The Captain is back:

The Solway Sharks sponsored by Building Craftsmen Dumfries are delighted to announce the return of club captain Struan Tonnar for the 2018/19 season.

Tonnar will enter his fourth season as Captain and his twelfth as a Shark and will be looking to help the team progress and get his hands of some silverware as he has done in previous seasons.

The 28 year old forward has managed over a point per game since the start of the NIHL and will be looking to add to that tally this season. As the Captain he has also played defence when needed and always looks to lead by example on and off the ice and will return in his familiar #51 jersey.

Head Coach Martin Grubb commented “we welcome back Struan again as the Captain of our team and that is a role he takes great pride in.

“We have had a long chat about the standards and expectations of this season for both him and the team and he is someone who fully supports the ambition we have.

“He is someone who has good speed, skill and an ability to score big goals and he will be working hard to achieve the targets we have set and is driven by last year’s disappointments.

“He is someone who is passionate about this club and desperate to be part of the growth both on and off the ice and I look forward to working with him again and helping him and the team achieve our goals.”

Struan said “ I am Really excited to be pulling the shirt on again for my home club.

“I am very passionate about how this club performs on and off the ice and to have a chance to play for Martin and the sharks again is something I take great pride in.

“I’ve been speaking with Martin about his expectations and mine and we are both on the same page.

“We have loads of great things to build from last year, but now we have a clearer idea of the difference between top 3 and 4th and now we have to set out our plan on breaking into the top 3.

“I believe the team we are putting together will absolutely do that and I’m really excited to be working with the new players we have already signed and the guys who will be returning.”

Struan Tonnar’s #51 shirt 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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