Ice hockey in Romford: Timo Kauhanen
PUBLISHED: 08:00 10 February 2018
Former heroes welcome sport’s return to town
Finnish forward Timo Kauhanen joined the Romford Raiders in 1996, while studying in London, and helped them win the English League Division One South title on the back of a 21-game unbeaten run.
And after spending a season in the British National League with Peterborough, he returned to play in four more campaigns and finished with 86 goals and 165 assists in 132 appearances for the club.
Now living back in his native Finland, Kauhanen reflected fondly on his time in a gold and blue jersey.
He said: “I was so fortunate to get a chance to play for Romford Raiders for several seasons and I truly enjoyed and loved every moment of it.
“It always felt like a home to me - it has always been a really special place for me.
“The fans are the greatest, the players I had a chance to play with were all fantastic, the coaches and management were always taking care of us really well – so many great memories!
“I am so happy to hear Romford has a new rink and I think the team and the fans will make it the best place to play hockey again!
“I wish all the best for the fans and the team.”
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