21st Sep, 2018

New Blaze addition wants a major championship before hanging up his skates again

Shaun Reynolds 9th Jan, 2018 Updated: 9th Jan, 2018

ICE HOCKEY: NEW Coventry Blaze defenceman Alex Miner Barron revealed he doesn’t want to retire before lifting a major championship.

The 26-year-old, who announced his retirement from the sport last year, has decided to give himself another chance in order to achieve his ultimate goal.

Barron spent last season with French club Strasbourg, where he recorded 26 assists in 44 games – a league record for defenceman assists.

Blaze coach Danny Stewart said Barron’s signing creates competition within the club.

He said: “We have a lot of hockey left and not only does this signing and Dorian (Peca) give us extra bodies but it also creates a bit of competition.

“Although he hasn’t played the first half of the year, we have received tremendous reviews about him.

“We were looking to add a bit of mobility to our back-end, puck movement and find a guy who can come in and improve our powerplay as well.”

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