FEB 01] COVENTRY BLAZE NEWS
Keynes Kings 7
Coventry Blaze 3
with injuries and general exhaustion after a gruelling week,
Coventry Blaze went down to Milton Keynes Kings last night.
was the first time in ten games between the clubs that the Kings had
come out on top. Coventry dressed just 14 regular players for action
and “borrowed” two players from Birmingham to make up the
match was tighter than the scoreline suggested, and Blaze got more
shots in than the home side.
after four goals went in during the first 26 minutes, Barry
Hollyhead was pulled off to give Henrik Sjodin his first appearance
fell behind to an early goal, after just 13 seconds. Former Kings
player Dumas scored against his old club, but Coventry never caught
players Shaun Yardley and Rob Eley, restricted in their ice time
this season, were given a good run out.
game was a Planet Ice Shield game, and Coventry still top the table
in that competition, although they have played more games than their
BNL terms, Basingstoke did the Blaze a big favour by beating
Peterborough Pirates last night in a game that was both a BNL and a
Planet Ice Shield fixture.
7-5 victory for the Bison means there is now a small gap between
Coventry and Peterborough ahead of their double-header this weekend.
The home game is on Sunday, face-off at 6pm.
on goal: 27-38
Smillie 3+1; Long 2+1; Poole 1+2; Breadmore 1+0; Higdon 0+3; Clarke
0+2; Hazlehurst 0+1; Randall 0+1.
Net - Spells 38/3
Dumas 1+0; Irvine 1+0; Watkins 1+0; Ruggles 0+1, Soderstrom 0+1;
Twaite 0+1; Yardley 0+1. Nets - Hollyhead (26'23) 10/4; Sjodin (33'37) 17/3