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TJ enjoys more Raiders ice time

PUBLISHED: 10:30 25 February 2015

London Raiders forward TJ Fillery was delighted to get more ice time at the Isle of Wight (pic: John Scott)

London Raiders forward TJ Fillery was delighted to get more ice time at the Isle of Wight (pic: John Scott)

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Fillery focused on helping play-off bid

London Raiders fans cheered their side to victory at the Isle of Wight (pic: John Scott)London Raiders fans cheered their side to victory at the Isle of Wight (pic: John Scott)

London Raiders forward TJ Fillery was delighted to contribute to his side’s National League win at the Isle of Wight last weekend.

Young Fillery has found his opportunities limited in recent weeks, but was given the chance to get more game-time experience by coach Alan Blyth as the visitors skated to a 6-3 victory on the small rink at Ryde.

Alan Lack and Jacob Ranson netted two goals apiece, with Vaclav Drabek and Stephen Deacon also on target.

And Fillery said: “It was great to get some ice time after some very difficult weeks for the Raiders.

“The win on the island was another brilliant boost for the team and shows we can take on anyone heading to the play-offs.”

Fillery has one goal to his name so far this season, in an early-season defeat at Milton Keynes Thunder.

And the young winger admits it is a much happier dressing room now than it was during a 19-game losing run, paying tribute to supporters for keeping faith with the squad during difficult times.

He added: “Having being there from the start of the season, through the dark days it’s great to finally have come out the other side shinning.

“The fans have been supporting us through thick and thin and the rewards are starting to show.”


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