The former Solent Junior, spent last season captaining the Bison U18 squad as well as icing for their U20 and NIHL 2 side. McCormick averages over a point a game at U18 level and this form earned him a two way deal with Solent last season in which he iced 5 times.
Now the move has been made permanent, McCormick is excited about taking his career to the next level " I'm excited about signing with Solent, they have a good experienced group & I feel I can really learn some things from them this upcoming season & keep developing myself as a player. I chose Solent because I like the direction they are going in, The Devils have really turned some heads these past seasons & made great strides to get where they are, it will definitely be special to be apart of. Personally I'm looking to just keep developing as a player & person. Learn as much as a can & become an impact player."
Head coach Alex Murray has spoken on his latest signing " Rhys is a kid I've been monitoring for the last two seasons. Since his return from the GMHL, he has been skating with us regularly earning two way deals from his previous parent club Basingstoke. Rhys is now ready to play a more pivotal role in the Devils organisation, and he along with our other youngsters will be working hard to break into our line up. Rhys has great speed, puck handling skills as well as a very good release, the transition from junior to seniors will be a challenge, but I feel he will have all the right support to allow him to be a success at this level."
McCormick will wear the number #29 jersey this season and is looking for a shirt sponsor. If you wish to sponsor Rhys please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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