Mixed emotions for new Blaze signing Jakub Sindel - The Coventry Observer

13th Aug, 2022

Mixed emotions for new Blaze signing Jakub Sindel

Coventry Editorial 17th Nov, 2014 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

CZECH forward Jakub Sindel experienced mixed emotions on his first weekend with Blaze.

The 28-year-old marked his debut with the game-winning goal as Blaze beat Hull Stingrays 4-3 at the Skydome on Saturday night in the Challenge Cup.

Sindel was then one of three Blaze players who were unsuccessful in the shoot-out as they lost by the same scoreline at Hull Arena on Sunday, leaving their cup participation in the balance.

Defeat in regulation time would also have eliminated Blaze but a point means they must now rely on Cardiff Devils beating Stingrays in the final Group B tie to progress.

“We should have won both games but our mistakes cost us,” said Sindel. “Now we are in a bad situation because we have to wait and we have to hope.

“It was a nice feeling (to get the game-winning goal) and it was a nice feeling just to win the game.

“The feeling (on Sunday) was totally the opposite because I had a couple of chances to score and didn’t so only bad feelings.”

Coach Marc LeFebvre said not getting the two points was a missed opportunity.

He added: “We always want to control our own destiny but now we have to rely on someone else doing it for us.

“We need a killer instinct to finish teams off, we have to be hungrier to finish teams off. Pucks are ending up in the back of our net because we are not doing the little things.

“It’s about five times now this season we have had a lead going into the third period and let it slip away. But give the guys credit, they showed some character at the end there to tie it up and get a point to keep us in the competition. But we are in limbo now.”

Support community journalism by making a contribution.

The Coventry Observer's team of journalists provide a trusted source news, sport, entertainment and events going on in your area and issues which matter to you - both via our free weekly print edition and daily updates on our website.

Every contribution, however big or small, you can make will help us continue to do that now and in the future.

Thanks for reading this and the Coventry Observer.

Are you on Facebook?

Like or follow our Facebook page - facebook.com/CovObserver to get daily news updates straight to your news feed.

Reader Travel

Check out all of the latest reader travel offers to get your hands on some free gifts.

Book an Advert

Book your newspaper advert with our online advert creation tool.

Business Directory

From plumbers, to restaurants, we can provide you with all the info you need.

Digital Advertising

Advertise on the Coventry Observer to boost your online presence.