Monday, 9 November 2009

We are top of the League!

That was the chant at the Coventry Skydome last night after Coventry Blaze beat Hull Stingrays 5-2. Admittedly, Hull lacked much sting, but Coventry's fifth goal was one of the best I have seen in hockey. Derek Campbell rounded the back of the net and put the pick into the narrow gap between the net minder and the post.

There were a couple of fights and Hull had one of their charm merchants sent off.

The Bloke Beside Me was equipped with a loud hailer to direct insults at the opposition bench beneath us (and they did look riled). Apparently, the etiquette is that you musn't swear, so he thought that his most effective insult was to call a Stingray a 'toenail'.

At least I didn't have another weekend in which all three teams lost.


ChicagoAddick said...

Loving that you now have a 'Bloke beside me!'

What sort of crowds watch the Blaze? And how does this compare to others?

Wyn Grant said...

About 2,300 - 2,500. The rink can only take about 3,000. I don't have attendance figures for the other clubs, but the number of seats in the rink will always be a key factor.