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Solent secure Lock for 2016-17

1 year ago By Alex Murray

Today, Ben Lock has penned a one year deal to extend his stay with the Solent Devils for the 2016-17 season.

The former Guildford and Slough junior will start his 3 season for the Gosport based club having iced 52 times the previous two seasons. Speaking on his return Lock is eager to help the team progress "I'm extremely excited to be back playing for Solent. This will be my 3rd year with the club, and each year we continue to get better and better. I cannot wait to get stuck into the new season. After our most successful season in the league, plus a dressing room where each player puts the team first, returning was a no brainer.

Following an injury hit season, Lock is preparing to hit the ground running "the past two years have had a massive effect on me. I've had big injuries, and not being able to play with the lads has been really tough. I picked up an injury in November and carried it all the way through to February when I was forced to stop, which incredibly tough physically and mentally. Credit to our Chartered Physiotherapist. Ruth Calder who kept me going through that period of time. I'm currently working hard on my fitness levels to make sure the season coming I'm ready for anything."

The Woking born 21 year old is a welcome returnee for Head Coach Alex Murray " Getting Ben fit and back in the line up was a major priority for me this summer, Ben had tremendous potential, but has been hampered with injuries. Having taken time out near the end of last year, plus a full preseason, Locky will be raring to go. Once again I will be looking for him to play a big part in my defensive unit, he is an excellent shot blocker and a experienced stay at home defenceman"

Lock will continue to wear the number 71 jersey and is actively looking for a shirt sponsor - if you are interested in sponsoring a Devil please contact

Updated 12:53 - 7 Jun 2016 by A J Beal Webmaster

Where next?

Goddard returns to Devils The Solent Devils have today confirmed the signing of 18 year old British Defenceman Kyle Goddard.
Lawday signs for Solent Today the Solent Devils have secured the signing of British forward Matt Lawday.


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