Streatham Redskins

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Streatham
City Streatham, London, UK
League NIHL South Division 1
Founded 1932
Home arena Streatham Ice Arena
Capacity: 1200
Ice size: 197ft x 94ft
Colours Home: White and Red, Away: Black and Red
Owner(s) Graham D'Anger
General manager Warren Rost
Head coach Jeremy Cornish
Captain Joe Johnston
Alt: Adam Wood, Casimir Madren-Britton
Franchise history
1932–74 Streatham
1974–2016 Streatham Redskins
2016–Present Streatham Ice Hockey Club

Streatham Ice Hockey Club (formerly Streatham Redskins) is a British ice hockey club based in Streatham, London, England. Amongst the oldest British ice hockey teams still in existence, they were founded in 1932 as Streatham, and added the name Redskins in 1974. During the 1980s, the club were one of the leading teams in the British Hockey League, their biggest rivals being the Nottingham Panthers. By the end of the 1980s, however, the club's fortunes were in decline and they were relegated from the Premier Division in 1989.

The club competes in the developmental NIHL South Division 1, where they finished runners-up to the Invicta Dynamos in the 2006/07 & 2007/2008 season. In the 9/10 season the team were 7th, placed 5th in 10/11, 9th in 11/12, 7th in 12/13, 5th in 13/14, 3rd in 14/15 and 5th in 15/16.

The club was forced to move from the ice rink on Streatham High Road (which was demolished) and into a temporary rink in Brixton before establishing itself in a brand new ice arena back on the High Road.

During the 2015/16 season the club decided to drop the Redskins part of the name and following consultation it was decided that the club would be known as Streatham Ice Hockey Club, keeping it simple and staying true to the roots of the club. After a vote among the supporters the club adopted a new nickname of RedHawks.[1]

Club honours[edit]

International Cup

  • 1934–35

League championships

  • 1934–35, 1949–50, 1952–53, 1959–60, 1973–74, 1974–75, 1975–76, 1976–77, 1978–79, 1980–81, 1981–82

Autumn Cups

  • 1951, 1953, 1959

References[edit]

  1. ^ "REDHAWKS HAVE LANDED". 12 August 2016. Retrieved 19 April 2017. 

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