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Staying in the Hunt

After picking up six points out of six last weekend, the Stena Line Belfast Giants headed into another busy week of action. There was a Challenge Cup semi-final first leg as well as two more testing home games as the quest continues. How would it pan out? As it turned out, it wasn’t too bad after all.

The Giants began their week with the first leg of their Challenge Cup semi-final against Pete Russell and his ever improving Glasgow Clan. It was a return to his roots for the legendary Colin Shields but that’s where the sentiment ends. It was a nervous opening period, but Clan got the one that mattered most when Matt Beca netted with just four seconds left in it. The men in purple celebrated again early in the second when Swede Gerard Hanson put in their second, and then it got tasty. Clan’s Czech defenceman Michal Gutwald and Jonathan Ferland had a square go, with the Clan man getting the extras for instigation. The resultant powerplay saw Kyle Baun reduce the arrears.

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The Blaze – Reignited

The Coventry Blaze ‘Meet The Players’ night on Thursday 23rd gave a fascinating insight into the team for the upcoming season.

It has been a year and one day since the last team took up their sharpies and spent the evening crammed into Crosbys bar at the Skydome. Whilst in many respects, the evening was the same, but there was something different this year.

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Exclusive Ross Venus Q&A – Update on New Zealand League Experience

It appears the British winger can’t wait for the new season to start and so is spending the summer 11,000 miles away, in another hemispheres winter! Ross Venus of the Coventry Blaze is competing with the Canterbury Devils in the New Zealand Ice Hockey League.

I was lucky enough to catch up with Ross with a inter-hemispherical Q&A;

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