Berlisk enjoyed hectic period

COVENTRY, UK – Slovenian defenceman Nejc Berlisk was satisfied with his performances for Genting Casino Coventry Blaze last weekend – but knows he will get better.

Nejc Berlisk

Nejc Berlisk – image courtesy of Coventry Blaze

The 24-year-old joined Blaze last Thursday from Slovenian side Team Jesenice having played his last game for the club the night before.

He then linked up with the Blaze and scored on his debut in the 7-4 defeat to Rapid Solicitors Elite League champions Belfast Giants at the Odyssey Arena on Friday night.

Berlisk netted again as Blaze went down 3-1 to Giants the following night before helping the team to an 8-2 win over Edinburgh Capitals in his first outing at the Skydome on Sunday.

After a couple of days rest, Berlisk is now preparing for tomorrow night’s clash with Nottingham Panthers at the National Ice Centre.

He said: “It was a little bit crazy because I played on Wednesday in Slovenia and on Thursday I flew to Coventry and then on Friday to Belfast, where we had two hard matches and then I played another game at home. I am a little tired, that’s normal, but I really enjoyed the last few days.

“I am 100 per cent sure I can play much better and I will this week for sure. I was very happy to score, you are always happy when you score for a new team, and I know I will score more goals – I hope so!

“It is a good organisation, they are friendly people and there has been a lot of fun between the guys. It’s really nice to be a part of this team.

“My target is to play better and better every game and I hope we can win the championship at the end.”

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