Conor Redmond Joins The Stars
The Stars continue to add to their offensive line up for the 2017/18 season with the signing of Conor Redmond - son of Oxford’s new Head Coach Kenny.
Although only 22 years old, Redmond has already iced for a wide variety of teams competing in the former NIHL 1 and NIHL 2 divisions, as well as having played for Ireland’s national team. Redmond joins Oxford from the Bracknell Hornets, but other NIHL sides he has played for include the Slough Jets, Invicta Dynamos and Streatham IHC.
In the season before last, 2015/16, Redmond played solely for the Dynamos where he played a total of 35 games across the season and tallied a total of 33 points, which is just short of a one point a game average.
Commenting on joining Oxford, Conor Redmond expressed “I’m excited to have signed for the Stars, it’s a great club with an amazing fan base, and it will definitely be better to be playing for the Stars fans rather than against them – they are a loud bunch and create an atmosphere that will be fun to play in. After a bit of instability throughout the leagues in the past few years I’m looking forward to settling in at Oxpens Road”.
Kenny Redmond, Head Coach, shares his views on Conor: “Conor has come on leaps and bounds since starting competitive hockey at u18 level. He’s now only 22 but has plenty of experience under his belt. He has represented Ireland in world championships and played for Slough jets before joining Invicta Dynamos. Never a flashy player, but he has excellent work ethic. I’m sure he’ll be a major player for the Stars this year”.