Head Coach of the Berkshire Cycles Bracknell Bees Doug Sheppard has the sad task of announcing that George Hoang has stepped away from the Bees.
Following pre-season the player and coach had a long conversation about the season ahead where George revealed he wants to concentrate on his studies for the next couple of years. Having completed pre-season training and the pre-season challenges George has realised the effect hockey is having on his studies and decided to step back.
Doug Sheppard explained; “George and I spoke after last weekend’s games and he explained to me he wanted to be able to focus more on his education. I fully understand that, hockey can be a short career so it’s important that players get a good grounding to have something to fall back on when ice hockey ends for them. It’s a shame that George won’t be with us this season but I’d never stand in the way of player wanting to better themselves on or off the ice so I wish him will with his A-Levels and hope that he can find a way back into ice hockey as well.”
Everyone at the club thanks George for his short time in Bracknell and wishes him well for the future.