Alan Green announces his retirement
Greeny will stop playing at the end of the season
Oxford City Stars are sad to announce the retirement of long serving forward Alan Green. Alan has played over 200 games for the Stars in multiple spells stretching back to 2005, and has amassed 355 points in the process. Alan also had spells at Swindon, Slough and Chelmsford, but spent the majority of his career at Oxpens Road where he fast became a fans favourite. Most notably, Alan was part of the Stars renaissance when they won the NIHL Division Two Championship in 2013 and the League and Cup double, a season later in 2014.
Alan announced his retirement exclusively to Oxfordshire Sports Online last night. Alan said: “I’m retiring from ice hockey. I’m hanging them up at the end of the year, finishing. It’s a massive commitment, and my life’s going in a different direction now. I’ve been thinking about it for the last 3 years, I love training and playing, but I can’t stand getting up the morning after. I absolutely love playing here, and it’s great scoring here. I’ve given 27 years and everything has to come to an end at some time”.
Stars Director Russell Shrives said, “We’re gutted to lose Alan as he’s been a key member of our roster for a number of years, and his presence on and off the ice is immense. He’ll be hugely missed by fans and players alike, but we respect his decision and everyone at the club wishes him all the best for whatever the future holds”.
You can listen to the full interview with Alan, plus the rest of the Midweek Sports Special, here.
Or watch the interview on StarsTV: