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Noble returns for a third season

The Genting Casino Coventry Blaze are pleased to welcome back Canadian defenceman Kevin Noble for a third season with the organisation.

The 29-year-old who joined the club in 2015 from Tulsa Oilers of the ECHL, surpassed 100 games played in a Blaze shirt during the last campaign.

In his debut season, Noble played an important part in Blaze reaching the Elite League playoff final before jetting off to Australia to represent Team Canada in the Wayne Gretzy Ice Hockey Classic.

Currently completing an Msc from Coventry University, the 6'1" blue-line was named best defenceman at the club's end of season awards show.

Before arriving to the Elite League, Noble was a graduate and Captain of Mercyhurst College of the NCAA and played over 100 games in the ECHL and CHL.

Head Coach Danny Stewart said, "Nobes is a buy-in type guy, a team first player. He brings a load of character to our dressing room and on the ice. He is a guy we know is going to battle every night. He's tough to play against, and that's an area we will look to improve this off-season. I want guys I can count on from day one, and I never question that with Kevin. I look forward to working with him again this season. He is a great piece to our roster early on in the summer."

Kevin Noble commented, “I am very pleased to be back with the Blaze next season. I have grown fond of the city, the organisation and especially our great fans. As a team we certainly have unfinished business and I look forward to the challenge ahead. I also want to take this opportunity to say I have all the faith and respect in our coach Danny Stewart. He was a big reason in my decision to re-sign in Coventry. Every player would agree Danny has the respect of all his players. He is working tirelessly to do what's best for the club next season and I have tremendous faith he is the right man for the job."