Brian Stewart named EIHL Player of the Week
Genting Casino Coventry Blaze netminder Brian Stewart has been named the Elite League Player of the week after stopping 73 of 74 shots as Blaze recorded a four-point weekend.
Chris Higgins was the only man to beat the 6’5” Canadian on Saturday as Blaze defeated the Belfast Giants 4-1 on home ice. On Sunday, Stewart then recorded a shut-out in a 3-0 victory over the Manchester Storm in the Challenge Cup.
After missing game-time last weekend following a collision with Sheffield’s Zack Fitzgerald, later penalized for two games by the Department of Player Safety, it was a welcome return for the man who has so far recorded a .915 save-percentage over 18 games.
Stewart said: "It was nice to get our first four point weekend of the year, two in the Challenge Cup that we desperately needed and two in the league. I thought that everybody was at the top of their game. Personally, I've felt pretty good so far this year, but things haven't always gone my way, mentally though I have felt pretty good so far."
He added: "Everything came together this weekend and it was a relief to get back in the dressing room and be able to say that is the way we have to play. It feels like everything is getting better and Danny (Stewart) is doing a great job with us and we are going to keep on fighting."
We congratulate Brian on his award.