Oxford City Stars and Oxford Ice Rink are proud to announce that the re-branding of Oxford Ice Rink for match days with Oxford City Stars will commence with the naming of the 1st stand to the left of the Ice Rink entrance will now be called “THE SCOTT GOUGH STAND”  after Stars fans voted for their number one hero on the ice since the team’s inception in 1984.

Scott Gough was just 18 years old when he joined the Oxford City Stars in January 1986 having signed from Glasgow Dynamos.  In 1987 he joined Swindon, before moving onto Bracknell,  Scott was to return to Oxpens Road three seasons later in 1990/91 and was part of the title winning team of that season. A brief sojourn at Solihull and Chelmsford and Scott was to return in time to be part of the Championship winning side of 1995/96. A spell away from the game was to follow until in 2003 he was tempted to play for the Stars again until he moved to Swindon in 2006. In his time at Oxford he played 222 games amassing 319 goals and 270 assists. Scott is still lacing them up for the Swindon Panthers, one of the top recreational hockey teams in the country.

Stars Director James Schall said, “I remember the day Scott signed for Oxford and watching him play his first game, as a player myself I spent a lot of time on the ice through the years with Gougher, usually unable to catch him – I’m really pleased for Scott that the fans have selected him as our All-time hero, he’s a top man with a top personality and I think that’s why the fans have voted in their droves”.

Gough was overwhelming winner in the category, but honourable mentions must be made to Dan Prachar and Trevor Joseph for coming 2nd and 3rd in the voting, the top 3 players votes made up a huge 65% of the total votes.

Gough was a talented forward with a great eye for goal, even though he played for many rival teams too, Oxford was always one of his homes.

Oxford City Stars are proud to have Scott now part of their home.

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