Club news

Captain Calder aims to lead Blaze to title

Last weekend we took you back to the jersey retirement of #26 Dan Carlson and showed you the fantastic game that followed between the Genting Casino Coventry Blaze and the Sheffield Steelers in 2016 (Watch here). 

On Sunday (31st May), we’re going to pay tribute to his partner in crime, the late #25 Adam Calder.

The game which is in tribute to him and shown on Blaze TV from 4pm will be from Edinburgh in March 2010 as Adam aimed to win a fourth Elite League Championship with the club, this time as Captain.

Following a 6-1 victory over the Capitals on the Thursday night at the Skydome Arena which included a Calder hatrick, the #25 and teammates knew a victory against the same side in Scotland on the Saturday would wrap up the title.

However, if the Blaze weren’t to be victorious in Edinburgh, the 2009/10 Elite League Championship would have been decided in a winner takes all contest the next night at the Skydome Arena vs. the Belfast Giants who sat just 1 point behind.

In part 2 of our recent pod with Coach Paul Thompson he admits he didn’t think his badly beaten-up side could have beaten Belfast on that Sunday night.

What happened in Edinburgh will forever be the stuff of legend.  

 

Before the game, in honour of #25 Adam Calder we will be showing his jersey retirement which took place in December 2015 at the Skydome Arena.

Over six glittering seasons with the Blaze Calder played 384 games, scoring 257 goals and 277 assists for a 534-point total. He remains the all-time leading goal scorer in Coventry colours.

Forming a formidable partnership with American forward, Dan Carlson, Calder re-wrote Coventry’s record books and set standards that will be exceptionally difficult to emulate.

 
#25 Adam Calder speaks to Seth Bennett ahead of the jersey retirement in 2015 (includes spoilers)

50/50 raffle

As part of our virtual match-night experience we will be holding a 50/50 raffle with the winner being drawn shortly after the game on Sunday at 6.30pm.

Tickets just £1 but the more you buy, the bigger the prize and the more chance you will have of winning.