Max Soden joins on 2-way

Fresh from the signing of Ben Lee, the Solihull Barons are pleased to announce the signing of another Coventry Blaze NIHL player, Max Soden, on a two-way contract.

Max Soden (Aimee Hollingsworth)

Max Soden is a name new to the Barons, the 19 year-old defenceman having had his first senior season with the Laidler Blaze last season. With an eye to the future, Phil Lee was keen to get this emerging talent on board :

“Max is going to be a new addition to the defensive unit and we have worked with Coventry NIHL Blaze to come to an agreement that Max will predominantly play for Coventry whilst gaining valuable experience at the higher level by training with the Barons, and also playing, when Coventry’s fixtures permit. Max is a talented young player with good hockey sense who I am looking forward to working with and supporting his development. Welcome to the team Max!

Max Soden (Aimee Hollingsworth)

Meanwhile Max is siezing the chance to get more training and match opportunities :

“When Leepy approached me about a potential two-way I couldn’t say yes faster.”

“It’s a great opportunity and one I think I’m ready for, I think I had a good season last year and I’m more than ready to give it all I have”

“I’m excited to see what the season holds for us, we have a great room of guys and a lot of skill, so hopefully we can put that on full display”

“I can’t wait to get going, start training with everyone and get some game time under my belt”


Max Soden (J&K Davies)

Ben Lee extends 2-way deal with Barons

The Solihull Barons are very pleased to announce the extension of Coventry Blaze NIHL goalie Ben Lee’s two-way contract at Hobs Moat.

Goalie Ben Lee has of course been part of a similar arrangement for the last few seasons and has combined time in net with Cov with cover and starting time in the Barons goal.

Ben Lee (S Crampton)

Phil Lee was very happy to continue the arrangement to allow Ben further development time while giving the Barons that essential but difficult to fill, third goalie roster spot :

“I am really pleased to see Ben back as the third goalie for the Barons. Coventry NIHL Blaze have again agreed a 2 -way arrangement, to give Ben the ice time he needs to develop his skills whilst also training with the Barons, gaining valuable experience. This fits with Bens fantastic work ethic as he enjoys being on the ice as much as is possible! Ben will support Sam and Graham as the third goalie which can be a difficult but vital position on the team as you never know when you will be called into action, and have to be ready to step on the ice at short notice. Welcome back Ben.

Ben Lee (J&K Davies)

Ben himself was also happy with the arrangement and the chance of testing himself against division 1 opposition while continuing to strengthen his overall game through regular ice time at Coventry and training with both rosters :

“It is great to have once again been given the opportunity to be part of the Barons roster. It was an easy decision to return and I am grateful to be given the chance to be part of the organisation once more. I look forward to training again with the guys and getting the season underway.

The squad is nearly there now but keep following for all the very latest news on the league schedule as we ready ourselves for a return to competition in only a month’s time.

Phil Mulcahy and Jordan Stokes add strength and edge to Barons roster

The Solihull Barons have added strength and edge to their roster with the re-signing of forward Phil Mulcahy and D-man Jordan Stokes.

Phil Mulcahy has been a strong presence in the Solihull forward lines since joining the squad. Playing a hustling game and giving the opposition little chance to rest Phil isn’t afraid to do what is needed to get the goals whether this is turning over the opposition puck, creating space through slick turning play or getting into the gritty, high traffic areas around the opposition net to pick up any rebounds or deflections going. As a result of this high energy approach Phil Lee was very happy to see Mulcahy back.

“I am pleased to welcome Phil back into the team this year. Phil is a talented and skilful player and is not afraid to go into the corners or stand in front of the net with the physical presence of opponents. Phil also has a keen eye for the net and can turn opportunities into goals easily. He brings speed and energy to the team. Pleased to have you back Phil.

It was a hat-trick each for Niklas Ottosson & Phil Mulcahy (J&K Davies)

Mulcahy himself was delighted to be returning to the Barons for another year : Continue reading “Phil Mulcahy and Jordan Stokes add strength and edge to Barons roster”