by | Aug 16, 2023

Okanagan Hockey Ontario is excited to announce the appointment of Pat Lenehan as our new Assistant General Manager. With his extensive coaching experience, proven track record in hockey achievement, and professional background, Pat is well-equipped to contribute significantly to our team’s growth and success.

Pat brings over 21 years of coaching experience in the Durham region, having worked with players of all levels from U6 to U18 AAA. His dedication to player development and his comprehensive coaching background made him the ideal candidate to move into this role.

Pat spent three successful years with the Clarington U18 AAA team from 2016 to 2019, where his leadership helped secure an OMHA Silver in 2017 and an OHF Bronze in 2019.

His coaching acumen was also evident in the CSSHL Eastern division Silver medal won in 2021-2022.

Over the past eight years, Pat has nurtured the growth of defensemen who have advanced from U18 AAA to impressive levels including Jr. A, OHL, CIS, and Minor Pro teams. His ability to mentor and guide players on their hockey journey makes him an incredible asset to our organization.

“I am extremely excited and grateful for the opportunity to continue my professional development with Okanagan Hockey Ontario and the Okanagan Hockey Group. I look forward to collaborating with our staff and continuing to grow a positive culture where our student-athletes can thrive both on and off the ice. Between my previous employment and hockey background, I will be able to bring a new perspective to our management team as we continue to build our brand in the Southern Ontario market.”

In his 13-year tenure at Bell Canada, Pat held various roles, including Sales Representative, Store Manager, Partnership Consultant, and most recently, Senior Account Executive in MDU Partnerships. His diverse experience in sales, management, and partnerships further enriches his skill set.

General Manager Paul Pascuzzi is enthusiastic about the plans to build on OHO’s solid foundation over the course of the upcoming season. “We are thrilled to see Pat take on his new role as Assistant GM. Pat’s experience and skillset will be invaluable to the growth of OHO. Knowing Pat professionally and personally over the past 7 years, I am excited to see his impact on our student-athletes. Pat will not only be able to provide an extra layer of support for our athletes but will support all aspects of the operation.”

Pat Lenehan’s appointment as Assistant General Manager is a testament to Okanagan Hockey Ontario’s commitment to fostering a dynamic, player-focused environment. With Pat’s leadership and contributions, we are confident in our ability to elevate the experiences of our student-athletes both on and off the ice.

Please join us in welcoming Pat to his new role!

About Okanagan Hockey Ontario:

Okanagan Hockey Ontario (OHO) is a leading hockey development organization committed to fostering the growth and success of student-athletes. Through comprehensive on-ice and off-ice programs, Okanagan Hockey Ontario provides a supportive and challenging environment to develop well-rounded individuals. For more information, visit www.okanaganhockeyontario.com.

If you are interested in learning more about our program for the 2023-2024 season, please contact General Manager, Paul Pascuzzi at paulpascuzzi@okanaganhockey.com