September 30th, 2016

Kevin Noble praises Coventry Blaze character after Fife Flyers win

CANADIAN defenceman Kevin Noble praised the character of the Blaze players following their 4-1 victory over Fife Flyers on Sunday evening.

The Elite League play-off champions suffered a 6-0 defeat in Fife on Saturday in their first game of the season but hit back to win their home opener at the Skydome.

Goals from Ashley Tait, Mike Quesnele, Cale Tanaka and Neil Trimm ensured it was a quick revenge for Blaze.

“Saturday was a tough night for all of us, you never want to start the season off like that,” said Noble.

“Fife is a tough building to play in and they came out with a great effort and we just didn’t have that compete level you need to succeed at this level.

“But it is always important to win your home opener and it was a good opportunity for us to a man to have a good bounce-back effort.

“It was good adversity early in the season for us as a team to really bear down and find that will to succeed and will to win.

“Every guy in the room really took it upon themselves to find a way to get the win.”