Preview: Blaze vs Panthers
Genting Casino Coventry Blaze look to stretch their winning run to 5 games and achieve a 7th home win from the last 9 as Challenge Cup Champions the Nottingham Panthers visit the Skydome Arena this evening (7.30pm face-off).
This will be the ninth competitive meeting between the teams this season, with both sides having previously shared four wins apiece. In the four EIHL competition meetings between the teams at the Skydome this season, the Blaze have won three times and Nottingham once.
The last time the teams met was two-and-a-half weeks ago, when the Panthers won 4-2 at the National Ice Centre in the Elite League. The last meeting between the teams in Coventry was three weeks ago when the Panthers edged a late 2-1 win at the Skydome Arena.
Forward Brett Robinson is your one to watch this evening as the clubs highest point scorer against Nottingham so far this season (3+6=9). The number 23 has scored in each of Blaze’s last two home games against the Panthers and recorded at least a point in each of the last four games between the teams.
Head Coach, Chuck Weber commented, "We need to take care of our business and let Manchester look after Manchester and Dundee look after Dundee and then see what happens. We have won four in a row which is a huge step and we now have another huge challenge against Nottingham."
Tickets are still available for tonight's big game, ONLINE by calling 02476 630693 (option 0) or from the Skydome Arena box-office.
If you are unable to join us, we offer a high definition webcast via Clean Cut Sports for a price of just £8 (PURCHASE HERE)
We also offer a match night Twitter update service via @covblazelive
In addition to all the usual raffles, card giveaways and post-game autographs (full details), make sure you don't forget to pick up the March edition of our monthly magazine, OnFire and get your tickets for the Blaze Awards Show taking place at Coombe Abbey on Thursday 24th March (£12 each). Full information.
The end of season jersey auction is now also well underway so don't miss the opportunity to own your favourite players game-worn jersey. You can place bids or buy a jersey outright tonight at the Fanzone! Full details.