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Coventry Blaze 2010-11
League: Elite Ice Hockey League
Head Coach: Flag of the United Kingdom Paul Thompson
Captain: Flag of the United Kingdom Jonathan Weaver
See also: Coventry Blaze seasons

The 2010–11 Coventry Blaze season is the 8th season for the Coventry Blaze in the British Elite Ice Hockey League (EIHL).

Coventry will contest 54 Elite league games as well as particpating in the Challenge Cup and Continental Cup. They begin the season as defending EIHL champions.

Club fixtures & results 2010–11Edit

Elite Ice Hockey LeagueEdit

See also: 2010-11 EIHL season

The 2010-11 EIHL season will consist of 54 games played between 5 September 2010 and 20 March 2011.[1]

Each team will play every other team 6 times (3 games at home, 3 games away), scoring 2 points for a win in regulation or overtime, 1 point for a loss in overtime and 0 points for a loss in regulation.

The top 8 teams in the league points table at the end of the season qualify for the quarter-finals of the Playoff Championships.[2]

Elite League results
# Date Home Score Away OT Record Points Recap
1 5 September Coventry Blaze 4 - 7 Nottingham Panthers 0-1-0 0 Recap
2 11 September Belfast Giants 4 - 2 Coventry Blaze 0-2-0 0 Recap
3 12 September Coventry Blaze 2 - 3 Belfast Giants 0-3-0 0 Recap
4 18 September Nottingham Panthers 6 - 4 Coventry Blaze 0-4-0 0 Recap
5 25 September Coventry Blaze 9 - 2 Dundee Stars 1-4-0 2 Recap
6 29 September Coventry Blaze 6 - 3 Edinburgh Capitals 2-4-0 4 Recap
7 30 September Dundee Stars 3 - 4 Coventry Blaze 3-4-0 6 Recap
8 3 October Edinburgh Capitals 4 - 6 Coventry Blaze 4-4-0 8 Recap
9 9 October Newcastle Vipers 2 - 7 Coventry Blaze 5-4-0 10 Recap
10 10 October Coventry Blaze 3 - 0 Newcastle Vipers 6-4-0 12 Recap
11 24 October Coventry Blaze 2 - 0 Belfast Giants 7-4-0 14 Recap
12 27 October Coventry Blaze 6 - 2 Edinburgh Capitals 8-4-0 16 Recap
13 30 October Braehead Clan 1 - 2 Coventry Blaze SO 9-4-0 18 Recap
14 31 October Coventry Blaze 3 - 2 Dundee Stars 10-4-0 20 Recap
15 7 November Coventry Blaze 3 - 2 Braehead Clan 11-4-0 22 Recap
League record: 11-4-0 (Home: 7-2-0, Away: 4-2-0)
Elite League standings (7 November)
Pos. Team GP W L OTL Points
1 Belfast Giants 18 14 3 1 29
2 Nottingham Panthers 17 14 3 0 28
3 Sheffield Steelers 15 12 3 0 24
4 Coventry Blaze 15 11 4 0 22
5 Cardiff Devils 15 10 5 0 20
6 Braehead Clan 13 7 5 1 15
7 Hull Stingrays 10 2 7 1 5
8 Edinburgh Capitals 15 2 12 1 5
9 Newcastle Vipers 17 2 14 1 5
10 Dundee Stars 17 2 14 1 5

Challenge CupEdit

The Challenge Cup is a knockout competition that will be contested in the early stages of the 2010-11 season.

Teams are split in to two groups of 5 teams, with the Coventry Blaze being placed in Group B.

Each team in the group will play each other twice, once at home and once away with 2 points awarded for a win, 1 point for a draw and 0 points for a loss (no overtime in group stage).

The two teams from both groups with the highest points total after 8 games will progress to the semi-finals of the competition.[3]

Challenge Cup results
# Date Home Score Away OT Record Points Recap
1 19 September Coventry Blaze 3 - 3 Nottingham Panthers 0-0-0-1 1 Recap
2 26 September Coventry Blaze 5 - 1 Sheffield Steelers 1-0-0-1 3 Recap
3 16 October Cardiff Devils 2 - 7 Coventry Blaze 2-0-0-1 5 Recap
4 17 October Coventry Blaze 2 - 5 Cardiff Devils 2-1-0-1 5 Recap
5 23 October Sheffield Steelers 4 - 1 Coventry Blaze 2-2-0-1 5 Recap
Challenge Cup record: 2-2-0-1 (Home: 1-1-0-1, Away: 1-1-0-0)
Challenge Cup Group B table (7 November)
Pos. Team GP W L D Points
1 Sheffield Steelers 8 4 3 1 9
2 Cardiff Devils 6 3 1 2 8
3 Nottingham Panthers 4 2 1 1 5
4 Coventry Blaze 5 2 2 1 5
5 Hull Stingrays 5 0 4 1 1
  Semi Finals Final
                 
 
 
   
 
 

Pre-seasonEdit

The Coventry Blaze elected to play a busy pre-season schedule consisting of two games against EIHL rivals Cardiff Devils, and a game against the Dutch Tilburg Trappers and British EPL team Telford Tigers.[4]

The Chairty Shield kick-starts the season with an exhibition game between the 2009-10 EIHL Champions Coventry Blaze, and the EIHL Playoff Champions Belfast Giants.

