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London Raiders net Euan King

PUBLISHED: 19:25 24 October 2016

Euan King in action for London Raiders in October 2013 (pic John Scott)

Euan King in action for London Raiders in October 2013 (pic John Scott)

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Goalie set for return to gold and blue

Euan King is returning to London Raiders (pic John Scott)Euan King is returning to London Raiders (pic John Scott)

London Raiders have secured the services of experienced goalie Euan King, who joins from capital rivals Streatham.

It will be King’s third spell in a gold and blue jersey and he will share duties with Michael Gray.

King came up through the junior ranks at home-town club Peterborough, representing Great Britain at under-18 and under-20 level, before joining Romford Raiders in 2009.

But the Rom Valley Way club struggled in the English Premier League under player-coach Jesse Hammill and King suffered a knee injury that limited his appearances in the second half of the campaign, as Erskine Douglas and then Danny Marshall took up the coaching reins.

After spending the following season at Chelmsford and winning the league title, King missed the next two seasons following knee surgery, but he returned to a Raiders jersey for the 2013-14 campaign, as the club moved to Lee Valley.

However, smaller crowds and financial restraints forced the club to release several players mid-season and King, having recorded an 88.36 save percentage in 54 appearances for Raiders, returned to Chelmsford, where he celebrated a hat-trick of league titles over the next three seasons and had the best goals against average and save percentage in the division.

The 27-year-old joined Streatham in the summer and helped the south London club shut out Raiders earlier this season, during a 2-0 win in a cup fixture, and had a save percentage just below 90 in nine appearances.

King, as well as changing his Twitter bio to ‘Ice hockey goalie for @LonRaiders_IHC’ tweeted: “Thanks to everyone @StreathamHockey and sorry it hasn’t worked out. Wish the club nothing but success moving forward.”

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