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Sheffield Steelers thumping disappoints Coventry Blaze coach Chuck Weber

Rugby Editorial 4th Sep, 2015 Updated: 27th Oct, 2016

LEWIS Hook hopes to use his two-way deal with Coventry Blaze as a springboard to becoming a regular player at Elite League level.

The 19-year-old British forward has signed an agreement with MK Lightning this season – along with James Griffin, Bobby Chamberlain and David Clements – which will see him feature for Chuck Weber’s team when appropriate.

Hook had an impressive first game in a Blaze uniform in Wednesday’s 3-2 defeat to Nottingham Panthers at the Skydome in their opening pre-season match.

And he is hoping to get as much ice time as possible in bid to impress Blaze coach Chuck Weber.

“The two-way agreement helps us get our feet wet in the Elite League which is what we want to do and then play full-time in the near future,” said Hook, who was the joint-second top point-scorer as Great Britain won World Championship Under-20 Division Two Group A gold in Estonia in December.

“It is always good to get a little taster and hopefully throughout the year I can get some more games and get some more minutes under Chuck.

“I was on a two-way with Nottingham for the past two years and went to the CHL with them. I have had a few games in the past but I need a few more to settle down and get used to the speed of it. In the near future it will be time to step up. The years are getting older and you don’t want to get into a comfort zone. It definitely has to happen soon.

“My game is improving every day. They are professionals and they do this every day. You watch them and learn things from them. Every day I am getting stronger, faster and getting more confident. The more games I can play with Blaze the better.”

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