Tilbury Ice

Somethings have changed, we were once the Tilbury Ice, but today we are back as the Delta Ice Hawks. The first season as the Ice Hawks was in 1997 when we were still playing in the Pacific International Junior Hockey League, we played out of that league until 2012. Since then we have moved to the Pacific Junior Hockey League. The Ice Hawks are still in beautiful Delta, British Columbia. Delta forms part of the Lower Mainland and Greater Vancouver. It is bordered by the Fraser River to its North, The United States to its south (Port Robers, Washington to be precise), and Surrey to the East. Delta is made up of three communities, Ladner (the area where the Ice Hawks play), Tsawwassen, and North Delta (where you will find Tilbury). Tsawwassen is home to 490 native people. The people o the Tsawwassen tribe date all the way back to 2260 BC in the area today that we call Delta. The Ice Hawks play out of Ladner Leisure Centre, which not only serves as the location for all Ice Hawk home games but also serves as the training centre for the WHL’s Vancouver Giants. The Ladner Leisure Centre seats just over 1000 people and also has a six plane lane competitive swimming pool. The Ice Hawks have won the Pacific Junior Hockey League four times (2000-01, 2005-06, 2011-12, and 2017-18), they also won the Cyclone Taylor Cup, the annual tournament made up of the winners of the three junior “B” ice hockey leagues in British Columbia, in 2005-06. The Ice Hawks have produced several players who have gone on to play in the National Hockey League.

Those players include,
Milan Lucic, currently of the Calgary Flames.
Brent Seabrook, currently of the Chicago Blackhawks.
Troy Brouwer, currently of the Saint Louis Blues.
Brandon Segal, last played in the 2012-13 season with the New York Rangers.
Nick Tarnasky, last played in the 2009-10 season with the Florida Panthers.
Victor Bartley, last played in 2015-16 with the Montreal Canadians.

Kids Hockey

In the current season, the Ice Hawks have played five games, they have three wins and two losses. The teams leading scorers through those five games are Truman Chiu and Marcus Pantazis, who both have six points. Jordy Engleson has seen the bulk of the time in goal for the Ice Hawks so far this season. He has three wins and one loss. In those games, he has posted a stellar 0.935 save percentage and a 2.35 goals-against average. The Team is currently coached by Steve Robinson, who also acts as the General Manager. Steve has 20 years of coaching experience at multiple levels and age groups.  As a long time Delta resident, he has coached many years for South Delta Minor Hockey.  For the past 7 years, Steve has coached for Seafair Minor Hockey in Richmond, including a 6 year run as the Midget A1 coach, and this season he is the Bantam A1 coach.  Steve has also run his own spring program, Warriors Hockey Club, for many years, including the Jr. Development team, where many current PJHL players honed their craft to make the jump to Junior hockey.

We can look forward to plenty of great Ice Hawks hockey in the future, as we look forward to more wins, championships, and great players to call our own.