Match report

Blaze bounce back with win over Flames

Flames 3
Blaze 5

After being blanked by Guildford Flames on home ice the night before, the Genting Casino Coventry Blaze bounced back in the best possible way, defeating the same opponents 3-5 in a pre-season contest at the Spectrum on Sunday evening.

British forward Zack Milton who has been guesting for Coventry from the Bracknell Bees opened his account and the scoring at 9.28 following review.

At 28.55 it was 0-2 with American defenceman Dillon Eichstadt scoring his first for the club.

Prior to the end of the second period, another blue-liner Canadian Justin Hamonic registered his opening goal in Blaze blue (36.50) with Blaze man-of-the-match Ross Venus picking up his second assist of the game.

At 43.05 it was 0-4 as Great Britain International Luke Ferrara hit home before a Flames revival began.

Joshua Waller was first on the scoresheet for the home side (53.49) and then T.J Foster reverted from provider to scorer to make it 2-4 at 54 minutes precisely.

Foster then added a second and Guildford’s third just 30 seconds later to make it a 3-4 game as Blaze Head Coach Danny Stewart called a time-out.

As the clock ticked down and the home side pushed for an equaliser, it was another Blaze defenceman who wrapped up the scoring with his first for the club, Chris Pohlkamp (58.51) making a final score of 3-5.

Stewart said, "I was very happy with tonight’s performance. We defended well all night and I thought we created a lot more offensively. Our penalty-kill was sensational this weekend. I really felt we skated a lot better tonight on and off the puck and we deserved our win."