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Forward Lascenko departs Raiders

PUBLISHED: 08:30 20 June 2018

Forward Olegs Lascenko in action for the Raiders (Pic: John Scott)

Forward Olegs Lascenko in action for the Raiders (Pic: John Scott)

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Everyone Active Raiders have announced the departure of forward Olegs Lascenko ahead of the 2018/19 National League South One season.

Forward Olegs Lascenko in action for the Raiders (Pic: John Scott)Forward Olegs Lascenko in action for the Raiders (Pic: John Scott)

The 20-year-old, who went down in the Raiders history book as the scorer of the first goal in the club’s new home at Sapphire Ice and Leisure, but has opted to move on with it being reported a move to Europe on the cards.

Lascenko joined the club ahead of last season after a season in the now defunct EPL with Bracknell Bees.

He then went on to make 44 appearancees and ended the season as the club’s leading British points scorer, picking up 15 goals and 28 assists for a total of 43 points.

The club statement said: “We wish Olegs the very best wherever he continues his hockey career.”

Meanwhile, off the ice long-serving team manager Kevin Davis is also leaving the club after spending many years helping the club in anyway possible.

Davis present stint with the club extends back to the 2010/2011 season when he returned with Ollie Oliver as the Raiders dropped from the EPL.

The club added: “As part of the “gang of four”, who vowed to see the team takes its rightful place in the new Romford Rink, it was a case of business as usual for Kevin as he continued his work, organising equipment supplies, keeping the players on ice with equipment maintenance and often helping out the officials and opposition as well.

“That combined with minibus driving and pampering players meant that this team and equipment management role was one of the most time consuming in the organisation.

“Kevin took those conventional roles and then the extended duties as part of the management team with countless meetings, calls and negotiations both internally, the league officials and potential players and suppliers.

“It will be pretty evident to all that follow the Raiders that Kevin’s input over the past eight years was as vital for the teams survival as it was time consuming.

“The management team would like to extend our extreme thanks and gratitude to Kevin for his efforts in supporting the Raiders and of course offer an open invitation to check on the progress of the team from the stands safe in the knowledge that he isn’t going to get pounded with a puck or skewered by a stick or subjected to the stench of sweaty equipment.”

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