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Thompson plans six point weekend for Coventry Blaze

By Steve Carpenter Friday 22 February 2013 Updated: 22/02 11:06

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COACH Paul Thompson believes this weekend’s trip to Scotland can strengthen Blaze’s top-four aspirations.

Blaze are currently one point behind fourth-placed Cardiff Devils in the Elite League table eague and travel to Braehead Clan tonight (Friday) and Edinburgh Capitals tomorrow night (Saturday) before facing Fife Flyers on Sunday.

Thompson will be without Benn Olson for the trip to Braehead as he serves the second of his two-match suspension.

And Josh Bruce will also be absent, but Sam Smith will be in the line-up having been sidelined since mid-December.

“We are looking for a successful away trip and our goal is to pick up all six points,” said Thompson, whose side have won four of their last five games.

“That will really help us in our bid to finish fourth.

“We will be having a couple of hundred fans up there with us and we want to give them something to cheer about.

“We have played some of our worst hockey in Braehead in the last couple of years and have thrown so many games away in the last seconds so we will be looking to change that.

“All three teams we are playing this weekend are strong at home and need the points as they try to qualify for the play-offs, so that should help us. It can be frustrating playing the cross-conference teams but they will need to come at us. We just need to take care of our own business, though.”

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