5th Dec, 2016

Dundee win pushes Blaze into playoff frame

Shaun Reynolds 24th Dec, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

COVENTRY BLAZE extended their winning streak to three last night in Dundee as they defeated the Dundee Stars for the second time in five days, this time winning 5-1.

Two goals a piece for the inspired Carl Lauzon and Jordan Pietrus led to the Blaze leaving Scotland with two crucial league points which has lifted the men from the Skydome Arena into the playoff frame.

Following a bitterly disappointing start to the 2015/16 campaign, Chuck Weber’s men have turned the tables in the last five days with wins against title contenders Sheffield and victories both at home and on the road against mid-table Dundee.

Blaze goaltender Brian Stewart maintained his run of form by stopping 29 of the 30 Dundee shots on goal – and picked up man of the match in the process.

Blaze headcoach Chuck Weber was quick to praise Carl Lauzon after the game stating that the Blaze centre is being rewarded offensively and is playing better defensively.

Weber added: “Carl has a lot of talent – he is dangerous every time he is on the ice and he creates a lot of offence for us.

“He is finding that if we can eliminate teams’ offence, he is having more time in the offensive zone and he had two great finishes against Dundee.”

Coventry have little time to relax over the Christmas period as they head to Wales to face their arch-rivals Cardiff on Boxing Day before meeting again at the Skydome on Sunday night (5.15pm face-off).

Weber said: “Playing Cardiff is always a challenge, especially in their building.

“They are the number one team in the league for a reason.

“We will be looking to get the points and keep our run going – we are eighth in the league now with games in hand and we want that to continue.”