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Dec 26, 2017

Working holiday

Canadian forward Andreas Siagris is determined not to let his focus slip as he takes advantage of a break in the RedHawks fixtures over the festive period to fly back to his native British Columbia. The 20 year old signed off 2017 in style as Streatham secured a four point weekend as wins over Bracknell Bees and Milton Keynes Thunder moved them up to seventh position in the Britton Conference.

“That was a big weekend for us for sure” admitted the winger, who signed eight weeks into the season. “We needed those four points before the Christmas break and we were missing a few bodies so the boys really stepped up to play 6 full periods.”

Streatham delighted a relatively large home crowd to beat the Bees 7-4 in a convincing display. Captain Adam Carr led from the front with a brace, while birthday boy Dan Rose and Jacob Ranson both notched their first goals of the campaign. Streatham’s other goals came from Ryan Watt, Ryan Webb and Siagris, who notched his second of the season.

The following day, netminder Matt Colclough earned a 36 shot shut out as the RedHawks banished their Milton Keynes hoo-doo with a 4-0 win in Buckinghamshire. Webb, Watt and Rose were again all on target, with Alex Sampford adding the fourth.

The festive break arguably comes at a bad time for Coach Jeremy Cornish and his team as they appear to have hit their stride in recent weeks with 10 wins in their last 13 games after a slump at the start of the campaign.

The next game is not until the 6th January when Milton Keynes travel to the High Road but Siagris is confident it shouldn’t affect the team, and that he is enjoying life in a RedHawks jersey.

“It’s been great to be back on the ice playing every week” he said. “We have a great group of guys in the room and we can see that when we go play our game, the results follow. The calibre of play has been great and would be similar to playing at a high level back home.”

“After the break we are looking to keep putting the pressure on every team we play and grab ourselves some more four point weekends. I’ll be on the ice 3 or 4 times with my trainer while I’m back in Canada, so the training never stops even if the games take a break.”

“The guys have been very welcoming right from the start. The fans coming out to the home and away games have been amazing so there is a lot to look forward to in the rest of the season.”