I grew up playing minor hockey in Toronto with the last couple of years with St. Michael's College School (High School). At St. Mike's we won the provincial championship and I had the opportunity to play and go to school with several players that went on the play and coach in the National League. After my first year as an under aged Junior I was drafted by the Peterbourgh Petes of the Ontario Hockey League (Tier 1). I elected to stay with my Tier 2 Junior team in order to keep my college eligibility. During my final two seasons in Junior hockey I was selected as a first team All-Star. During my final junior season I was recruited by Colgate in the ECAC. While at Colgate I played both Right wing and Right defense.
Over my playing career I was fortunate enough to play alongside many that continued on to the professional levels in North America and Europe. Some of those same players have now moved into the coaching ranks from the National League on down. Those experiences exposed me to many coaching philosophies including motivation, skill development, in game strategy and more. I’ve learned that the thought process stays fairly consistent whether it’s girl’s hockey or boy’s hockey.
After graduation I moved back to Toronto. Then in 2002 I relocated to Canandaigua with my wife and two young sons. My daughter arrived on the scene shortly after we relocated. I've been involved in coaching as both a head coach and an assistant coach ever since. Having three children involved in hockey gave me the opportunity to work from Squirts to High School and both the girls and boys programs.
Next season will be my first as a non-parent coach. I look forward to working with the girls to continue their athletic development. I’m also looking forward to working closely with Edge group that have met with playing success at the highest levels of women's hockey on both sides of the border. I believe that with the available talent and coaching depth we can look to competing at the highest levels of Tier II next season and give the girls every opportunity to continue their playing careers into the future. I’m excited about the possibilities.