Blaze announce return of three skaters for 2016/17 season - The Coventry Observer

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Blaze announce return of three skaters for 2016/17 season

Shaun Reynolds 25th Mar, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

COVENTRY BLAZE already have one eye on the 2016/17 season after announcing the return of Brett Robinson, Jordan Pietrus and Jim Jorgensen.

The move comes just hours before the Blaze’s crucial home leg of their playoff quarter final clash against Sheffield at the Skydome on Saturday night (7pm face-off).

Robinson, who was named coach’s player of the season at the Blaze awards last night, has signed a one-year deal with the club after joining the Blaze last summer.

The 31-year-old played over 280 games in the East Coast Hockey League where he scored the winning goal to clinch the Kelly Cup under current Blaze head coach, Chuck Weber.

Elsewhere, 30-year-old Jordan Pietrus has signed a two-year deal with the club after initially arriving in Coventry on a four-week trial.

Fans’ favourite Pietrus has so far posted 24 goals and added 19 assists during his time in the Elite League.

Finally, American defenceman Jim Jorgensen has also agreed a new two-year deal until the end of the 2017/18 season.

Aged 30, Jorgensen is in his second season with the Blaze and has posted nine goals and 24 assists in all 60 Elite League and Challenge Cup matches for the Blaze this season.

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