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PREVIEW: Storm vs Coventry Blaze

TICKETS: The Go Goodwin’s Manchester Storm welcome the Coventry Blaze on the 14th February 2018 at 7:30 pm, in our #BloodDonation game for NHS Blood & Transplant, here at Planet Ice Altrincham in Elite League action! Tickets can be ordered online, by calling the box office on 0161 926 8782, or in person at the box office.

Your Go Goodwins sponsored Manchester Storm are in midweek action this Wednesday as they face the Coventry Blaze at the Storm Shelter in a 7:30 pm faceoff.

Both sides are coming into the game off the back of a 4-point weekend, Storm overcoming Guildford and Belfast, Coventry beating Fife and Milton Keynes. The Blaze maintained their fight for a playoff spot on Saturday as they travelled to Kirkcaldy and faced the Flyers. It was a tight game, but the Blaze eventually won 3-2 having taken the lead after 8 minutes and not letting go. Two goals from Ben Lake and one from Brett Robinson were enough to secure both points. Coventry then won another tight game on Sunday 4-3 at home to the Lightning, Alex Barron grabbed a double while Gaelan Patterson and Brett Robinson both scored one goal each. Storm hosted the Flames on Saturday night, dispatching them 3-0 thanks to goals from Dallas Ehrhardt, Matt Beca, and Ciaran Long. Mike Clemente turned away all 21 Guildford shots in a good defensive performance. A good night in front of net on Sunday saw the Storm run away 6-3 victors in Belfast, Luke Moffatt scoring a hattrick, Scott Pitt, Matt Stanisz, and Ryan Trenz adding the other goals.

The last time the sides met the game ended 9-1 in favour of the Storm in a one-sided fixture. That result took Storm’s record to 4-2, with the games in Altrincham split 1-1 after an earlier 5-0 victory for the Blaze. Mike Hammond has 13 points from the 6 games against the Blaze, scoring 6 goals and adding 7 assists, Matt Beca is next in the scoring ranks with 3 goals and 8 assists. Marc-Olivier Vallerand enjoys playing against the Storm and has put up 7 goals and 3 assists in 6 games. He leads the Blaze in scoring against the Storm ahead of Jordan Pietrus who has 9 points including 6 assists. Mike Clemente has a 91.0% save percentage, while Kevin Nastiuk is at 86.9% against the Storm.

One to watch: Alex Miner Barron was a late season signing, but has slotted in well to the Blaze blueline and picked up 2 goals last weekend. His brother, Loren, spent some time in Edinburgh a few seasons ago, while Alex was second top points scored in Strasbourg last season.

MATCH DETAILS:

  • Doors open from 6:30 pm
  • Face-Off at 7:30 pm
  • SOTB is a #LimitedEdition #90 Blood shirt – signed by the whole team!
  • Stick Raffle is #89 Ciaran Long
  • Match Sponsor is NHS Blood & Transplant
  • 50/50 & “Chuck A Puck” will also be running! Buy your tickets from the OSC under Block 113
  • Tickets for the game can be bought from HERE
  • Webcast for the game can be bought HERE
  • The Station Hotel, official pub of the Storm, will be open pre & post game!
  • There is no post-game ice skating

TICKETS: The Go Goodwin’s Manchester Storm welcome the Coventry Blaze on the 14th February 2018 at 7:30 pm, in our #BloodDonation game for NHS Blood & Transplant, here at Planet Ice Altrincham in Elite League action! Tickets can be ordered online, by calling the box office on 0161 926 8782, or in person at the box office.