Barons 2023-24 on-ice leadership team confirmed

The EDG Property Solihull Barons are delighted to confirm the 2023-24 on ice leadership team with Niklas Ottosson picking up the captaincy supported by assistants Richard Crowe and Alex Whyte.

Crowe, Ottosson & Whyte (J&K Davies)

Niklas Ottosson has been a fixture on the Barons top forward lines since 2014/15, featuring in the top 5 of all time goals, assists and points listings. He is making the step up to captaincy having worn an ‘A’ last year, a crucial role this year in particular with a move to a much younger squad than in the past.

Joining Niklas is d-man Richard Crowe who will wear the assistant patch this year. Very much a product of Hobs Moat and now one of the best d-men in the league with solid, safe d-play coupled to a booming shot from the point.

Completing the team is second assistant captain, Alex Whyte, a new name to Solihull this season but no stranger to hockey leadership having captained Milton Keynes Thunder for the last three seasons.

The Barons are on the ice this weekend with their league opener, at home, against the Blackburn Hawks on Sunday evening, face-off 5.30pm, so make sure you get on down to give Niklas, Richard and Alex, together with the rest of the Barons your full support. See you there!!! #COYBARONS


Barons back in action this Weekend!

The EDG Property Solihull Barons are back in action this weekend as they face old foes the Blackburn Hawks in what should be another thrilling Hobs Moat battle.

The Hawks have a number of key players to watch for. Former captain James Royds returns to the fold having stepped away from the game during the covid disruption while young star Tate Shudra is on a two-way with national league Leeds Knights. Also returning are big scorers Jacob Lutwyche, James Riddoch and Latvian defenceman Devids Jurinenoks.

The Hawks have already begun their 23-24 Moralee campaign with a 4-2 win over league newcomers the Hull Jets last Sunday and will be keen to continue to get more points on the board this weekend. Prior to coming to Hobs Moat the Lancashire side will have a long drive back down from Scotland having faced Kilmarnock Thunder on Saturday as part of an EIHA/SNL crossover tournament.

Daniel Mulcahy battles for the puck as brother Phil waits for his chance (S Crampton)

The Barons will be keen to set down a mark on the league table and keep the points in the Midlands on Sunday evening. The game will also mark the debut of exciting new signing Danny Haid, with the dangermen on the home ice will be spearheaded by the Mulcahy brothers and Niklas Ottosson.

There was an excellent crowd at the Oxford game and the boys will be looking for more of the same on Sunday! Get down to the rink and make yourself heard!!! Face-off Sunday 17th September – 5.30pm

Dani Haid adds extra Barons firepower

The EDG Property Solihull Barons have added to their 23-24 options with the signing of German forward Dani Haid from Moralee rivals the Widnes Wild.

Since coming to Britain in 2019, 29 year old Haid has combined duties with the Wild with stints on the forward lines of the Sheffield Bears of the British Universities hockey league. Prior to this, Dani iced for the gloriously named Chemnitz Crashers of the German fourth tier.

Dani Haid (J&K Davies)

With 20 points last season for the Wild, including 14 goals and with an ability to play on the centre or on the wing, Haid adds significantly to Phil Lee’s depth options on the Barons forward lines. Continue reading “Dani Haid adds extra Barons firepower”

Barons and Stars put on pre-season spectacle!!!

EDG Property Solihull Barons: 2
Oxford City Stars: 2

A large crowd of home and travelling supporters were treated to a thrilling end to end hockey game on Saturday evening in a challenge tie which could easily gone either way in what was a fast paced and competitive battle to the buzzer.

Dan Mulcahy weighs his options (S Crampton)

While the first period of first games back after the Summer can sometimes be slightly lethargic and sloppy affairs neither the Stars or Barons were content to ease themselves into 23-24 and the first twenty minutes was one of high intensity as the veterans and newcomers from both squads showed themselves keen to put on a real show. While the Barons probably held the balance for much of the first 20 thanks to several Stars penalties, the visitors regularly tested Laverick while Ross Miller showed himself to be strong in the visitor’s net. At 11.09 the Barons finally got the opener, Jordan Stokes with the touch to send the puck beyond Miller and into the Oxford net. As the period went on the game continued to flow end to end but despite several chances on both nets the score remained 1-0 to Solihull heading in to the break. More here.