“We always knew we would get a chance, we got one [in the last minute]. Sometimes they go for you and sometimes they don’t. Today, it didn’t but you have to live with it but that’s sport.”
Lewers started the game at centre-midfield and was one of the driving forces in the game. A measure of his influence was that his opposite number Moritz Furste – named as the EHL’s MVP – did not get a touch in the game while he was dynamic going forward.
Looking back on the season, Lewers felt joining the Dutch club has been a tremendous aid to his hockey and the club has definitely appreciated him with a contract for next season already on the table.
“Its definitely improved since [the European Championships in] Manchester . It took us a wee while as a team tpo get together. By the first round of the EHL in mid-October, we really began to gel together and I reaped the benefits of that in a good team, playing with some world class players and oppositions.”
It will be a very different hockey scene should he return to Annadale as well-wishers and supporters mobbed Iain on his departure from the pitch.
Asked about how he will manage if he were to return home, he adds “sure, I was grand before all this, I should be grand after.”