MATCH PREVIEW: Storm v Blaze

Tickets for Storm’s upcoming game against the Coventry Blaze can be ordered online HERE, or by calling the Box Office on 0161 926 8782, or in person at the box office. Face-off is 20th January, 17:30 face-off. Let’s pack the barn as Storm look to defend the Patton Conference.

What a brilliant few weeks it has been for the Manchester Storm. Wednesday 16th January saw our televised Patton Conference clash against visitors, Guildford Flames via FreeSports. Storm came out strong, winning the game 3-2 – with goals from Byers, Braid and Long!

Yesterday, the Storm travelled over to the Coventry Skydome to face the Blaze for the first of their back-to-back games. They came home claiming two points on the road and a massive 6-2 win. The team is now on a ten point streak!

MANCHESTER STORM V COVENTRY BLAZE – SUNDAY 20TH JANUARY, 17:30 FACE-OFF, PLANET ICE ALTRINCHAM.

The Storm are doing well with an eight point streak at home, and will be doing all they can to make it ten this Sunday against visitors and Patton Conference rivals, Coventry Blaze.

There are now just seven points between 4th and 10th place in the league. The remainder of the season sees the league’s eleven teams fighting for a top eight spot, in the push for playoffs.

The Blaze are currently on a par with Storm in the EIHL table, with 37 points – yet have played three less games than the Storm. 

Last week GB head coach, Pete Russell announced his 26 man squad ahead of exhibition game against Dinamo Riga. Blaze forward, Ben Lake has been selected for the first time, joining Blaze defenceman, Luke Ferrara.

The Blaze also recently signed new netminder, Matt Hackett – who is Kopriva’s replacement. You can read his stats here.

MATCH NIGHT INFORMATION

  • Doors open Sunday 20th January at 16:30PM
  • Face-off 17:30PM
  • Tonight’s Shirt off the Back is TBA
  • You can win Ciaran Long’s stick tonight (also signed.) Stick raffle tickets can be purchased by volunteers around the rink
  • Ticket information for games can be found here
  • Make sure you pay a visit the OSC stall underneath block 113 You can purchase 50/50 tickets and also enter the match night “Chuck A Puck” competition as well as book onto OSC events
  • Storm TV have you covered if you can’t make tonight’s game, buy the webcast here
  • As it is a Sunday game, there will be no post-game skate available
  • The Station Hotel, Storm’s official pub, will be open to fans for pre-match drinks
  • Are you new to the rink and unsure where to go regarding tickets? Information for the rinks entrance arrangements here
  • If you’re looking at group bookings for games this season, contact liam@storm-office.com for more information
  • You can now vote for the MOTM following home games via menti.com, keep your eye on the jumbotron for more information at the game

Following this weekend’s game, the next home game for Storm falls on Sunday 27th January against the Sheffield Steelers, 17:30 face-off.

The OSC’s next event takes place in just a few days – January 22nd, 19:00PM. Email events.stormosc@gmail.com for more information! The supporters club have a few upcoming events; from ladies night to Bowling with the Storm. Go and check their social media out!

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