Jeremy Cornish will return as Raiders head coach next season with a message to fans that he’ll no longer settle for second best.

Cornish has been in charge at Ryde Arena since our drop from the EPL and this will be his sixth season as coach.  After losing out in the play off final for the fourth time in recent years Jeremy gave an in depth interview to Pro Hockey News where he revealed his plans for next season, which won’t include hanging up his skates just yet.

“I will make that transition when I feel the time is right, but for now I love playing and will continue. I enjoy being around the guys and watching my teams develop each season”

Plans are in place to strengthen the squad in time for the new season and Jeremy is well aware of the areas where improvements are needed.

“I am happy with the season, but any time you come away empty handed without any silverware you have to realise it’s not been a successful season.

I don’t really worry about what people predict, as a coach it is my goal to win the league every year, but what I really want is a team that is in the running for all competitions right up until the last weekend of the season”

Rumours are already circulating about the look of the team from September and the club can confirm that Matt Colclough won’t be returning between the pipes after 3 seasons as the Island’s first choice netminder.  His replacement has been signed and all will be revealed at the Raiders end of season do at Yelfs Hotel in Ryde this Saturday.  We wish Matt all the best for his travels next year and hope to welcome him back to the club in the future.

To read the full Pro Hockey News Interview, click this link 

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