Okanagan Hockey Group (OHG) President Andy Oakes announced today that Paul Pascuzzi has been named the General Manager of Okanagan Hockey Ontario (OHO).
Pascuzzi, 32, was previously the Business and Operations Manager of OHO, a role he held since May of 2018.
“We are very pleased to move Paul into the General Manager role,” said Oakes. “During our inaugural season he has proven to be a great leader for Okanagan Hockey Ontario, and we look forward to him leading this division in the future.”
Pascuzzi graduated from Trent University in 2010 with a Honours Bachelor's degree in Psychology. He has spent many 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.
Prior to joining OHO, Pascuzzi had been a head coach at the minor hockey level since 2010, most recently with the Clarington Midget AAA team from 2016-2018, where he also served as head of coach and player development for the 2017-2018 season.
ABOUT OKANAGAN HOCKEY ONTARIO
Located in Whitby, Ont., Okanagan Hockey Ontario is a Hockey Canada Accredited School and proud member of the Ontario Hockey Federation and Ontario Minor Hockey Association. During the 2018-19 season, OHO will have an 18U AAA and a 16U AAA team, both competing in the Canadian Sport School Hockey League (CSSHL).
Our primary focus is to promote the long-term development of each of our student athletes in the classroom, on the ice, and in the community. All students attend Henry Street High School. Students participate in the Academy for Student-Athlete Development (ASAD) program, run out of the Abilities Centre, which focuses on academic and athletic support, ensuring they are equipped with the resources they need to excel in both sport and the classroom. The strength and conditioning component of the program is executed in partnership with Elite Training Systems. On-ice training takes place at the Iroquois Park Sports Centre.
For more information on Okanagan Hockey Ontario, please contact Paul Pascuzzi at: firstname.lastname@example.org
At the end of grade nine, my parents and I decided it would be beneficial for both my hockey and scholastic development to attend OHA the next year. We toured other hockey academies, but ultimately felt OHA was the best fit for me. The coach’s and trainer’s expertise allowed me to learn more about the game, further develop my skills, strength and stamina and readied me to enter the WHL as a competent and confident 16 year old. With the support of great teachers and tutors my grades improved and I made friends that will last a lifetime. I highly recommend OHA for the player who is looking to take their game, grades and life skills to the next level."