ICE HOCKEY - Coventry Blaze secure signature of exciting British prospect Capps - The Coventry Observer

ICE HOCKEY - Coventry Blaze secure signature of exciting British prospect Capps

COVENTRY Blaze have secured the signature of British forward Brynley Capps on a three-year deal.

The 16-year-old, considered one of the most exciting prospects in the country, produced a series of impressive performances at the 2024 under-18 men’s World Championship Division II Group A in Poland.

Capps finished the tournament as the leading scorer with 11 points (six goals, five assists) over five games – a GB under-18 record at Division II level – as he claimed the forward of the tournament trophy.

Blaze coach, Kevin Moore, said: “Brynley has asserted himself as the top British player in his age group. His size and skill is something that with proper growth will translate well into the Elite League.

“He has strong offensive and defensive instincts and his passion for hockey is second to none. I am excited to work with him and aid his development.”

Over the 2023/24 season, Capps split time between the Romford Buccaneers of NIHL 1 and Raiders IHC of the NIHL.

The 6ft 3in forward scored a sensational 43 goals and 27 assists in just 29 regular season and play-off games for the Buccaneers, winning the coach’s and supporters player of the year awards.

With the Raiders, Capps appeared 27 times with seven points (four goals, three assists).

Capps is a product of the Raiders junior system, in which he tore it up offensively at all levels.

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