Blaze vs. Steelers after #26 retirement
For our next retro game we’re taking you back to the 2015/16 Elite League season and Chuck Weber’s Coventry Blaze.
It was the season that long-time Blaze coach Paul Thompson had taken up the GM/Head Coach role of the Sheffield Steelers giving games between the two much added spice.
Despite the Blaze fighting for an 8th placed playoff spot and the Steelers chasing the league title, Weber’s Blaze had proven to be Sheffield's bogey team winning five straight before the meeting at the Skydome Arena on 28th February 2016.
We could have chosen to show any of the games between the two from that season as they were all classics, however we have picked this one (the final league meeting at the Skydome that season) as it was a special night in our history, the jersey retirement of #26 Dan Carlson.
Carlson remains our all-time leading point-scorer with 559 (177 goals and 382 assists) in 430 appearances over a six-year period.
He was a member of all four of Blaze's Elite League title wins and also lifted the Challenge Cup twice, the Knockout Cup and Play-Off Championship.
On Sunday from 4pm, we will show the 2015/16 Blaze taking on the Steelers and the #26 Carlson jersey retirement ceremony in full.
The premiere will begin at 4pm with the game facing off around 4.15pm after the ceremony.
Match night raffles
Win half of the takings in the 50/50 raffle or a game-worn #16 Jordan Pietrus home jersey from the 2015/16 Elite League season.
To make the online match night raffles more authentic and part of the match night experience, the winners will be drawn during the third period of the game on Sunday.