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May 14, 2018

Quiney comes home
















Streatham IHC are delighted to announce that Rupe Quiney is returning home and has signed up for the 2018/19 campaign in South London.

The 27 year old defenseman is a home-grown talent who first made his senior debut in SW16 back in 2006 as a fresh faced teenager. Last season he starred for the MK Thunder, where he logged a lot of minutes, playing a key role on the powerplay.

“Rupe is a player I spoke to last summer and a player I'm really excited to finally have at Streatham” explained Head Coach Jeremy Cornish, on Quiney who can also play as a forward.

“He has family ties to the club and has played here before. For those fans that aren't familiar with Rupe, they will enjoy his no nonsense approach to the game. Rupe is a big defenceman that can move the puck well and is very good in his own end.”

“We need to make improvements all over the ice this year and signing Rupe is one of the first moves we have made to better our team. Rupe has iced in the top level of the game here in the UK and won a number of trophies throughout his career. His experience will be welcomed as we look to improve on last season.”

Quiney left Streatham as a youngster to develop over in Canada where he played for Toronto Canada Moose in the GMHL. He returned two years later, bigger, stronger and wiser and went on to earn a contract in the Elite League with Cardiff Devils, before spells at Telford and Guildford in the EPL.

Rupe’s father Pete is of course a Streatham legend and leads our all-time games played with an incredible 337 appearances in which he scored 168 goals and 128 assists.

"I have always wanted to come back to Streatham and I’m really excited that this year I get to put the jersey on again” said Rupe, who last appeared briefly in a Streatham jersey briefly in 2012.

“The club and its history means a huge amount to me and the Quiney family as I'm sure many of you know. It’s where me, both my brothers, and my dad grew up playing, and many of our closest family friends were made at the old High Road.”

“It’s a good thing I was able to come back this year because Old Man Quiney was talking about coming out of retirement for the 12th time as he couldn’t stand another year without a Quiney on the roster. I’d like to thank Jeremy Cornish and Graham D’Anger for putting their faith in me and allowing me to come home, I hope to do them and the whole Streatham faithful proud.”

To own and loan Rupe Quiney’s Streatham jerseys this season please email streatham1972@yahoo.co.uk . They cost £100 for either home or away and you get to have your name on the back all year, and keep it at the end of the season. All bidders will be placed on a list and the winner drawn at random.

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