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Sep 1, 2019

Not Finn-ished with signings














Streatham are delighted to announce the signing of young Finnish forward Jonathan Wallius to the squad ahead of the 2019/20 season. Photo by Kalle Uusitalo.

The 6’ 1” winger grew up playing junior hockey in Kauniainen, west of Helsinki before heading over to Canada to play for Bradford Bulls in the GMHL. He notched 15 goals and 18 assists in 33 games for the Bulls before returning back to Finland.

Now in London, where he has been studying at the London School of Economics, Wallius has trained with the RedHawks over the last two weeks and impressed the coaching team enough to secure a spot on the roster for the upcoming season. Last season he made 4 appearances in University hockey for London scoring 7 goals and adding 3 assists.

“Streatham is a club with a rich history, and I've only heard great things about the club and the fans” said the 22 year old.

“I'm excited to sign and make the step up from junior and university hockey. I believe Coach Carr has put together a very strong team that can contend for trophies, and I'm excited for the season to start and to get out there in front of the home crowd.”

Wallius becomes the first Finn to ice for Streatham, and joins a very small list of players who have iced for us from a Nordic country. The last being Swede Thomas Johansson in 1993/94.

“I’m really pleased to have Jonathan on board” explained Player Coach Adam Carr.

“He has been skating with us the last couple of weeks and I have been really impressed with him. He has a good hockey background in Finland and has experience playing in Canada.

“He is big and strong and skates well. I think he will be a great addition to an already strong line up. I’m really looking forward to seeing what he can do in a RedHawks` jersey.”

You can own and loan Jonathan's #25 home or away jersey for £100. Your name or message will be on the back of the jersey all season and you get to keep it at the end. Demand is always high for these jerseys so please email streatham1972@yahoo.co.uk and you will be put in a draw. To see the designs checkout our promo video - http://bit.ly/jerseydesignstreatham

You can view Jonathan's career stats here:  https://www.eliteprospects.com/player/283472/jonathan-wallius

We are waiting to see if Wallius is cleared to play in our challenge games this weekend against Bracknell Hornets. We play the Hornets in Bracknell on Saturday night, before hosting the Berkshire side in Streatham on Sunday evening at 6.45pm.

Tickets available here: http://ticket.streatham-hockey.co.uk/e/24/streatham-v-bracknell-challenge

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