Mark Walerowich is extremely honoured to be selected to coach the Major Peewee “AAA”s and to join and be a part of the Wild organization for the upcoming season. Mark has coached for 15 seasons at the Rep “AAA” Levels from Atom to Midget. Mark has coached in a few different organizations, Oshawa Minor Generals, Whitby Wildcats and Calgary Buffalo’s systems. He has also been an Instructor for the Iroquois Hockey school for 3 seasons and also helped the Oshawa Generals of the OHL in spring and fall camps in 2003 and 2004. Mark believes that every player who has a dream should chase their dreams and never give up on that.
Mark is supported by his wife Dolly and their 3 children, Felicity, Danica and Kolby who will be running the rinks and cheering loud and proud.
Joe Clare is honoured to be on board with the Wild organization and is looking forward to a fun and enjoyable season for all. Joe joins us via the Rockland Nationals Junior Hockey team where he was an Assistant Coach and General Manager. He was also an Assistant Coach with the Cumberland Jr. Grads Major Pee Wee “AA” team in the past and knows what it takes to motivate and develop players of this age. Having worked at numerous camps around the Ottawa area he is constantly learning new and advanced teaching techniques and will be applying them this season to improve the development of his players.
Joe and his wife Robin have 3 young children named Tucker, Nash and Crosby, judging by the name of their kids I’m sure they are looking forward to the season as well.
John Yablonski is in his 29th year of Coaching Minor Hockey. He has coached within the East Ottawa Voyageur Association, Orleans Minor Hockey Association and the Gloucester Rangers Association. John’s last 6 seasons were spent as Head Coach of the Ottawa Jr. 67’s Minor Midget AAA team. Throughout the six years of coaching the Jr. 67’s John led his team into the playoffs 5 out of the 6 seasons, 4 of those years they went to the championship and won back to back championships in 2010-2011 and 2011-2012. John was named the OEMHL Coach of the Year for the 2011/2012 hockey season.
John brings great passion for the game of hockey and high expectations for each of his players. Hard work ethic, commitment, desire, and passion for the game are what John looks for in a player. I expect the team to compete each and every night.
“Remember that success doesn’t come to you……you go to it.”
John is currently working as the District Safety Leader at BFI Canada Inc., John has been married for 30 years and has 2 children.
Following his pro career, Brent Loney spent the better part of 20 years coaching and scouting at the Major Junior A and Junior A levels. More recently from 2008-10, Brent returned to minor hockey to coach the Major Midget AAA team at the Ontario Hockey Academy. During the 2011/12 and 2012/13 seasons, Brent was the Coaching Mentor for all AAA Wild teams, assisting the coaches with player development and overall team progression. As well during the 2012/13 season Brent was the Major Bantam Wild Head Coach. Brent is also a former NHL draft pick having played in the AHL, OHL, and CJHL. Brent strives to provide the best possible experience and opportunity to each of his players to allow them to proceed to the next level.
Steve is very pleased to return back to the Wild organization to take on the head coaching position with the Wilds Major Midget AAA team, which will mark his 11th season as a minor hockey coach.
Steve is no stranger to the Wild organization as he led the 1997 age group of players to an incredible regular season win-loss-tie record of 46-7-6 at the Minor & Major Bantam AAA seasons, earning Back-To-Back League Championships; 2011/12 OEMHL-AAA Bantam Playoff Champions; and, Semi-Finalist at the 2012 All-Ontario Bantam AAA Championships.
In addition to obtaining Hockey Canada’s High Performance 1 Coaching accreditation, Steve spent 12 years as a minor hockey official, achieving level 3 certification, and was the 2012/13 Director of Coach/Player Development with the Cumberland Jr Grads Minor Hockey Club.
Steves coaching accomplishments would not have been possible without the continual support of his lovely wife, Gail, two sons (Carter & Jordan), and his coach mentor/brother - Vince (former CJHL & OHL head coach and current assistant coach with the Berlin Eisbaren).
When away from the bench, Steve is either sitting in the stands cheering on his son - Jordan (Metcalfe Jets Jr. B) or behind the desk as VP of Forensic Services/Corporate Advisory Restructuring Services with the international professional services firm PwC.