National Ice Hockey League Division 2 (South)

Retired Shirts

The Oxford City Stars have 2 retired shirts – #11 and #16.

#11

The number 11 shirt was retired in honour of Paul Linton who played for the Stars in 1984-85.

The following is from 1985/86 edition of the Ice Hockey Annual:

“May 1985 was just one month after the Stars inaugural season play off success when the team was rocked by the news of the death of Paul Linton. Paul was killed on a night out in London, and was a very popular member of the team. Having played 2 years for the Streatham club he played 13 games for the Stars scoring 5+13 and picking up 83 PIMs. Fellow player Martin Weddell described him “just the spark of life. Paul was an aggressive player but his heart was in the right place. Off the ice he was the leader of the band”.

As a mark of respect the No11 shirt was retired and the bar at Oxford Ice Rink was named after Paul.

#16

On 28th January 2018, Oxford City Stars retired shirt #16 after a long and distinguished career. The shirt was first worn by Darryl Morvan, before Dan Prachar took up the number when he returned to Oxford. Both of these legends have gone on to have stands at the Oxpens Ice Rink, the home of the Oxford City Stars, named after them.

The last incumbent of the shirt was Alan Green. “Steamy” made his debut for the Stars in 2005/06 and went onto play 228 games for his hometown club. He scored 217 goals and 184 assists, leaving him 4th in the all-time scoring charts for the Stars, behind Dan Prachar, Scott Gough and Darren Elliott. Alan retired from the game at the end of 2016/17 season.

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