Raiders are pleased to welcome back #57 Ashley Jackson for his third spell as a Raiders, as he joins from Invicta Dynamos.
During a successful career where ice hockey was secondary to his international field hockey experiences, Ashley made 9 appearances in two spells with Invicta Mustangs scoring24 goals and 6 assists for 30 points ; and a part time season for Invicta Dynamos in 2014/15 scoring 4 goals and 4 assists for eight points in nine appearances.
Ashley had a full season for Invicta Dynamos in 2016/17 where in 30 appearances he scored 24 goals and 30 assists for 54 points, earning a place on first line of NIHL South 1 All Star team in addition to picking up a Play Off winners medal.
In 2017/18 Ashley split his season between Basingstoke Bison and Invicta Dynamos making 12 appearances for Bison scoring 4 goals and 3 assists for 7 points; and 25 appearances for Dynamos scoring 12 goals and 24 assists for 36 points.
For the 2018/19 season, Ashley joined Raiders making 12 appearances scoring nine goals and 12 assists for 21 points. After a season out of ice hockey, Ashley re-joined Raiders for the Spring Cup campaign making 10 appearances, scoring three goals and three assists.
Ashley spent last season at Invicta Dynamos making 27 appearances, scoring 24 goals and 29 assists for 53 points.
Coach Sean Easton values Ashley’s input both on and off the ice:-
“Ash brings a lot of knowledge to the locker room. It’s not often you get to rub shoulders with a Olympian and his professional attitude and background of high level athlete training will add value to the team.
“On the ice Ash has a great eye for detail. Be it commanding the faceoff dot or reading the situations in front of him. His defensive game will be key for us; good defence will generate good offence. “
Jackson clearly enjoyed his previous spells at Raiders.
“I am very much looking forward to putting on the Gold and Blue colours again. It is a great place to play and I am excited to see what we can do as a group this year with a good mix of experience and young talent.”
Welcome back Ashley!