Hutchy is back:

The Building Craftsmen Dumfries sponsored Solway Sharks have continued to strengthen their blue line ahead of the new season with the return of experienced defenceman James Hutchinson.

The 34 year old returns for his 3rd season after joining from Hull Pirates and has a wealth of experience in the EIHL, EPL, France as well as representing GB at U18 and U20 levels.

In his first season as a Shark he was part of the treble winning team and became a fans favourite with his ability to read the game and composure on the puck and over the past two seasons he has become a key member of the defensive unit.

Head Coach Martin Grubb commented “ I am delighted to be able to bring Hutchy back for another season and his character and experience are a vital part of our team.

“He is someone who is a genuine leader and his professionalism rubs off on the young players around him and I was always hoping he would continue playing and helping us.

“He played through injury last year and has had that problem dealt with over the summer and I know he is coming back hungry for the team to make an impact in the league and I believe us signing James will be massive for us as we try to improve on last year and look forward to working with him again.”

Hutchison added “I’m really excited to be back with the sharks and looking forward to meeting the new guys.

“ I think we look stronger and much more capable of challenging the top 4 this season. I can’t wait for September to roll around and we can get started.”

James Hutchison’s #55 is available on the owned and loaned scheme, priced at just £100 per shirt. If you are interested in this or any sponsorship options then contact

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