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Mar 15, 2019

Adam Carr to take Head Coach role for 2019/20 season

Streatham IHC are delighted to announce that current Captain Adam Carr will step up to the position of Head Coach for the 2019/20 season.

The 34 year old will take over the role from the departing Jeremy Cornish at the end of the season; however will continue to ice as a player in a dual role.

This will be Adam's first position as a player coach after a long and successful career in the British game, largely in Milton Keynes where his jersey was retired to the rafters by MK Lightning in 2017 after over 600 English Premier League appearances and multiple trophies.

"Adam has a wealth of hockey knowledge and has been working closely with Jeremy over the past two seasons", explained GM Graham D'Anger on the appointment.

"I feel he will make a great coach and will endeavour to give him the same support I've given Jeremy. It's the right direction for the club and an appointment we need to make if we want to continue on an upward trajectory as a club.

"Adam knows what it takes to win and with his experience on and off the ice we are looking forward to challenging for, or indeed adding to some long awaited silverware next season.

"We've still got two league games and the Play-Offs ahead of us and we thought long and hard about when to make this announcement but we felt it gives fans the chance to say show appreciation to Jeremy in the games this weekend."

Carr represented Great Britain up to u20 level and also iced with the Newcastle Vipers, West Sydney Ice Dogs, Isle of Wight Raiders and Sunderland Chiefs after breaking through the junior ranks on Wearside.

He recently notched 100 points for Streatham after less than two seasons in South London and has been a pivotal part of the team again this season along with our Milton Keynes connections of Michael Farn, Leigh Jamieson and Ben Russell.

"I am really excited and grateful for the opportunity to coach such a great club", said Carr, who hails from County Durham.

"It's a new challenge for me and one I'm really looking forward to. I'd like to thank  Corny for putting my name forward for the job and to Graham for giving me the opportunity.

"Next year will be my 18th senior year so hopefully I can pass on some of my experience and knowledge passed on to me from my coaches and team mates over the years. I believe I know what it takes to win and what sort of player and personalities the team needs to win so I'm looking forward to building a team that can do that.

"With the play-offs coming up we will be doing all we can to give Corny the best send off he could ask for and thank him for everything he has done over the years, I know he will be missed by many and I'm glad I got to play a small part in his career."

Streatham are in action this weekend as we take on Invicta Dynamos in South London on Saturday before travelling to Peterborough on Sunday. We will then take on Basingstoke Bison over two legs the following weekend in the first round of the play-offs. Tickets are available for all home games online now.