Breaking News: 5 released

With recent news releases on the subject it will be of no surprise to Raiders fans that the move to Lee Valley has not been accompanied by the “expected” income. As a result the team has been losing money and the spread of fixtures and available ice time have clearly not helped.

The team is not in a position to continually lose money in this way and there were very few options available to address the situation.

Following a management meeting earlier this week it was decided that the most viable option was to reduce the size of the squad and in so doing reduce the weekly outgoings.

It is therefore with deep regret that the team today announce that taking effect immediately the following players will be leaving.

Shaun Yardley
Nathan Pollard
Jason Buckman
Dwayne Newman
Euan King

The “Peterborough five” have been with us all season, and in the case of Jason Buckman five seasons. We would like to thank them all sincerely for their efforts in this and previous seasons and assure you all that their release is no way a reflection of any issues with the individuals on or off ice. Thoroughly professional in their approach and outlook we wish them well with their futures

We have no doubt that the talent and effort that these players have shown over the season will be sorely missed for the remainder of the year, but we have to temper our enthusiasm for the game with a dose of common sense in the face of severe financial restrictions.

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