Final League Standings 2022/23

A Season of Resilience and Determination

In the world of ice hockey, adversity often brings out the true character of a team. This season, the Deeside Dragons have proven that they possess the heart, determination, and resilience needed to overcome even the most challenging circumstances. Despite a stop-start season that began with an unprecedented eight consecutive away games due to the rink being converted back from a field hospital, the Dragons have managed to finish 6th place in the NIHL North Division One. In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at the remarkable journey the team has been on.

The Unprecedented Start:

Kicking off the season with eight back-to-back away games was a daunting challenge for the Deeside Dragons. Travelling from one city to another, the players and coaching staff had to adapt quickly and develop strategies to keep their focus and maintain their energy levels. This gruelling schedule tested their resolve, and every game was a training session.

With one last delay in home ice being ready, the Aspray Chester Deeside Dragons were unable to train until mid-December. This setback did have an impact on their performance, but the players and coaching staff refused to let it define their season. Instead, they used this obstacle as motivation, working even harder to make up for lost time and stay competitive in the league.

The Non-Stop Double Header Weekends:

Throughout the season, the Deeside Dragons were often faced with relentless double-header weekends. This demanding schedule left little room for rest or recovery, but the Dragons rose to the occasion, demonstrating their grit and determination in every game.

A Testament to the Players and Coaching Staff:

The fact that the Deeside Dragons managed to secure a 6th place finish in the NIHL North Division One, despite the many obstacles they faced, is a testament to the incredible players and coaching staff. They’ve shown that with determination, hard work, and a strong team spirit, anything is possible.

The coaching staff’s unwavering commitment to their players and their ability to adapt to adverse circumstances played a crucial role in the team’s success. The players, for their part, never wavered in their dedication, putting in the work necessary to overcome the challenges thrown their way.


The Deeside Dragons’ 6th-place finish in the NIHL North Division One is a remarkable accomplishment in light of the many hurdles they faced throughout the season. Their story is one of resilience, determination, and the power of teamwork. As fans, we can’t help but be proud of their achievements and look forward to what the future holds for this incredible team. Here’s to the Deeside Dragons – a shining example of what it means to overcome adversity and triumph in the face of adversity!

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