Streatham Ice Hockey New Season Begins
Over the past two years, Streatham’s ice hockey team have implemented a plan to move away from the use of the Redskins by the beginning of the 2016/17 season. . A club statement said:
‘As a progressive and forward looking team who want to attract new supporters, encourage more local kids to join our junior club and create a positive image for ice hockey within our great city we have decided to drop the Redskins name from our team at the end of this season."
Over the summer, the club consulted supporters to decide the new name, and the overwhelming favourite was to revert back to the original Streatham IHC, dating back to the formation of the team in 1932.
From 2016/17 the team will be known officially as Streatham IHC. The fans were also polled with a shortlist of four potential nicknames (Ravens, Redhawks, Saints, and Royals), selected from a long list of suggestions and recently revealed that the new nickname for Streatham IHC is 'RedHawks'. A club spokesman said:' We already have a historic name in the sport and our logo and branding is iconic, but we did feel it was important to introduce a new nickname much like football teams do, to turn a page in our clubs history and to reach out to younger fans.'
September fixture list - home team listed first.
NIHL S1 - League games, NIHLS1C - Cup games.
03/09/2016 - 17:30 Streatham IHC v London North Stars Challenge
17/09/2016 - 17:30 Streatham IHC v Chelmsford Chieftains NIHLS1
18/09/2016 - 18:15 Oxford City Stars v Streatham IHC NIHLS1
24/09/2016 - 18:00 Bracknell Hornets v Streatham IHC NIHLS1
25/09/2016 - 18:45 Streatham IHC v London Raiders NIHLS1C
01/10/2016 - 17:30 Streatham IHC v Invicta Dynamos NIHLS1C
For more information visit www.streatham-hockey.co.uk