Raiders get Roberts
PUBLISHED: 18:22 09 July 2015 | UPDATED: 18:22 09 July 2015
Forward joins from London neighbours
London Raiders have announced the signing of forward Sam Roberts from capital neighbours Haringey for the new National League season.
Roberts had two seasons with Romford Fury at the old Rom Valley Way rink, before spending the last two seasons with the Division Two Racers.
A consistent scorer, averaging a point per game over the last four campaigns, Roberts won a hat-trick of awards at Alexandra Palace last term, including the Players’ Player, Fans’ Player and Supporters Club Player of the Year prizes.
He has a reputation as a strong skater, with good hands and a powerful shot, having also played roller hockey in the past.
Coach Alan Blyth said: ““I look forward to working with Sam and helping him reach the potential I saw when I first saw him in a Romford shirt back at RVW.
“Sam is a hard working forward with fantastic work ethic and great shot. Sam is someone that I feel has been simmering for a few years and I am sure this year we will see what Sam really can do.”
Roberts added: “I’m super excited to step up a league and show what I can do.
“I trained hard last season and played my best hockey so hopefully can show it playing for the Raiders.
“It will also be great to get back with some of my old team-mates from Romford and the Racers. I can’t wait for the new season to start!”
The signing of Roberts takes the number of players on the Raiders roster for 2015/16 to 14.
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