Defensive Duo Swoop Into The Nest

Blackburn Hawks management are delighted to announce the signing of Solomon Smith from Widnes Wild and Cade King from Altrincham Aces, with both players available to play in today’s encounter against the Solway Sharks.

21 year old Solomon has spent most of his hockey career playing for the Haringey Huskeys and Slough Jets, before making the move up north to play for Sheffield Senators. He signed for the Widnes Wild this season before deciding to make the switch to play for the Hawks.

Cade has spent his time up to now with the Manchester based teams starting his career in the Manchester Phoenix junior setup, making a handful of appearances for the senior side. Cade then signed for Manchester Minotaur before making the move to the Altrincham Aces in 2015 where he has remained until putting pen to paper and signing for the Hawks

Head Coach James Neil commented on his new recruits:

I am pleased to have had the opportunity to bring in Solomon and Cade at such short notice. Over the past few weeks it has been difficult with the lack of bodies available. They both play D which gives me the option to move myself and Jared up front to hopefully create 3/4 solid forward lines. I believe we need more competition in the squad so we can push each other to be better. Players need to earn their ice time and being able to bring more players in will do this. I’m looking forward to working with both players!

If you would like to apply for Solomon or Cade’s home and/or away jersey on the Blackburn Hawks 2019-2020 Own and Loan scheme please register your interest by sending an email to blackburn@planet-ice.co.uk stating in the subject line: Solomon Smith/Cade King (Home Match Jersey) or (Away Match Jersey).

After 48 hours all applications will be reviewed. 

Selection will be based on the following criteria in order:

1. Direct family member of the player (email confirmation from the player will be required as evidence).

2. A random draw will made by the organisation from all applications received.