon Wildcats Limited)
Swindon npower Wildcats are an Ice Hockey team; they were originally formed with this name in 1986 as a council-operated venture before being privatised in the early 90s. Changes in ownership led to a name change for the 1996/97 season (Swindon IceLords). Subsequent owners in a short period of time saw several different clubs play out of the Swindon rink, including Swindon Chill (1998-2000), Swindon Phoenix (2000-2001) and Swindon Lynx (2001-2004).
Former player Steve Nell, referee Mark Thompson, and encumbent volunteers secured the operation of the team in 2004, immediately reverting the club to their original name much to the delight of the resurgent fan-base.
Sponsored by national energy company, RWE npower plc, the npower Wildcats compete in the English Premier Ice Hockey League.

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