GAME INFO vs. Cardiff Devils (02/03/19)
This Saturday is a huge hockey night in Coventry as the Cardiff Devils come to the Skydome Arena for a 7pm face-off.
For the Genting Casino Coventry Blaze, there’s just 5 home games of the Elite League regular season, and with the race for a post-season playoff spot in full swing, every game is crucial. The same can be said for the Devils, who are in a titanic battle with the Belfast Giants at the top of the league to retain the title that they have claimed for the past two years.
Match Sponsor: Taylors Butchers
Taylors Butchers are an extremely popular local butcher based in Earlsdon (126 Newcombe Road).
Their products speak for themselves as customers (including our players!) queue out of the door on a regular basis. Making award winning pies & sausages, Taylors Buthers are also a BBQ specialist providing several sensational pre-seasoned meats.
SAUSAGE ROLL GIVEAWAY COMPETITION
Taylors Butchers will be giving away sausage rolls throughout the game on Saturday.
If you want to win 4 tickets to the VIP SkyLounge on the 17th of March, courtesy of Taylors Butchers, you can, by entering a Twitter competition during the game.
To enter, if you are lucky enough to get one of the sausage rolls, all you have to do is tweet a picture of you eating it, tag in @taylorsbutchers and use the hashtag #ILoveSausageRolls
Visit Taylors’ website: johntaylor-meats.co.uk
Follow on Twitter: @taylorsbutchers
Call: 02476 630693
Visit the Skydome Arena Box office
Online (No queuing - show ticket on your mobile device – no need to print!):
AWAY SEATING: Please book in Block 7.
The game will be streamed online for a price of £10.
Warwickshire Search and Rescue Visit
Warwickshire Search and Rescue is an operational Lowland Rescue team (one of 36 teams in the UK), set up to assist the Police with searches for vulnerable missing persons within Warwickshire and beyond. They are on call 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
They are a registered charity and receive no funding from the government. All members are unpaid volunteers, who finance their own personal kit and travel expenses.
However, they rely wholly on donations to keep the team operational, purchase essential team equipment and to be able to provide the best professional training for their members.
At the game, representatives from Warwickshire Search and Rescue, will be on hand to speak further about the outstanding work that they do. Stop by to find out how you can join or support the team.
You can also visit their website: warksar.org.uk
USA Sports pop-up shop
USA Sports will be bringing their pop-up shop to the Skydome Arena on Saturday.
A wide range of NHL merchandise will be available from Crosby's bar, or under the SkyLounge.
USA Sports is the premier online store for officially licensed NFL, NHL, MLB and NBA apparel and headwear. They offer an extensive range of 100% authentic products including jerseys, headwear, clothing and souvenirs.
Make sure you check out the shops on Sunday, or visit the website: usasports.co.uk
Our friends from SCCU will have a promo stand at the game, and as part of National Apprenticeship week which starts on Monday, they are on a mission to show young learners that not all classrooms have four walls. If you, or someone you know is interested in finding out more about apprenticeships for individuals or businesses, then please stop by and say hello to their representatives. You can also visit their website: https://sccu.uk.com
They will also have cupcakes!
Read more: 'Not all Classrooms have four walls'
End of season awards tickets
The Genting Casino Coventry Blaze 2018/19 awards show will take place on Friday 22nd March 2019 at Coombe Abbey Hotel.
Tickets will be available to purchase from the Fanzone.
Raffles / Period break games
Southam Agri game worn shirt: #90 Tim Crowder home jersey straight off the players back. Tickets £1 each.
Blaze Booster Club special raffle: - #39 Danny Stewart 2008/09 Five-on-3 Legends jersey. Tickets £2 each.
Suretax 50/50: Take home half the takings. Tickets £1 each.
SPECIAL 50/50 OFFER: Purchase £5 or £10 worth of tickets for the Suretax 50/50 draw and you will also receive 5 tickets (£5) or 10 tickets (£10) to be in with a chance of winning a signed #27 Kevin Morris away jersey.
Budget Skips Skip-A-Puck: Progressive Jackpot Prize
The progressive jackpot prize associated with landing your puck on the Budget Skips Recycling Logo Disk will be £50.
The prize pot will increase by £25 each game that it's not won.
Your puck must land FULLY on the disc to win the cash prize.
As always, if you manage to Skip-a-puck into the truck that will be driving around the ice, you will earn the chance to win a Blaze season ticket for 2018/19 in the Skip-a-puck final game which will take place during the final league game of the current campaign.
There will also be spot prizes worth up to £20 each to be won with closest puck to the item winning.
Pucks will be priced at:
- 8 pucks for £5
- 3 for £2
- or £1 each
Abbey Taylor performance
Our regular flag-bearer, Abbey Taylor of the International School of Skating (daughter of Stuart Taylor, owner of Taylors Butchers) will be performing for us during the second period break.
You can watch her fantastic ice dance from the Taylors Butchers sponsored game last year here:
At the Fanzone
2018/19 Regular season jersey auction
The 2018/19 game-worn regular season jersey auction is now live. At the Fanzone, you can buy-now or place a bid on a jersey.
Player jerseys from the current roster are £150 to buy outright. Replacement blood jerseys are priced at £75.
Bids can be placed on any jersey from a starting bid of £50 and increasing in increments of £10 up to the buy-it-now price of £150, or £75 for the replacements blood jerseys.
25% off kit sponsorship
Visit the Fanzone to grab an item and the reward which comes with it.
Also at the Fanzone:
Free Blaze player cards
This week you will be able to pick up free player cards of #14 Alex Forbes and #56 Kevin Noble.
The brand new March edition of our official magazine, OnFire will be on sale from sellers around the rink. #37 Matt Hackett is the big interview with #90 Tim Crowder also featured. #56 Kevin Noble talks about his involvement in the Ice Hockey Super Series and Cardiff Devils' Gleason Fournier is the focus of 'Meet the opposition'.
In the final ten minutes of regular time, vote for your Genting Casino Blaze Man of the Match on Twitter using the hashtag #BlazeMOTM
Post-game Crosby's visit *
#1 Jordan Hedley, #10 Dominik Florian, #14 Alex Forbes, #56 Kevin Noble and #28 Justin Hache will join fans in Crosby's bar post-game and sign autographs etc.
*Subject to change
As it's a Saturday game, there will NOT be a Planet Ice post-game skate.
Visit Genting Casino
Make the most of a Saturday Blaze game day by visiting Genting Casino Coventry at the Skydome before or after the match. Remember, all season ticket holders get 25% off food and drink!