Position: Goalie

Christian Cole

Chico’ who has iced over 180 games for the Devils will enter his 8th season with the club having originally joined back in 2010. Cole was part of the league winning team in 2012 and last season was voted by peers and coaches as the best goaltender in the league.

Speaking about his return Cole spoke of the challenges that lie ahead

“I feel very positive as always signing for Solent. It’s always a good challenge for me playing here and now onto the next challenge of contending for the league in NIHL2. It was a pretty easy choice to stay at Solent for another year no matter what league we were in. I like the setup and I feel very comfortable playing there which is why I can play to my full ability.”

Cole who has averaged over 90% save percentage in his last 4 seasons with the Devils continued by setting himself and the team goals for the season ahead

” My personal goal is to win us every game to ultimately win the league. I don’t know if I could better last year by getting the all star goalie but as previously said I have my eyes on the league title.”

Head coach Alex Murray has spoke of his delight at securing Cole

“Everyone knows how good a goalie Chico is, he gives confidence to our whole team. Chico keeps the team in games and will win you 4-5 games a season on his own. There are not many goalies like Chico in our league, and we have to be confident in every game with him in net.”

Aaron Taylor

Former Redskins stopper Taylor returns for his third spell with Solent, having originally started his ice hockey career with the then known Solent & Gosport Sharks in 2006. 11 years on, and Taylor is still as excited to be playing back at the Gosport Arena

“I am excited to come back to where it all started for me, I am not here to step on anyone’s toes but will try my hardest to help the team in whatever capacity I am needed. I am looking forward to linking up with a great bunch of guys and working with the top coach in the division.”