McKenzie comes home

The Genting Casino Coventry Blaze are pleased to announce the signing of British forward Zaine McKenzie for the 2024/25 Elite League season.

McKenzie, 20, joins the club following three seasons split between EIHL and NIHL. In 2023/24, the Coventry born forward iced 12 times for the Nottingham Panthers and had 25 appearances for Telford Tigers and 23 for the Bees IHC which was his second stint with the Berkshire side.

His first came in 2021/22, when the 6’1” winger also iced for the Milton Keynes Lightning.

In 2022/23, McKenzie continued with the Lightning and made his professional debut with the Panthers, getting an assist in the third-place playoff game.

McKenzie left the UK at the age of 16 to play for two years in North America at the Ontario Hockey Academy.

He has appeared twice in Under-20 World Championship tournaments, helping Great Britain win a silver (2022) and bronze medal (2023).

Coach Kevin Moore said, “Zaine is a local guy who has dedicated himself to his craft. He has a great shot, and will be great for our culture. I firmly believe Zaine will continue to round out his game and develop into an all-round player.”

The Early Bird offer for 2024/25 Season Tickets ends Friday 31st May.

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