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Mar 12, 2017

Rasmussen to hang em up

After a lifetime in a Streatham jersey, popular forward Liam Rasmussen has this week announced he will retire from the game at the end of this season to focus on his new family life.

The speedy winger first broke into the senior side in 2006/07 and will have enjoyed 11 seasons representing the team when he hangs up his skates this summer.

‘It hasn’t been an easy decision but the time is right to focus on family life’ explained Rasmussen.

‘There have been good times and bad times over the time I have been here but I have really enjoyed it and the fans have been fantastic towards me the whole time.’

Rasmussen is of Danish heritage but grew up in South London and played all through the Streatham junior system alongside his brother Chris. He has also been spotted at the junior training sessions helping out the next generation with his coaching qualifications in the last two seasons. He is noted for his quiet personality, and his commitment to the team in the last decade is second to none, rarely missing games or training and is 4th in our all-time games played player standings.

Liam enjoyed his best season points wise in 2010/11 where he scored 16 goals in 40 games for Barry Spours team playing out of the old rink. Liam and his partner Karen had a young baby boy Teddy recently and he quite understandably wants to spend his weekend time away from the commitment of the rink.

Liam will take to the ice tonight in his final league game before the Play-Offs, where he and fellow retiree Joe Johnston will go into each weekend hoping that the team advance, until the final in April.

If the team get eliminated prior to that final, both will skate off the ice for the last time in a Streatham jersey on either 26 March or 2 April.

To view Liam’s Hockey CV click HERE