Department of Player Safety Ruling

The Elite League Department of Player Safety has made the following
decisions from incidents in matches last night.

Player: Jeff Hutchins
Number: 71
Team: Dundee Stars
During the game Fife Flyers v Dundee Stars on 20/09/2014, The
Department of Player Safety has automatically reviewed the major (5) +
Game Misconduct that Hutchins received at 19:53 in the third period. The
Department of Player Safety has reviewed this incident and has come to
the following conclusions...

• The cross check is a dangerous action with no regard for the
opposition player's safety ,who is not in control of the puck.
• The cross check is reckless and directed at the opposition player's
head.
• There is no apparent injury to the opposition player.

The Department of Player Safety has suspended Hutchins for one (1)
match.

Click this link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LkzvuqI-rU for a video
explanation of the incident.

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Player: Carl Hudson
Number: 2
Team: Cardiff Devils
During the game Cardiff Devils v Braehead Clan on 20/09/2014, The
Department of Player Safety has automatically reviewed the match penalty
that Hudson received at 11:42 in the second period. The Department of
Player Safety has reviewed this incident and has come to the following
conclusions...

• The check was a clean hard body check on a player who is control of
the puck and eligible to be hit.
• At the point of impact Hudson is planted on the ice and the momentum
of the hit causes his feet/foot to leave the ice.
• The head is not targeted nor is it the principal point of contact in
the hit.

The Department of Player Safety has removed this penalty from Hudson's
records and there is no suspension.

Click this link
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqhROUI9WqA&feature=youtu.be for a video
explanation of the incident.

LeFebvre: Looking forward to challenge ahead

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LeFebvre looking forward to challenge ahead

Coach Marc LeFebvre realises the next three games will be a good marker for Genting Casino Coventry Blaze.
 
Challenge Cup holders Nottingham Panthers visit the Skydome tomorrow night (5.15pm face-off).
 
A trip to Elite League champions Belfast Giants follows next Saturday before play-off winners Sheffield Steelers visit the Skydome.
 
Blaze have won all four league games but opened their Group B cup campaign with defeat to Cardiff Devils.
 
LeFebvre said: "Nottingham are a good club who have won a lot of trophies over the last few years.
 
"But we are up for the challenge and looking to get the two points.
 
"They have a deep roster and always put together championship-winning calibre sides and it will be no different this year.
 
"The next three games will be a real indication of where we are at.
 
"It is good to be playing them early because it will be a benchmark for us."
 
Blaze will make a late decision over whether to include Canadian defenceman Rory Rawlyk against Panthers after he missed the win at Dundee Stars on Friday night
 

Blaze face Nottingham Panthers at the Skydome in the Challenge Cup on Sunday September 21 (5.15pm face-off). Tickets can be purchased by ringing the Box Office on 02476 630693 (option 0). For further information, please visit www.coventryblaze.co.uk

Don’t Miss Sunday’s Game v Nottingham Panthers

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On Sunday at 5.15pm the Nottingham Panthers are in town for the first time this season and what a game it promises to be !

Tickets 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. 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 on Sunday:

The 50/50 and Shirt draws are back so please see the sellers around the arena to purchase your tickets for only £1 each – the shirt on Sunday will be the Challenge Cup jersey off the back of #27 Jereme Tendler.

Chuck-A-Duck is back as well with a range of prizes including a family ticket to the Coventry Rugby Club – ducks can be purchased for only £1 from the sellers around the arena.

The special raffle prize on Sunday is two tickets for the new Crowngate SkyLounge for our Challenge Cup game against the Sheffield Steelers next Sunday (28th September) – tickets are priced at only £2 each for this fantastic prize !

You can also still order the new 2014/15 jerseys from the Fanzone – this season you have the choice of the home, away or the special pink replica shirt.

Finally, at the end of the game assistant captain Steven Goertzen and netminder Brian Stewart will be signing autographs so if you would like to get anything signed or have your picture taken with either Steven or Brian please head to the open end of the arena at the end of the game.

See you all on Sunday !

Blaze edge Stars

Genting Casino Coventry Blaze maintained their 100 per cent start to the Elite League season with a 2-1 victory at Dundee Stars.

 

After Kyle Bochek (Blaze) and Igor Gongalsky (Stars) dropped the gloves, Mark Smith put Coventry in front at 14.08 with his maiden goal for the club.

 

Ross Venus then grabbed his first of the season at 35.37 to make it 2-0, with assistant captain Steve Goertzen picking up an assist for his 100th point in all EIHL competitions.

 
Shane Lust cut the deficit for Stars at 47.09 and pulled netminder Marc Cheverie late on but Blaze, with Brian Stewart once again solid in goal, held firm.
 
Coach Marc LeFebvre, who left out defenceman Rory Rawlyk as a precaution, said: "It wasn't pretty by any means but it is sometimes good to win ugly. 
 
"Points are always tough to come by in Scotland but we found a way to win. We have taken the lead in every game so far and we want to be a 60-minute hockey club.
 
"It was good to have that secondary scoring again. With Rory not playing, Ross made the most of his chance and ended up getting the game-winner."
 
Blaze will keep monitoring the condition of Rawlyk ahead of Sunday's Challenge Cup tie against holders Nottingham Panthers at the Skydome (5.15pm face-off).
 
LeFebvre added: "It was a late call on Rory but we would rather miss him for one or two games than for six weeks.
 
"It is a marathon not a sprint so why risk him? We left him out as a precaution and it will be another late decision for Sunday."
 
Blaze face Nottingham Panthers at the Skydome in the Challenge Cup on Sunday September 21 (5.15pm face-off). Tickets can be purchased by ringing the Box Office on02476 630693 (option 0). For further information, please visit www.coventryblaze.co.uk

Watch Blaze v Nottingham Online

blazetv-live

If you can't make it to Sunday's game between the Coventry Blaze and Nottingham Panthers 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

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