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All-time record points scorer Marshall looking forward to getting back out on the ice

PUBLISHED: 07:00 24 August 2018 | UPDATED: 11:55 24 August 2018

Former Raiders player-coach Danny Marshall playing in his final season before leaving the club (pic: John Scott)

Former Raiders player-coach Danny Marshall playing in his final season before leaving the club (pic: John Scott)

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Everyone Active Raiders have announced the two all-time leading appearance holders in Danny Marshall and Ben Pitchley for the Legends team to take on the current squad on August 26.

Ben Pitchley in action for Romford Raiders against Slough in 2006/07 (pic: John Scott)Ben Pitchley in action for Romford Raiders against Slough in 2006/07 (pic: John Scott)

Marshall, who is the all-time leading appearance holder and record goal scorer, will return to the ice after two seasons away from the sport.

The 42-year-old, who spent 22 seasons in the gold and blue, amassed 926 games during his time at the club – netting an impressive 614 goals and picking up 972 assists for a total of 1,586 points.

The former club captain and coach, who bagged plenty of silverware in his time, is now looking forward to getting back on the ice with some of his former team-mates.

“It hasn’t been an ideal situation leading up the Legends game and I’ve had a few meetings with John Scott in the build up, but we’ve found some mutual ground so we can start moving forward,” Marshall said.

“It’s going to be good to catch up with some of the boys that I haven’t seen for a very long time and I’m really looking forward to playing with them.

“Also looking forward to getting back on the ice as it’s been two years, it would have been nice to get a training in before, but I did play for a while so I suppose it shouldn’t take me long to get back into the swing of things.”

Marshall also revealed he is looking forward to playing under coaches Troy Walkington and Erskine Douglas again as well as re-kindling some chemistry with Finnish import Timo Kauhanen.

“It will be good to see Troy and Erskine again, it will be good to see a lot of the boys, especially Timo who I played with for a few seasons and that was a few of the best years of my life.

“It will be interesting to see if they’ve kept themselves fit as well as I have.”

Before adding: “It’s going to be an interesting day, it will be good to see some of the fans again, and I just want to put the past behind me and start moving forward really.”

Joining him on the roster for the game is the club’s second all-time appearance holder in defenceman Ben Pitchley.

The 45-year-old graduated from under-21 Buccaneers and duties as Raiders stick boy to appear on the senior blue line in 15 different seasons and 582 matches - picking up 219 points (59 goals and 160 assists) in his time.

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