Blaze agree two-way deal with Swindon over promising forward Selby - The Coventry Observer

16th Aug, 2022

Blaze agree two-way deal with Swindon over promising forward Selby

A TWO-way deal between Coventry Blaze and Swindon Wildcats has been resurrected to benefit forward Matt Selby’s development.

The 21-year-old, who recently made his 150th appearance for the Blaze, will continue to train under Coventry coach Danny Stewart – who will have first call on his services.

Swindon, who currently skate in the English Premier League, is no strange venue for Selby after icing with the Wildcats last season – featuring in 42 games and racking up 185 penalty minutes.

A product of the Blaze junior system, Selby has made 17 appearances for the Skydome outfit so far this season.

When appropriate, the 6’0″ forward – and equally adapt defenceman, will now ice for the Wildcats – gaining valuable ice-time and experience to aid his continuing development.

Blaze head coach Danny Stewart said: “We believe this will benefit Matt Selby in his development for the future.

“He will continue to train with us every day and be used in games we feel he will get more ice.

“He will still be a member of the Coventry Blaze – what this deal does is allow him to play more minutes in more situations and reap the benefits of both situations.

“We will have total control of when we need him or when he plays in Swindon which was the only way we would consider this.”

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