OHO GENERAL MANAGER PAUL PASCUZZI IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE MICHAEL FARRUGIA AS OUR NEW U15 PREP HEAD COACH.
Okanagan Hockey Ontario is excited to announce that Michael Farrugia will be joining Okanagan Hockey Ontario as the Head Coach of our new U15 Prep team for the 2023/2024 season. Michael graduated from the Humber/Guelph Business Program at the University of Guelph and has been directly involved in hockey for over 25 years. For the last 3 seasons, he has held the role of Head Coach with the Peterborough Petes AAA program for the Minor Bantam, U15, and U16 age groups.
HP1 Certified Coach, Farrugia understands that communication is the biggest tool in a learning environment. He prides himself on taking responsibility to ensure the team is aware of the expectations and goals so they can work together. He believes that communication produces a cohesive team environment.
“Looking at my next chapter in coaching, I felt it was important to continue being challenged and surround myself with great hockey minds. The Okanagan Hockey Group has built an incredible development model that has produced some very talented and successful athletes. The Athletic/Academic program has always been a goal of mine as it provides me the opportunity to continue developing hockey players while mentoring young minds. The opportunity to build a brand new program from the ground up is a welcomed challenge and I am extremely excited to get started.”- Michael Farrugia
Michael’s knowledge of the game’s strategy and ability to communicate with players and motivate players has led to ongoing coaching success, including an OHF title, OJHL and Dudley Hewitt Championships, and numerous OMHA Championships.
Dedicated to the goal of continuous improvement, Michael currently works with a variety of AAA, OHL, NCAA, AHL and NHL athletes. Michael is the Head Coach of the U16 AAA Peterborough Petes, currently ranked 3rd in Canada.
“We are excited to have Mike as the Head Coach for the U15 prep inaugural season. It was imperative that we found a coach with a proven record of accomplishment in developing student-athletes to compete at a high level. There is no doubt that our U15 program will benefit from his knowledge and experience.” – OHO GM, Paul Pascuzzi.
If you are interested in learning more about our program for the 2023-2024 season, please contact General Manager, Paul Pascuzzi at firstname.lastname@example.org.