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Stewart disappointed to lose Bergman

Genting Casino Coventry Blaze Head Coach Danny Stewart this afternoon expressed his disappointment in losing his bid to keep Swedish forward Robin Bergman at the club.

Stewart revealed that talks had been on going with the Stockholm born winger for a few weeks, but the lure of a return to Danish hockey, where he has played four seasons of his career, and a big opportunity for his wife in Copenhagen had been too great to resist.

Bergman, who was picked by the Head Coach as his player of the year, quickly became a fans favourite too, registering 17 goals and 24 assists in his first season in British hockey.

Stewart said, “As a club, and for myself, it's very unfortunate to have lost the services of Robin Bergman today. He was a great player that did so much more then what showed up on the scoresheet every night.”

Stewart went on to confirm that the 28-year-old Scandinavian was a player whose services he wanted to keep in Coventry for next season.

“We did everything in our power to keep him here in Coventry for next season, we really wanted him to continue playing here. At the same time, we wish him the best at his new club, and would also like to wish his wife Johanne the best in her new career over there as well.”

The Blaze Head Coach also took the time to express his happiness at bringing in British forward Luke Ferrara, as confirmed this morning by the club.

“We have been talking to Luke ever since we found out he had left Sheffield. I spoke to Paul (Thompson) about him, and he had so many good things to say about Luke. That just confirmed what I thought, that Luke Ferrara was a player I couldn’t let pass by. The guy is exactly the type of player and person I want in my roster, I am thrilled to bring him to Coventry.”