Stars have signed three young local graduates
Oxford City Stars have signed three young local graduates from the junior club as part of a renewed commitment to nurture local talent.
Max Florey, 19, Harry Harrison, 17, and Mac Coppock, 19, have all graduated into the Stars first team squad for the 2018/19 campaign.
The signing of Max will see all three Florey brothers in the Stars squad for the first time, as he joins Josh and Jake in the first team set up.
The last time three brothers played for the Stars was in 2016 when Nick, Joe and Josh Oliver iced together.
Max, Harry and Mac all developed through the junior ranks at their home club, the Stars.
Mac played for Bristol Pitbulls last season, who play their home games at Oxpens.
Head Coach Kenny Redmond said: “I’m delighted to have signed Max, Mac and Harry who have all come through the Stars’ junior programme. All three are exciting prospects for the future of the club.
“They have all got great attitudes and work ethics and are all looking forward to working hard and developing.
“Everyone at the Stars, from coaches and players to staff and fans, likes seeing local lads come through and develop their careers at the home club.
“This is a demonstration of our commitment to developing youngsters at Oxford and it’s important the club continues to produce young talent and nurtures players through into the first team.
“We are strengthening our ties with the junior club and will continue to provide coaches and support to help develop future players for the Stars.”
Max said: “It’s always been my ambition to play for the Stars and to play alongside my brothers.”
Harry said: “Having played all my hockey at the Oxford Juniors I am very excited about being asked by Kenny to sign for our senior team. I was lucky to ice with the Stars last season, so I know how excellent the coaching and the team is. I can’t wait to play for the team and to continue my development.”
Mac said: “I’m really excited to be joining the Stars this season and returning to my home club where I played all my junior hockey. I’m thankful for the opportunity to develop further and I can’t wait to get started. I’d also like to thank Richie Hargreaves and everyone at Bristol Pitbulls for their help and support during my time there.”