The Hercules Ice Hockey Apparel Sponsored Solway Sharks are delighted to announce that Colin Grubb will be joining the club with immediate effect, as a Goaltending Consultant.

Colin grew up playing his youth hockey in Scotland as part of the reputable KIHC, winning multiple national championships at 14U & 16U level, including 2 MVP’s. He also won best goalie an unprecedented 6 times for Hockey UK.  

Grubb signed his 1st pro contract at just 17 years old with his hometown Fife Flyers, and later went on to play with Solway & Paisley. It was during this time he developed his passion for coaching & began to give back to the youngsters in KIHC, being mentored by his older brother & Sharks Head Coach, Martin Grubb.

In 2008, Colin & his family moved to Houston, TX and immediately got involved in coaching youth hockey at the local Willowbrook Aerodrome rink.  This grew into opportunities with The Houston Wild Travel organisation, USA Hockey, Odessa Jackalopes, Louisiana Drillers, and he later founded the Tomball Varsity HS hockey team, whilst being part of the coaching/evaluation staff for the 2019 USA U17 national team at National camp in Buffalo, NY.

Through the opportunities within USA hockey, Colin has an extensive support group that ranges from the NAHL, to NCAA to multiple NHL coaches.

Colin’s current coaching roles/credentials are:

Notable roles and achievements within Colin’s coaching career to-date are:

  • USA Hockey RMD Goalie Coach In-Chief
  • Odessa Jackalopes NAHL Goalie Coach
  • Tomball Varsity Head Coach (High School)
  • Louisiana Drillers NA3HL Goalie Coach
  • USAH Level 4 coach
  • USAH Silver level Goalie Coach
  • USAH certified hockey director

John Strange, Co-Owner of The Solway Sharks, commented;

“Colin joining the Sharks family, is something we have been working on for a while now and we are thrilled to have such an experienced and talented coach on board. Our netminders will have access to years of experience, and this is just another step on the journey to making the Sharks a force to be reckoned with in UK hockey”