Raiders are pleased to announce the return to Romford of former Rom Valley Way junior 22 year old Mikey Power who joins from Milton Keynes Lightning.
A long time before his current 6’1”, 210lb size, Mikey’s early junior career at Rom Valley Way was curtailed by the rink closure in 2013 when he moved to Slough and in two seasons in the junior club he made 40 appearances, scoring 59 goals and 26 assists for 85 points, before joining the Okanagan Hockey Academy.
In three seasons at OHA Mikey was twice the league leading scorer helping the team to the Under 18 National Championship in 2016/17. In total he made 58 appearances for Okanagan scoring 83 goals and 71 assists for 154 points.
Mikey played junior conference in all eight seasons as he progressed through the age groups scoring 17 goals and 9 assists for 26 points being selected to the Under 17 Conference All Star Team in 2017.
He made his senior debut at the age of 16 in 2016/17, and in two seasons made 26 appearances for Swindon Wildcats scoring 3 goals and 9 assists for 12 points picking up Autumn Trophy and NIHL National Cup winners medals in 2017/18. He also made in 13 appearances for Wildcats 2 he scored 13 goals and 11 assists for 24 points.
Mikey then moved to North America to play for four teams in Western States Hockey League in two seasons during which he made 89 appearances, scoring 17 goals with 45 assists for 62 points. Moving to play for Pueblo Bills in USPHL in 2020/21 season he made 49 appearances scoring 14 goals and 26 assists for 40 points.
Mikey returned to UK for last season where his time was split between Bees and Milton Keynes Lighting. At Bees he made 22 appearances scoring 7 goals and 6 assists for 13 points and then finished the season at MK making 34 appearances scoring 4 goals and 9 assists for 13 points with a total of 110 minutes of penalties for the season.
Coach Sean Easton is “looking forward to working with Mikey this season.
“Mikey brings a skill set that is valuable to any team; a net front forward with great hand-eye coordination and hoovers up rebounds. Plays heavy down low and will work the corners well.“
Mikey is pleased to be back home as he explained
“Romford will always be my home. This is where I first stepped on the ice aged 4. I probably would never have left if it wasn’t for the closure.
“I have played with most of the “original” Romford boys. I played up as a junior with Callum, Jack, Jake, Brandon and Ethan. But with Harry, well, we also played together in Okanagan and I played against him many times in the USA.
“Playing in the USA was a lot more physical. Also double the amount of games. It was full time with training and 3 games every weekend. I play to win and if I see another playing with a better opportunity I will always pass. I like to be a play-maker (as his points in America show) but getting goals is also nice.
Harry last week mentioned how he and his family were big fans of the Raiders well before he took up the game. That’s pretty much the same for you guys too isn’t it?
“My parents took me to games from a very young age. We followed the Raiders every weekend and they put in a lot of miles when I had to move to Slough when Romford closed. They are glad I’m back at the Raiders!
“Whatever team I played for it was always a learning experience and a determination to win. Playing with the guys this season we are excited to get going.”
Welcome back to Romford Mikey.