Farrell back to the Barons after a year away.

The TC Cars Solihull Barons are pleased to complete their 20-21 roster with the return of speedy forward Elliot Farrell. Farrell took a year away last season in connection with an industrial placement as part of his degree but kept his hockey fresh by also applying his sporting skills as a top six forward for Kent based NIHL South 1 side the Invicta Dynamos.

Elliot Farrell (S Crampton)

His return to his studies and the Midlands has however allowed him to make Hobs Moat his base once again and where he will hopefully soon show how his rapid breakouts from D mark him out as one of the fastest accelerating players around.

“I hope the fans have stayed safe over the long, tough off season.

“Coming back to the Midlands, Solihull was an easy decision for me. We have a strong group of guys in the dressing room and awesome support from the fans.

“I am excited to be play under new coach, Callum. I am sure he will have the team in great shape before the season is underway. I can’t wait to get back on the ice”

A strong night for Elliot Farrell with three assists. (S Crampton)

While Farrell had headed South before Callum Bowley had made the move to Solihull, the Barons coach had heard enough from those old hands on the 2018-19 Barons and from the stat books to feel happy that Elliot could play a big part in adding to the Solihull strength in depth.

I’m delighted to bring Elliot back to the Barons after a successful spell last season with Invicta Dynamos. He put up over a point a game playing in the NIHL South 1 league which isn’t a easy task and from the discussions I’ve had with him, I am more than confident he’ll strengthen our forward lineup and add depth across our lines. With him on board, we have four strong lines that are ready to roll and capable of playing every night, which will help us in the latter parts of the season. I’m really looking forward to working with him and seeing you all at Hobs Moat Road when we are finally able to return to play.”

With Farrell’s signing the Barons 20-21 roster is complete and it is now a case of being patient to see when we will back in a position to play. You will know as soon as we do and we will see you all back down at Hobs Moat for the best Sunday evening around. In the meantime, keep following us as we have a number of fan engagements coming up over the next month. More details soon !

Stanley sticking with Solihull

Speedy forward Paul Stanley can be confirmed as once more returning to the TC Cars Solihull Barons when play finally resumes. Joining the Barons from the Nottingham Lions midway through the 2018-19 season, Stanley won a dozen points last season including six goals with a style, blending speed up the ice, with forechecking on opposition breakouts and gritty and committed play in the final six feet.

For Stanley, the chance to contribute once more to the Barons made his decision to return a simple one.

“After being asked to re-sign for another year my reply was a instant yes and I feel, as the oldest guy in the team that I can still give plenty to the team when the season starts again. As a team we will be strong on all fronts and chasing all the silverware up for grabs.

To all our fans, we can’t wait to get back out there and put a show on for you. All stay safe and have a Merry Christmas.”

Paul Stanley chased every chance (S Crampton)

For Callum Bowley, Stanley’s professional and committed mind-set, honed through years at the highest levels of speed-skating, ensured a spot on the 2020-21 roster would always be kept open.

“I’m really pleased that Stanley has signed back for next season. Despite being one of the oldest on the team, he plays with a lot of energy, puts the team first and is always a nightmare for opposition defences with his speed and commitment to finishing his hits. At times last season, he did a fantastic job in shutting down the top lines across the league and his work rate got the boys going when we needed that spark from someone, so to have him back on board again is a big plus and I’m delighted to work him.”

Paul Stanley goes close (S Crampton)

We are sure all Barons will join with us in welcoming Paul back to the fold and stay tuned tomorrow for the final player announcement rounding off the 20-21 Barons roster.

Stokes steps up for Solihull

The TC Cars Solihull Barons are thrilled to announce the signing of high-profile defenceman Jordan Stokes. Despite his relative youth, 22 year old Stokes brings with him significant experience having iced for GB at U18 level, EPL for Hull and Manchester and at Elite level for Coventry Blaze. Most recently he helped guard the blue line for Milton Keynes at NIHL national level through the 19-20 season.

Jordan Stokes (J&K Davies)

Stokes is of course no stranger to Hobs Moat having laced up the skates for the Barons as a teenager for a number of games back in 2015-16 and Jordan has spoken of his excitement at returning to Solihull :

“I am looking forward to being back at the Barons and having a successful season, competing at the top of the table and playing alongside lads i’ve grown up with throughout juniors. I can’t wait to get on the ice and show the fans what I can do and help the team in any way I can.”

Jordan Stokes (J&K Davies)

For Callum Bowley, when the opportunity to add a defensive player of the quality of Stokes came along, the decision to bring him to the Barons was a no-brainer :

“I am very pleased to welcome Stokesy to the Barons. He’s a big signing for our club and despite still being relatively young, he has a vast amount of experience from playing in the Elite League, EPL and NIHL with the Telford Tigers. The fans will love watching him play and I expect him to be a top defenceman in our league. He’s strong in one-on-one situations, skates very well, and will play a huge role in helping us achieve our goals next season. When I took over from Dangie, I wanted to recruit a team that is capable of competing against the best and only bring in quality signings that would improve our team, and in Jordan, we’ve done just that. I hope the fans join me in giving Jordan a huge welcome!”

There are just a couple more signings to round of the Barons squad, so stay tuned over the next few days for the announcements of the last pieces of that particular jigsaw.