28 Richard Facey

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28
Name
Richard Facey
Position
Forward
Height
5'11"
Weight
181 lbs
Age
29

The Portsmouth born forward who returns for his third season with the Devils, also collect ‘Best Forward’ at the end of season awards, recorded 21 goals and 27 assist, totalling 48 points from 28 games last season, finishing as the second highest British point scorer in the NIHL South 1.

Facey started his hockey career as a Solent & Gosport junior and is one of the leading points scorers in the history of the junior club. Speaking upon his return the 28 year old forward spoke of the reasons he returned to the Gosport Arena

“I’m excited to be back for Solent. I have had two great years with the club and I’m ready for another one. Immediately after the season I spoke to Alex and said that I wanted to come back. We have a great team atmosphere and are bringing on good young players at the club and I wanted to be a part of that again. As a team I am hoping that we can challenge for the league title with the team that Alex is putting together and so the goal is to win a trophy.”

Facey will once again combine his playing role with coaching as he continues to be a big part of the Junior coaching programme.

” Richard could have stayed in NIHL 1 this season, as I’m sure there would of been many suitors, but Rich is apart of the bigger picture at Solent, he is on the ice every night coaching and developing all the juniors. The link between the two organisations have never been as strong, as this is mainly down to the work Richard does.” Stated Alex Murray.

Head Coach Alex Murray continued, speaking of his delight in signing Facey “Richard is a close friend of mine and to have him back in a Devils jersey will certainly help us achieve our aims for this season. Facey is a big game player and a role model for my young squad. He is a team first guy and the player the team looks to during crucial moments of the game.”

Facey will once again be an alternate captain for Solent and will continue to wear his former junior number #28.

NIHL South 2 (Wilkinson) 2017/18

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Results

John Nike Leisuresport

Planet Ice - Gosport

Oxford Ice Rink

Planet Ice - Gosport

Planet Ice - Gosport

Guildford Spectrum

John Nike Leisuresport

Haringey Ice Rink

Cardiff Ice Arena

Planet Ice - Gosport

Planet Ice - Gosport

Planet Ice - Gosport

Planet Ice - Gosport

Chelmsford Ice Rink

Planet Ice - Gosport

Planet Ice - Gosport

Silver Blades - Gillingham Ice Rink

Swindon - Link Centre

Planet Ice - Gosport

Planet Ice - Gosport

Lee Valley Ice Rink

Planet Ice - Gosport

Oxford Ice Rink

Slough Ice Rink

Planet Ice - Gosport

Planet Ice - Peterborough

Planet Ice - Basingstoke