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Coach & Staff Bios
- Marc Slawson (Head Coach - Minor Peewee)
- Kenny Sousa (Head Coach - Peewee)
- Steve Mercer (Head Coach - Minor Bantam)
- David Cicchini (Assistant Coach - Minor Bantam)
Peter MacInnis (President )
Peter MacInnis has served the hockey community for the past 35 years. In 1998 he was awarded the "Chamandy Award" which is the highest honour awarded by the Greater Toronto Hockey League for "Outstanding Service in the Fostering and Promotion of youth hockey in the GTHL". In 2002, Mr. MacInnis was awarded the 2001 Toronto Real Estate Board's prestigious "Commercial Division Award of Merit" for his dedication to the commercial real estate profession and his commitment to youth and the community. Later that same year, he was presented with the Jennifer Ashleigh Foundation's "Heather Grand Volunteer of the Year Award", and in 2007 he was awarded the "Cooper Humanitarian Award" for service to youth and minor hockey.
Mr. MacInnis is married with three children, two boys and one girl. Both his boys played and refereed hockey, and he still coaches in the North York Hockey League's house league select program at the 1992 age level. His last year coaching at the AAA level was in 1989, where he took his Don Mills Flyers Bantam team to the finals of the All Ontario Bantam Championships in Ottawa.
Mr. MacInnis is the current President of the Jennifer Ashleigh Children's Charity and has been an active member and supporter of this wonderful children's charity since its inception in 1990. The Foundation assists chronically ill children and their families "when love in not enough" and currently assists 600 families annually in the GTA and throughout Ontario.
Mr. MacInnis has a great passion for the game of hockey, and for the positive impact it has on our young people. "I believe that hockey provides a healthy, safe, and competitive environment, where kids learn to work together as a team, take direction, develop character, build friendships, and acquire lasting memories." "It takes a great deal of courage and sacrifice to play competitive hockey and I have the utmost respect for the kids that play the game".
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Randy Collins (Ice, Equipment Manager and Assistant Webmaster)
Randy started coaching in 1980. Since 1984 he has been associated, in various positions, with the Don Mills Flyers organization. Positions include long time stints as assistant coach, manager and trainer with four of Don Mills Flyers more successful teams. Most recently,
Randy was the manager of the GTHL Minor Midget Champions (2006).
He is also the Don Mills Flyers Equipment Manager and Ice Coordinator.
Randy holds an Advanced Coaches Certificate for both hockey and lacrosse, along with a Level Three Trainers Certificate.
Randy works in the Mississauga-area and lives in East End of the city with his wife Nancy.
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Marc Slawson (Head Coach - Minor Peewee)
Marc joins the Don Mills family after playing 10 years in the GTHL. Marc started off playing AA for the Leaside Kings under the coaching influence of his father Nick who ran the Leaside team for many successful seasons.
Marc then made the move to AAA with the Don Mills Flyers where he continued to enjoy a successful playing career.
This experience was a spring board for Marc who following his Midget year with Don Mills Flyers joined the defending Ontario Junior ?A? Hockey League Champions and Royal Bank Cup of Canada finalists the Newmarket 87?s. Following a very successful season in which Marc and Newmarket lost in the OJHL league finals Marc joined the Milton Merchants, the team who knocked himself and the Newmarket 87?s out of the finals the previous year. Marc continued to enjoy a very successful sophomore season and as a result was offered and accepted an athletic scholarship to play for the Rochester Institute of Technology Tigers in the NCAA.
Although playing was always a passion for Marc, from a young age Marc has been fortunate enough to be exposed to the coaching and management side of hockey which is where he developed his true passion in the game: coaching. Marc?s father, Nick Slawson, managed both the St. Michael?s Buzzers and Milton Merchants in the Ontario Junior ?A? Hockey League for over 15 years. This allowed Marc the opportunity to grow up in the dressing room and be around both the coaches and players, many who have moved along to successful careers in the NHL.
This exposure is what has formed Marc?s hockey philosophy and desire to pass along his knowledge. As a result, Marc has spent the past 2 years coaching the 1998 Hillcrest Canadiens AA team, where he and his coaching staff were named the Hillcrest Canadiens organization Coach Of The Year in 2010. It is in the coaching environment Marc feels he has found his true niche as he has a real passion for teaching the game of hockey and finds it very rewarding to work with and develop young players, the future of hockey in Canada.
Marc, a St. Michael?s College School and Ryerson University graduate, currently works as Production Coordinator for a Mississauga based print a company The Lowe-Martin Group where he has been the past 5 years. His favourite NHL team is God?s team the Toronto Maple Leafs and his favorite all time player is Cam Neely.
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Kenny Sousa (Head Coach - Peewee)
Cell: (905) 965-3061 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
To obtain a position in the hockey/physical education/sports management industry.
To instruct and pass on knowledge of the game of hockey to youth, teens or adults.
To give back to the game that has taught me so much. (Leadership, hard work, and dedication).
Drive Products Inc
Production/Overseas Warehouse Supervisor Mississauga, ON
Supervising and leading a team of colleagues in day to day duties, which include planning and overseeing the receiving process of offshore/overseas shipments.
Responsible for the hiring of employees and providing them with proper training and equipment needed to perform there job.
