National Ice Hockey League Division 2 (South)

Retired Shirts

The Oxford City Stars have only one retired shirt number, that of number 11 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 him.

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