18-08-17 Marek Charvat is the Sharks first import signing of the summer ~ 17-10-17 2017-18 fixture list now live on-line ~16-08-17 Sharks adopt new constitution ~ New shirt design unveiled ~ 15-08-17 Stevie Moore and Scott Henderson sign on for the new season ~ 08-08-17 Kyle Horne makes his new home at the Shark Tank ~ 04-08-17 Hutch returns for a second year at the Shark Tank ~ 21-07-17 "The Boss" is back - Ross Murray signs ~ Added owned & loaned shirts information
The BCD Solway Sharks are delighted to welcome Czech defenceman Marek Charvat to the club for the 2017/18 season. Marek comes to the club having played in Poland last season and has also played in the USA and his native Czech Republic. Marek played a year in the WSHL where he amassed fifty-one points from fifty-one games from defence which paved the way for a move to Poland’s top league. Last season Marek played with GHK Jastrzebie and helped the team make the top six split and then play-off’s.
Marek has been given a positive overview of the Sharks and town from ex-Shark Jan Fisera who is a close friend, so he should know what to expect in UK hockey.
Charvat was clearly happy to be joining the Sharks and stated “I am really excited to be part of the Solway Sharks organization. I cannot wait till the season begins and I meet all of my new teammates. I will do my best to win the championship once again”.
Head Coach Martin Grubb commented “I am very happy to be able to bring Marek to the club and he fits in with our teams philosophy of young player who are hungry to succeed. It became clear once we started talking that he wanted to come here. We have watched the videos and received glowing references. It’s clear that he is a young player who loves to compete, plays solid in his own zone and can jump into the play and add points from defence which will suit our team. I like players who have a desire to succeed and Marek definitely has that. Marek has already done some research into our team and was able to call upon his good friend Jan Fisera’s first hand knowledge. I know he will fit in perfectly with our group and I am excited for him to get here.”
Marek Charvat will wear the #24 jersey and is the 1st import on our roster for this season and we look forward to him arriving and skating with the team.
The BCD Solway Sharks continue to build for the season ahead with the return of influential centre Marc Fowley. Fowley will return for his fourth season as part of the Sharks roster and will be looking to continue his consistent play at both ends of the ice and to add to his points tally.
On Fowley’s return Head Coach Martin Grubb commented “Marc is someone who is important to the team as he is experienced, competes all over the ice and plays in all situations for us. He is someone who I can trust especially in the defensive side of the game that forwards can sometimes forget. He has experience of the highest level and this helps us especially in tight games. I look forward to having Marc back and working with him again”.
Fowley himself commented “I am happy to be back as a Shark for another season. We had a great year last year and are hungry to continue winning in this new league setup. Personally I hope to contribute more after my injury last season and I look forward to getting going along with the boys”.
Marc will wear the #34 shirt again and add to the offensive unit signed so far.
Stay tuned for some big news coming as the line up continues to grow as the season nears its start.
The BCD Solway Sharks will begin their 2017-18 season with a home National Cup fixture against old rivals the Blackburn Hawks on Saturday the 2nd of September. The following day the Sharks make their first road trip of the season when they travel to North Wales to play the Deeside Dragons in league action.
The second weekend of action sees the Whitley Warriors roll into the Shark Tank on the Saturday for a league game with a cup road trip to Billingham on Sunday the 10th September.
This year the Sharks fans can enjoy some festive hockey as the Stars visit for a league match on Saturday the 23rd of December and a road trip ends the year at Telford on the 30th before the Warriors “first fit” the Shark Tank on Saturday the 6th of January 2018.
The Sharks also end the regular season at home when the Telford Tigers visit Dumfries on Saturday the 10th of March before we hopefully head into the play offs.
The Building Craftsmen (Dumfries) Ltd. Solway Sharks took a major step towards restructuring their future last night (Tuesday) when it was agreed to adopt a new constitution and apply for charitable status and become a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation.
On the surface of things supporters are unlikely to notice many changes but behind the scenes the club will be run in a very different way. A board of six trustees will have overall responsibility for the running of the club with power devolved to sub-committee’s responsible for business, fundraising and the playing side of things.
The Board of Trustees consists of: Les Maxwell (Chairman), Andy Ferguson (Vice Chairman), Tracy Muirhead (Secretary), Michelle Mitchell (Treasurer), Morel McKenzie and David Morrison.
The Sharks are delighted to confirm that Tracy Muirhead will also continue her excellent work as Match Day Co-ordinator organising our valued band of volunteers.
As always the Sharks welcome volunteers without whom the club would not be able to function as it does. We are actively seeking any individual or group who would be able to film the game on match nights and produce a highlights package for the internet. We are also looking for a match night program editor and are always interested in hearing from anyone who would like to join our pool of match night helpers.
If you would like to help the Sharks in any of these positions please contact David Morrison by e-mail at email@example.com
The Solway Sharks are pleased to announce that admission prices for the 2017-18 NIHL (North) Moralee Conference season will be as follows:
Adults – £9.00
Concessions – £6.00
Children under 16 – free with an adult
(Concessions – Over 60’s with a valid National Entitlement Card, Students with a valid student ID card)
Concessions – £90
Family – £270
* Season tickets are for entry into Moralee Conference fixtures only and do not include any cup fixtures or challenge matches.
** Season tickets will however allow the holder access to the 2018 Under-20 World Championship Division 2 Group A matches at Dumfries Ice Bowl on the 10th-16th December 2017.