Mike officially became General Manager of the Petes on February 14th, 2013 after serving as the Interim General Manager for four months. He originally joined the Petes as the Manager of Player Personnel in April 2010. Prior to his role with the Petes, Mike worked with International Scouting Services (ISS) as Chief Scout and subsequently General Manager/Chief Scout in September of 2008. Among his many duties, Mike was responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of ISS, as well as the scouting staff responsible for producing reports on players eligible for the NHL Draft and WHL, QMJHL, OHL and CHL Import Drafts. Mike was Assistant Coach in charge of video with Team Pacific at the 2008 World Under 17 Hockey Challenge. He worked as the Director of Player Personnel and Assistant Coach with the Oshawa Generals from 2004-2006. He also spent four years as Assistant Coach at Wilfrid Laurier University of the Ontario University Athletic Association, where he played a role in their trip to the 2001 CIS National Hockey Championships. In addition, Mike worked for four years as Full-Time Head Coach/Manager with the Trenton Sting of the Ontario Provincial Junior A Hockey League, winning the 1998 OPJHL Eastern Conference Championship. He is a graduate of the Sports Administration program at Durham College.
Strength & Conditioning Coach
Robert joined the Petes as Strength and Conditioning Coach in July 2013 following a 12-year professional career. Robert played for the Petes from 1996 to 1999, earning Rookie of the Year in 1996 and being selected to play for Germany in the World Junior Hockey Championships in both 1995 and 1996. He was drafted by the Phoenix Coyotes in 1997 and played for their farm teams, the Springfield Falcons in the AHL and the Mississippi Sea Wolves in the ECHL, before returning to play in the first division of Germany’s Elite League. Robert is the current Owner of The Edge – Strength and Conditioning Centre located in Peterborough. He is a Certified Personal Training Specialist and has been Assistant Coach in the Peterborough Minor Petes AAA system for the past two years at the Midget and Bantam levels. Robert lives in Peterborough with his wife Kim and daughter Isabella.
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Director of Scouting
GTA Regional Scout
Chris McNamara joined the Petes as Scouting Coordinator after spending two seasons as a member of the Kingston Frontenacs scouting staff. He was named Director of Scouting for the Peterborough Petes in 2013. Prior to joining the Frontenacs, Chris worked as a Regional Scout with the Oshawa Generals and as the OHL Head Scout for International Scouting Services. Born and raised in Nova Scotia, Chris graduated from St. Francis Xavier University with a Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics and is a certified Kinesiologist. Chris lives in Etobicoke, ON and works at the Canadian Ice Academy in Mississauga, ON where he is the General Manager. Chris covers players in the GTHL, OMHA SCTA and ETA, while providing crossover coverage of players in other regions of the province.
Northern Ontario Regional Scout
Ron Ringler returned to the Petes family having previously played for the Petes during the 1967-68 season. Ron, who covers Northern Ontario, comes to the Petes with a great knowledge of hockey and the OHL, having previously scouted with the North Bay Centennials, Oshawa Generals and Saginaw Spirit. He also served as an Assistant Coach with North Bay during the 2000-01 campaign. Originally from North Bay, Ron now resides in Powassan, ON with his wife Linda.
Ottawa & Eastern Ontario Regional Scout
Dave joined the Peterborough Petes scouting staff after spending three years as the Ottawa Area Scout for the OHL Central Scouting Bureau. Dave also spent four years scouting with the Smiths Falls Bears of the Central Junior A Hockey League. Residing in Kemptville, ON, Dave is responsible for filing reports and evaluating players in Ottawa and Eastern Ontario for the OHL Priority Selection Draft.
Central Ontario Regional Scout
Based in Peterborough, Sandy covers players in the OMHA and ETA eligible for the OHL Priority Selection Draft. Sandy has coached four seasons in the Peterborough Minor Petes system and has worked as a coach at two U16 training camps and two U17 training camps. Sandy lives in Peterborough with his wife Jenn and their son Alexander.
