Mike was an assistant coach for the Peterborough Petes of the OHL during the 2017-18 season after serving as a head coach with the ECHL's Elmira Jackals the previous season. On top of his duties with the Petes, he also was involved with the Peterborough Minor Hockey Association as a skills development coach and player evaluator.
The Toronto, Ont. product enjoyed an extensive nine-year professional playing career that saw him play 18 games in the NHL with the Florida Panthers and Vancouver Canucks, 267 games in the AHL, as well as time spent in the ECHL and Europe. Mike played parts of five seasons in the OHL with the Kitchener Rangers, where he was part of the 2008 J. Ross Robertson Cup winning team as OHL champions.
Jamie joins Okanagan Hockey Ontario after serving as an assistant coach with the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) men’s ice hockey team during the 2017-18 season.
Jamie enjoyed a 14-year professional playing career that saw him play 431 games at the AHL level, 181 games in the ECHL, as well as four seasons in Europe. Prior to playing professionally, the Port Franks, Ont. product played four seasons in the OHL with the Sarnia Sting and Oshawa Generals, accumulating 249 points (55-194-249) in 262 career regular season games.
Paul joins Okanagan Hockey Ontario after spending two seasons as an assistant coach with the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT). Prior to joining the UOIT coaching staff, Paul spent eight seasons playing professionally, which included 323 games at the NHL level with the Tampa Bay Lightning and Toronto Maple Leafs.
The Whitby, Ont. product played four seasons in the OHL with the Oshawa Generals and was selected in the sixth round, 183rd overall, by the Lightning at the 2002 NHL Draft.
Paul has spent the past seven years working with individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in various roles, including ABA services at Donald A. Wilson Secondary School and providing social skills training to those in need.
The Whitby, Ont. product has been a head coach at the minor hockey level since 2010, most recently with the Clarington Midget AAA team from 2016-2018 after spending two seasons with the Whitby Midget AAA team. He was also the head of coach and player development for the 2017-2018 season.
During my three years in Penticton, OHA was influential in my growth as a student, an athlete, and most importantly a person. Their overwhelming support made the city feel like home and the community feel like family. It was truly a first class experience, in an elite program that has prepared me for my time in university and any future endeavors."