In a change of tradition Raiders announcements for the returning players will come at a rapid fire pace, with us dwelling a little longer to welcome and introduce the newcomers to the Gold and Blue.
Our first announcement is certainly the most important for the team. Working tirelessly behind the scenes some would say he is the mortar that holds the team together. It is probably more accurate that he is the bricklayer, planning, assembling, crafting the team on and off the ice and occasionally pointing!
We are of course refering to Head Coach Sean Easton, who also manages to coach the RJRU18, Junior GB teams and regional teams earning him respect throughout the hockey community.
Please join us in a huge welcome back to Sean and then settle down for a daily dose of signing news.
The announcements will underline Sean’s faith and confidence in the squad that beat every single National League team last season. But key areas have been adjusted as will be seen as we progress onto the new arrivals. But as always it will be evident that the team has a very strong local core.
Combined with the addition of two new teams to the National League, and the inevitable movement of players around the country, it is an exciting time to be a National League hockey fan, building to the anticipation for the start of a new season with first action on the 3rd and 4th September.