Raiders are delighted to welcome home 20 year old former-Raider Ewan Hill on a two-way contact with Streatham Redhawks for the forthcoming season.
Ewan played his early junior hockey in Romford before moving to play for Invicta and Chelmsford at junior levels following the closure of Rom Valley Way. During this period Ewan was also selected to the Under 15 All Star team at Junior Conference.
Ewan returned to Romford in 2018 and in his First Season scored 81 points (50 goals and 31 assists) in 14 league games at Under 18 level; and 46 points (25 goals and 21 assists) For Raiders 2. He made a scoring debut for Raiders in the challenge match against Citadell Bulldogs, making his league debut against Basingstoke Bison in February 2019. Ewan was also once again selected to the All Star team at Junior Conference
The following season, Ewan continued to score freely with 42 points (25 goals and 17 assist) for Raiders Under 18; and 37 points (20 goals and 17 assists) for Raiders 2. During the Covid interrupted 20/21 season, Ewan continued to score freely with a point a game for Haringey Huskies.
Ewan started the 21/22 season with Raiders 2, before moving to Sweden to play for Sollestea HK in the Swedish 4th Division where he scored 15 points (4 goals and 11 assists) in 18 appearances. Last season, Ewan moved to USA to ice for Wisconsin Rapids Riverkings in the USPHL Premier where he scored 7 goals and 21 assists in 33 league and play-off games.
Ewan is looking forward to wearing the Gold and Blue of his home town and junior team:-
“I am happy to have agreed a two-way deal with the Raiders for this season coming and looking forward to playing in front of the fans in my home town and putting that Raiders jersey over my head. “
“As a kid it’s what I have always thought of. As I played most of my junior years at Romford and have followed the Raiders since I started playing.
Ewan is also keen to show how he has developed over-seas.
“Being away from English hockey for two seasons I can bring back my experiences that I have learnt from playing abroad and I’d like to thank Sean and Streatham for giving me these opportunities.
Sean Easton was keen to point out the benefits in the arrangement for everyone concerned.
“It’s a long season and having depth to the Raiders is important and can make the difference in close games.”
“Where we can’t have everyone full time, it’s good to have players like Owen and Ewan getting bigger responsibilities at NIHL 1 level. And having the opportunity to play national level when it arises.”
They need to grab the opportunity with both hands when they get them as there’s plenty of competition for ice time this year. It’s a matter of being relevant in the games or not being in the game.”
Welcome back to Romford Ewan.