Raiders defenceman Scott looking forward to facing old team-mates

PUBLISHED: 10:00 07 September 2018 | UPDATED: 09:16 08 September 2018

New Raiders signing Dan Scott (pic John Scott)

New Raiders signing Dan Scott (pic John Scott)


New Everyone Active Raiders defenceman Dan Scott is looking forward to coming up against some former team-mates when they play Bracknell Bees in two pre-season challenges this weekend, writes Jacob Ranson.

Dan ScottDan Scott

The Romford-based club travel away to the Berkshire club on Sunday, after hosting the Bees at the Sapphire Ice & Leisure Centre on Saturday as both teams look to get ready for the new National League Division One season.

The 26-year-old Scott, who spent the last few seasons at Basingstoke Bison, will come up against former coach Doug Sheppard and several former Bison team-mates after the coach and majority of last season’s treble-winning side moved to the Bees during the summer.

“It’s obviously good for multiple reasons, one to test where we’ll be as I think Bracknell will be one of the better teams in the league, but good for me and Aaron (Connolly) as well where we both played with 90 per cent of their team at Basingstoke,” said Scott.

“Doug as well and everyone has gone there, from equipment to off-ice management, so it will be good to see a lot of people.”

The NIHL all-star defenceman believes it will be a good test for the gold and blue to see how they compare against a side he feels will be challenging for the title.

“I know it’s still pre-season, but it will be a good mark for us, obviously they played Swindon last weekend, and they were both two close matches,” he added.

“Swindon beat them 5-2 at their place and then it went to overtime and lost at home, but to be honest the whole league is going to be more spread out this year.

“I think everyone has improved. It will be a good year, and there will be no easy games, but in regards to pre-season this will be a really good test to see where we’re at and what we need to work on as a team.”

Despite only joining the Raiders in the summer, Scott revealed he is settling in well, although he is still adapting to the new ice pad in Romford.

“I’ve really enjoyed it so far, the facilities are unbelievable, the fans have been good so far and it’s been a good crack in the room, so I couldn’t have asked for an easier transition,” he said.

“I’ve got to get used to the rink size. Being in Basingstoke the ice was bigger and the boards are a nightmare, but here everything bounces true so I’ve just got to adjust to play the rink.”

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