Barons retire Phil Lee’s 88 shirt

On Sunday evening, following Solihull’s blistering win over the Blackburn Hawks to conclude the Moralee regular season, the Baron’s Phil Lee was awarded the highest recognition the club can give a former player, that of seeing his shirt number, 88, retired.

(J&K Davies)

Having just coached the Barons to their highest league position for nearly 20 years, Lee has cemented his status as one of the most important figures in club history. As a player his record is unrivalled, joining the Barons in 1986-87 from his native North East, he iced for the club a record breaking 17 seasons, only retiring from play at the age of 48, having amassed over 450 games as a Baron – a tally unlikely to be surpassed. He is also number three on the all time assists lists and the only homegrown d-man to sit in the top 10 of all-time Barons goal scorers.…..and we haven’t even mentioned the hip checks which sent many a fast breaking opposition forward cartwheeling and clattering down the ice!!!

Phil Lee (J&K Davies)

We are sure all Barons supporters will join with the club in congratulating Phil on this recognition of his contribution to the club over many years.

Phil Lee is presented with a special shirt to mark the retirement of #88 by former Baron and Florida Panther, Chris Allan (Steve Crampton)