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Thompson hails Carlson

Before we face-off against the Sheffield Steelers this Sunday (28th February), the Genting Casino Coventry Blaze will honour one of the clubs greatest ever players with the retirement of Dan Carlson’s number 26 jersey.

Carlson's coach during his six years in Coventry, Paul Thompson will be in attendance as Head Coach of the Sheffield Steelers and he kindly took the time to speak to David Simms about his "go-to guy" (below). The two shared four Elite League title successes together, along with two Challenge Cups, one Knockout Cup and one Elite League Play Off Championship.

"I'm pleased that I'm going to be there to see a player that's been a big part of my career get his shirt retired . He was our go-to guy every night. From the first day we signed Dan to the last game, he gave everything. I think it's fantastic that the club are honouring him this way because it's more than deserved." - Paul Thompson


Tickets for the game and jersey retirement ceremony are available from the Skydome Arena box office by calling 02476 630693 or by booking online, HERE.