One Out One In For Coventry Blaze

Last updated : 24 May 2012 By Covsupport News Service

Coventry Blaze Ice Hockey team have announced that Great Britain international Robert Farmer has agreed to join a team in Kazakhstan for the 2012/13 campaign.

The 21-year-old, who played 63 games with 29 goals and 27 assists, had been due for a second season at the Blaze but he has opted for a lucrative move to Kazakhstan.

Coach Paul Thompson said to the Blaze Website: “I have known about it for a while and the club have planned for his departure. There will be a more than able replacement for Robert’s spot which I have been working on for a while. 

“I want to wish Robert all the best. These guys have been offered unbelievable contracts and we cannot deny Robert that opportunity.” 

However, the Blaze have signed Canadian forward Gerome Giudice. .

The 23-year-old was a third round draft pick by Sudbury Wolves in the Ontario Hockey League in 2005, had two years in Italy with Fassa and had a try-out with American Hockey League side Oklahoma City Barons before spending last season with Tulsa Oilers in the Central Hockey League.

Coach Paul Thompson said to the Blaze website: “Gerome is a leader– he was captain of the Sudbury Wolves for two seasons.

“He is a Ryan Finnerty and Danny Stewart type player. He plays with an edge, he can fight, he is gritty and he is a winner.

“One of the biggest things I liked about Gerome was his attitude. He wants to win and wants to be on a team who knows what it takes to win."