Coventry NIHL Blaze were formed in 2007-8 for the then ENL league as a feeder team for the Elite League Blaze. They have continued in the newly formed NIHL league in 2012. Currently the team are in the 10 team NIHL North Laidler Conference. The NIHL Blaze is finaced and run independently from both the Elite team and Academy.

The team aim to provide the stepping stone from Junior Ice Hockey into the Senior Leagues. We aim to balance the team with some older experienced players with players moving from U20. We also use our links with the Coventry Academy to provide playing up and playing opportunities for U20 and U18 players. We judge success when players progress into higher leagues or making selection to National teams.

With Sean Alderson joining the team as head coach 2017 will closer cooperation between the NIHL Blaze and Academy. We hope to see more players taking the chance to train and play with the NIHL team.

The team is run as a non profit organisation. To cover ice and running costs players have to pay a membership fee to play and train. Sponsors also help greatly towards keeping the team going.

Time  to leave it all on the Ice

Bravery, inspiration and leadership! All you need to succeed!

             Coventry NIHL Blaze               



Stoking the Fire and improve the burn

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Midland Autotest Coventry NIHL Blaze would like to Thank Fiveon3 for supplying this seasons game Jerseys, socks & short covers. The team look very smart.We reccomend any sports team looking for team wear speak to Fiveon3 the shirts are excellent quallity and  provide a great service.


Despite a reasonable first period (1-2) the NIHL Blaze struggled to cope with Telford’s top Line of Bowley, Jets and Griffin tonight with the trio scoring 7 of their teams 8 goals.

“Considering we just came back training this week I felt we had a decent first period but we struggled to get to grips with some of the new rules that have come into play this season.”

“There is no question that we were second best tonight but I felt the scoreline flattered them a little, however, there are still some positives we can take from tonight’s game.”

“We will also be much better equipped once we get everyone in and/or back from holidays, etc and we’ve had a few more training sessions together.”

The NIHL Blaze’s lone goal tonight was scored on the power play by Daniel Mulcahy with Oliver Lord and Andrew Hayward picking up the assists






The NIHL Blaze made it back-to-back wins with a 2-1 overtime win against Blackburn Hawks A tight start with the 1st period ending scoreless. Blaze gaining the advantage in the 2nd & Harks pulling it back in the 3rd with a PP goal.  Blaze sealed the win in OT , Jordan Bloom scoring both the NIHL Blaze goals.

NIHL Blaze MOM Hayden Laverick­



The NIHL Blaze made it three wins in a row tonight with a convincing 15-0 win in Deeside.

With period scores of 4-0, 6-0 and 5-0 the NIHL Blaze performed well throughout and became the first team this season to shut out the Dragons in Deeside.

NIHL Blaze MoM: James Lindley­


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4 point weekend

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Winning Sreak continues



The NIHL Blaze extended their winning streak to four games tonight with a comfortable 9-1 win in Blackburn.

NIHL Blaze Scoring: Lubomir Plandor 3+2, Robert Perks 2+2, Jordan Liddell & Antti Kohvakka 1+2, Luke Curtis 1+1, Sam Prosser 1+0, Anthony Pointney 0+4 and Sam Chandler 0+2.

NIHL Blaze MoM: Sam Chandler­


After a great well attended end of season awards evening We are pleased to anounce this years award winners:

Young Player of the Year: Daniel Mulcahy 

Most Improved Player: Ryan James 

Player of the Year: Graham Laverick 

Coaches Player: Sam Chandler 

Players Player: Sam Chandler

Congratilations to the above. Thank you to all our sponsors, Volenteers, and suporters. Without you the team would not exist. 




The Coventry NIHL Blaze are delighted to announce that MIDLAND AUTOTEST LTD will be their new title sponsor for the 2018/2019 season.

MIDLAND AUTOTEST LTD, who were founded in November 1998, are in their 20th year of business, what a way to celebrate !!

The company, based in Bedworth, is owned by Tony Gavan and Neil Ashby.

On agreeing to sponsor the NIHL Blaze Tony said…

“We have been attending the NIHL games for a number of seasons now and have supported them through shirt sponsorship so when I was approached to become the team’s title sponsor for the forthcoming season it didn’t take me long to come to a decision to support the team.”

“Everyone involved with the team works so hard to keep the team going and to become part of that is fantastic.”

Steve Brookes GM of the team thanked MIDLAND AUTOTEST LTD for their support and is looking forward to working closely with Tony and Neil to make this a successful season for both the team and MIDLAND AUTOTEST LTD.

MIDLAND AUTOTEST LTD, who are open for mechanical repairs, MOT’s and services for both cars and light commercial vehicles, are based at 334 Goodyers End Lane, Bedworth, CV12 OHY.

Opening Hours: Mon - Fri, 08:30 to 17:30 and Sat, 08:30 to 12:30.
Telephone: 02476 365588.

The Coventry NIHL Blaze would also like to take this opportunity thank Stuart Taylor of Taylor's Butchers, Earlsdon for their continued support over the past few seasons. The club simply would not be here today if it wasn’t for his/their support.


Own & Loan fir this seasons Jerseys are now available. Get to own one of the excelent jerseys and help the team geet going at the same time. Purchase one or a pair of jerseys. You will be presented by your selected player at the end of the season. Take a look at the shirts available on the Own & loan page. 





Tough start



The NIHL Blaze put in a gutsy performance tonight against a strong Barons side who finished in the top four of the Moralee Division (Division 1) last season.

Speaking to NIHL Blaze Head Coach, Sean Alderson after tonight’s game he said...

“We knew it would be a backs against the wall type of game tonight but considering the offensive firepower the Barons have I felt we defended very well.”

“A couple of mistakes led to a couple of cheap goals but other than that I felt we gave a good account of ourselves.”

“Having just started back this week the team has come a long way in just a few days and I can only see us getting stronger as we get everyone back in (from holidays, etc) and get a few more training sessions together.”

The NIHL Blaze are next in action next Sunday night when they travel to Telford to take on Tigers 2 in their final pre-season fixture



Special thanks to Nick from our sponsors Fiveon3 for presenting the Carlsberg Man Of The match awards at our Challenge game agaist Telford Tigers 2. Check out Five on3 for all your hockey merchandise and team wear.


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Plenty of positives to take home



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