Director Giles Lascelle
One of the prime reasons OHA is renown for their production and development of National team, CIS, NCAA hockey players has been the building of a great coaching staff. " We have one of the largest full time coaching staffs found in female hockey" says director Lascelle. "This past season we had over 40 players currently playing either CIS or NCAA Hockey, several playing on their National teams." Working as a group and following the LTAD model, our players learn, develop, improve, and mature to become better players, students and citizens. Giles and his wife Kim have 4 children, 2 girls who played NCAA hockey, a son plays NCAA and a daughter who recently attended Ontario U16 camp.
GIRLS HOCKEY PERSONNEL
Academy Principal - Jesse Ferguson
Academic School Advisor - Jesse Ferguson
Academic School Advisor - Adam Scuglia
Academic School \Advisor - Kayla Lascelle
SAT Instructor - Kayla Lascelle
Hockey Director - Giles Lascelle
Associate Director and Coach - Paddy Flynn
Hockey Coach-Placement - Giles Lascelle
Hockey Coach - Courtney Tougas
Hockey Coach - Bryn Labbe
Hockey Coach - Adam Scuglia
Hockey Placement/Recruiting - Pete Montana
Hockey - Strength Coach - Jenna Lascelle
Hockey Coach- Administration - Kayla Lascelle
Registered Physiotherapist - Christian Séguin
Athletic Therapist - Christian Séguin
Team Nurse - Kim Lascelle
Sports Nutritionist - Jenna Lascelle
Chiropractor - Dr. Chris Fullarton
Goalie Instructor - Adam Russo
Coach-Director Paddy Flynn - Coach Flynn brings an extensive background both as a high-level player, administrator and coach while being well connected nationally and internationally. “His background and love of the game are apparent.” Lascelle added. “Paddy is a teacher, he is patient and consistent. He instructs players in a serious environment while instilling a respect and passion for the game. Paddy help players understand to be accountable to themselves and to their teammates."
Paddy will assist in all aspects of the female program including scouting, recruiting. coaching, administrating and placement of our student athletes.
Hockey Mentor Pete Montana – “Coach Montana has a decorative 30+ years of hockey experience with coaching and working with male and female hockey.” says director Lascelle. “Montana experience includes WHL, AJHL, Midget AAA, BC Cup Female U16, Alberta U16, coaching in Ontario and with Hockey Canada.” Montana, was born in Halifax but grew up largely in Western Canada as part of a military family. Pete Montana works with all teams in the program to monitor the progression of our female players. He also is heavily involved with recruitment and placement of the female hockey program.
Coach Adam Scuglia - "Coach Scuglia has been a great addition to the Ontario Hockey Academy coaching ranks," said Director Lascelle. "Adam proven history of success, winning and leadership in hockey will be a great asset not just for our women's team but for our academy as a whole."
"I am really thrilled about the opportunity to coach at OHA. I feel very fortunate of the opportunity" said Adam. "There's a lot of work to be done to prepare these girls for the collegiate game and I promise it's going to be a very exciting season for everyone involved in women's hockey at OHA."
Coach Courtney Tougas - Coach Tougas, a specialized strength coach along with an impressive coaching and playing background. "Courtney brings an incredible amount of enthusiasm and passion to the game of hockey to say the least" said hockey director Lascelle. "She demands the same amount of intensity and drive both in the gym and on the ice from the players."
Courtney is extremely eager and excited to have the opportunity to work with all of us here at the Academy.” added Lascelle. "Courtney has an unparalleled passion, not only for the game of hockey, but for the players who love it as well. Her enthusiasm, vision and character are sure to be an asset for our elite program.”
Coach Rod MacLeod - "Rod has a track record of success both in teaching and developing on the ice," Lascelle said. "The level of experience he brings will be extremely valuable to our culture here. He is a very diligent, thorough coach who will serve our program well."
Coach Kayla Lascelle - Kayla comes to the academy after spending 2 years in the OHA program then playing in 3 NCAA national finals including winning the NCAA Nationals in 2011. “Kayla enjoyed being part of a winning standard for Norwich women’s hockey,” Lascelle said. “Now she has the opportunity to teach these girls the expectations and demands of NCAA hockey”
Coach Jenna Lascelle - Jenna comes to the academy after spending 3 years in the OHA program then playing for NCAA D1 University of New Hampshire. “Jenna has trained with some of the top players in Canada” Lascelle said. "Jenna knows the off ice and on ice demands and expectations of NCAA coaches are looking for from off ice testing to on ice tactical play”
Goaltending Coach Adam Russo - Adam will continue to direct our specialized goaltending program. Russo played major junior in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League where he still holds the career record for shutouts with a total of 23. In his first season, he was named to the All Rookie Team where he tied Roberto Luongo for the league-record in single-season shutouts with 7. He has won both the Jacques Plante trophy as best goaltender in the QMJHL and also the Canadian Goaltender of the Year award. Adam attended the Montreal Canadiens rookie camp, and attended the Anaheim NHL Pro Camp.
Adam played professionally in Europe and semi pro in the IHL. He participated in the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships in Germany, where he played for Italy against Team Canada. Adam is a goaltending consultant and has been teaching and training goalies for 15+ years.