Statement from you TC Cars Solihull Barons

With the ongoing and extremely serious Covid-19 situation, the TC Cars Solihull Barons alongside the various ice hockey authorities have taken action to protect ourselves, our supporters and others through this very difficult time.

As you may have seen and as a result of Government advice, the English Ice Hockey Association (EIHA) have suspended all competitive play until the end of May. While it has not been explicitly stated, it is expected that the season is effectively over and the outstanding play-off round-robins and finals will not be rescheduled. Anyone who has purchased tickets for the finals weekend should contact Ticketmaster direct with regard to any possible refund. We also recognise that there are two season ticket games still unplayed and for those supporters we would hope to acknowledge this in discounted renewals for 2020-21.

Again based on current Government advice on social distancing it also sadly means that we will unfortunately have to postpone the Presentation Evening scheduled for April and we are looking into options and dates regarding this.

For supporters with Own and Loan shirts we would ask for patience. We are looking at options to send these out or if you wish we can hold them over until the rescheduled Presentation Evening.

While none of this is ideal, I am sure you will join with us in trying to ensure that all our supporters, players, sponsors and off-ice team and all their families are kept safe through this worrying period.

We will keep you updated via social media and the web with where we are as events unfold and hope to resume in September for the 20-21 season.

Take good care of each other and be safe.

Solihull Barons

EIHA confirms suspension of play.

EIHA STATEMENT
Board meeting confirms competitive hockey cancelled through May 31
March 16, 2020

Ice Hockey UK, English Ice Hockey Association (EIHA) and Scottish Ice Hockey (SIH) have met to confirm all competitive activity sanctioned by the EIHA and SIH up to and including 31st May 2020 is cancelled from Tuesday 17th March 2020 with a further statement on 1st May 2020 for all competitive activities after 31st May 2020.

All leagues operated by the EIHA and SIH will be amended over the next 48 hours to complete standings for the 2019/20 season.

Training may continue subject to current government advice. Internal communications will be sent in due course to clubs.

More information will follow regarding those who have purchased tickets to end-of-season events.

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Barons gear up for play-off Round Robins

(S Crampton)

Your TC Cars Solihull Barons wind up their league campaign this weekend away at Billingham on Sunday evening but the season as a whole is far from over with the play-off round robins coming up over the next few weeks and more home games to enjoy before the finals weekend.

Over the weekends of the 21st/22nd and 28th/29th of March and the 4th/5th April the top six sides in the Moralee Division will split into two pools of three to determine which sides will make it to the Play-Off Finals at Ice Sheffield over the Easter weekend. The first pool will consist of the sides finishing 1st, 4th and 5th in the league, the second those sides finishing 2nd, 3rd and 6th.

Regardless of Sunday’s result the Barons will finish the league in third place behind the Whitley Warriors and Solway Sharks. This will place us in a play-off pool with the Sharks and the Billingham Stars or the Blackburn Hawks and we will play these sides once each home and away over the next month. These two home ties are included on the season ticket.

The top two sides will then head to the finals at Ice Sheffield where they will meet the top two sides of the second pool featuring the Warriors, Sting and Hawks or Stars, with the winners from each pool being drawn against the runner up in the other pool.

Stay tuned for details of the pool fixtures as soon as we get them confirmed !!!