One of the Raiders longest serving players will be back this season as Corey Watkins commits for his fourth season with the club.

The 25 year old Cardiff born forward scored the first goal in the second leg of the play off final setting the team on the way to the championship and has become an important part of the team in recent years playing well over 100 games since joining from Invicta Dynamos.

Last season in 57 games he picked up 12 goals and 7 assists with 120 penalty minutes.  Prior to joining the Raiders Corey’s senior career was spent in Cardiff and Invicta where his role as agitator saw him pick up 300 penalty minutes in just two seasons.

Head coach Jeremy Cornish says Corey is an important piece to the Raiders puzzle.

Corey has become a vital part of our ever changing core and a player that is well respected in our locker room. Corey can play on any line and provide scoring or shutting down a key player for the opposing team. Corey will had an additional role with the club as alternate captain, but I feel he has always been one of our biggest leaders on and off the ice. 

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