A depleted Raiders managed a difficult 4 point weekend over the improving Hull Seahawks team with a repeat 4-2 win at home on Saturday and a hard worked 1-2 win in Hull on Sunday.
Icing Jacob Ranson and Mikey Power on D for both games they slotted in naturally and contributed at both ends of the ice with Ranson picking up the MOM beers for his efforts at Romford. Ethan James’ solid work between the pipes at Hull including a penalty shot save against Andrej Themar earnt him the accolade.
The result reinforces the Raiders hold on 6th place in the league table with nearest rival Basingstoke some 12 points adrift and is making play-off qualification more likely by the week.
All eyes now turn to the weekend’s games with MK and not just for the obvious challenge that two games against the league title contenders will represent. The last meeting between the teams was a comfortable win for Raiders against the out of sorts Lightning.
The home game on Sunday is also a highlight in the awareness efforts for our charity Partners this season, Mitchell’s Miracles, who will be present in good numbers to promote the charity and its purppose and hopefully collect plenty for their good works.
The Raiders will be wearing their charity warm up shirts for the entire game on Sunday following the ceremonial puck drop by “The Romford Bull”, Romford’s popular heavy-weight boxing title prospect Johnny Fisher.
We are also delighted to have a skating demonstration from current National figure skating champion Graham Newberry in the interval.
Thanks to both Graham and Johnny for adding their weight to the event.