Director of Hockey/Head Coach
Hugely popular Canadian, Danny Stewart previously spent four incredibly successful seasons as a player with Coventry between 2006 and 2010 – winning the Elite League Championship on three occasions and also adding a Challenge Cup and Knock-Out Cup. Danny then became player/coach of the now defunct Newcastle Vipers and during his year in the North East, guided his team to the Challenge Cup semi-final. He was named Elite League Coach of the Year despite the off-ice struggles of the organisation. After five years as Associate Coach of the Fife Flyers, in 2016, Danny returned to lead the Blaze with a wealth of coaching knowledge and the same pride and passion for his work that made him one of the club’s all-time favourite players. In 2018, after taking on additional responsibility for the on-ice side of the club, Danny’s significant efforts were rewarded with the role of Director of Hockey, in addition to his Head Coaching role. In 2019, he led the team to a streak of 19 consecutive Elite League competition games without losing in regulation time. It was the best run of form the club had enjoyed since an equal 19 game streak over February/March of 2005 when the Blaze team of that season won the Elite League Grandslam.
Danny is sponsored by Coach’s Corner (Pete and Jan Lissaman, Chris and Dawn Weaver, Paul and Lin Reece & Tom and Stephanie Wright).
Dayle "Keeno" Keen
Keeno, is a pro hockey coach of over 10 years who has been working throughout the UK, Sweden, Norway and Finland and is a featured writer for the coaches site, bringing constraints-based learning to ice hockey.
Head Sports Rehabilitationist
Nicky is the Head Physiotherapist for the Coventry Blaze and brings a wealth of experience in sports rehabilitation. She has worked with the team for many years and also serves as the Head Physiotherapist to the Great Britain ice hockey team, a position she has held for several years and has seen her take part in serveral World Championship and Olympic Qualification events. Nicky combines her Blaze role with running her own physiotherapy clinic, Elite Therapy.
John is an expert sports therapist who keeps the Blaze players in the best possible condition to play Elite League hockey. John works with the players during the week and on game night ’ both at home and on the road.
Jen takes care of the club’s medical services and is present for each home game day.
Ethan took over the role of Equipment Manager in 2019 from long-serving Steve Small. As well as looking after all the team’s equipment needs, Ethan is responsible for the team’s dressing room area and for managing the logisitics for all of the team’s away games.
Ethan is sponsored by Crazy Crew
Assistant Equipment Manager
‘Semi’ retired now, Steve was the long-time Equipment Manager of the club before Ethan took over full-time in 2019/20. Steve continues to hep out and works on the bench during games and practice in the week.
Assistant Equipment Manager
Anthony is a former player of the NIHL Coventry Blaze and now supports Ethan and Steve in delivering the players’ equipment needs.