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.
Mike Oke - General Manager
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Paul Mattucci - Assistant CoachPaul was named Assistant Coach of the Petes in August 2013. Paul has previously served as Head Coach and General Manager of the Junior A Lindsay Muskies and Head Coach of the Peterborough Stars. With the Stars, 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 to 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. He currently works at Bowmanville High School.
Andrew joined the Petes as Goaltender Coach following a 17-year professional career spanning the AHL, Canadian National Team, and 14 seasons in Europe. Andrew played for the Petes from 1989 to 1992. He is a two-time OHL All-Star, 2nd round draft pick of the Edmonton Oilers (1991), AHL Calder Cup Champion (Cape Breton Oilers, 1993), Spengler Cup Gold Medalist (Kolner Haie, 1999), Men's World Championship Silver and Bronze Medalist (Canadian National Team, 1996 & 1995, respectively), and Austrian League Champion (Klagenfurt AC 2003). He has also worked as the Goaltending Consultant for the Austrian National Team, OHL/OHF U16, and is the current Goaltending Consultant for the Peterborough Minor Petes AAA system.
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Brian Miller - Head TrainerBrian is responsible for the day-to-day medical care of the players. He is also the Petes Head Equipment Manager. 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 AHL Saint John Flames for six seasons. He 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
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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. 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 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, 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. Ron 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. 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.
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.
Steve joined the Petes as a Major Midget and Tier II Scout after 20 years of coaching minor hockey in Peterborough. Over the last five 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 and youngest son Travis, while his oldest son Kyle attends Laurentian University.
Matt St. Germain
South Western Ontario & Michigan
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 95’s.
Midwestern Ontario Regional Scout - Waterloo
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.