Tyrone Miller’s switch to Streatham Redskins last week was a dream come true for the 29-year-old.
Miller became the latest addition to head coach Barry Spours’ side this summer having agreed to move from last season’s National One league champions Romford Raiders.
Having broken into senior hockey with Guildford Flames, Miller played for Bracknell Bees, Basingstoke Bison and Slough Jets but it is in south London where his heart has always laid, having begun his ice hockey career with Streatham.
“I have always wanted to play for the Redskins,” he said.
“People will say that’s a predictable thing to say but what don’t realise is I played at Streatham as a junior and it is where I learned to skate, it is my local team.
“When Redskins folded in the 90s, I moved to Guildford to play and the rest of my career has seen me playing for various teams.
“I wondered if I would ever be able to come home and play so it will be great to pull on a Streatham jersey after all this time, I really cannot wait.
“The club is definitely on the up, we may not be challenging for the league straight away but we already have some quality players signed and we just can’t wait to get started.”
Miller joins Dominic Hopkins and Jakub Klima in signing for the club, while Adam Mahoney, Stewart Tait, Will Sanderson and Joe Johnston have all returned - leaving Spours happy with the business he has done so far this summer.
“Our first batch of signings has given us a platform of real class to build around,” he said.
“Just like Dom and Jakub, Tyrone has won things at this level and knows what it takes to succeed.”