Blaze v Devils - This Sunday – Don’t Miss It !

Blaze vs Devils

The Blaze are in Challenge Cup action on Sunday at 5.15pm as the Cardiff Devils return to the Skydome – a game not to be missed !

If you haven’t got your tickets yet, they can still be purchased online at www.coventryblaze.co.uk, at the Skydome Arena box office in person or by calling them on 02476 630693. The box office is open until 9pm tonight and from 9am to 5pm tomorrow and Sunday. You can also pay on the door when you arrive on Sunday - doors for the game will open at 4.30pm.

We have a lot going on at the game:

The Suretax 50/50 and Exmedia shirt raffles are back - please see the sellers around the arena to purchase your tickets for only £1 each – the shirt on Sunday is the Challenge Cup jersey off the back of #8 Rory Rawlyk.

Chuck-A-Duck is back as well with a range of prizes including a family ticket to the Coventry Rugby Club, a meal for four at the Harvester, a £10 merchandise voucher and more – ducks can be purchased for only £1 from the sellers around the arena.

The special raffle prize on Sunday is a framed #21 Ashley Tait jersey which is signed by the team - tickets are priced at only £2 each for this fantastic prize!

Our match night shop will also be open until the end of the second period break so if you would like to purchase any merchandise please go the Fanzone area and see what we have available.

Finally, at the end of the game Kyle Bochek and Connor Ranby will be signing autographs so if you would like to get anything signed or have your picture taken with either Kyle or Connor please head to the Fanzone area at the end of the game. We also have an after match skate taking place on Sunday – this is included in your ticket price - bring your own skates or visit Planet Ice box office to hire them for £2.

See you all on Sunday!

Blaze v Devils - Watch Online

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If you can't make it to Sunday's game between the Coventry Blaze and Cardiff Devils don't forget you can watch online via the webcast which is priced at £8.

To purchase and watch please click here http://www.cleancutsports.com/index.php/live-webcasts

Blaze seek powerplay improvement

Coach Marc LeFebvre says Genting Casino Coventry Blaze are working hard to improve their powerplay proficiency.
 
Blaze have a conversion rate of 8.7 per cent after scoring just six times from 69 opportunities, something the team are determined to correct.
 
A trip to Cardiff Devils in the Elite League Erhardt Conference is next up for Blaze tomorrow before they meet again at the Skydome on Sunday in the Challenge Cup (5.15pm face-off).
 
LeFebvre said: "We have been working hard all week on getting to the dirty areas and scoring more goals. We have also been working on our powerplay, which hasn't been good.
 
"It is the little things which make a big difference. Our powerplay is a work in progress. We scored twice on the PP last week so we are starting to get somewhere.
 
"There is so much parity now, the goaltending has improved and teams are better defensively too so you have to work so much harder for your goals and take advantage when you can.
 
"We have lost a lot of close games and had we taken one of our powerplay chances it would have been so much different. The sooner we can get up to 20 per cent the better.
 
"Cardiff is a tough building to play in and they are on a good home run but we need to go there and get the two points as we want to stay with the pack at the top. 
 
"They are behind us and will want to catch us but it is up to us to put a stop to that. We need to start winning some points in that building and there is no better time to start than Saturday.
 
"We then have two huge cup points which we need. Two of our last three games are at home and we need to take advantage of that."
 

Blaze face Cardiff Devils at the Skydome in the Challenge Cup on Sunday October 26 (5.15pm face-off). Tickets can be purchased by ringing the Box Office on 02476 630693 (option 0) or online via the Blaze website www.coventryblaze.co.uk

Professionals On Ice Offer

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Planet Ice and the Coventry Blaze are delighted to be able to offer all Season Ticket holders a discounted rate to the fantastic Professionals On Ice show, taking place at the Skydome Arena next Wednesday the 29th of October at 7pm. Anyone calling reception and quoting the ‘Blaze ST Offer’ will receive two premium tickets for just £30 – a saving of £10!

The show features the professional skaters from popular ITV show Dancing On Ice performing exhilarating and daring routines on ice. This year they’ll be accompanied by some of the celebrity skaters too. Ex-Eastender Sam Attwater, who won the show in 2011 returns to the ice to skate with his former show partner and new wife ‘Fire Queen’ Vicky Ogden. They’ll be joined by Pop Star and actress Suzanne Shaw, who wowed the judges and TV audience with some outstanding performances to win the show in 2008. She still holds the record to this day for being the only celebrity on the show to score three perfect routines in a row.

It’s going to be a night to remember and Blaze Season Ticket holders can enjoy a great night at an even better price. Call 02476 630 693 and quote the Blaze ST Offer now!

One-match bans for Hendrikx & Francis

Discipline committee

Player: Trevor Hendrikx
Number: 74
Team: Cardiff Devils

During the game Sheffield Steelers v Cardiff Devils on 18/10/2014, Cardiff's Trevor Hendrikx was assessed a match penalty at 60:00.

The match penalty carries an automatic minimum one-game suspension, which was upheld.

The Department of Player Safety has reviewed this incident and has come to the following conclusions...

• Hendrikx throws multiple blows to the head and back of the head of two opposition players, who are both unwilling combatants and not in the position to defend or protect themselves.
• He throw further punches and verbally challenges opposition players from his team bench.
• He leaves the team bench after being instructed to go into the team bench by the officials, who are then dealing with other altercations.

The Department of Player Safety has decided that this incident is worthy of (1) one-match suspension.

Hendrikx served the suspension in last Sunday's home game against Sheffield, so is eligible to play this weekend.

Click here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKrdle73G0Q&feature=youtu.be for a video explanation of the incident.

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Coach: Neil Francis
Team: Cardiff Devils

During the game Sheffield Steelers v Cardiff Devils on 18/10/2014, The Department of Player Safety has automatically reviewed the situation at 60:00 where multiple penalties were called.

During the review of the incidents, Francis was seen to be using abusive and profane language, as well as hand gestures aimed at the opposition players, instead of controlling his players and getting them onto the team benches, as per the on-ice officials' instructions.

In summary:

• Francis makes both verbal and numerous hand gestures directed at the opposition players.
• He has no need to engage in any sort of action - be it verbal or physical - with the opposition players.
• His actions reignite the situation, instead of him being in control of his players and team bench.
• His actions bring the game into disrepute and will not be tolerated.

The Department of Player Safety has suspended Francis for one (1) match and fined him a total of £250.

Click here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKrdle73G0Q&feature=youtu.be for a video explanation of the incident.

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