Whitehouse, Maurice and Perrin sign for 2019/20 Barons.

The Solihull Barons are pleased to announce the return of Andy Whitehouse, Matt Maurice and Elliott Perrin for the 2019 / 20 Moralee season.

Andy Whitehouse (S Crampton)

Andy Whitehouse will be back in September for a ninth season with the Barons. The centre has been a model of consistency over recent years and the new season should see him become the second most prolific player on Solihull team sheets, bettered only by Phil Lee.

Matt Maurice rounding the Warriors net (S Crampton)

Matt Maurice will also be a welcome returnee to the Barons forward lines. The 21 year old has emerged over the last four years as being strong on the puck, able to shrug off anything less than the best of checks and has become a consistent goal scorer, finding the net a dozen times last season.

Elliot Perrin (S Crampton)

Defenceman Elliott Perrin will be back for a full season with the Barons having joined the squad mid-season last year from the Nottingham Lions. While primarily brought in to help secure Solihull’s defensive zone, Perrin showed his competence at both ends of the ice with seven points from 11 games.

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Rogers and Crowe back for more as Farrell and Luke Brittle take time out

The Solihull Barons are happy to announce the return of two Barons stalwarts for the 2019-20 season in the form of defensive pairing Dave Rogers and Rich Crowe. While both players are still just entering their mid-twenties the upcoming season should see both edging into the all-time top five of games played in a Barons shirt by the end of the season.

Dave Rogers readies himself (S Crampton)

Having flirted with the forward lines in the past, Dave Rogers is now a fixture on the Solihull blue line and was good for thirteen points last season. A popular figure among the supporters Dave is known for playing with a bit of an edge. Despite not being the biggest guy in the Solihull dressing room, he has shown himself willing to drop the gloves with any who ask on a regular basis.

Rich Crowe (S Crampton)

Rich Crowe will start his 9th season in a Barons uniform and the Solihull number 6 will combine a safe at home game coupled to a big shot from the point.

Luke Brittle (Harish Chavda, www.dingleimages.com)

Sadly not returning for 2019-20 are the forward pairing of Luke Brittle and Elliott Farrell. Luke has been a major force on the Barons first line wing over the last two years with 26 goals in the last season but work will take him away from the area and he will be unable to return come September.

Elliott Farrell cuts through the Tigers (S Crampton)

Elliott Farrell joined the Barons from the Bracknell Bees when he came to the Midlands to do his degree. The speedy forward found the net 8 times last season but his degree’s work place will see him move down South for the year and so he too will be unable to ice for the Barons.

Such is hockey however and the Barons are actively talking to a number of players for the new season and will be holding trials at the end of June or early July for those who look to be a good fit. Stay tuned for more news as it comes !

Experienced core to return

At the recent TC Cars Solihull Barons end of season presentation evening player coach Dangie Brittle confirmed that he would once more return in the same capacity for the 2019-20 season alongside the senior core of brother Adam, forward Josh Bruce and d-man Marcus Maynard.

Dangie looks daggers (S Crampton)

Dangie has of course led the Barons for the past season and a half, sharing duties between the pipes with Sam Hewitt and Josh Nicholls while also making the calls on the on-ice product.

Adam Brittle tangles in the final few minutes (S Crampton)

Adam Brittle was a power house for the Barons in the past season. Playing a full rink game Adey was as strong working the corners as he was in front of net and contributed over 50 points while also taking over as captain following the mid-season injury of Josh Bruce.

Josh Bruce gets the Barons second (S Crampton)

Josh Bruce had a disappointing 2018-19 season with injury stopping his activity on the ice a little after mid-season. Having found the net 11 times before his departure a fresh and healed Bruce will once more be a force on the Solihull forward lines come September.

Marcus Maynard – What me ? (S Crampton)

In Marcus Maynard the Barons have a strong and imposing figure on the blue line, squeezing opposing advancing forwards wide or getting in and around the crease on powerplays. Generally playing a disciplined game, Maynard has also shown himself able to diffuse tensions in and around the Barons goal mouth – his grin a challenge to any over-excited opposition centre.

We hope to announce more signings soon so stay tuned !