Ensuring that proper physical and computer transfers of products are done using proper procedure and protocol. As well as monitoring inventory and leading in the year end inventory process.
Power Hockey School
Planning and demonstrating on ice skills.
Planning and demonstrating off ice /dry land training methods.
Providing a fun and safe environment for the students.
Dayton Bombers ECHL
Professional Hockey Player Dayton, Ohio U.S.A
Fulfilled a boyhood dream of playing pro hockey. Played for the Dayton Bombers of the East Coast Hockey League.
Performed day to day duties of a pro hockey player. Such as dry land training, daily practices, strength training, and games.
Recreation and Leisure Services
Certified in the High Five Program (how to work with children/youth)
Cardinal Leger Secondary School
1987-1995 Our Lady of Fatima Elementary School
Began playing at age 7
Played AAA for the Brampton Maroons till age 16
Drafted to the O.H.L by the Toronto St. Michaels Majors
Made it to through to the 2nd of 3 camps for the Team Ontario Under 17 Program
Played 4 seasons for the Brampton Capitals Jr. A
2 time Provincial Jr. A champion with the Brampton Capitals. (captain of the team for the 2nd title)
Provincial Jr. A all-star
Played professionally for the Dayton Bombers of the East Coast Hockey League
Played for Humber College (Humber Hawks) of the OCAA
Won a OCAA Championship with the Humber Hawks
OCAA Rookie of the Year
Physical fitness, I take pleasure in maintaining physical fitness.
Socializing, I enjoy the company of family and friends.
Reading, I keep informed about current world events
Sports- I enjoy all other sports such as soccer, golf, tennis ect.
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Steve Mercer (Head Coach - Minor Bantam)
Born and raised in Toronto, Steve has been coaching elite hockey teams in the GTA for over 15 years. He has coached successful clubs at both the minor and junior levels as both an assistant and head coach.
Steve brings an extremely targeted and professional approach to the game on a daily basis and gradually gets more and more out of his players from workout to practice to game. His approach to the game gives players an early introduction to what is involved with being an elite hockey player at the junior, college and professional levels.
He was an Assistant Coach with the 1993-94 Vaughan Kings Bantam AAA team that captured the Kobe Cup All Ontario title in Kenora, Ontario. A notable member of the Kings club was current NHL'er Mike Weaver (St. Louis). He worked under Lindsay Hofford whose experience includes head coaching stints of the Lethbridge Hurricanes (WHL) and the London Knights (OHL).
Steve was also an assistant coach with the 1998-1999 OHA Jr.A. Champion Bramalea Blues that went on to a 3rd place finish at the prestigious Royal Bank Cup. Members of Mercer's Blues teams included notables Steve Eminger (Anaheim), Adam Hall (Tampa Bay), Mike Cammalleri (Montreal), Nathan Marsters (R.P.I.) and John Nail (Michigan State).
In 1999-2000, Steve joined Hofford in leading the Vaughan Vipers to the third round of the OHA playoffs, their most successful season to date, before taking over as the club's head coach the following season.
After two years with the Vipers, Steve returned to minor hockey taking over the Vaughan Kings Atom AAA team made up of players born in 1990. In his first season, the club finished 3rd in the league with a 26-8-2 record and a semi-final appearance. His second season saw him lead the Kings to a 28-6-2 record and another All-Ontario AAA Championship in Peewee.
Mercer's first year with the Don Mills Flyers saw the Bantam team improve from 11th place the previous year to a playoff berth and near upset in the quarter-finals. His second season resulted in further improvement, winning the GTHL Minor Midget Championship (2006). For the past two seasons, Steve has been the head coach of the Toronto Jr. Canadiens 1994 age group who ended up in 3rd place in league standings, GTHL Finalists and ranked 2nd in the Minor Midget OHL Cup rankings.
Steve resides in Woodbridge with his wife Elaine and two daughters. He owns and operates Interlock Landscape and Construction Limited.
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David Cicchini (Assistant Coach - Minor Bantam)
The native of Sarnia, Dave began his coaching career in 1994 while attending university in Waterloo. Having graduated in 1995 and moved to Toronto, Dave became involved with the Toronto Colts.
In 1999, Dave was an assistant coach with the Don Mills Flyers Minor Atom team in the 1989 age group. His teams have had a regular playoff presence and have also won some prestigious tournaments. In 2004, he joined Steve Mercer with the Don Mills Flyers Bantam team in the 1990 age group. That season, the team improved from 11th place to a 7th place playoff berth and a near upset in the quarter-finals. The next season saw further improvement to a 6th place regular season finish culminating in a GTHL Minor Midget Championship (2006) and a semi-final finish in the OHL Cup. Notable players from that team include NHL draft picks Nick Crawford (Buffalo) and Anthony Nigro (St. Louis).
After a stint with the Brampton Capitals Jr. A team, Dave returned to minor hockey as an assistant coach with the Toronto Jr. Canadiens in the 1994 age group. The past two seasons again saw year over year improvements. The team ended this past season in 3rd place in league standings, GTHL Finalists and ranked 2nd in the Minor Midget OHL Cup rankings.
Prior to coaching, Dave was a certified hockey referee for thirteen years.
Dave is employed by RBC in downtown Toronto and resides in East York with his wife Vanessa.
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