Calvert heads to Solihull

The Direct Taxis Solihull Barons have added significant quality to their roster following the signing of highly experienced forward Ashley Calvert. 30 year old Calvert has spent the bulk of his career with the National and EPL Sheffield Steeldogs where his gritty, physical play made him a mainstay of their forward lines and Barons coach Callum Bowley will be looking for more of the same in Solihull.

Ash Calvert (J&K Davies)

“I am delighted to welcome Ash on board and have him in the lineup for the weekend. He’s an experienced forward who has consistently played at a high level during his career and always puts up good numbers. He’s got a good eye for goal and battles hard every game, and he’s one of those players you hate playing against but would love to have on your team. He will add a lot of quality to our team and will add toughness, leadership and a winning mentality, which is exactly what we want. I expect Ash to make a big impact and play a big role for us this season

Ash Calvert will be wearing the red and white through 21-22 (J&K Davies)

For Calvert the chance to impress at a new club was a big draw.

“I’m excited for my new adventure with the Solihull Barons and can’t wait to get going. I’m looking to add some leadership, hardwork and a bit more grit to the team. I’ll be doing all I can to help us bring in some silverwear and have a great season.

Ashley should be on the ice for Sunday’s tie against the Lions and he will no doubt be keen to make a big impression on the home support. Face-off 5:30.

OWN & LOAN

Ashley’s own and loan shirts, like those of fellow late sigining Elliot Farrell are still available at £60 on a first come, first serve basis – contact solihullbarons@gmail.com.

Barons complete pre-season with win over Huskies

The Direct Taxis Solihull Barons rounded off their short preseason programme with a second win in the space of 48 hours over North London side the Haringey Huskies. Sunday night’s tie at the Solihull rink reiterated the difference in the bench size and overall quality of the two sides but Callum Bowley will be content to get some games under the belt and to have some food for thought ahead of next weekend’s season start proper.

Daniel Mulcahy pushes back on the Huskies defence (J&K Davies)

The Barons found the net early as Andy Whitehouse shot in under a sprawled Luke Clark while making the most of a Haringey penalty for goal number one. The second goal was again a Barons one as Tom Soar, from behind the Huskies net, fed Phil Mulcahy who was sitting just outside the D of the Haringey crease for a deft tap in.

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Game night updates

After over 500 days without a game, we are delighted – as we hope you are – to to see the return of the Direct Taxis Solihull Barons to Hobs Moat for a preseason tie against Haringey Huskies. It should be a great game with both sides players eager to shake off the dust and put on some great entertainment.

We hope to see as many of you down the rink as possible for the Huskies game but please be aware there may be a few changes since last time.

  • While formal covid rules will be minimal, we kindly ask that supporters respect each others wishes with regards to mask wearing and distancing. Please do not attend if you are showing covid like symptoms.
  • The rink itself is now card only for payments on the night. This includes entry, cafe and bar. Our merchandise table will still accept cash but we can also accept card payment.
  • Tickets can still be bought on the door but, as above, these will need to be paid for via a card rather than cash.
  • For those of you who bought season tickets, you can collect these via the function room entrance and you will also be able to use this entrance during the season.
  • We still have a few 19-20 own and loan shirts still awaiting pick up. These will be available at the merchandise table for collection.
  • The car park is £1 and covers 3pm to midnight. If you use the car park outside these times you will need to ensure you have made extra payment.

Look forward to seeing you Sunday!!!   #COYBARONS