2021-22 Signing Alert – Rory Martin-Edwards

This evening, the Solent Devils are delighted to announce the return of the talented young goaltender Rory Martin-Edwards.

“I am really looking forward to starting the season – it seems such a long time since we have had any league games and I can’t wait to get started and working hard.”

Says Martin-Edwards

Head coach, Alex Murray comments

“Rory is a really exciting prospect, he will sign on a two-way with the NIHL 2 team to ensure he gets the game time he needs to develop but seeing him in training he has great size and potential.”

Completing 38 game so far in his senior career with a save percentage of 89.62%, Martin-Edwards continues

“I plan to maintain my high level of fitness, train hard, absorb what I can from Chico and take every opportunity to get between the pipes when I can!”

Speaking about his experience with the Bracknell Bees…

“Participating in the Spring Cup was an unexpected opportunity for me. I was asked by Bees head coach to serve as back up for the Spring Cup and it was really great to train with the Bees. I was really stretched by some of the Elite League players who joined the squad for the Cup and it was a hugely valuable experience for me.”

When asked about the impact the pandemic has had…

“The last 18 months have been difficult – it was my first year at Southampton University and the whole programme was delivered online. I’m really sociable and I found it hard attending lectures from my bedroom rather than a classroom – I still haven’t met anyone on my course yet! The general lack of ice hockey has been disappointing, but I guess the positives are that I have got really good at golf!”

Martin-Edwards comments on how he will complement the team dynamic

“What I bring to the team is commitment, enthusiasm and a passion to learn and develop as a netminder. It can be a bit lonely as a goalie sometimes, but I am very much a team player and really enjoy the camaraderie and support the comes from being part of an ice hockey team.”

Martin-Edwards will return to the Devils in shirt #50.  If you would like to sponsor a Devil or become a team sponsor, contact devilssupporters@outlook.com