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Sep 25, 2015

Sunday Storm in Streatham


As we head to Chelmsford on Sunday for a Cup game against the Chieftains, Streatham Storm, London’s only women’s ice hockey team, kick off their 2015/16 season on Sunday evening (Sept 27) with a home match against Nottingham Vipers.
Hopes for the new season are running high in the Storm camp as the club welcomes back almost all of its squad from last year and has added some promising newcomers to the roster.

“Things are looking very positive,” said Hannah Carnegy, team captain, two-time member of the British Universities squad and former player in the Streatham youth programme.

“We’re aiming to do well this year and promotion is definitely our goal.”

The Storm are playing this season in the 15-team Premier league, one notch below the new Elite league. Last year’s campaign in the old top flight Premier was a battle for a mostly young and inexperienced Storm squad but coach Sam Nicoll is confident the team will be tough competitors this year.

“We want to be hard for any team to play. We want to turn Streatham into a fortress this season,” said the former Streatham youth coach and veteran player for the Streatham Chiefs.

Bolstering the squad this year are returning Storm ‘legends’ Fiona King – a former GB captain – and Sabine Kleining. Last season’s top goal scorer, forward Monika Suchanek, is back, as is Ruth Cattell, a top class netminder who has been involved in the GB programme and is a former GB roller hockey goalie. Other signings are in the works that will further strengthen the squad over the coming weeks.

The team is looking to attract some strong support on game nights at the Streatham Ice Arena. Entry is free and all spectators are welcome. Face-off against Nottingham this Sunday is at 16.25. The first four league games are at home, with Widnes next up on October 11, followed by Whitley Bay on Nov 9 and Swindon on November 29.

The club is also keen to recruit new players of all levels of experience. A big emphasis is being placed on development, to build momentum for future seasons to establish the Storm as one of the country’s top teams. Come and be part of a great club that is unique in London!

For any enquiries and full details, email streathamstorm@gmail.com

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