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

Bravery, inspiration and leadership! All you need to succeed!

             Coventry NIHL Blaze               



Stoking the Fire and improve the burn

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                                  OWN & LOAN NOW AVAILABLE

Only 3 Players left Available

The NIHL Blaze are offering fans the opportunity to Own & Loan a player’s jersey for the 2017/18 season.
The way it works is very simple. You buy your favourite players home or away jersey and then 'loan' it back to the club for the duration of the season. On completion of the season you will then be presented with the jersey to keep....
Own & Loan jerseys are priced at £50 per jersey or can be purchased as a pair (home and away) for £75.

To secure an Own & Loan jersey for the 2017/18 season, you can either send us a PM (Facebook Users) or email us at

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Next home game Saturday 17th Feb 18:45

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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.





A short benched NIHL Blaze went down 6-3 in Telford tonight but they didn’t make it easy for the Tigers, shocking them with a 2-0 opening period.

The Tigers battled back in the 2nd which ended with the teams tied at 3-3

With only 11 skaters and 2 N/Ms the NIHL Blaze battled hard but two powerplay goals midway through the 3rd period swung the game and that’s how it would stay until the final minute when the Tigers scored again to win the final period 3-0 and secure 6-3 win, a win that extends their unbeaten run to 11 games and sees them move to the top of the league.

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Despite outshooting the Bulldogs 61-31 the NIHL Blaze suffered a disappointing 3-1 loss to Bradford Bulldogs last night.

After conceding three goals in the first 12 minutes the NIHL Blaze used their timeout to regroup but despite dominating most of the 48 minutes that remained they only managed to find their way past the Bulldogs netminder once despite their 61 shots

NIHL Blaze Scoring:Arthur Brookes 1+0 Luke Curtis 0+1

NIHL Blaze MoM: Luke Curtis ­





but ran

out of steam


The NIHL Blaze put in a solid team performance tonight and were unfortunate not to take two points, loosing 4-3 in overtime.

Trailing 2-1 going into the 3rd period the NIHL Blaze scored two powerplay goals to take a 3-2 lead with just under 9 minutes to play but they were unable to hang on, Aces equalising at 56:46....

A tense overtime saw both sides get chances but it was the Aces who managed to grab the winner, a long range shot beating Laverick in the NIHL Blaze net.

NIHL Scoring: Lubomir Plandor, Sam Dean & Sam Prosser all 1+0, Antti Kohvakka 0+2, Jordan Liddell, Luke Curtis & Stephen Crowe all 0+1.

NIHL Blaze MoM: Antti Kohvakka­



The NIHL Blaze were beaten 6-2 by Sutton Sting in Sheffield on Sunday afternoon.

With the academy’s U20 side playing in Nottingham the same evening and several other players unavailable the NIHL Blaze were severely short benched, icing only 12 players and 2 N/Ms.

However, despite the short bench they managed to hold the Sting to a 1-1 scoreline until the 36th minute before the short bench started to show.

Two late goals in the second period by Sting’s Scott Morris turned the tie.

NIHL Blaze Scoring: Antti Kohvakka 1+1, Ryan James 1+0, Kristaps Lejins & Jordan Liddell both 0+1.

NIHL Blaze MoM: Graham Laverick







­Gains a point


Start cost the game


The NIHL Blaze were back in action at Ice Sheffield this time v Senators. Finnishing the 1st 1 down and tied at 1 each at the end of the 2nd. Abad start to the 3rd saw 3 unaswered goal by Senators secured the win. The game ended early at 4-1

NIHL Scoring: Lubomir Plandor 1+0­





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