Chris Moore has notified the Bristol Pitbulls of his decision to leave the club with immediate effect.
Moore’s final game was in Bristol’s home win over the Chelmsford Chieftains in what was his 150th for the club. A figure that places him 10th in all-time appearances for the club and one of only 17 players to have over 100 games.
Moore’s first game for Bristol was way back in 2010 where he was one of the first players signed for what was Bristol’s second team. After returning to the Swindon Wildcats for a couple of seasons, he re-joined Bristol in 2013 and had been a stalwart of the team since.
“Unfortunately, due to the competitiveness of the leagues now, it has been more difficult to maintain a regular spot. And with my wife gifting me a beautiful daughter my time has become more of a commodity at home.
“I’ve have therefore taken the tough decision to step down from NIHL hockey, and will consider alternative options.
“I can’t thank Richie and all though involved with the club enough for their support over my time with them. I wish the team the very best for the remainder of the season and for what the future holds in the coming years.”
Everyone at the Bristol Pitbulls would like to thank Chris for the many years of service he has given the club, and to his wife Rachel who has been a key member of the off-ice team that allow match nights to run so smoothly. We wish them and their young family all the very best.