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Pohlkamp brothers re-unite at Blaze

26-year-old American forward Matt Pohlkamp will re-unite with brother Chris after signing with the Genting Casino Coventry Blaze for the 2019/20 Elite League season.

Matt, a 6’0” right-shooter brings with him 144 games experience in the ECHL over the past two years. For Toledo Walleye, Quad City Mallards, South Carolina Stingrays and most recently Reading Royals he registered 82 points (41 goals and 41 assists).

Prior to turning pro, the hard-working Pohlkamp played a total of four seasons (2013-17), the final two with Chris, at Bowling Green State University (BGSU) in the highly regarded NCAA. In 160 games for the ‘Falcons’ he contributed 88 points (38 goals and 50 assists), was named a WCHA All-Academic three times and once a recipient of a WCHA Scholar-Athlete Award.

Before college, Matt played a season with the Fargo Force of the USHL and attended Brainerd High School (USHS-MN) for four years.

Head Coach Danny Stewart said, "When Matt expressed interest in joining the club we worked quickly and heard nothing but great things about him. He’s another hard- working guy that plays heavy down low and has a good touch around the net. He has scored 40 plus goals the last two seasons in the ECHL and along with that brings other qualities. He can penalty-kill for us and is another guy with good size, but who also skates well."

Matt commented, “At the same time that my brother Chris signed, I was looking for a place to play in Europe. Once he had signed with Coventry it sparked my interested into looking to play in the UK, and the possibility of playing with him. I had a great conversation with coach Danny Stewart and loved everything he had to say about the Coventry Blaze organisation and the city. I signed, and I'm very excited to be beginning my 3rd year pro career in Coventry.

“I would describe my playing style as a full ice skilled power forward who likes to make plays, score goals, and do whatever it takes to help the team succeed.”  

Own and Loan a M.Pohlkamp Jersey

Matt Pohlkamp will wear #11 for the Blaze in the 2019/20 Elite League season.

You can now Own and Loan his home or away regular season jersey, or his Challenge Cup special edition jersey by calling the Blaze office on 02477 719919 (Monday to Friday 9.30am - 4.30pm).

Own and Loan a blue (home) or white (away) regular season jersey - £250.

Own and Loan a special edition Challenge Cup jersey - £150.