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Jun 11, 2018

Russell signs up











Streatham IHC are delighted to announce the signing of former GB junior international defenseman Ben Russell from Peterborough Phantoms. Photo by Peterborough Phantoms.

The 24 year old joins our blue line after a season in Cambridgeshire, where he was an almost ever present in the Phantoms team.

“Ben is another player we have signed to help strengthen our defence and from all of the reports I have had, he should be able to do that” said Coach Jeremy Cornish.

“Ben gives 100 percent every time he's on the ice and has a very blue-collar approach to his game. He was part of a Peterborough team that went right to the last weekend of games last year competing for the league title and even though he's not old, I'm hoping that experience he's had will help our team this year.”

“Ben will have an opportunity to log some big minutes for our team and face some of the best players in our league week in and week out. I'm excited to get him in a RedHawk's shirt and I know he feels the same way.” 

Russell learnt his trade in his native Milton Keynes interspersed with a spell in Canada with the Okanagan Hockey Academy, before making his senior debut with MK Lightning in 2013. A spell in the States with Ogden Mustangs continued his development before a return back to the UK where he played with the Lightning again, and Manchester Phoenix before heading to Peterborough.

“I’m really excited to be joining Streatham” said Russell upon joining.

“I’ve heard some great things about the team and the club as a whole, and after speaking to Corny over the summer it was the perfect fit. Playing against Streatham last season was always a battle and as a visiting team it was always a tough place to play”

“I’m excited to be on a team that prides itself on hard work. I think the group of guys Corny has put together this summer is a statement of intent and I can’t wait to get started.”

To own and loan Ben Russell’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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