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Giants and Storm visit Skydome

It’s a double home weekend for the Genting Casino Coventry Blaze at the Skydome Arena.

Boosted by the return of star netminder Brian Stewart from injury, Blaze first take on the Belfast Giants in an Elite League fixture on Saturday night (7.00pm).

The Northern Irish side currently sit in 5th place with 11 points from 9 games, whilst Coventry find themselves 9th with 7 points from 11 games.

It will be the fourth meeting between the two, Giants winning three, Blaze one so far. Belfast have been victorious in both meetings at the Skydome this season.

On Sunday night, Blaze take on the Manchester Storm in a do-or-die clash in the Challenge Cup for Danny Stewart’s side (5.15pm).

Manchester were victorious in the first Challenge Cup meeting 3-1 at the Altrincham Ice Dome, currently sitting on 6 points from 6 games in Group B. Blaze, with 3 points from 6 games find themselves at the bottom of the group, and with just two games left, must beat the Storm to keep qualifications hopes alive.

After Sunday’s game, the remaining fixtures in Group B are as follows:

Friday November 11th: Panthers vs. Blaze at the Motorpoint Arena.

Sunday November 13th: Devils vs. Storm at Ice Arena Wales.

Current Group B standings:

Tickets

Please remember: the Manchester Challenge Cup fixture is included on the season ticket.

Call 02476 630693 or visit the Skydome Arena box office.

For this weekend, we have a very special offer allowing you to get VIP tickets in the Crowngate SkyLounge for just £20! (more information).

If you can't be at the Skydome Arena for either game this weekend you can watch online via Clean Cut Sports:

Key stats

Note: Challenge Cup and Elite League combined

Top scorers

Coventry Blaze

Points: Matt Marquardt 3+12=15

Goals: Robin Bergman 5+4=9

Belfast Giants

Points and Goals: Mike Forney 9+8=17

Manchester Storm

Points: Darian Dziurzynski 10+9=19

Tied with Dziurzynski for goals: Mario Valery-Trabucco 10+3=13

Goalies

Coventry Blaze

Brian Stewart GAA 3.04 - .909 SVS%

Renny Marr GAA 6.67 - .789 SVS%

Belfast Giants

Stephen Murphy GAA 2.28 - .904 SVS%

Jackson Whistle GAA 2.81 - .880 SVS%

Manchester Storm

Mike Clemente GAA 3.08 - .912 SVS%

Phillip Spanswick GAA 3.00 - .833 SVS%

Special Teams

Powerplay

Coventry Blaze 15.8% (7th) - Belfast Giants 12.7% (8th) - Manchester Storm 22.2% (1st)

Penalty-kill

Coventry Blaze 84.0% (4th) - Belfast Giants 83.3% (5th) 0 Manchester Storm 81.1% (7th)