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Watch now: #17 Cowley Jersey Retirement

On Sunday 18th February, the Genting Casino Coventry Blaze retired the #17 jersey of their all-time leading appearance record holder Russell Cowley.

During fifteen seasons with the club, the now 34-year-old, played 920 games with 452 points (154 goals, 298 assists), winning a British National League double, the Elite League three times in addition to the Play-offs twice, the Challenge Cup and the Knock-Out Cup – including the Grand Slam in 2004/05.

Thanks to Clean Cut Sports, the ceremony can now be watched here:



In the weeks running up to the big day, we were inundated with tributes and kind words for Russell.

It’d be impossible to share them all, but here’s an overview:

Tributes from coaches and Captain


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Cowley looks back on Blaze career

#17 in numbers

Thanks to Matt Hood, here's a complete run down of the British forwards extraordinary achievements for the club:

Infographic designed by Jordan Gook (@KnightsSheriff)

Photos of the night

Thanks to our official photographer Scott Wiggins (

Graphic designed by Jordan Gook: