Barons wrap up Roster

Ahead of this weekend’s “Meet and Skate with the Players”, the TC Cars Solihull Barons are pleased to announce the final spots on the 2017-18 roster.

First up is Luke Brittle – a new face to the Barons but no stranger to Silverblades Solihull. Last season the 24 year old Brittle combined stints with both the EPL and National League Telford Tigers notching up 26 points in last season’s Moralee campaign. Previous to this he had a spell in Spain and in 2014-15 put up a massive 76 points in 24 games for the Blackburn Hawks.

Dangy Brittle defends against Rich Slater (Steve Crampton)
Dangy Brittle defends against Rich Slater (Steve Crampton)

Joining forward Luke is his older brother, netminder Daniel Brittle. Dangy was also at home club Telford last year but prior to that spent six years with a very strong Blackburn Hawks where he combined duties between the pipes with assistant coaching.

Returning to the Barons is physical forward Stephen Heape. A strong 2015-16 saw Heape combine roles with both the u20 and NL Barons however appearances last season were limited through injury.

Stephen Heape

Also pulling on a red and white jersey in September is D-man Jacob Smith who has spent the last two seasons with the senior and u20s Barons and picked up his first senior team assists in 2016-17.

Phill Knight

Missing from an early version of the roster but now confirmed as returning, is blue liner Phil Knight who will once more take on defensive duties at Hobs Moat where he has iced for the Barons, Knights and Kings since 2001. Playing a calm, safe defensive game Phil’s experience will help support some of the Barons emerging young defence-men.

We would like to apologise to Brandon Anderton who, contrary to what we reported earlier will not be returning to the Barons and we understand will be taking up a development opportunity at another club. We would very much like to thank him for his efforts in a Barons shirt over the last couple of years and wish him well.

Will we see you on Saturday ???
We hope so !!!!


Free Event : Meet and skate with the Players


This Saturday we have a great free event for all fans of the TC Cars Solihull Barons or for anyone curious about ice hockey and wanting to see more ahead of our new season which kicks off in September.

You can come down and watch the Barons have their first training session of the season, then get on the ice and join the team for a skate. We will also have a chance for you to buy season tickets and merchandise or reserve your “Own and Loan” shirt. We also hope to have a sample of the 2017-18 shirt design for everyone to see.

4:15-5:15 Training Session
5:00 Bar Opens
5:30 Skate with the Players
6:00 -7:45 Free Skate

Richard Slater leaving Solihull

It is with great sadness that the TC Cars Solihull Barons has to announce that Richard Slater will now not be returning to the Barons for yet another season.


Rich had planned to move back from Nottingham to Solihull over the summer but has had an offer of work in Nottingham over the last week which he has accepted and would mean that his plans to move back to Solihull to live are now on hold. Having spoken with Dan MacKriel about this he has decided that he cannot put in the same amount of travel as he did last season. As Rich says “ If I’m honest, I’m not sure how I managed it!” Rich also stated that he is “still a Solihull fan but it doesn’t mean that I’ll be going easy on you next season if I am playing for another team!! ”

He will be sorely missed at Solihull next season.

Good luck, Rich!