Ed Eaton back for another year at Hobs Moat

The TC Cars Solihull Barons are delighted to announce the return of forward Ed Eaton for his sixth season at Hobs Moat following his signing for the side for the 2018-19 Moralee campaign.

A focussed Ed Eaton waits for the puck to drop (Steve Crampton)

Arguably one of the hardest working players on the roster Eaton combines a flair for the play making pass and the no nonsense goal coupled to an ability to protect or work the puck from the corners.

In his time with the Barons Ed has notched up over 60 goals and around 200 points making him a highly dependable part of the Barons offence. We are sure the Barons faithful will join us in looking forward to another productive season from the prolific centre.

Defensive pair sign for Barons

The TC Cars Solihull Barons have taken steps to bolster their blue line with the signing of two former Hobs Moat players to their 2018-19 roster in the form of Dale White and Steve Crowe.

Dale White (J&K Davies)

Dale White came up through the Solihull system and has iced nearly 70 times as a senior Baron over a number of stints reaching back as far as 2005-06. In between times Dale picked up significant experience in pro-leagues with seasons in the Elite Coventry Blaze and old EPL Telford Tigers.

Steve Crowe (J&K Davies)

Joining younger brother Richard on the Barons blue line, 25 year old Steve Crowe will don the #13 Solihull shirt for the 2018-19 season. Steve also came through the Solihull junior system and iced as a Baron in his late teens before taking a sabbatical from the sport. Returning to the game two seasons ago as a stay at home d-man for the NIHL Blaze, Steve is relishing the return to Hobs Moat and with Dale adding to the defensive depth available to Dangie Brittle.

 

Nicholls and Heape back for another year.

The TC Cars Solihull Barons are delighted to welcome back gritty forward Stephen Heape and dynamic goalie Josh Nicholls for another year at Hobs Moat.

Stephen Heape (Harish Chavda www.dingleimages.com)

For Heape this will be a fourth consecutive season with the Barons, with 2017-18 seeing him pick up two goals and three assists. His forte is however gritty play, whether this be in the corners, screening the goalie on the powerplay or where needed dropping the gloves we are sure all fans will welcome the return of this incredibly honest and dependable team player.

Josh Nicholls comes well out of his crease to clear the puck (Harish Chavda, www.dingleimages.com)

For Nicholls 2018-19 will be his sixth season in a Barons shirt and he will once more resume duties on the blue paint. Arguably at his best in high pressure situations, Nicholls poses a significant challenge to opposition forwards, particularly in penalty shot or goal mouth scrambles situations.

We are also just finalising our pre-season and should be able to announce initial details in the next day or so – stay tuned !