|City:||Ryde, Isle of Wight, England|
|League:||English National Ice Hockey League|
|Colors:||White, Red, Black|
|Head Coach:||Jeremy Cornish|
The Wightlink Raiders are an ice hockey team based in Ryde on the Isle of Wight, England. They are sponsored by Wightlink and play in the third-tier English National Ice Hockey League (ENIHL). The team are known for their small ice rink, which has in the past barred them from competing at a higher level.
Originally called the Solent Vikings, the team changed to their current name a year later. Although they were known as the Isle of Wight Raiders between 1999 and 2003 when Wightlink withdrew sponsorship, before the company re-joined the club in 2004. They are still the only club to be formally known with their sponsor in their name. Due to the club's location on the Isle of Wight the team would struggle to survive without Wightlink's support.
In the 1990s, they dominated the English National League (now called the English Premier League), winning the league a record five straight years, including winning the league's cup competition during that time as well.
Forwards *#9 David Webb *#10 Kent Johnson *#11 Jeremy Cornish (Non EIHA Trained) *#12 Steve Gosset *#13 Kieran Annis *#19 Danny Hughes *#23 Andrew Robinson *#?? John Sarno (Non EIHA Trained)
Former Players Edit
- Wightlink Raiders - Official Site of the Wightlink Raiders
- Vectis Tigers - The Isle of Wight's ENIHL Team, the Vectis Tigers
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