September 29th, 2016

Blaze win against Manchester sets up mouth watering Sheffield playoff tie

Blaze win against Manchester sets up mouth watering Sheffield playoff tie Blaze win against Manchester sets up mouth watering Sheffield playoff tie

COVENTRY BLAZE completed their regular season campaign in fine style on Sunday night at the Skydome Arena, defeating Manchester Storm 6-2.

The win confirmed that the Blaze will face arch-rivals Sheffield for their playoff quarter final tie – the first leg of which takes place at the Skydome on Saturday night (March 26) at 7pm.

Coventry welcomed Manchester to the Skydome on the back of a disappointing 2-1 defeat away at Dundee on Saturday (March 19) night.

Forward Carl Lauzon signalled Coventry’s intent to Manchester just 21 seconds into the game as the Canadian tapped home a close range shot to put the Blaze ahead.

The visitors received a sensation of de ja vu shortly into the second period as Brett Robinson doubled the Blaze’s lead just 32 seconds after the resumption of play.

A further goal from Robinson, and a mid-period marker from Jordan Pietrus put the Blaze four goals ahead just after the 30 minute mark.

Despite a Storm goal shortly after Coventry’s fourth goal, the Blaze dominated possession and saw out the third period with a further goal courtesy of  Russ Cowley.

Manchester added a second to their tally shortly before the final buzzer, however their efforts were in vain as the Blaze recorded a dominant 6-2 win.

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