Former Romford junior returns

February 18, 2021

Raiders are pleased to welcome back  23 year old Romford born Glenn Billing, who joins Raiders for the Spring Cup on loan from Peterborough Phantoms.

Glenn played his junior hockey at Rom Valley Way until its closure in 2013, including making 74 appearances at Under 16 and 18 levels scoring 71 goals and 80 assists for 160 points. With the closure of Rom Valley Way he then moved to Swindon playing for Swindon Cougars and Okanagen Hockey Academy where in 32 appearances he scored 60 goals and 68 assists for 128 points.

Glenn is a GB Junior international having played in five Junior World championships, winning one Gold and two Bronze medals making 24 appearances scoring four goals and four assists. He also twice won the best player on the team award.

Glenn made his senior debut aged 16 for Swindon Wildcats in EPL where he scored nine goals and nine assists in 31 appearances and their NIHL team where he scored 30 goals and 31 assists in 36. appearances,. For the 2015/16 season he moved to Milton Keynes Lightning where in two seasons made 109 EPL appearances scoring nine goals and ten assists winning Cup and Play Off medals in 2017/18  He also made ten NIHL appearances for Milton Keynes Thunder scoring three goals and six assists.

For season 2017/18, Glenn stepped up to the Elite League with Milton Keynes Lightning making seven appearances before transferring to Peterborough Phantoms where he played for the past three seasons, making 147 league, cup and play off appearances , scoring 70 goals and 105 assists for 175 points. He picked up Cup and Play Off winners medals in 2018/19

Sean Easton values the contribution that Glenn will be offering

“I would like to Thank Slava and the Peterbough Phantoms in allowing Glenn to play for the Raiders in the Spring Cup. Glenn has been a thorn in our side when we play Phantoms, a solid centre man with a big defensive upside to his game.

“He is an extremely smart player, creating space for his line mates and himself, composed on the puck making smart plays. Luckily now we can reunite Glenn an ex Romford Junior player with a lot of familiar faces.

Glenn values the chance to reunited with some of his junior days and also the top quality opposition.

“I’m really excited to be back to where it all began! I’m also extremely grateful to Sean for giving me the opportunity to play and hopefully I can help the boys to compete every night in any way that I can.

“I’ve worked with Sean at junior level and I am really looking forward to linking up with a few of the boys I grew up playing with.

“After having a taste of it in November with Swindon, when Sean reached out it was a no-brainer. It will be a really good challenge against some of the top players from this country, so hopefully we can shake off the rust early and test ourselves against these guys.

“Can’t wait to get going!”

Its is great to be able to welcome a form Romford junior back into the fold. Welcome back Glenn, however brief it may be.

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