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Blaze sign GB International Davies

Genting Casino Coventry Blaze are delighted to announce the signing of Great Britain International forward Ben Davies.

Davies, who most recently spent time with the Norfolk Admirals in the East Coast Hockey League, has well over 400 Elite League games under his belt as well as an impressive 200 plus points. 

The Cardiff born centre, who stands at 5'8", played the majority of his career in the Welsh capital, making 346 appearances for the Devils, posting a near 150 points.

Along with brief stints in Basingstoke and Swindon, in 2014/15, Davies moved north joining the Braehead Clan, where he played two seasons, becoming a fans favourite posting over 60 points in 117 appearances, also appearing in the Champions Hockey League.

Representing Great Britain at all junior levels, Davies made his senior debut in 2013 and has since won 13 full caps in competitive international fixtures.

Blaze Head Coach Danny Stewart said, “This move happened very fast and was something we felt could help us moving forward, Ben has good pace up the middle and he has the ability to play in different situations. He adds to our depth here as the league transitions into four-line hockey but also has the capability to add to our secondary scoring.”

Stewart continued, “It was only a couple seasons ago that he scored 17 goals for the Cardiff Devils and has produced 30 plus points consistently the last several seasons. He is responsible at both ends and is another guy we can use on the penalty-kill.”

Blaze Chairman Andy Buxton added, “Having such good attendances so early in the season has given us the chance to invest more into the team. We want to thank the fans for their support this season so far, you have been incredible.”

We would like to thank Smart Image Furniture for becoming the player sponsor of Ben Davies.