Cornish continues to lead
Streatham IHC are delighted to announce that Jeremy Cornish will continue as Head Coach for the 2017/18 season.
The 37 year old Canadian joined the club at the end of October 2016 replacing previous incumbent Nick Chinn. The RedHawks had won only two of their opening nine games at this point and they eventually climbed to 3rd place in the league by the end of the campaign.
Cornish enjoyed a distinguished career in the Elite League for Newcastle Vipers, Sheffield Steelers, Basingstoke Bison and London Racers before surprisingly taking on a Player Coach role at Wightlink Raiders in 2009. He led them to a league title and Play-Off Championship during his tenure at the island club and is highly regarded as a Coach.
‘I'm really looking forward to next season already’ explained the Lucan native.
‘I feel we have a solid foundation in place and with a few new faces we should be challenging for silverware. I've really enjoyed being on the bench this year and I feel I've grown as a coach from my player coach days.’
‘The team has a real family atmosphere around it, the management team Graham and Dawn do a wonderful job treating the guys first class and I hope next season we can reward them with even more success.’
Cornish has already seen two of this year’s squad retire with Liam Rasmussen and Joe Johnston hanging up the skates and leaving more gaps in the roster.
‘Streatham Ice Hockey Club is rich with history and it's fantastic to hopefully return the club where it deserves to be’ explained Cornish.
‘This year’s team will be fast, skilled and tough. I think we lacked a bit in all of the departments last year and I have already started to address those issues.’
More team news will be released across the summer so keep checking our social media feeds for updates.
To view Jeremy Cornish’s hockey CV click HERE