Mike Oke - General Manager
Mike was officially announced as the Petes General Manager on February 14th, 2013 after being the Interim General Manager since October 12th, 2012. Mike originally joined the Petes as the Manager of Player Personnel in April 2010. Prior to his role with the Petes he worked with International Scouting Services (ISS) as Chief Scout and was promoted to the position of General Manager/Chief Scout in September of 2008. Among his many duties, Oke was responsible for overseeing the day to day operations of ISS as well as the scouting staffs responsible for producing reports on players eligible for the NHL Draft, as well as the WHL, QMJHL, OHL and CHL Import Drafts. Mike was an Assistant Coach in charge of video with Team Pacific at the 2008 World Under 17 Hockey Challenge, worked as the Director of Player Personnel and Assistant Coach with the Oshawa Generals from 2004-2006 and spent four years as Assistant Coach at Wilfrid Laurier University of the Ontario University Athletic Association, where he played a role in the Hawks trip to the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) National Hockey Championships in 2001 as well as four years as Full-Time Head Coach/Manager with the Trenton Sting of the Ontario Provincial Junior A Hockey League, winning the OPJHL Eastern Conference Championship in 1998. He is a graduate of the Sports Administration program at Durham College.
Jody took over the Petes Head Coaching Duties in December 2012 after joining the team in 2010 for a second stint as an Assistant Coach after working with the Club from 2005-2008 winning the OHL Championship in 2006 with Head Coach Dick Todd. He won a gold medal as Assistant Coach with the Canadian National Men's Under-18 Hockey Team at the 2013 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship in Sochi, Russia. Jody is a veteran of 831 NHL games with the Hartford Whalers, New York Rangers, Ottawa Senators, Florida Panthers Tampa Bay Lightning and Philadelphia Flyers. Jody Is a Petes Alumni from 1985-88 where he played 170 games recording 88 goals and 188 points including a 50 goal season in 1987-88. He was a first round, 18th overall selection of the Hartford Whalers in 1987. Jody lives in Ennismore with his wife Kelly and two children Brady and Mackenzie.
Bryan Helmer - Assistant Coach
Bryan joined the Petes in July 2013 following twenty seasons of professional hockey including 146 games in the National Hockey League, 1147 in the American Hockey League and 50 in the International Hockey League. While going undrafted in the National Hockey League, Helmer signed as a free agent with the New Jersey Devils in 1994. In 1997-98 he was named to the AHL First All-Star Team and in 2005-06 to the AHL Second All-Star Team. While playing with the Oklahoma City Barons in 2011, Bryan became the AHL all-time leading scorer amongst defencemen 562 points. He sits third all-time in AHL games played. In 2011-12 he was named Oklahoma City’s winner of the AHL Man of the Year Award. Helmer has served as team Captain with San Antonio in 2007-08, and Hershey in 2008-09 and 2009-10 winning the Calder Cup Championship both seasons. Bryan will be relocating to Peterborough with his wife Pam, son Cade and daughter Rylan.
Paul Mattucci - Assistant Coach
Paul was named Assistant Coach of the Peterborough Petes in August 2013. Prior to joining the Petes, Paul was the Head Coach and General Manager of the Junior A Lindsay Muskies from 2011 to 2012, before which he was the Head Coach of the Peterborough Stars from 2006 to 2009 where he set back-to-back franchise records for regular season points. Paul also served as the Head Instructor for Roger Neilson's Hockey Camp from 2005-2012, and was the Head On-Ice Instructor for the NHL Canadian Tire Jumpstart Canadian Tour. Paul was born and raised in Peterborough and played Junior A hockey in Lindsay before winning a national championship while attending Norwich University of the NCAA. Paul has also been teaching in the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board for nine years and is currently at Bowmanville High School.
Robert joined the Petes as their Strength and Conditioning Coach in July 2013 following a 12 year professional career which began in Germany. Robert played for the Petes from 1996 – 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 to finish his career. 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 in the Midget and Bantam levels. Robert lives in Peterborough with his wife Kim and daughter Isabella.
Brian Miller - Head Trainer
Brian is responsible for the day to day medical care of the players. He is also the Petes Equipment Manager and is in charge of taking care of the dressing room. In 2013, Brian won the Gold Medal as Equipment Manager with Canada's National Jewish Hockey Team at the Maccabiah Games in Israel. Before joining the Petes Brian was the Head Trainer and Equipment Manager of the American Hockey League Saint John Flames for six seasons. Miller was the Trainer for two AHL All-Star games and won the Calder Cup as part of the Flames organization in 2001. Brian holds a Bachelor of Phys-Ed from Brock University and is a graduate of the Sports Injury Management program at Sheridan College . Brian lives in Peterborough with his wife Esther and four children Joshua, Elisha, Luke and Noah.
Assistant Trainers Stick Boy
Larry Smith (left) and Terry Bowser (right) Iain Norrie
Chris McNamara - Director of Scouting
Greater Toronto Area
Chris McNamara joined the Petes as Scouting Coordinator after spending two seasons as a member of the Kingston Frontenacs scouting staff, and was named Director of Scouting for the Peterborough Petes in 2013. Prior to joining the Kingston Frontenacs, McNamara also worked one season as a Regional Scout with the Oshawa Generals and five years as the OHL Head Scout for International Socuting 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 Markham, ON and works at the Canadian Ice Academy in Mississauga, ON where he is the Director of Hockey Programs. Chris covers players in the GTHL, OMHA SCTA and ETA as well as provides crossover coverage of players in other regions of the province.
Northern Ontario Regional Scout
Ron Ringler returns to the Peterborough Petes family as a member of the scouting staff, having previously played for the Petes during the 1967-68 season. Ringler who covers Northern Ontario, comes to the Petes with a great knowledge of hockey and the Ontario Hockey League, having previously scouted with the North Bay Centennials, Oshawa Generals and Saginaw Spirit. Ringler 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 joins the Peterborough Petes scouting staff after spending the past three years as the Ottawa Area Scout for OHL Central Scouting Bureau. Gaw also has scouting experience includes four years with the Smiths Falls Bears of the Central Junior A Hockey League where he heads up the Bears scouting staff. Residing in Kemptville, ON, just outside of Ottawa, Gaw will be responsible for filing reports and evaluating players in Ottawa and Eastern Ontraio for the OHL Priority Selection Draft.
Central Ontario Regional Scout
Based in Peterborough, Sandy covers players in the OMHA ETA eligible for the OHL Priority Selection Draft. Sandy has coached four seasons in the Peterborough Minor Petes system as well as working 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
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 at York, 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 player in the Eastern United States who are eligible for the OHL Priority Selection Draft.
Major Midget & Jr. A Tier II
Steve joined the Petes as a Major Midget and Tier 2 Scout after 20 years of coaching minor hockey in Peterborough. The last 5 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 OHF’s in 2009. 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 playing for the minor Petes. Steve lives in Peterborough with his wife Lori and youngest son Travis, while his oldest son Kyle attends Laurentian University.
Matt St. Germain
South Western Ontario & Michigan
Matt St. Germain, played for the Petes from 1991 to 1994, joined the Petes scouting staff prior to the 2011-12 season, covering the Southwestern Ontario and Michigan area's. After graduating from the Petes, Matt spent two years at the University of Waterloo, before moving back to the Windsor area. Matt has been very involved in hockey, coaching at different levels over the past 10 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 95’s.