Raiders have moved swiftly following the departure of Nick Leyer to sign 6 foot 2 inch, 26 year old Coy Prevost (pronounced Pre-Vo), who hails from the skiing town of Kimberley, British Columbia, Canada.
Coy can play both forward and defence and joins Raiders from a brief stint at Knoxville Ice Bears who play in SPHL (Southern Professional Hockey League).
Coy ended his junior hockey playing for Canmore Eagles in Alberta Junior Hockey League where in 158 appearances he scored 58 goals and 68 assists , also appearing in 18 games for Fort McMurray Oil Barons in the same league for whom he scored 6 goals and 6 assists.
Coy then moved to University of Windsor for 2018/19 season where in three seasons he made 34 appearances scoring one goal and seven assists in Usports league.
After university, He moved to Evansville Thunderbolts (SPHL) alongside Bristol’s Brennan Feasey and ex Leeds Josh Adkins amongst others. He made 28 appearances in 2021/22 scoring 8 goals and 9 assists before travelling the world last season playing in Abu Dhabi for Abu Dhabi Storms scoring 5 goals and 17 assists in seven appearances and also in Australia for Adelaide Adrenaline scoring 7 goals and 15 assists in 15 appearances.
Coy is looking forwards to joining the Raiders after things didn’t work out for him in Knoxville. He shares the same agent as Riley MacRae which helped make the connection to the Raiders on Sunday 19th.
“Although Riley and I have played in the same leagues our paths have rarely crossed. Through the words of mutual friends I have heard nothing but good words about him
“I’d like to thank the organization for acknowledging my skills and giving me the opportunity to join an already talented club.
“I’m very excited to continue the world tour I’ve been on and to entertain the great people of Romford.
“I’m looking forward to meeting my teammates and settling in to the community for an eventful season”
Sean Easton is pleased to finally get the D man the team was structured to include, but has sympathy for the one that got away.
“Unfortunately we just couldn’t wait any longer for Zach Bennett’s bio-metrics to come back. With Coy wanting to get back playing as soon as possible and us needing that 3rd NBT as soon as possible it was a perfect fit.
“Imports have to be impact players in this league. We have that with Laish and Riley and from watching a lot of video on Coy we can expect the same.
“He’s a highly offensive defender, big body, skates extremely well and will carry the puck well. Coy describes his game as an “extreme playmaker” which we need from the back, someone to play with confidence on the puck to transition our defence to offensive quickly and efficiently.
Subject to some final paperwork Coy should be able to ice this weekend in the double header vs Milton Keynes. On that subject we would like to thank all those that worked quickly with us to get this done in under a week.
Welcome to the Raiders Coy