Year two of the new organisation and things continued to improve. The team was strengthened with the addition of a full time coach from the start of season. Ivan Brown, once a member of the Winnipeg Jets' coaching staff, bought to the team a leadership and structure a player-coach would not be able to. Working with Ron Charbonneau and returning imports Thompson and Campbell, Brown assembled a team with, as ever, a lot of promise. New signings were led by the potentially high scoring import combination of Luc Chabot and the eventual player of the year Troy Kennedy. Dual national defender Darrin Zinger returned from a season with close rivals Slough Jets, and Nottingham goalie Steve Butler joined. However, Flames' had over filled their import quota, so Coach Brown had to sit one import forward in each game to avoid breaking the import regulations. By October though, Kennedy and Campbell had formed such a lethal scoring line with veteran Fred Perlini that Chabot was released.
Flames made little impression in the Benson and Hedges Cup, as they were unlucky enough to be drawn into the same group as the Premier powerhouses Sheffield Steelers and Nottingham Panthers. However, the league campaign was more promising and it was only their lack of games compared to the others (Flames regularly had five games in hand over the leading teams) that kept them out of the top five for most of the season. In fact, Flames enjoyed close games against many of the league's leading sides and provided the Spectrum's growing crowds with some great hockey.
By the transfer deadline in January, the team had a whole new look. Ronnie Evans-Harvey had been replaced by Dave Gregory, from Murrayfield, who eventually took over on defence, when Zinger was injured. Butler had gone to make way for his childhood hero, Dave Graham. At Christmas, Andy Sparks, the only Flame remaining from the original 92-93 team, retired from the sport to pursue a career in the City. In a fitting tribute in front of a full house, his no. 15 shirt was the first to be retired and hung from the rafters.
Graham's link with Solihull Barons enabled Flames to sign import Rylan Ferster. Despite problems earlier in the season Ferster was eligible as Kennedy and Thompson had, by this time, been awarded dual national status. Brown had also acquired Ville Lilja and Ilka Larva, the latter not staying many weeks, from the Finnish first division and two players who were very much responsible for Flames' success in the second half of the season. Portuguese-Canadian Paulo Silva; whose spirit and desire to win rubbed off on his team mates and showmanship meant he was instantly a fan favourite and "Super" Mario Belanger; who despite injury became Flames' top scorer in the playoffs. Even Flames' Management got in on the act, when general manager Ron Charbonneau made his goaltending comeback on 18 February with a 28- shot shutout against Billingham Bombers in his first league game in Britain.
Flames' finished one place higher than in the previous season and made their first appearance in the Promotion playoffs. Finishing third in a playoff group so close that three more goals would have put them in first place.