Stick With The Blaze - Thomson

Last updated : 21 January 2011 By Covsupport News Service
Coventry Blaze Ice Hockey Coach Paul Thomson has urged the Blaze fans to continue to support the team.

This has not been a good season for the Blaze who are now too far back to retain the Elite League but Paul Thompson hopes that Blaze fans will stick with the club.

"We have to understand who we have been playing and who is sitting in the stands," said Thomson to the CT.

"There are a lot of guys who are getting five or six minutes more ice time than they usually get a night. "Most players want more ice time, but I've eight or nine who don't want as much as they have been getting.

"There's been no break or let up for them. "We are going to build from here and move on. We are a fifth or sixth placed team because of the situation.

"The vast majority of our fans are great and will stick by us. That's what we need right now because we are building for the play-offs. We nearly beat Cardiff and tired them out and their streak is over now and I know they are worried about us.

"The upside of where we have been is that we are bringing on the likes of Ross Venus, Aaron Nell and Robert Farmer, and down the road that will pay a big dividend."

The Blaze are at home to Edinburgh Capitals who were thrashed 18-1 at Sheffield Steelers last week on Saturday night (face off at the Sky Dome is at 7pm) before travelling back up to Scotland for the return game on Sunday in Murrayfield.

Blaze are going West...

to the Wild West, on the 30th January in aid of Coventry University Hospital's Children Ward!

On Sunday 30th January the fourth of the 2010-11 Blaze theme nights will be upon us with a fun packed family day planned from 3 hours past high noon!

The event will be concentrated around a Wild West theme with fancy dress once encouraged by all. From 3pm Crosby's Saloon will host a fully scheduled run up to the 6pm face-off with activities for all ages!

6pm will see the puck drop for the huge duel between the Coventry Blaze and Cardiff Devils and thereafter Crosby's Saloon will continue the Western theme into the night.

The Blaze staff and management will be turning their 10 gallon hats upside down and asking for a small contribution toward the Children's Ward at the University Hospital, this is a fantastic way to help those children confined to a Hospital bed and we hope everyone enters into the spirit of the event and helps us to funds for this brilliant cause.

More information will be released regarding the event on the 30th so get your cowboy boots out, start polishing your pistols and get ready for a Wild evening at the Skydome!

Tickets for the event are on sale now from the Skydome Arena box office, on 024 76 630 693 (option 0)