COACH Chuck Weber is hoping Coventry Blaze can build on their victory over Nottingham Panthers this weekend.
Blaze head to Manchester Storm in the Challenge Cup on Saturday night before taking on Belfast Giants in the Elite League at the Skydome on Sunday.
Weber will again be without injured Canadian forward Carl Lauzon but he is confident Blaze have enough depth to fill the void and keep Manchester at bay.
“It is going to be another good test for us,” said Weber. “Manchester are a team who put up a lot of goals and eight of their 10 forwards have already scored five points or more.
“They have a lot of speed and rely on their transition. A team who scores goals like they do are going to be dangerous so we will need to play a smart road game.
“It is an important Challenge Cup game and these are the types of games we have to win if we are going to get out of our group.
“It is important we build on the work ethic we showed against Nottingham but there are structural things to clean up like our powerplay and offensive zone play.
“We have had a good week of practice and we hope to execute this weekend. We want to chip away at those things and keep getting better every week.
“Belfast are a deep team who have added Chris Higgins and Mike Forney to the mix and they were two high scorers last season.
“They have pretty dynamic defencemen who have a lot of movement to their play so it is going to be a tough test for us.”