General Manager - Mike Oke
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.
Head Coach - Jody Hull
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 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.
Head Trainer - Brian Miller
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. 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- Scouting Coordinator
Greater Toronto Area
Chris McNamara joined the Petes as Scouting Coordinator, after spending two seasons as a member of the Kingston Frontenacs scouting staff. 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.
Mid Western Ontario Regional Scout
Mike MacPherson joined the Petes after working as a scout for the Ontario Reign, who are the ECHL affiliate for the Los Angles Kings. A graduate of St. Francis Xavier Univerity B.Sc P.E. and the University of New Brunswick (M.P.E), MacPherson also has experience with the Chicago Blackhawks organization, working as a scout responsible for the ECHL. Based out of Guelph, ON, where he lives with his wife Rachelle and two boys Greg & Adam, Mike is the Principal at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic High School in Guelph. MacPherson monitors players in both the OMHA SCTA and Alliance.
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.
Michigan / Mid Western United States
Based in Chicago, Pat joined the Petes staff after spending 3 years working with ISS where his primary responsibilities included filing reports on players in the USHL eligible for the NHL Draft as well as provide reports on players eligible for the OHL and WHL Drafts. Edwards will monitor players in the Michigan and Mid Western 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.