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Barons are looking for play-off support

SOLIHULL’S top ice hockey team is urging locals to get down to the ice rink tomorrow (Saturday) and cheer them to victory in the promotion play-off.

SOLIHULL’S top ice hockey team is urging locals to get down to the ice rink tomorrow (Saturday) and cheer them to victory in the promotion play-off.

Renault Solihull Barons will be facing Trafford Metros - from the league above - in a bid to secure their passage to Division One North.

And after having to play their first nine matches away from home (as Solihull Ice Rink was closed for refurbishment), chairman John Butler believes the Barons deserve every success.

“At the start of the campaign, with the team only able to train on dry land, the possibility of any success at the end of season seemed remote,” he said.

“But thanks to all the hard work put in by the players and officials, the team has been successful, finishing second in the league and losing only one home league match against Newcastle - the eventual champions.”

The home fixture is on Saturday (May 8) at Solihull Ice Rink, face off at 5.15pm. The second leg in Manchester is on the following day (Sunday).

“We have had the largest crowds in the league this season, with over 800 on four occasions,” added Mr Butler.

“Trafford Metros are a very good team, so we need to be at our best and we need all our vocal supporters to get behind us!”

Admission for tomorrow’s game at Solihull Ice Rink is £5 for adults, £1 for children accompanied by an adult and £3 for concessions.

 

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