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Coventry Blaze add Matthew Thompson to forward group for 2021/22

Matthew Thompson has become the latest player to sign for the Coventry Blaze ahead of the 2021/22 season, adding point-scoring ability to Danny Stewart’s top six. The 6’1” right-shot forward arrives in Coventry having spent last term alongside David Broll in the ECHL as the Indy Fuel’s captain. Thompson collected...
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Posted Aug. 13, 2021

Fan favourite David Broll signs Coventry Blaze renewal for 2021/22

Five-time NHLer David Broll will return to the Skydome Arena for the 2021/22 season, the Coventry Blaze has announced. The 28-year-old winger played a key role for the Blaze in 2019/20, registering 21 points (ten goals, 11 assists) in 43 Elite League competition games before re-signing for the following campaign....
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Posted Aug. 9, 2021

Coventry Blaze: 2021/22 schedule released as pre-season approaches

Danny Stewart’s Coventry Blaze will open their 2021/22 Elite Ice Hockey League campaign on home ice against the Fife Flyers on Saturday 25 September, with pre-season set to begin ten days earlier versus the Manchester Storm. The long wait for ice hockey’s return to the West Midlands will end on...
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Posted Aug. 6, 2021

‘Workhorse’ Alec Marsh signs one-year contract with Coventry Blaze

Coventry Blaze head coach Danny Stewart has hailed the arrival of American forward Alec Marsh, praising the 25-year-old’s work ethic after he became the first new player to sign for the Skydome Arena outfit. “Alec came highly recommended from Guy Gadowsky at Penn State,” Stewart explained. “He’s a workhorse that...
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Posted Jul. 30, 2021

Seattle Kraken play it safe in expansion draft

On Wednesday (21 July), the NHL’s 32nd franchise burst into life. The Seattle Kraken, who paid $650 million to join the world’s premier ice hockey competition, finally has a roster to call its own after taking part in an expansion draft. Excluding the Vegas Golden Knights (who opted against taking...
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Posted Jul. 29, 2021

Dillon Eichstadt makes retirement U-turn, re-signs for Coventry Blaze

American defenceman Dillon Eichstadt has come out of retirement to sign a one-year contract extension with the Coventry Blaze. The 27-year-old blue-liner registered 29 points (four goals, 25 assists) in 47 regular-season games with the Blaze in 2019/20, his first year as a professional. “When we found out Eichs wanted...
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Posted Jul. 25, 2021

Team GB triumph over Chile in Olympics opener

Manchester City star Ellen White scored twice as Team Great Britain opened their Olympic campaign with a 2-0 win over Chile at the Tokyo Games. In what was Team GB’s first official match since their quarter-final defeat to Canada at London 2012, Hege Riise’s side controlled proceedings against their South...
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Posted Jul. 24, 2021