OKANAGAN HOCKEY ONTARIO staff

paul-pascuzzi-headshot-2019.jpgPaul Pascuzzi
General Manager

Pascuzzi 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.

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Head Coach, U18 Prep

Beer joins OHO after his time as Head Coach of the Timmins Rock in the NOJHL. Prior to this, Beer spent six years as the Assistant Coach in the OJHL, with the Whitby Fury and then Cobourg Cougars, winning the RBC Cup with Cobourg in 2017. Under his style of game, Beer has progressed numerous players onto the NCAA, USports, and to Major Junior. Beer has also made strides on the international stage as part of the World Junior A Challenge. First named a guest coach in 2017 for Team Canada East, he has been an Assistant Coach for the team since 2018 winning a silver medal in 2019.

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Assistant Coach, U18 Prep

Pat comes to OHO entering his 20th season of coaching hockey in the Durham Region. With experience at various age groups and levels, Lenehan most recently enjoyed a successful run with the Clarington U18 AAA program, winning an OMHA Silver medal and an OHF Bronze medal in his three seasons as Assistant Coach with the club. 

Pat’s coaching style places emphasis on both player and personal development, whether on or off the ice. More specifically, Lenehan has helped advance many defensemen into Major Junior and Junior A opportunities. 

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Assistant Coach, U18 Prep

Matthews expands his coaching resume here at OHO after playing seven seasons with the Central Ontario Wolves AAA, before finishing his playing career as a member of the Port Perry Mojacks of the CJPHL. Owen spent time as an Assistant Coach with the North Durham Warriors, as well as a Head Coach for the Varsity Boys Hockey Team at Port Perry High School.

Currently, Matthews is also working as a Volunteer Firefighter in the Township of Scugog, after graduating from Durham College in November of 2020. 

mike-duco-2019-headshot.jpgMike Duco
Okanagan Hockey Group Skills Development Coach

Duco 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. Duco 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.

mark-fitzgerald.pngMark Fitzgerald
Manager of Strength/Conditioning & Human Performance

Mark Fitzgerald has spent the last 15 years working with athletes from a variety of sports at every level. He began his career with the Toronto Maple Leafs organization and also became the Head of Performance and Nutrition for the Canadian Hockey League. Most recently, Fitzgerald was the Head of Performance for the Anaheim Ducks. Fitzgerald is the founder of Elite Training Systems in Ontario, which has grown to four locations servicing athletes from all major and minor sports. Fitzgerald also serves as a consultant for a number of health and performance organizations including Under Armour, CHL, Ontario Tech University, and Toronto Aeros Rugby.

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