Blaze Win At Edinburgh

Coventry Blaze Ice Hockey team won an exicting Elite League game against the Edinburgh Capitals 5-3 tonight.

In Edinburgh this evening, Paul Thompson's side who beat Newcastle Vipers 7-3 last night, were at the Capitals from the start.

Russ Cowley, who has been called up for the North V South all star game on February 19th at the Skydome, had The Blaze ahead after only 34 seconds and then added a second on 6.22.

Martin Cingel pulled one back on 9.59 before Carlyle Lewis got two minutes plus another ten for being the third man into a fight involving Adam Stefishen, but Coventry led at the end of the first period.

One minute and sixteen seconds into the second period, Joe Dustin on a power play levelled the match.

Still on the powerplay, Edinburgh attacked and for the first time in the match they took the lead when Adam Stefishen fired home on 25.35 to give Edinburgh a 3-2 lead at the end of the second period.

Into the third and Jock Hay, the home side Assistant Coach was ordered off the bench after complaining when a goal for the Capitals was ruled out.

That would have made it 4-2 but it was 3-3 when Jon Weaver equalised on 54.57.

Less than three minutes later, and Canadian Defenceman Blake Forsyth who had a stormer of a game against Newcastle yesterday,fired the Blaze back in front with a power play goal on 57.46.

With 29 seconds remaining, a fifth goal wrapped up a good victory for Coventry, who fly home in the morning.



On Saturday, Blaze are at home to Manchester Phoenix with Face Off at 7pm and then on Sunday, they travel to Nottingham to play the Panthers,who lost 3-2 at home to Hull this afternoon. Face Off is at 4pm.

January's fixtures end with a home Challenge Cup tie against Belfast Giants, who won 8-2 at Manchester today, at the Sky Dome on Wednesday January 28th and an away league game at Hull Stingrays on Saturday January 31st