Pepperjam Verification We are self funded sports club. We play at recreational level, which is effectively a "friendly" or "challenge" basis. We do however, have a very competitive spirit and always aim to win.
We compete in regional and national tournaments whenever possible and we are always keen to meet and play new teams.
The aim of the club is to allow people to develop their skills and play ice hockey within their abilities, regardless of experience levels.
All of our current members are aged over 18. However, we can accomodate members over 16, providing we have coaching staff present.
We are one of the few teams able to offer training to players with impaired hearing through our "signing" members.
The dedicated members of the Durham Dragons have fought through thick and thin to keep the last remaining Durham Ice Hockey team going since the closure of the riverside rink in 1996.
The Dragons followed the reputation of the infamous Durham Wasps who at their peak were the UK's most successfull Ice Hockey Team ever.
The Dragons enjoyed similar success winning tournaments around the country and having the reputation of a very capable team to be reckoned with. They were a "give as good as they get" hockey team, who could adjust their style to match and beat their opponents.
Unfortunately things changed after the closure of the rink. Players drifted away or retired, but a core of the team remained united. The Dragons have battled on for 22 years now training at Sunderland, Billingham and Newcastle Arena before settling at Whitley Bay, but all the time they have maintained their "Durham" identity and passion.
Over the last few years there have been promises and plans of a new ice rink but they have come and gone. However, the Dragons have still attracted players.
In the last few years we have achieved great results in both friendly games and tournaments. We have gained respect in the way we play the game as well as conduct ourselves both on and off the ice.