Bobcek hopes for longer deal

Slovakian defenseman Igor Bobcek hopes to do enough during his two-week contract to extend his stay with Coventry Blaze.

The 32-year-old was brought in after injuries to Boris Valabik and Russell Cowley, along with Kevin Noble’s suspension, left Blaze short on the blue-line.

His first game for the club saw Blaze lose 6-0 at Braehead Clan last Saturday, before going down 6-4 at home to Cardiff Devils in the Elite Challenge Cup on Sunday.

Bobcek, who started the season with Manchester Storm, said: “I am really excited to be here, it is a good organisation and hopefully we can start to win some games.

“It is always hard when you are the new guy in the team but I tried to play simple and do what the coach asked of me but you always want to be better.

“There are some good players here and if we continue to work hard we will start winning games. I came here because the team had some injuries. Hopefully I can do enough to stay longer, even for the rest of the season.

“I was back in Slovakia but I wanted to return to the UK because I liked it here and I like the league. All I can do is work hard and show the coach what I can do and that I can be a part of this team.”

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