Raiders are delighted to give a big welcome to 25 year old Elliott Dewey who joins the Raiders from Basingstoke Bison where he has been captain of the team for the past two seasons.
Elliott started as a junior in Basingstoke before moving to Slough Junior system where he was selected for Regional Conference on six occasions and was selected to the All Star team at Under 13. He moved back to Basingstoke for his final junior season in 2013/14 during which he made his senior debut, icing on 7 occasions for the Bison and 19 occasions for Buffalo.
He then moved to Invicta Dynamos for three seasons making 140 appearances, scoring twice with 34 assists for 36 points, winning NIHL South 1 play-off honours in 2016/17. He also made five appearances for the Great Britain Universities team at the Universiade in 2017.
Elliott then made a very successful move to Basingstoke making 204 appearances, scoring 3 goals and 36 assists for 39 points, winning NIHL South 1 League champion and Play Off winners in 2017/18 alongside Dan Scott and Aaron Connolly. During the past few seasons Elliott has been a regular thorn in the side of the Raider’s offence.
Coach Sean Easton was delighted to get Elliott on the strengthened Raiders roster for 22-23.
“Elliott is a born leader and adds experience and depth to our defensive core. We struggled with consistency last season to put a string of wins together and adding Elliott to the team adds a lot of depth to our defensive core. This will take pressure off others and makes us a better team. Elliott takes pride in his defensive duties and gives us more options through the line-up.”
Elliott was excited by the change of scene as he explained.
“After speaking to Sean multiple times over the summer it is clear that he is putting a good team together. A team that will hopefully be challenging for some silverware come the end of the 22/23 season.
“I am very excited to get on the ice in front of the noisy Raiders fans. See you in September!”
We are sure that this will be a very popular addition to the Raiders and welcome Elliott to the Gold and Blue!
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