Solihull Barons head coach Perry Doyle has confirmed who will be in the 2016-17 line-up as the team aims to be challenging for the Moralee division title when the season kicks off in September.
Names will be released over the next few weeks but first to have their registrations confirmed are the Barons normal first line of Josh Bruce, Tomas Janak and Joe Henry.
In Josh Bruce the Barons have a proven goal scorer who combines point building with a winning attitude and who is also not afraid to mix it up with gritty D-men. With a range of experience at all levels in UK hockey, Bruce has been a key figure in the resurgence of the Barons in the last few years.
Playing with an "A" on his chest last season he will aim to continue a leadership role both on and off the ice.
Good for 55 points last season the winger has been a key player on the Barons forward lines and power plays with the aim to continue this into the new season.
Tomas Janak is another main stay in the Barons line-up over the last few years. Having had a long association with Telford at EPL level, Janak joined the Barons for 2013-14 and has played a positive role through the dominance of the 2014-15 Laidler conference and the highly successful Barons first foray into the Moralee last year.
Traditionally playing on the right wing of the Barons top line the versatile Janak also stepped back and played D-man for a number of ties last season.
The Slovak native was good for better than a point a game and typified the hard working nature of Solihull's first line through 2015-16.
Joe Henry is another who will return for another season with Solihull. Generally centring the Barons top line flanked by Josh Bruce or Tomas Janak / Dave Rogers, Henry found the net 18 times last season and set-up a similar number of goals for his team mates.
Starting his senior career with the Coventry Blaze for whom he played at both Elite and National Level, Henry joined the Barons mid-way through 2012-13.
A gritty forward, his goals tend to come from close in on the crease, with a robust temperament marked by a willingness to work the dirty areas if that is what is needed to win.
Stay tuned for more announcements over the upcoming weeks of the players who will be in your Solihull Barons over the 2016-17 season.
We will also have an interview with head coach Perry Doyle out soon on the players he has signed and his hopes for the upcoming season.
Remember season tickets are out now and if you want to take advantage of the early bird opportunities get back to us by the end of the month.
Adult Season ticket * : £120 (£140 after 30th June)
Child and Concession Season ticket * : £80 (£90 after 30th June)
6. Family Season* (2 adults and up to 3 children) : £340 (£390 after 30th June)
*16 NIHL games; all U20s games; entrance via the function room; refreshments at NIHL games; 2 away coach trips; signed team photo; ticket to end of season presentation.
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