Congratulation to OHA Coaches Alumni
Not only have the Ontario Hockey Academy moved many players to the next level, several of our coaches have also been recruited. Congratulations to:
Richard Steadman - now assistant coach with the
OHL Major Junior A London Knights
Yve Sarrault - Switzerland Professional League and
Luke Beck - past assistant with the QMJHL Major
Junior A PEI Islanders
Marco Marcianno - now assistant with the AHL
Hamilton Bulldogs, Montreal Canadian farm team
Boys Hockey Director - Parick Turcotte
Boys Associate Director - Jay McNeil
Hockey Coach - Richard Lalonde
Hockey Coach - Kevin Rawlick
Hockey Coach - Josh Laderoute
Hockey Coach - Jeff Legue
Hockey Coach - Brent Loney
Hockey Coach - Cody Malette
Hockey Coach - Strenght Coach - Brent Bailey
Academy Principal - Jesse Furgeson
Academic School Advisor - Jesse Ferguson
SAT Instructor - Shelley Gravely
Strength Coach - Brent Bailey
Registered Physiotherapist - Christian Séguin
Athletic Therapist - Christian Séguin
Team Nurse & Sports Nutritionist - Kim Lascelle
Chiropractor - Dr. Chris Fullarton
Goalie Instructor - Adam Russo
OHA Hockey Development Personnel
Hockey Director Patrick Turcotte - One of the prime reasons OHA has become one of the great producer of players to the next level has been the building of an excellent coaching staff. We consistently see our coaches push and get the most out of our athletes. Director-Coach Turcotte surrounds himself with coaches who contribute to OHA mandate, to get these players ready for junior teams, showcase events and world junior championships. Working as a group, our players will learn, develop, improve, and mature to become better players, students and citizens.
Coach and Director of Scouting Jay McNeil - "Coach Jay brings energy and passion not only for the sport of hockey, but for our Academy program as well" said Director Turcotte. Jay was a Hobby Baker finalist while playing at NCAA Colorado College, the award given to the NCAA MVP of the year. Jay played his junior hockey in British Columbia and played professional hockey in Germany. “Jay will be a great resource for our student-athletes and their overall development"
Coach Jeff Legue - Coach Legue graduated and played at NCAA D1 Ferris State University after being player of the year in the Central Junior A hockey league. Jeff played professional in USA before heading to play 10 years in Europe. An arts science major, Jeff is married with a young 4 year old son.
Coach Kevin Rawlick - Kevin joins us after coaching AAA Midget in Saskatchewan for 6 years. Kevin is High Performance Certified and focuses a lot on skill development with his teams taking pride in moving players to the next level. After a successful junior career in Saskatchewan, Kevin played 4 years NCAA hockey at Mercyhurst College. After a year of pro hockey, Kevin turned to his college degree and launched an Information Technology company that he operated for over 15 years. Coaching at all levels during this time, with many of his players moving on to junior, college and professional. Kevin spends evenings working with players on the treadmill. Kevin continues to work with former and current players in the off season with their skill development. Kevin's energy, passion and knowledge of the game are a huge asset to his coaching style.
Coach Cody Malette -Coach Cody is a recent graduate of the Hockey GM and Scouting course where he learned what teams scouting department look for in recruiting players. There is a new shift in scouting techniques using specific software for video analysis and analytics. "This is a valuable tool to show players what scouts now look for in players" says director Turcotte. "He'll share his knowledge on the cutting edge technology being implemented by hockey teams in scouting talent at the Junior and NCAA level."
Coach Rick Lalonde - "Coach Lalonde has been a great addition to the Ontario Hockey Academy coaching ranks," said Director Turcotte. "Coach Rick proven history of success, winning and leadership in hockey will be a great asset not just for our teams but for our academy as a whole. Rick has over 35 years of coaching experience in AAA, Junior and in the minor professional ranks"
"I am really thrilled about the opportunity to coach at OHA. I feel very fortunate of the opportunity" said Rick. "There's a lot of work to be done to prepare these players and I promise it's going to be a very exciting season for everyone involved in hockey at OHA."
Coach Brent Loney -
Cornwall native Brent Loney is a former coach and player in the OHL, played with the Cornwall Royals and drafted and signing with the NHL Edmonton Oilers. Brent played several years in the American Hockey League with the Binghamton Whalers and the Hershey Bears then began his coaching career.
Brent has over 30 years of coaching and scouting, including working with OHL teams, Cornwall Royals, Brampton Battalions and Windsor Spitfires.
Coach Josh, is a Cornwall native, played though the Cornwall system and began his coaching career in the Cornwall Minor Hockey Association. He coached several years in Ottawa before returning to join the Ontario Hockey Academy coaching staff.
Coach Laderoute, “Our boys played with a lot of heart . . . we just wanted to get (the puck) deep, rub them out and get in their faces a little bit. It worked —we got (the game into OT).
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.