Forbes returns for second season
Genting Casino Coventry Blaze Head Coach Danny Stewart has secured the services of 22-year-old British forward Alex Forbes for a second season.
The 5’11” hard-working winger played 68 times in Elite League competitions last season for Coventry, scoring 4 times with 1 assist.
Prior to his first year with Blaze, Forbes spent the 2017/18 campaign with local rivals Milton Keynes Lightning where he iced in 61 games with 7 points.
He began his hockey career with Elgin Ice Hockey Club near his hometown, Mosstowie in Scotland. At 14 years-of-age he moved to Ontario, Canada with his family where he rose through the ranks of the OHA Mavericks Minor Midget programme.
In 2014, he began a three-year stint with Ogden Mustangs of the WSHL where he played over 150 times, registering nearly a point-per-game. He was named Captain in his final season before turning professional with Milton Keynes, scoring an impressive 61 points in 49 games (27 goals, 34 assists) on the way to a league Championship.
The Scot has iced in three World Junior Championship campaigns with Great Britain’s under-18’s and 20’s, helping the team to promotion from Division 1B with two goals and an assist in the 2016 tournament.
Stewart commented, "Getting Forbsey back adds to our British core and depth. I felt he progressed a large amount this year and if anything, I should have got him out a little bit more. Our goal is to develop him into an effective penalty-kill guy and that will allow him to play a bigger role and have increased minutes next season. He’s a workhorse for us and that rubs off on other guys so we're really pleased to have him back."