The Numbers Game: Blaze vs Steelers

Like Manchester and Nottingham on Wednesday, Sheffield Steelers and Coventry Blaze are doing battle again for the second time in three nights.

Both sides have played out interesting and enjoyable clashes so far, so will this latest meeting yield something similar?

We have no idea, but here are some number based little nuggets of info to keep you amused for a few minutes.


Number of shutouts recorded throughout the Elite Series so far


Number of points picked up Brendan Connolly in Tuesday’s game for Sheffield Steelers, scoring two and assisting two on the way to their 5-3 win over Blaze

Shane Owen has faced more shots than any other goalie in the Elite Series (PHOTO: Dean Woolley)


The combined points of Tristan Keck and Mike Hammond for Coventry Blaze, with Keck scoring 16 (11+5) and Hammond weighing in with 15 (3+12).  They are the top two scorers in the competition


Number of days since Coventry Blaze last won a game in regulation time against Sheffield Steelers at “home”, going back to a 5-2 success at the Skydome on 30 September 2018


Three players from both of these teams are the only players to score shorthanded goals in this tournament.  Tristan Keck (Blaze) and Sheffield duo Kevin Schulze and Jason Hewitt have been on target when their teams are in penalty killing mode.  None of them have came in this fixture


Number of appearances made by Sheffield Steelers’ Davey Phillips in a spell with Coventry Blaze in season 2011/12 before leaving to play for Sönderjyske in Denmark


Number of shots against Coventry netminder Shane Owen in his seven appearances in the Elite Series, the most of any netminder playing in the tournament


Average number of goals scored by Sheffield Steelers in their last six games against Coventry Blaze, scoring four or more in each meeting and totalling 36 in those games.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.