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
Midland Autotest 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 provide a great service.
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
The Coventry NIHL Blaze are delighted to announce that MIDLAND AUTOTEST LTD will be their new title sponsor for the 2018/2019 season.
MIDLAND AUTOTEST LTD, who were founded in November 1998, are in their 20th year of business, what a way to celebrate !!
The company, based in Bedworth, is owned by Tony Gavan and Neil Ashby.
On agreeing to sponsor the NIHL Blaze Tony said…
“We have been attending the NIHL games for a number of seasons now and have supported them through shirt sponsorship so when I was approached to become the team’s title sponsor for the forthcoming season it didn’t take me long to come to a decision to support the team.”
“Everyone involved with the team works so hard to keep the team going and to become part of that is fantastic.”
Steve Brookes GM of the team thanked MIDLAND AUTOTEST LTD for their support and is looking forward to working closely with Tony and Neil to make this a successful season for both the team and MIDLAND AUTOTEST LTD.
MIDLAND AUTOTEST LTD, who are open for mechanical repairs, MOT’s and services for both cars and light commercial vehicles, are based at 334 Goodyers End Lane, Bedworth, CV12 OHY.
Opening Hours: Mon - Fri, 08:30 to 17:30 and Sat, 08:30 to 12:30.
Telephone: 02476 365588.
The Coventry NIHL Blaze would also like to take this opportunity thank Stuart Taylor of Taylor's Butchers, Earlsdon for their continued support over the past few seasons. The club simply would not be here today if it wasn’t for his/their support.
Own & Loan fir this seasons Jerseys are now available. Get to own one of the excelent jerseys and help the team geet going at the same time. Purchase one or a pair of jerseys. You will be presented by your selected player at the end of the season. Take a look at the shirts available on the Own & loan page.