Moore named Blaze Head Coach

The Genting Casino Coventry Blaze can confirm that American Kevin Moore will become the club’s Head Coach following the departure of Danny Stewart.

Moore, 35, joins Blaze from the Nottingham Panthers where he spent last season as Assistant Coach.

As part of his role, Moore was responsible for coaching defencemen, goalies and special teams which included a 20.26% powerplay (5th in the league).

Following the sad passing of Adam Johnson, Moore took on a leadership role in the day-to-day operations of the team, which included managing the psychological well-being of players while a gradual return to play strategy was implemented.

He was the public voice for the team during this difficult period, and his strong leadership was well recognised and applauded.

Prior to his move to Nottingham, the Belle Mead, N.J. native held the same role for the Indy Fuel of the ECHL, helping them to a Playoff place in the competitive Western Conference with a franchise record for wins and points.

With the Fuel, Moore was responsible for in season recruitment of players, including NCAA free agents and was part of a two-man staff coaching defencemen, goalies, and a penalty-kill which ranked 6th in the league at 82.4% and was 3rd for short-handed goals (14).

The former netminder also has extensive coaching experience in the NCAA and was Director of Hockey Operations for Princeton University Tigers in 2021/22.

During the 2020/21 season, as Head Coach of College of St. Scholastica (NCAA III), Moore led the team to their first playoff win and semi-final appearance in five years.

Moore also spent two seasons as the assistant coach at Adrian College, where he helped the team to a NCHA Regular Season title and Tournament championship in 2020.

Additionally, in 2019 Moore was named assistant coach for Team USA’s U18 team in the Hlinka Gretzky Cup and for three years was part of the USA Hockey National Player Development selection camps.

Blaze Managing Director Mike Cowley said, “We are delighted to have secured Kevin’s services for next season. He had opportunities both abroad, and in this country, but when the Head Coach position arose with us, he made it clear he would relish the opportunity to come to the Blaze.

“He’s a relatively young coach but has had success in various past roles. He will no doubt bring fresh ideas to the organisation, and we very much look forward to working with him.”

Moore commented, “I am extremely excited to be joining a great organisation in Coventry. It was clear from the beginning of this process that the organisation and its people are first class. I cannot wait to get started and put a team on the ice that our fans will be proud of.”

Kevin Moore chats to Ed Kimberley

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