Raiders forward Harry Gulliver eager to prove he could play in the Elite League
- Credit: Karl Denham
Forward Harry Gulliver is hoping to prove he is good enough to cut it in the Elite League full-time one day after making his debut for Manchester Storm this week.
The 21-year-old, who signed for Raiders for the planned 2020/21 season, did ice in all 12 matches in the NIHL Spring Cup before being a late call-up to the Elite Series after Storm draft pick Declan Balmer dropped out.
The former Ogden Mustangs winger sat out of the first two matches as a healthy scratch but got to make his first appearance in their 3-1 defeat to Nottingham Panthers in midweek.
“I’d like to play for the Storm full-time and prove that I'm good enough,” Gulliver said. “I've been waiting for an opportunity and it was amazing to be involved with the team.
“It was a lot faster and a lot different from the Raiders, it was smarter hockey, and you’ve got to make your decisions really quick, so it’s really good to play in.”
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He added: “It’s been very different, there is obviously a lot of Covid stuff, but everyone is following that. Other than that, it’s like playing in a tournament, like juniors.
“It is the dream. When I played in America it’s quite similar to that, train every day and being around your team-mates every day is amazing.”
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