Continental CupEdit

As league winners in 2009-10 the Coventry Blaze will contest the IIHF Continental Cup, entering the second group stage to be held in Rouen, France.[5]

Continental Cup fixtures
# Date Home vs. Away
1 26 November Coventry Blaze - HK Liepajas Metalurgs (Latvia, Belarusian Extraleague)
2 27 November Coventry Blaze - Cracovia Kraków (Poland, Polska Liga Hokejowa)
3 28 November Coventry Blaze - Dragons de Rouen (France, Ligue Magnus)

Player roster & stats 2010–11Edit

Player transfersEdit

Players leaving and joining the club for the 2010-11 season.[6]

Coventry Blaze player transfers 2010/11
Player out New team Player in Former team
Adam Calder Flag of Italy HC Neumarkt-Egna (Serie A2) Brett Jaeger Flag of the United States Texas Brahmas (CHL)
Derek Campbell Flag of the United Kingdom Sheffield Steelers (EIHL) Jeff Smith Flag of the Netherlands Nijmegen Devils (Eredivisie)
Danny Stewart Flag of the United Kingdom Newcastle Vipers (EIHL) Brad Zanon Flag of the United States Florida Everblades (ECHL)
Tom Watkins Flag of the United Kingdom Telford Tigers (EPIHL) Owen Fussey Flag of the United Kingdom Edinburgh Capitals (EIHL)
Peter Hirsch Flag of the United States Bakersfield Condors (ECHL) Sean Selmser Flag of Austria Vienna Capitals (Austria)
Robert Farmer Flag of the United States Ottawa 67's (OHL)

Player rosterEdit

The Coventry Blaze roster for the 2010-11 season.[7]

Netminders
No. Nat. Player Catches Acquired Place of Birth Notes
30 Flag of the United Kingdom Tom Murdy L 2009 Whitley Bay, England
35 Flag of Canada.svg Brett Jaeger L 2010 Peace River, Alberta, Canada Starting netminder
Defencemen
No. Nat. Player Shoots Acquired Place of Birth Notes
4 Flag of Canada Jeff Smith L 2010 Regina, SK, Canada
5 Flag of the United States Brian Lee L 2009 Berrien Springs, Michigan, U.S.A. Assistant captain
6 Flag of Canada Brad Zanon R 2010 Port Moody, BC, Canada
13 Flag of the United Kingdom Daniel Scott R 2010 Chatham, England 2-way contract with Telford Tigers
14 Flag of the United Kingdom Jonathan Weaver L 2007 Sunderland, England Captain
44 Flag of Canada.svg Jason Robinson L 2009 Goderich, ON, Canada
77 Flag of Sweden Mathias Söderström L 2007 Hallstavik Sweden
Forwards
No. Nat. Player Shoots Position Acquired Place of Birth Notes
7 Flag of the United Kingdom Joe Henry R RW 2005 Solihull, England 2-way contract with Telford Tigers
9 Flag of the United Kingdom Greg Owen R C 2009 Northampton, England
10 Flag of the United Kingdom Tom Ledgard R RW 2007 Milton Keynes, England
16 Flag of the United Kingdom Jack Watkins R RW 2009 Durham, England 2-way contract with Telford Tigers
17 Flag of the United Kingdom Russ Cowley L C 2007 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
19 Flag of the United Kingdom Aaron Nell L LW 2009 Swindon, England
21 Flag of the United Kingdom Ross Venus L C 2010 Birmingham, England
23 Flag of Canada.svg Owen Fussey L LW 2010 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
24 Flag of Canada.svgFlag of the United Kingdom Greg Chambers R RW 2009 Toronto, Ontario, Canada
26 Flag of the United States Dan Carlson L C 2006 Edina, Minnesota, U.S.A. Alternate captain
27 Flag of the United States Luke Fulghum R RW 2009 Colorado Springs, U.S.A.
29 Flag of Canada.svgFlag of Austria Sean Selmser L LW 2010 Calgary, AB, Canada Assistant captain
40 Flag of the United Kingdom Josh Bruce R LW 2009 Glasgow, Scotland 2-way contract with Telford Tigers
57 Flag of Canada.svg Brad Cruikshank R RW 2010 Kelowna, BC, Canada
79 Flag of the United Kingdom Robert Farmer L LW 2010 Nottingham, England

Player statisticsEdit

Player statistics for regular season 2010-11 (includes challenge cup games).[8]

Player statistics
Skater GP G A PTS PIM
Luke Fulghum 20 12 17 29 24
Owen Fussey 20 17 9 26 4
Dan Carlson 20 5 18 23 18
Sean Selmser 20 9 13 22 35
Jonathan Weaver 19 5 14 19 14
Greg Owen 20 9 7 16 16
Brian Lee 20 3 13 16 26
Greg Chambers 20 1 15 16 35
Brad Zanon 20 3 11 14 33
Brad Cruikshank 17 7 5 12 45
Aaron Nell 20 2 9 11 8
Jeff Smith 14 3 2 5 36
Matt Soderstrom 20 1 4 5 26
Russ Cowley 10 2 2 4 18
Robert Farmer 10 1 1 2 30
Ross Venus 12 0 1 1 0
Ryan Selwood 2 0 0 0 0
Josh Bruce 3 0 0 0 0
Jack Watkins 3 0 0 0 0
Joe Henry 4 0 0 0 2
Daniel Scott 6 0 0 0 0
Tom Ledgard 8 0 0 0 0

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty Minutes

Netminder GP MINS GA GAA SAV SAV%
Brett Jaeger 18 1065 44 2.48 547 0.926
Tom Murdy 3 140 10 4.29 72 0.878

Note: GP = Games played; MINS - Minutes Played; GA = Goals Against; GAA = Goals Against Average; SAV = Saves; SAV% = Save Percentage
Updated 7 November

ReferencesEdit


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