Okanagan Hockey Ontario is a division of Okanagan Hockey Group. Our primary focus is to promote the long-term development of each of our athletes in the classroom, on the ice, and in the community. Through a partnership with the Durham District School Board, Okanagan Hockey Ontario students have the opportunity to train and continue to participate in a familiar education system. Athletes attend Henry Street High School, the educational home of OHO students, while they play, practice and train at Iroquois Park Sports Centre— a state-of-the-art recreation complex. Okanagan Hockey Ontario is a prep school environment, which presently consists of one U18 Prep team.
The Head Coach will be responsible for the development and implementation of all on-ice activities, video sessions and work with the training staff on off-ice team activities and training programs. You must have strong communication, administrative, organizational and time management skills and be able to manage and maintain budgets. The successful candidate will need to develop and implement weekly practice schedules and develop yearly practice plans. You will be responsible to oversee on-ice practice sessions, develop team tactics and strategies, prepare players for games, manage the bench in game situations, and prepare written and verbal player evaluations. You will also be required to transport players as required to and from school, games etc.
As education is of the utmost importance you will be in charge of monitoring each athlete’s academic and personal progress through evaluation and progress reports. It is therefore imperative to maintain communication on school academics through our school liaison. It will be your responsibility to oversee the assistant coach and training staff and may be required to assist, attend and participate in meetings and conferences.
All applicants are asked to send their resumes to the attention of Paul Pascuzzi via email to
My dream is to play hockey at the highest level. My three years at OHA were instrumental in helping me move forward on that path, teaching me what it takes to be a pro both on and off the ice."