That was the story for Coventry on Sunday. After deservedly going one down at the end of the first period, they rallied to score seven goals in the second to ease past thier rivals, Cardiff Devils.
Cardiff are short-benched at the moment, missing their starting NM so were always going to struggle.. but it was the superior creativity and finishing of Coventry in the 2nd that won the day.
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Posted January 18, 2008
I don't like making posts about games I never went to, but I feel this one should be an exception. I'm going to go through the game sheet so you can get an idea of the twists and turns of this game.
2.30 Blaze score on the powerplay - Huppe from Weaver and Cloutier. They now lead 3-1 on aggregate
2.34 Jeremy Cornish and new two-way signing for Coventry Andrew Sharp fight. C... Read More »
In [url=http://my.hockeybuzz.com/blog.php?user_id=37614&post_id=3791]an earlier posting[/url], I eluded to the fact that poor officiating in the UK wasn't all the fault of the men in stripes, but in fact was mostly due to the system in which they work in. In this short (well, as short as I ever get) piece, I am going to try and explain why.
Referees over here do this in their spare time. T... Read More »
Which is exactly what is required at this point in time. Two games played, two games won, 4 points gained. Coventry had a double header (what you North Americans would call a home and home series, never made sense to me that one but there you go) against 9th placed Hull Stingrays. Being brutally honest, anything less than two wins would've been severely disappointing.
The game in Hull was by a... Read More »
When Is A Win Not A Win?
Posted January 11, 2008
When you're the Manchester Phoenix, that's who. Last night in the Altrincham Ice Dome, the Phoenix beat Hull Stingrays 3-2 in the second leg of the British Knockout Cup. The result of the first leg was 5-3 to Hull Stingrays, so Manchester needed to win by 3 clear goals to progress to the final.
And they were 3 goals ahead up until 56.57 when Nikolai Ladygin scored for Hull to make it 3-1, and t... Read More »