Could you be part of the Barons ?

The Direct Taxis Solihull Barons are looking to recruit a new Committee Member to help in the off ice running of the club.

We are looking for someone with good organisational and personal skills to help in 2 areas:-

To organise the attendance for youth groups to match nights at the rink, including:-

  • Liaising with the youth group leaders to agree dates for each group to attend the rink
  • Meet and greet the groups match nights and be there as a point of contact throughout the night

To organise trips for the team to away games throughout the season, activities including:-

  • Liaising with the Barons Head Coach to identify specific requirements for the trip
  • Liaising with Hollytree travel so team arrives in time to prepare for games, taking the Head Coach requirements into account
  • Arranging hotel accommodation for Solway double header weekends

If you would like to support your Direct Taxis Solihull Barons and have the right skills for this please email with brief details of your motivation and relevant experience.

David Hayward
Direct Taxis Solihull Barons Chairman

Scimitars promise challenge to Barons this weekend

After a closer than expected but ultimately relatively comfortable win against Nottingham last weekend, the level of competition faced by the Direct Taxis Solihull Barons notches up a level once more on Sunday evening with the arrival of the Sheffield Scimitars.

The Scimitars name is one which goes back a long time in Sheffield, being used for the EPL and Division 1 side of the early 2000s and more recently for the under 20s squad. The Scimitars lining up on Sunday are however a largely new team formed for the cup tournaments of the otherwise barren 2020-21 season and now embarking on a full season of regular play.

Ruskin Hughes will be in a Sheffield shirt on Sunday (S Crampton)

Despite being a new team, the squad is almost certainly the most experienced in the league, pulling in seasoned players from the likes of the Sheffield Steeldogs and Senators, the Sutton Sting and Nottingham Lions. Players to keep an eye on include captain Warren Tait and some-time Baron Ruskin Hughes, while Thomas Hovell & James Hadfield are a strong net-minding pairing. The biggest threat to the Barons will perhaps however come from veteran imports Vladimir Luka and Stanislav Lascek who have each been good for a goal a game in a season which has seen the Scims comfortably cut down the Blackburn Hawks twice and run Moralee high flyers, the Solway Sharks close.

The Barons are themselves getting stronger with the rust starting to come off the skates while new signings such as James Smith and Ash Calvert have quickly started to make impact. Sunday’s game however is difficult to call and a quality tie is expected.

Tom Soar and James Smith have both been on form for the Barons (J&K Davies)

Tickets are available on the door but to save time on entry and avoid queuing, simply pre-book here.

We also hope to have tickets available this Sunday to join the team on the coach to the Blackburn game on the 25th September. Enquire at the merchandise table to get yours – first come first serve !

Barons edge battling Lions

The Direct Taxis Solihull Barons had to battle hard to earn a victory against a determined and defensively energetic Nottingham Lions on Sunday evening in a tie much closer than many would have predicted. With the skating several strides faster and the checks that bit harder, it was clear early on that the Barons dial had been turned up a notch or two from the pre-seasonal Huskies games the weekend before.

The Lions 2nd – goal or not ? (J&K Davies)

The visitors were the first to find the space to finish with Callum Worthington-Evans making the most of a counter attack for the Lions first, a little after two minutes. The Barons returned the compliment just after six minutes with a rapid Brodie Jesson tearing up the left wing before rattling the puck in off the Lions cross-bar to tie things up.

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