Coach - Mark Collins
Head Coach/Asst. GM: Mark Collins
Coach Collins is entering his second season at the helm with the Blazers. In his first season he led the Blazers to the Cascade Cup Championship and a spot in the 2013 Junior National Tournament. He was also named coach of the the year for the NPHL. Collins spent the prior 2 years as an assistant coach with the Wenatchee Wild U18. Prior to that, he was the head coach of the Whatcom Warriors. He is also the Hockey Director at Bellingham Sportsplex, coaching the Learn to Play Hockey Program for youth and adults. During the summer months he Is the Hockey Director and Coach of the Collins Elite Hockey elite summer camps. He has been instrumental in the development of players locally, helping many to move on to the Junior ranks and college.
A native of Pilot Mound, MB, Collins moved on to play his High School and Junior hockey with the Notre Dame Hounds in Wilcox, SK. He received a scholarship to North Dakota State University, where he was on the All Region and All Tournament teams for the NJCAA in 1995.
Collins has lived in Bellingham for 14 years and continues to play hockey locally. He currently maintains his Level 4 USA Hockey Coaching Certification.
Assistant Coach-Rod Collins
Assistant Coach: Rod Collins
Coach Collins is native of Pilot Mound, MB Canada where he grew up fine tuning his hockey skills. For the past three years he has been the GM of the Wenatchee Wild in the North American Hockey League (NAHL) and the Head Coach of the Wenatchee Wild U18 Hockey Program. He had been a head coach of boys hockey at Shattuck St. Mary’s for 10 years and was with the Notre Dame Hounds hockey program from 1989 to 1997. He has coached the game of hockey for 30 years. He has also coached in the Manitoba (MJHL), Saskatchewan (SJHL) and BC (BCHL) Junior Leagues.
Coach Collins has Level Five Certification through USA Hockey and Advanced Level with Hockey Canada. Rod has a B.A. degree in Education from Brandon University.
General Manager - Lance Calloway
General Manager: Lance Calloway
Lance Calloway is the Blazers General Manager. He has been with the Whatcom Sports Commission for 14 years as it's Executive Director. Calloway has degree in Economic and Finance from Western Washington University. He will be overseeing the off ice operations including administration of game day operations, team promotion and marketing, as well as sponsorship.