Hayward looking to grow skillset in Barons set-up

Promising TC Cars Barons player Andy Hayward is once more scheduled to lace up the skates for the Solihull squad when play resumes. The 20 year old first iced for the Barons on a two-way basis from the Coventry Blaze NIHL in 2018-19 before joining Solihull full-time last season. 

Andy Hayward (S Crampton)

For the number 77, the ability to learn from and benchmark himself against, the more experienced players on the Barons roster has been important in influencing his decision to return :

“I’m looking forward to being back on the ice after the longest break I’ve had in hockey. This year will be my second full senior season with the Barons and I’m looking forward to getting settled in and showing what I can add to the team.

Callum has a good vision for the team this season and I’m looking forward to playing under both him and Maynard and developing as player. To all the fans, stay safe and hopefully see you all soon!”

Andy Hayward celebrates his goal (S Crampton)

For Callum Bowley, the return of Hayward, alongside the likes of Dan Mulcahy and Henry Adams is essential in ensuring a pipeline of emerging talent coming through Hobs Moat.

“I’m really pleased to welcome Andy back for another season with the Barons. Last season he stepped up from playing in NIHL 2 with the Blaze to join us as a full time Baron, he needed time to adjust to the league and speed of play but next season I expect him to come in and hit the ground running. He has the capability to be a really good defenceman in our league, as he knows his role well and has the skill set to deliver. The biggest challenge for young players is delivering consistent performances week in week out but that comes with experience and ice time. He has the opportunity to now push on and challenge guys for ice time. I look forward to working with Andy as he’ll be a core part of our roster and player development plans for years to come.”

Keep following us over the next week or so as we round up the remaining signings and we also hope to have some exciting new features soon while we all wait for the hockey to resume !

Moeller set to return when the Barons do !

The TC Cars Solihull Barons continue to finalise their roster with the signing of ever improving defenceman James Moeller. Having captained Solihull sides at u18 and u20 level, James emerged into the senior squad in 2015-16. Hallmarking his play with a safe, stay at home and penalty free defensive style, the 22 year old will hope to continue his development when play finally returns.

Looking forward to getting back on the ice, James had the following to say :

Hello all. I hope all is well and you’re staying safe and looking forward to the start of the new season! I’m delighted to be back with the Barons for another season. The atmosphere around the club is fantastic and with the team Bowley has built its sure to be a great year! Hope to see you all soon!

James Moeller and Ronnie Grimes (S Crampton)

Callum Bowley was also confident James would continue to strengthen his contribution to the Solihull defensive effort :

I’m pleased to announce the return of Moeller for next season and see him continue his development in a Barons shirt. He possesses a great attitude, he’s well liked in the dressing room and wants to learn. There’s no doubt that he strengthens our defensive line up, and I’ll be working with him to make sure he takes on more ownership out on the ice and solidifies his role as a stay at home defenceman, which I believe he’ll do given the experience and players around him. Welcome back on board Moeller!

There are a few more names to come out before the Barons roster is complete so keep following for further news on this and more soon !!!

Daniel Mulcahy to don a Barons shirt once more

The TC Cars Solihull Barons will maintain a long tradition of having brothers in the team with the return of Daniel Mulcahy, joining sibling Phil on the Solihull forward lines. Last season the teenager was a persistent threat to opposition defences, averaging better than a point a game with a quick, hustling game, creating opportunities and badgering opposition d into giving up the puck when they wish they hadn’t !

Daniel Mulcahy looks for the chance (S Crampton)

For Daniel the return to the Barons was an obvious opportunity to rejoin a competitive team challenging for honours while personally developing his game and competing for a slot on the top lines.

“The great fans and roster at this organisation have made it an easy decision to return to the barons for another season. After this long break I am incredibly eager to embark upon the 2020/21 season, which I’m sure will be a triumphant one under the excellent and experienced leadership of Bowls and Mayny. Although I’m still young and developing, I hope I can step up and play a big role this season in helping the Barons to another successful silverware campaign.

With Daniel racking up the points last season and showing a skills growth trajectory very much on the upswing, Callum Bowley was excited to bring the youngster back :

“Dan proved to be a really valuable asset for us last season despite being such a young player, so to have him back in the lineup for next season and help him continue to develop his game is great news. He’s an intelligent player, great skater, reliable across all three zones and has the capability to make a big impact on all three lines. Welcome back Dan!

Daniel and Phil Mulcahy. (S Crampton)

The Barons roster is getting toward completion with a few final announcements over the next couple weeks. Like you all, we are impatient to get back to seeing the Barons back on the ice. While we do not yet quite know when that will be, we do know that we – players, management, supporters and sponsors – will be ready !