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Raiders announce Dunnage departure

PUBLISHED: 14:22 09 December 2015 | UPDATED: 14:22 09 December 2015

Stevie Dunnage has had to quit London Raiders due to work commitments (pic: John Scott)

Stevie Dunnage has had to quit London Raiders due to work commitments (pic: John Scott)

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Work commitments force defenceman to quit

London Raiders have announced that young defenceman Stevie Dunnage has had to step down from the current roster due to work commitments.

The 20-year-old joined the Lee Valley-based club last season and made 28 appearances on the blue line, but had played just 10 times to date in the current campaign.

A club statement said: “Following discussions with management Stevie has advised that his present work committments mean that it is unlikely that he will be able to train or ice with the team for the rest of the season.

“Whilst we are clearly dissappointed we realise that hockey has to come second to employment and we wish Stevie well in his work and his future hockey if circumstances allow him to pick up where he left off.

“Stevie came in shortly after recovering from back injury last season and was a very popular player with a style and success that often concealed his height. “This season work has prevented some appearances so his announcement was not entirely surprising.”

Raiders have won their last three matches in National League and South East Trophy action, against Solent, Oxford and Streatham, and are due to host fiercest rivals Invicta on and Chelmsford in a mouthwatering double-header this weekend.

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