Solihull Barons
League English National Ice Hockey League
Founded 2005
Home ice Hobs Moat Road Rink
Capacity n/k
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City Solihull, England
Colours Red and white
Captain Andrew Howarth
Head coach Darren Bellerby

Solihull Barons (also known as the Renault Solihull Barons for sponsorship reasons) are an English ice hockey team from the town of Solihull who play at Hobs Moat Road Rink. They were formed in 2005, although they are named after the team of the same name who played at the same ice rink between 1972 and 1996. From May 2002 to April 2003, Solihull MK Kings played at Hobs Moat Road Rink.

History[edit | edit source]

Canadian Rick Fera played for the original Solihull Barons in the 1987-88 season. They won the Southern League in 1977-78 and the English league in 1992-93.

The current Solihull Barons team were formed in 2005 and originally played in the the English Premier Ice Hockey League. At the end of the 2006-07 season they had to drop down to the English National Ice Hockey League (ENIHL). The ENIHL was restructured for the 2008-09 season into two regional divisions North and South, with two leagues in each region. The Barons currently compete in the Northern Division Two.

The team also hold charity games for Birmingham Children's Hospital.

The Club also has a youth system, which starts at Under-10s.

The teams are -

  • Solihull Saints (Under-10s)
  • Solihull Kings (Under-12s)
  • Solihull Flames (Under 14s)
  • Solihull Sabres (Under 16s)
  • Solihull Knights (Under 18s)

Current squad[edit | edit source]

Number Player Catches Born
1 Flag of England Dave Roxborough Left England
31 Flag of England Sam Hewitt Left Solihull, England
33 Flag of England Steve Doyle Left Birmingham, England
Number Player Shoots Born
6 Flag of England Lee Winwood Right Coventry, England
11 Flag of England Phil Knight Right Solihull, England
15 Flag of England Eddie Slater Right Birmingham, England
18 Flag of England Rob Perks Right England
26 Flag of Slovakia Martin Mizak Left Košice, Slovakia
32 Flag of England Stuart Clayton Right Coventry, England
42 Flag of England Ross Pink Right Repton, England
88 Flag of England Phil Lee Left Billingham, England
Number Player Shoots Born
4 Flag of England Dean Tonks Left Sheffield, England
7 Flag of England Andrew Howarth Right Solihull, England
8 Flag of England Andy Ayres Right England
9 Flag of England Lui Brindle Right England
10 Flag of England Neil Adams Right Birmingham, England
12 Flag of England Jay McFayden Left Birmingham, England
14 Flag of England Blake Timms Right Solihull, England
17 Flag of England Richard Slater Right Birmingham, England
19 Flag of England Rob Eley Right Solihull, England
20 Flag of Slovakia Erik Bakalar Right Michalovce, Slovakia
21 Flag of England Ben Woolaston Right Solihull, England
44 Flag of England Dale White Left Solihull, England
71 Flag of England Dale Buckland Right England
97 Flag of England Connor Hubbuck Right England

Honours[edit | edit source]

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