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Re-live the 2005 Challenge Cup Final

We began our retro game series with the 2005 Elite League Playoff final and on Wednesday we’re taking you back to that historic Grand-Slam season with a showing of the Challenge Cup final second-leg vs. the Cardiff Devils.

It’s a fixture that will forever be brought up in any discussion about the best ever Coventry Blaze game.

The game was played in Cardiff’s atmospheric Wales National Ice Rink on 24th February 2005.

Blaze went into it with a commanding 6-1 lead, however as Coach Paul Thompson warned post-game, they were only halfway there, and that it proved as the two teams went to absolute war with each other.

The premiere of the second-leg will begin on Blaze TV at 5.00pm.

First-leg highlights

First-leg highlights from the Skydome Arena (Feb 2005):


Get to know the Grand-Slam team

Part of a documentary made in 2004/05 titled 'Inside the Blaze' at the Marriott Hotel and Golf Club which features 'getting to know' interviews with five members of the Grand-Slam team including Head Coach Paul Thompson and the late Wade Belak and Adam Calder. 



Cup final raffles

Win half of the takings in the 50/50 raffle. Tickets £1 each. Or an authentic player-issue #21 Chris Pohlkamp 19/20 special edition Challenge Cup Coventry Blaze jersey and signed Badly Drawn Christmas player sketch. Tickets £2 each.

After the Blaze game

Watch Team GB's historic victory over France with commentary from the players, staff and media team on FreeSports.