SOLENT LOCK IN THE LOCK
The Solent Devils are proud to announce the re-signing of British Defenceman Ben Lock.
From the outset Lock has been an absolute rock in defence for Solent, joining for the 2014-15 season, Lock will be starting his 8th full season. In a Devils league career of 164 games with 19 goals and 39 assists and part of the NIHL 2 playoff champions’ squad, Lock is the key. On re-signing for next season Lock comments
Solent is a club that is very close to my heart. The fans are loud and incredible no matter the result and the players and support staff are genuinely like a second family. I couldn’t see myself anywhere else.
Head Coach Murray
It’s great to have secured Ben for another season! Locky is one of the most underrated players in our team, and we won’t truly value his impact until he is gone!
Defensively, Locky is sound, compact, and a highly valuable asset on the penalty kill. His block shorting ability is the best in the league, which is why his teammates rate him so highly.
When asked about his favourite moment from last season Lock said
I would say coming second in a league that has tremendous talent was a huge success for us. We really dug in deep last year and fought hard in every single game.
It was the toughest year I had faced in 12 years in the league. We were depleted at times in the D core due to injuries so playing 30+mins each night was taxing on the body. At times struggled with scoring but the resilience of every player and the bond we have drove us through!
When asked about the moments that stand out so far over his Junior and Senior career, Lock continues
Winning the NIHL2 playoffs with the Devils was incredible. But nothing tops the game winning goal at Chelmsford last season. 5-0 down. Alex scores the tying goal at the buzzer and I somehow score the winner in OT to win 6-5!
Locky has grown offensively as well, with the memorable OT winner in Chelmo as well as several PP points this year. We are hoping Locky can continue his form next season, whilst passing on his knowledge to the young group around him.
Speaking about the future Lock concludes
I’m looking forward to watching some of our younger players step up and take on the ice time they deserve. We have a great crop of young talent and I’m sure with Alex’s coaching they will flourish this year! Let my old bones have a rest!
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