Eastern United States Regional Scout
Born in Montreal, Walker moved with his family at the age of 4 to the Greater Toronto Area where he played minor hockey and eventually played for the York Yeoman of the OUA. Following his playing days, Walker relocated to New Jersey where he has been actively involved in hockey management and coaching at a variety of levels. For the past number of seasons he has worked with the New Jersey Titans program and will monitor players in the Eastern United States who are eligible for the OHL Priority Selection Draft.
Major Midget & Junior A Tier II Scout
Steve joined the Petes as a Major Midget and Tier II Scout after 20 years of coaching minor hockey in Peterborough. Over the last several years, Steve has served as a practice and goalie coach for the Midget AA team in Peterborough, winning an OMHA championship and a silver medal at the 2009 OHF. Steve had a short stint with the Petes in the early 1980’s before moving on to play for the Kingston Canadians and the London Knights in the OHL. He played all of his minor hockey in Peterborough with the minor Petes. Steve lives in Peterborough with his wife Lori. He has two sons: Travis and Kyle.
South Western Ontario & Michigan Regional Scout
Matt St. Germain, having played with the Petes from 1991 to 1994, joined the Club’s scouting staff in 2011. He covers scouting in Southwestern Ontario and Michigan. After graduating from the Petes, Matt spent two years at the University of Waterloo. Matt has been highly involved in hockey, coaching at different levels over the past ten years: from 1998-2000 with Windsor AAA 84’s, 2000-2002 with Leamington Flyers Jr. B, 2002-2004 with Tecumseh Chiefs Jr. B, 2004-2006 with Leamington Flyers Jr. B, and from 2006-2009 with Sun County AAA 95s.
South-Western Ontario Regional Scout
Andy joined the Petes scouting staff in 2012, following a five-year scouting stint with the OJHL Lindsay Muskies. He has been highly involved in hockey, having previously played with the OCAA Fleming College, and coaching in both Lindsay and Waterloo. Andy resides in Waterloo with wife Francine, daughter Shannon and son Ben.
OHL Eastern Conference Regional Scout
Casey joined the Petes scouting staff in August of 2014 and is responsible for pre-scouting opposing teams for the Petes coaching staff, as well as scouting the OHL for players and prospects for potential trades. Prior to joining the Petes, Torres spent two seasons in the OHL as the Head Video Coordinator with the Kingston Frontenacs and previous to joining the Frontenacs he served as an Assistant Coach with the OJHL’s Kingston Voyageurs for five seasons. In 2009 he helped coached the Vees to the Central Canadian Championship and a third place finish in Canada, at the Royal Bank Cup National Championship. Torres coached the Kingston ‘AAA’ Minor Midget program in 2013-14, where he led the 1998’s to the playoffs for the first time in the age group’s history and had five players drafted in the 2014 OHL Priority Selection Draft. Casey is born and raised in Kingston, Ontario, where he lives with his wife Kari, their two daughters Alexa and Braelyn and their son Tate.
Golden Horseshoe Regional Scout
A graduate of Whitchurch Stouffviile Minor Hockey, Dan played junior hockey for Vaughan and St.Michael’s before moving on to play NCAA hockey for Mercyhurst. After graduating from Mercyhurst with a B.A. in Business Management, Dan returned to Stouffville where he was named the Head Coach and Assistant General Manager of the Stouffville Spirit of the OPJHL. Dan currently resides in Brantford with his wife Becky, son Finn and daughter Abby.
Dave joined the Petes in 2015 as the Bantam scout. Residing in Burlington, he spent his minor hockey career with the Burlington Eagles before moving on to play junior for the Rockland Nats. While in Rockland, David studied Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa. He returned to Burlington after university, where he was an Assistant Coach and General Manager for a local junior team while also participating in ISS Hockey’s intern scouting program. He was named the ISS Intern of the Year at the end of the 2014/15 season.