Blaze woes in Kirkcaldy continue

Coventry Blaze Director of Hockey & Community Operations James Pease was left frustrated after seeing his team crash to another disappointing defeat at Fife Flyers on Sunday.

Blaze, beaten 6-0 on their last visit to Kirkcaldy in September, went down 4-0 in their latest Elite League encounter to leave themselves seven points behind the Flyers in the table.

Head Coach Chuck Weber missed the trip for personal reasons, leaving Pease to run the bench in his absence, but with a number of players missing due to injury and on international duty Blaze struggled to match their opponents.

Blaze called up MK Lightning trio Bobby Chamberlain, James Griffin and Lewis Hook for the game, but Pease admitted his team had a tough night.

Pease said: “It was a difficult night for us and it did not work out the way we wanted it to. It is a tough place to play and when you don’t play your game you are not going to be successful.

“We talked about getting off to a good start but we did the complete opposite. It gave them the momentum and it put us on the back foot.

“We did not stick to the game-plan and we were turning over pucks. They are a good team and they counter well. We left ourselves a little exposed.

“I thought the line of Chamberlain, Hook and Griffin was excellent. They did what we needed them to do, they gave us some minutes and put Fife under pressure. They brought us a lot of energy and speed.”

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