Coventry NIHL Blaze were formed in 2007-8 for the then ENL league as a feeder team for the Elite League Blaze. They have continued in the newly formed NIHL league in 2012. Currently the team are in the 10 team NIHL North Laidler Conference. The NIHL Blaze is finaced and run independently from both the Elite team and Academy.
The team aim to provide the stepping stone from Junior Ice Hockey into the Senior Leagues. We aim to balance the team with some older experienced players with players moving from U20. We also use our links with the Coventry Academy to provide playing up and playing opportunities for U20 and U18 players. We judge success when players progress into higher leagues or making selection to National teams.
With Sean Alderson joining the team as head coach 2017 will closer cooperation between the NIHL Blaze and Academy. We hope to see more players taking the chance to train and play with the NIHL team.
The team is run as a non profit organisation. To cover ice and running costs players have to pay a membership fee to play and train. Sponsors also help greatly towards keeping the team going.
Time to leave it all on the Ice
Stoking the Fire and improve the burn
Coventry NIHL Blaze would like to Thank Fiveon3 for supplying this seasons game Jerseys, socks & short covers. The team look very smart.
We reccomend any sports team looking for team wear speak to Fiveon3 the shirts are excellent quallity and Fiveon3 provide a great service.
TOUGH WEEKEND FOR THE NIHL BLAZE AGAINST THE WILD
The NIHL Blaze suffered back-to-back defeats against the Widnes Wild over the weekend, loosing 5-1 at home on Saturday before going down 5-2 in Widnes on Sunday.
JETS TOO STRONG FOR THE NIHL BLAZE
The NIHL Blaze came up against second placed Hull Jets over the weekend, loosing 5-0 in Hull last night before Starting well to take the 1st two goals but ending going 5-2
Blaze MOM Saturday Ryan James. MOM Sunday Sam Chandler
Gains a point
Winning ways return
BULLDOGS 4-3 NIHL BLAZE (OT)
A defensive slip towards the end of the 1st left the home team leading by one goal. The end of the second NIHL Blaze had the uper hand at 1 2 . At the end of regular time the scoreline was tied at 3 all. NIHL2 Player of the Month, Ryan Kemp scored the decisive goal.in Overtime getting Bradford the bonus point
NIHL Scoring: Jordan Bloom 1+1, Sam Dean & Sam Chandler 1+0, Austin Mitchell-King & Daniel Mulcahy 0+1
Blaze MOM Oliver Lord
NIHL BLAZE 16-2 DRAGONS
The NIHL Blaze ran out comfortable 16-2 winners tonight against Deeside.
A dominant second period saw the NIHL Blaze score nine times without reply.Goals coming from Kyle Nash (4), Luke Curtis (3), Zac Chamberlain (2), Sam Chandler (2), Jordan Bloom, Sam Dean, Austin Mitchell-King, Jordan Liddell & Sam Prosser.
NIHL Blaze MoM: Kyle Nash
NIHL BLAZE 2-1 HAWKS (OT)
The NIHL Blaze made it back-to-back wins with a 2-1 overtime win against Blackburn Hawks A tight start with the 1st period ending scoreless. Blaze gaining the advantage in the 2nd & Harks pulling it back in the 3rd with a PP goal. Blaze sealed the win in OT , Jordan Bloom scoring both the NIHL Blaze goals.
NIHL Blaze MOM Hayden Laverick
DRAGONS 0 NIHL BLAZE 15
The NIHL Blaze made it three wins in a row tonight with a convincing 15-0 win in Deeside.
With period scores of 4-0, 6-0 and 5-0 the NIHL Blaze performed well throughout and became the first team this season to shut out the Dragons in Deeside.
NIHL Blaze MoM: James Lindley
takes the game
4 point weekend
Winning Sreak continues
HAWKS (2) 1-9 NIHL BLAZE
The NIHL Blaze extended their winning streak to four games tonight with a comfortable 9-1 win in Blackburn.
NIHL Blaze Scoring: Lubomir Plandor 3+2, Robert Perks 2+2, Jordan Liddell & Antti Kohvakka 1+2, Luke Curtis 1+1, Sam Prosser 1+0, Anthony Pointney 0+4 and Sam Chandler 0+2.
NIHL Blaze MoM: Sam Chandler
After a great well attended end of season awards evening We are pleased to anounce this years award winners:
Young Player of the Year: Daniel Mulcahy
Most Improved Player: Ryan James
Player of the Year: Graham Laverick
Coaches Player: Sam Chandler
Players Player: Sam Chandler
Congratilations to the above. Thank you to all our sponsors, Volenteers, and suporters. Without you the team would not exist. Have a good summer.
We will anounce trial dates for next season once the arrangements are in place