2022-23 Signing Alert – Chico Cole


The Solent Devils are delighted to announce the re-signing of British Netminder Chico Cole.

With an SVP never lower than 91.60% since 2016, Chico has made the league’s All-Star team line-up every year since then too. The supporters favourite returning in the #1 jersey will be back between the pipes as the last line of defence in to 2022-23 league campaign.

Commenting on his reason for returning Chico stated

“I love the game, in front of the net is my second home with my hockey family and our fantastic supporters”

Head Coach Murray said

I’m delighted we have re-signed Chico for next season!

Chico has been a vital part of our squad for over a decade and continues to perform night in night out for the club.

Chico is one of the best goalies in the league and wins us games on his own during the seasons. We look forward to another strong year from our starting goaltender as we aim to push for some silverware.

Chico continues with his thoughts on the season ahead

“I never have any expectations as we are in a very competitive league now, where anything can happen, last season was tough especially the first few games, that was reflected in the final leagues positions with one point separating three teams”

When asked about a highlight from last season, there was no hesitation in his response

“Away game at Chelmsford with over 70 shots on goal and arguably our greatest ever comeback to steal the win. Everyone knows where they were on that memorable night!”

Turning attention to the team, when asked what he looks for in a teammate, Chico adds

“Nothing but passion and hard work, next season we need to turn the screw even tighter in defence and lock out the opposition”

Just before the season commences Chico will be celebrating a milestone birthday, we asked about his thoughts on turning 30… rolling his eyes Chico said

“Jheeze thanks for the reminder! I’m just warming up so be prepared for even more from me!”

Chico will return to the Devils in shirt #1. If you would like to sponsor a Devil or become a team sponsor, contact devilssupporters@outlook.com