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Club Contacts

If you don't know which member of staff you need to speak to, or for any general club enquiries, please contact us at the Blaze office and we can put you in touch with the Blaze staff member who can deal with your enquiry.

The Blaze office is open Monday to Friday, from 9.00am until 4.30pm

If you want to pop in to see us, our office is located underneath Block 11 at the Skydome Arena.

Coventry Blaze Ice Hockey Club
Skydome Arena
Croft Road
Coventry
CV1 3AZ

Tel : 02477 719919
Email : office@coventryblaze.co.uk

Mike Cowley

Mike Cowley

Managing Director

One of the original founders of the club, Mike Cowley has been Managing Director of the Blaze since 1997 and has vast experience in British Ice Hockey. Mike is the club's director on the Elite League board and previously served as a director of the sport's governing body Ice Hockey UK, representing Ice Hockey UK at many international conferences and at major tournaments.  Mike can be reached at mike@mdcowley.com

Andy Buxton

Andy Buxton

Chairman

One of the original founders of the club, Andy Buxton has been Blaze Chairman since 1997. Andy combines his Blaze duties with the position of General Manager of the Great Britain Men's Ice Hockey Team which has seen him manage the national side in over 50 games at World Championships, Olympic Qualification events and international games since 2007.  Andy is an Alternate Director of the sport's governing body, Ice Hockey UK and serves as an Ambassador for the City of Coventry.  Andy can be reached at andybuxton@coventryblaze.co.uk

James Pease

James Pease

Director of Hockey & Community Operations

Before joining the Club's Management Team, James had an outstanding playing career, primarily with the Blaze.  He made his club debut in 1996 and made 677 professional apprearances until 2013 - the second most by a Blaze player during the Club's history - and represented Great Britain at Under 18, Under 20 and Full levels.  James now oversees all aspects of the playing side of Club operations and manages the Club's extensive operations throughout the local community and beyond.  James can be reached at jamespease@coventryblaze.co.uk

Rob Coleman

Rob Coleman

Operations Manager

After starting out as a match night volunteer progressing through to become the match night co-ordinator for the Blaze, Rob finally joined the Club's staff in 2010 and has carried out an extensive variety of roles within the organisation. As the Club's Operations Manager, Rob is responsible for managing all day to day operational activities including all aspects of the club's matchnight experience, fan relations and player support.  Rob can be reached at robcoleman@coventryblaze.co.uk

Dale Buckland

Dale Buckland

Ticket and Promotions Executive

Rob Plaister

Rob Plaister

Media Manager

As the Club's Media Manager, Rob looks after the all of the Club's relationships with all local and national media outlets.  Rob is also responsible for all of the club's media content across all of our media platforms including all forms of social media and the Club's website.  He also manages the Club's own video and audio channels as well as the webstreaming of Blaze home games.  Rob can be reached at robplaister@coventryblaze.co.uk

Ashley Tait

Ashley Tait

Commercial Manager

Ash is one of the all time greats of British ice hockey and now combines his Blaze playing duties with those of the Club's Commercial Manager.  A glittering career has seen him win every honour in the sport - including captaining the Blaze to the Grand Slam in 2004/05 and lifting the Play Off Championship trophy in 2015.  Ash is the most capped player in Great Britain history, representing his nation in no less than 17 World Championships.  Ash has responsibility for welcoming new sponsors to the club as well as working closely with Sally Mahers to support all existing partners during the season.  Ash can be reached by emailing ashleytait@coventryblaze.co.uk

Sally Mahers

Sally Mahers

Partner & Sponsor Support

Sally left the club several years ago - to start both a family and her own business - but just couldn't keep away!  Sally now works part time for the Club, looking after the extensive range of sponsors and partners that are involved with the Blaze, helping them to get the most out of their ongoing relationship with the Club.  Sally can be reached at sallycovblaze@yahoo.co.uk

Sam Hewitt

Sam Hewitt

Community Development Manager

Sam was appointed Community Development Manager back in March 2015, he had previously worked for an organisation who specialised in sports provision in primary schools, delivering high quality physical education lessons. Sam has the responsibility of planning, designing and developing all the new programmes and projects in which Blaze Community Foundation currently deliver as well as the development of staff. Sam communicates with the school contacts throughout the time of them receiving our services to ensure that all programmes run smoothly on a daily basis. He has a wide variety of coaching abilities and always ensures that sessions are delivered to a high standard. Sam also plays ice hockey at a high level so understands the game very well which is a key aspect to his job role alongside his sports development knowledge. Sam is very keen to inspire a younger generation of ice hockey players as well as providing high quality sporting opportunities for local children and schools. 

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