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BLOG | The importance of (hockey) family

I truly believe that from the moment you buy your first hockey ticket, or tune into your first game, you become something much greater than yourself. You become part of a global family of hockey lovers who are passionate about the sport they love, they care for each other and when everything feels like it might just be falling apart? They rally round and prove to you that you are never alone.

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BLOG | Giving the Gift of Life – Blood Donation with the Manchester Storm

On the 1st February players from the Manchester Storm headed down to a local donation centre to find out about the NHS Give Blood, Save a Life initiative and to meet a young boy living with Sickle Cell Anemia.

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Nastiuk debuts New Bucket on ice in Belfast – and it’s a beaut!

Last night the Coventry Blaze took on the Belfast Giants at the SSE arena. What went from a game dominated by the Blaze in the first and second, the Belfast Giants went on to take the win.

What did catch fans attention however was the new mask, worn by Coventry Blaze netminder Kevin Nastiuk. For most of the season, Nasti has been wearing an older mask, which was customised for his previous team.

However now, he’s showing off a new white, silver and gold design showcasing the Coventry Blaze dragon logo on top. Each side features a flag. Canadian as a nod to his heritage and Great Britian on the other, no doubt as homage to the country he currently plays in. The backplate is plain as far as I could see from photos and of course his number 52 is on his chin.

It’s a beautiful mask, clean and concise and well designed. Very nice!

Photos used are from Coventry Blaze twitter, but taken by Belfast Giants photographer William Cherry.

What does the NHL Expansion Draft mean for your favourite team? 

By now everyone should have heard about the NHL Expansion draft, what with the newly created Vegas Golden Knights on the hunt for a roster full of players, but what is an expansion draft? 
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Scorch the Dragon back on the job! 

Following a disastrous incident with a bubble ball during last weeks first period break action Scorch the Dragon has resumed his duties tonight at the Skydome tonight against the South Wales rivals, Cardiff Devils.

The incident involved the poor Dragon being stretchered off the ice after he was hit and couldn’t get up. Following speedy treatment by the emergency responders on site, Scorch was sent home to rest up and recover.

But tonight folks, he’s back! All be it a little bruised and battered, but in good spirits regardless as he warms up the crowd at the Skydome arena. What a warrior!

Keep it up Scorch! Get well soon!

Feature Image courtesy of the Coventry Blaze Facebook Page.