Cardiff Fire Ice Hockey Club was founded in 2015 and joined the fourth tier of British professional senior mens ice hockey in the National Ice Hockey League (NIHL).
In only their first season, the Fire were crowned 2015/16 NIHL 2 South West League Champions and runners up in the Playoff Final. They went on to win the league again the following 2016/17 season for back-to-back championship titles. This time with an undefeated record both on the road and at home in Wales, whilst also reaching the Cup Final and Playoff Semi-Final.
In the 2017/18 season, the team were promoted to the second tier of British ice hockey and continue to attract players from all over the world.
|2015/16 NIHL 2 South West League Champions|
|2016/17 NIHL 2 South West League Champions|
#44 Alexander Madge
Alex started playing hockey in Cardiff at a very young age. He played through all the age groups from under 10’s right up to senior hockey playing 117 games in total. As a player he was as comfortable in D as on the wing and he didn’t care where he played as long as he was helping the team.
The Fire retired the number 44 jersey worn by ‘Madgey’ in 2016 following a life changing injury on the ice which led to multiple breaks of his leg. Everyone at the Fire has been routing for Alex through his recovery and he will always be a member of the Fire Family.
Photos: James Assinder