JAN 01] COVENTRY BLAZE NEWS
Takes To The Ice Again
ice hockey legend will be getting his blades on again to help the
Coventry Blaze through their current injury crisis.
Blaze player Chris Kelland is coming out retirement to bolster the
side while captain Steve Chartrand recovers from a broken jaw.
aged 43, retired from competitive hockey at the end of last season
when he played for Hull Thunder.
former GB captain has been one of the legends of British hockey
since arriving on these shores to play for Murrayfield Racers in the
old British Premier Division in the early eighties.
joined Blaze during season 98-99, also as cover for an injured
player, and became a real favourite among the fans, and has also
played for Nottingham and Sheffield.
Paul Thompson, who called on his friend to help his side out, said:
is unavailable for the ntl: Cup semi-final on Wednesday night, but
will link up with the team on Friday ahead of the weekends vital
clashes at Basingstoke on Saturday and against Fife Flyers at the
Skydome on Sunday.
replacing Steve Chartrand is impossible. He is a great player that
is irreplaceable, so we've had to find someone who can bring a
different set of attributes to the team.
is not a centreman in the way that Steve is, but he'll give 110
per cent every night, and is a vastly experienced, very
intelligent hockey player."
will complement our existing line-up and his talents will gel well
with the other guys.
think Kell will bring a lot to this team and will be a great
signing for us heading towards the play-offs."
[12 JAN 01] CHARTRAND INJURED
BUT HOME PLAYERS SHINE