MAR 01] COVENTRY BLAZE NEWS
Chartrand Signs For Two Seasons
Blaze have received an early boost to next seasonís campaign with
the news that captain Steve Chartrand has signed a new contract.
is common for ice hockey players to be on one-year contracts and a
massive horse-trading session to start in the close season, but
Chartrand has been signed for two years.
move means that Coventry Blaze have three players signed to form the
foundation of next yearís team: Chartrand, Michael Tasker and
Stephen Cooper, who joined from Hull in January.
captain of the side and the FBNL player of the season, is the
Blazeís talisman. When he was injured in January and February, the
teamís confidence disappeared as they lost game after game.
French-Canadian scored over 100 points this season, and his
signature was confirmed at the end-of-season awards evening on
coach Paul Thompson said:
win the Player of the Season award, even though he was injured for
so long, shows just how well regarded Steve is.
delighted that we have secured his signature for another two
an inspirational player and leader and will be a core member of
the squad for next year. Adding him to Michael Tasker and Stephen
Cooper gives us three quality players to start building
Director Grant Charman added:
is an exceptional talent in this league. There is no doubt that we
suffered this season when he was injured and his signing is a
fundamental part of the planning for next year."