My Hockey career and background is untraditional to many of my peers. Starting, in the UK, from the age of 3 I have over 20 years of experience in the sport of Hockey. 

Through my playing and coaching career I have a simple approach to the game and development of hockey.  By going upstream to the problem and see what is causing us to move in a certain way on the ice. Then through breaking down the movement patterns I work with athletes to address the areas of weakness. My approach allows athletes of all abilities to reach their goals on and off the ice. By incorporating a tailored phased approach I am able to provide instruction to both Junior and Senior athlete's and work on the mechanics throughout all sessions.

My playing career reached the pinnacle when I played on the Great Britain national side in 2017 in Kazakhstan at the World Winter games - playing against Canada, Slovakia, Korea and USA.

My professional playing career extends too: Oxford City Stars, Streatham Redskins, Invicta Dynamos, London Racers, Milton Keynes Thunder, Wightlink Raiders and Bracknell Hornets.

Now, living in New York, I continued my hockey through coaching starting with the New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils youth programs as well as being an assistant skill development coach to Sean Skinner. I have also worked with Central Park Hockey, Imperial College, Ice Hockey in Harlem and Hudson Valley Polar Bears. Currently coaching and working with the New York City Skyliners organization. 

Ice hockey star skates towards success on Kingston Business School marketing course after competing at World University Winter Games

Kingston University student Sam Cheema represented Great Britain in the World University Winter Games men's ice hockey competition in Kazakhstan in January. Sam, in the final year of his marketing communications course, helped the team to their best finish in the tournament and their first ever win in the process.

Kingston ice hockey star set for Kazakhstan with Team GB

A Kingston ice hockey star who has been playing the game since he was just seven-years-old is set to go to Kazakhstan next year with Team GB for the World University Games. KU student Sam Cheema was chosen from over 200 students across the country to compete in ice hockey at the Universiade winter games.

Kingston University's ice hockey talent thanks 'Mighty Ducks' for changing his life

Sam Cheema is a semi-professional ice hockey player at KU and has recently earned himself an achievement level scholarship on the sports performance programme. Cheema owes his love for the sport to the 1992 Disney film, Mighty Ducks.

Sam Cheema Interview by Five Minute Major

This is a special edition of "The Hudson Valley Hockey Podcast" powered by! In this episode, I chat with Sam Cheema, professional hockey player, author and creative strategist. Be sure to check out his website at

HIT the DEK Episode 18 - Snipetown Sitdown

For this episode we had the distinct pleasure of sitting down with Sam Cheema, from Sam's a real hockey guy and Snipetown's a real hockey site. Check out their magazine, as well. Plus, there are still Quebec Nordiques fans and they're still crazy after all these years.

HIT the DEK Episode 19 - Big Daddy Snipetown

Father's Day is Sunday. We're talking about the oft-forgotten hockey Dad and the 1980 Olympic auction which could yield the perfect gift. Don't dawdle. Plus we wrap up our conversation with Snipetown's Sam Cheema.