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Oakville Rangers Announce the 2021-2022 U9 and U10 AAA & AA-AE Coach Selections!
Submitted By Cassy Goulart on Tuesday, March 16, 2021
The Oakville Rangers Hockey Club (ORHC) is pleased and excited to announce these additional AAA & AA-AE coaching selections for the 2021-2022 season.

We believe these coaches will continue to build strong momentum at two of our most formative age levels, add to our extremely strong coaching group, and with the support of our deep organizational resources and emphasis on seasonal planning and curriculum, will contribute to our vision of becoming a "Best in Class AAA Hockey Program". 

Congratulations to the successful applicants and thanks to all those who applied. It all starts with coaching.  

Mike Archibald – Under-9 (U19)

Email:  [email protected]  Phone: (647) 402-5035

Mike Archibald was born in Waterloo and played his entire minor hockey years for the Waterloo AAA hockey teams, serving as captain of several teams during those seasons. Upon completing minor hockey in the late 90’s, he switched his focus to coaching and served as an assistant coach to several Waterloo AAA hockey teams.

Mike has been a coach in Oakville for the past 4 years and has worked with most of the 2013 aged kids throughout the program. His coaching philosophy begins with the core fundamentals of the game – skating, balance, passing and shooting – and has started to branch out to on-ice positioning and awareness as the kids hockey intelligence has grown.

Mike tries to instill hard work and discipline in all the ice times he runs and looks to translate those on-ice hockey skills into everyday life for all his players. He is an avid hockey fan and can often be found at the rink watching other practices to learn new drills and techniques to teach his players. Mike is excited to be joining the Oakville Rangers organization as a coach and looks forward to giving back his hockey knowledge to the next generation of players.

Congratulations to Mike on his selection as Head Coach of the Oakville Rangers Under-9 (U9) AAA team for the 2021-22 season.

Steven McDonald – Under-10 (U10)

Email: [email protected]   Phone: (416) 209-1251

Steven is an Ottawa Native born in Nepean, Ont. He has been involved in many of Hockey Canada's organizations across Ontario. Steven has played in the HEO, OMHA, GTHL, OHA and OHL levels. He has coached in Alliance, HNO, & HSSAA. As a coach Steven pulls from his experiences. He trained for many years under the direction of some of the world's Top skills instructors. Here are his top 3. 1 - The iconic Cindy Bauer and Peggy Ward skating coaches 2 - Stick handling skills by Thomas Storm of Storm Ice 3 Steven Learned details of goaltending by working at Jon Elkins for many seasons.

As a young athlete, Steven's teammates often joked that he would be a coach or trainer one day. Steven was frequently the first one on the ice & the last one off helping pick up the pucks. Season after season Steven was amongst the hardest workers on his team, being voted as an Assistant Captain by his teammates during a majority of his playing career. Steven was an Oakville Ranger for two seasons 00-02 but played most of his Minor Hockey with the Toronto Red Wings - finishing 2nd place at OHL cup to Stamkos'/Del Zotto' Markham Waxers. Steven was 1 of 11 athletes from the GTHL invited directly to the U-17 National Development Program and as a 4th round draft pick he signed with the Plymouth Whalers of the OHL. Steven continued playing at the Junior level up until his over age season after which he ventured into coaching and found his true passion.

"I have witnessed countless negative experiences from the sport I love so much. Hockey is my joy. As a coach I vowed to do my part - to prioritize positivity and team-forward thinking. I strive to create a safe and fair environment conducive for learning. I believe teamwork will always be greater than the work of individuals, and that every member of the team, from athletes & coaches to parents & volunteers, play an important role in each and every athletes' development. I believe in Hockey as a tool to develop character above all. I approach coaching with lots of patience, and an abundance of passion."

Fondest Hockey Memory - "Being present as my Grandfather John McDonald was inducted into the London Knights Hall of Fame in 2020 as a "Builder". I witnessed all the behind the scenes of him scouting the world's top talent. I am blessed that he continues to teach me new things to this day.

Last words - Be here for others to succeed & success will follow you everywhere you go

Congratulations to Steven on his selection as Head Coach of the Oakville Rangers Under-10 (U10) AAA team for the 2021-22 season.


Oakville Rangers Announce 2021-2022 U9 & U10 AA-AE Coach Selections!

The Oakville Rangers Hockey Club (ORHC) is pleased to announce these AA-AE coaching selections for the 2021-2022 season.

The key foundational component to achieving this was a commitment to find and select the highest quality coaches possible for our players.

We believe that this announcement reflects another extremely strong coaching group who will, with the support of our organizational resources and emphasis on seasonal planning and curriculum, contribute to our vision of becoming a "Best in Class Hockey Program". 

Congratulations to the successful applicants and thanks to all those who applied. It all starts with coaching.

U9

 

AA

Scott Mazi

A

TBA

U10

 

AA

Jason Norris

A

Cameron Matheson

AE

Phil Simeon

 

 


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