Ice hockey youth side change name to Trafford Metros

ALTRINCHAM’S ice hockey youth side have announced a change of name.

The English National League team, whose parent club is the Premier League’s Manchester Phoenix, will now be known as the Trafford Metros.

Commenting upon the name and accompanying change of logo, ENL Trafford Metros head coach, Paul 'Nipper' Bayliss, said: “Obviously I remember when both the Aces and Metros played out of the Devonshire Road rink, and thought those team names had been buried under the rubble of the old building.

“But when the suggestion of reintroducing the Metros name came up to help differentiate the EPL and ENL sides, I thought it was a great idea.

“Hopefully the new Metros can unite old and new fans, and begin another chapter in Altrincham's long ice-hockey history."

On Sunday, August 30 (doors open 4.45pm/face-off 5.30pm) Altrincham Silver Blades Ice Dome will host a Legends Game featuring some of the best known players from Altrincham's past with £1 from every ticket sold being donated to the Children's Adventure Farm Trust (CAFT).

Legends Game tickets priced £5 adults, £4 concessions (OAP's, registered unemployed and student card holders) and £3 kids (aged five to 15. Under fives's free of charge when not occupying a seat) are available via the ticket hotline on 0161 301 6848.

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