Raiders get Giles back on board

PUBLISHED: 17:12 20 June 2012

Ryan Giles is returning to Romford Raiders

Ryan Giles is returning to Romford Raiders


Defenceman bolsters blue line ranks

Romford Raiders will welcome Ryan Giles back to Rom Valley Way for the 2012/13 National Ice Hockey League season.

Giles played some of his junior hockey at the club and appeared for the senior Raiders at the start of the 2009/10 English Premier League season under former coach Jesse Hammill.

He has spent the last two seasons playing for Invicta, but has been added to the Romford roster by player-coach Danny Marshall.

Team manager Mick Cahill said: “I’m very pleased to have Gilesy back in the team. He reluctantly left Rom Valley Way the last time after we’d released his travelling companion.

“As a result, Ryan’s driving and travel costs became a bit much but looking back, it was a shame we couldn’t work something out.

“He’s a versatile player. Although I know Invicta used him in a variety of roles last season, I suspect Marsh will want to use Gilesy’s blue line experience.

“He’s a very good defenceman indeed and will certainly add some quality to our D. He’s an intelligent guy who will be a good addition to the dressing room but, more importantly, on the ice he has great vision and uses the puck well.

“Ex-Romford junior and ex-EPL Raider makes it exactly the sort of signing I like. I think Danny has made a very smart hire by adding Ryan to the roster.”

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