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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

Andy Buxton


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 has also served as 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

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. Rob is now responsible for managing day-to-day operational
activities of the club, including fan relations, events, retail activities and player support. Rob can be reached at

Megan Back

Operations Executive

In partnership with SCCU, Megan completed a Business Administration Apprenticeship with the club over 2022/23 before taking on the full-time position of Operations Executive. Megan is involved in many areas of the club’s operational side and takes responsibility for the club’s match night experience, promotional activities, and ticketing. Megan can be reached at

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

Craig Summerton

Media Manager

Craig is reponsibile for the club’s social media output, website content and manages relationships with local media. 

He can be reached at