Mentorship Program (Clarington Zone Hockey)

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CZHA Coach and Player Development Committee

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Head of Development/Mentoring - 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. Ken was assistant coach with the Cobourg Cougars Jr.A Hockey Club from 2012 - 2017 specializing in game analysis, player evaluation, goaltending and sports psychology. He most recently aided the team in becoming RBC Cup National Champions in 2017. Ken is in his 4th year with CZHA organization.


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Development/Mentoring - John Jeffs
John brings over 35 years of unique experiences from Oshawa Fire Services where he was able to hone his evaluating skillset. John was active in the sporting community in Oshawa where he played competitive hockey, however, baseball was his passion where he was fortunate to be a member of a number of Championship teams. John’s role in Player Development is to assist in sourcing skill resources, analysing them and developing skills programs consistent with the Zone’s policy of developing all players and coaches. John is also Chair of the Coach Selection Committee where he administers the process of interviewing and evaluation potential coaches and providing recommendations to the Executive for approval.  


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Development/Goaltending - Rod Wisco
Rod is a Canadian goalie coach and development consultant currently affiliated with the Lindsay Muskies of the Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL) and a number of minor hockey associations in his area. Rod was a goaltending consultant with the Oshawa Generals of the (OHL) as well as a number of OJHL programs including the National Champion Cobourg Cougars in 2017.  Rod has helped advance many goaltenders to the highest levels of hockey in the world. Rod is currently national goaltending development advisor for (IIHF) member Bulgaria and a bench coach for the Men's, Women's and Junior Men's teams which have won two Gold medals in the last IIHF World Championships. Rod is chief instructor and owner of No Excuses Goaltending which provides on-ice private and semi-private lessons and Virtual Reality training in their facility east of Toronto. 


Strength & Conditioning Coach - Evan Kernohan
U14 - U15 - U16 - U18 

Evan grew up in the small town of Minden, ON. He played six years of AAA hockey with the Central Ontario Wolves and North Central Ontario Predators. At the age of 17 Evan made the jump to tier II Junior A with the Lindsay Muskies. At the age of 20 Evan committed to NCAA division III Morrisville State Mustangs where he studied "Sports Nutrition Fitness Management". In his Junior year at Morrisville he suffered a career ending Cervical Fracture. Evan wanted to stay involved in Hockey even though he couldn’t play anymore. He started coaching at the AAA level and is now coaching with the tier II Junior A Whitby Fury where he’s also the Head Strength Coach. Hockey & Fitness have always been a large role in his life. At the age of 18 he purchased a small business (Haliburton Elite Athletic Training) where he worked with young athletes in the community.  He has been working with athletes / non-athletes for 12+ years now. After having extensively trained throughout his career, he knows from a personal standpoint just how effective the right training can be for an athlete. The reduction of injuries is crucial if you are serious about your overall performance throughout the longevity of their career. It's only logical to start looking after your body and health.


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Wellness Coach - Michelle Sigmann
U10 - U13

As a wife, and a mom of two I understand the struggle of learning to balance life. Professionally I am a Principal and a Certified Wellness Coach. I work with both adults and kids to create healthy habits that reflect their goals and visions. Although life keeps me busy, I live every day motivated to help people make changes in their lives by altering their daily habits in order to make better decisions for their mental health and well being. As a former Canadian Barefoot Waterskier that skied for Canada’s National Team, I know first hand the dedication and commitment it takes to creating habits in order to achieve your true potential. When you are committed to yourself and are fueled by each step you take, you will make change and will be inspired by every new door that opens.

Through the practice of training our conscious mind and building consistent habits I work with groups of people and individuals to learn a variety of step by step approaches to building impactful and meaningful habits that can transform the way you work, live and make decisions. I run workshops, coach 1:1 for transformations, have built a wellness curriculum for administrators in education, I run projects connected to goal setting, habits and connecting with your mind, and am currently working with young athletes to learn about the importance of training outside of their sport; coaching their minds and their bodies. Transformation means commitment but it also means believing in yourself.