Mentorship Program (Clarington Zone Hockey)

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CZHA Coach and Player Development Committee

Senior Mentor - Paul Pascuzzi 

Capture.PNGPaul brings his expertise as a head coach and former player to the mentorship program. Paul has been a head coach for 8 years, coaching AE to AAA teams. Most recently, Paul was the head coach of the Clarington AAA Midgets where they won OMHA silver. Other outstanding accomplishments in Paul’s coaching career include two OMHA gold medals, one OHF silver medal and one OHF bronze. Prior to taking a position on the bench, Paul played three years in the OJHL for the Oshawa Legionnaires/ Durham Fury and two years for the UOIT Ridgebacks

Mentor - Ken Scott


Ken brings over 25 years of educating youth to the Clarington Toro’s mentoring program, both on and off the ice. Ken is a retired Economics and Guidance teacher from Anderson Collegiate, where he received the Bruce Mather award in 2008 for making an exceptional difference in the lives of others. Outside of the classroom, Ken has spent many years in the arena coaching and mentoring. Ken was a coach with the Bowmanville Eagles Jr A. Hockey Club from 1998-2001. He became the head coach mentor/ player development in 2001 with the Whitby Minor Hockey Association and held this position until 2011. Since 2012, Ken has been an assistant coach with the Cobourg Cougars Jr.A Hockey Club specializing in game analysis, player evaluation, goaltending and sports psychology. He most recently aided the team in becoming RBC Cup National Champions in 2017.

Mentor - Brad Gauld

gauld.jpgGauld enters his 4th year with the Ridgebacks bringing many years of coaching experience with him. Prior to joining the UOIT program, Gauld coached in the OJHL (Whitby Fury) for three seasons and multiple years in the Whitby Minor AAA program.

In addition to his Associate Head Coaching duties with the Ridgebacks, Gauld is a Coach Mentor in Clarington AAA Zone and a Regional Scout (ETA) with the Erie Otters (OHL).

When away from the rink, Brad is self employed as an Information Technology Consultant and resides in Whitby.


Mentor - Matt Gauld


Matt Gauld brings an extensive background of knowledge to our mentoring program, both as a player and coach. Matt studied at Brock University, graduating in 2015 with an Honour’s Degree in Sport Management. Matt played in the OJHL for three years and the NSJHL for one year, winning the NSJHL championship with the St. Margaret’s Bay Ducks. His coaching career started in 2011 when Matt became part of the Ducks coaching staff. Matt continued to pass on his expertise as an assistant coach with the Whitby Wildcats Midget AAA program from 2014-2016 winning two OMHA gold, and bronze and silver at OHF’s. Most recently in the 2016-2017 season, Matt assisted the Clarington Toro’s Midget AAA team to an OMHA silver.

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