MAR 01] COVENTRY BLAZE NEWS
Coventry Blaze 1
Guildford Flames 4
tale of three goalies decided this soulless encounter as Guildford
continued their 2001 unbeaten run.
Coventry Blaze are good they are excellent, and produced numerous
chances in the first period.
its day the team has the capacity to beat anyone, but once they
start to fall behind heads seem to droop and the passion evaporates.
should have put the Blaze in the lead early after Dumas broke
through the defensive ranks.
it was a long-range effort from Guildford’s Jason Jennings that
broke the deadlock after four minutes.
goalie Mark McArthur was pulling off save after save, but when he
hit the puck out of the rink to give the Blaze a powerplay, Mike
Shewan scored an equaliser.
took the lead again when Derek De Costy broke through a sleeping
defence and tapped an easy goal in.
didn’t get any better. Less than 30 seconds into the second
period, Karry Biette shot in from the underside of the crossbar
after Jennings sent De Costy clear to make the score 1-3 to the
when David Smith scored Guildford’s fourth goal, Barry Hollyhead
was pulled off and replaced by Henrik Sjodin.
showed the physical bite that the Blaze lack as they defended their
lead. Tempers started to fray as the game got tougher.
was hit in the face with a stick, and Irvine was sent to the box
three times for fighting before being ejected from the game, along
with Guildford’s Scott Campbell as the pair continued a running
on goal: 28-27
Shewan 1+0; Chartrand 0+1; Dumas 0+1.
Nets - Hollyhead (35’02) 17/4; Sjodin (24’58) 10/0
Biette 1+1; DeCosty 1+1; Jennings 1+1; Smith 1+0; Chinn 0+1; Haig
0+1. Net - McArthur