Team NOHA Staff - 2023-2024 Season
NORTH BAY, ON – October 30, 2023 – The Northern Ontario Hockey Association (NOHA) and the Great North U 18 League (GNU18L) are proud to announce the Team NOHA Staff for the 23-24 season.
Head Coach – Doug Sanders, North Bay
Assistant Coach – Cam Peters, North Bay
Assistant Coach – Darren Potvin, Kapuskasing
Goaltending Coach – Brian Kment, Sault Ste. Marie
Director of Scouting – Marc Gagnon, Oro-Medonte
Area Scout – Jaren Bellini, Sault STE. Marie
Area Scout – Dillon Anderson – Callander
Trainer – David Losier, Kapuskasing
Trainer – Geena Oxford, Sudbury
Doug Sanders Doug has been involved with youth sports in the North Bay area since 2002 holding a variety of positions. Notably serving as the Head Coach of the North Bay U18 AAA Trappers from 2021 to 2023. During the 2022-2023 season, Doug helped guide the Trappers to a GNU18 AAA championship. Sanders was additionally awarded as the 2022-2023 GNU18L Coach of the year.
Cam Peters is a recently retired hockey player that had a great career in the Ontario Hockey League as well as U Sports. Since retirement as a player, Cam has since become involved as an assistant coach with the Nipissing Lakers. Cam brings a lot of playing experience combined with a strong desire to build a successful Coaching career, his current involvement in university hockey will surely be a benefit to Team NOHA.
Darren Potvin, a member of the Kapuskasing Flyers organization for the past 14 seasons, serving as General Manager from 2010 until 2015, President from 2015 to 2017 and Assistant Coach from 2017 until 2022 and Head Coach in 2022-2023. Darren has demonstrated a vast knowledge of the game of hockey. He has learned from some of the greatest coaches in Northern Ontario. He also served as Commissioner of the Great North U18 League in 2017-2018. He is a proud member of the Kapuskasing Minor Hockey Association and Northern Ontario Hockey Association. Originally from Timmins, he relocated to Kapuskasing in 2010, he was a young coach willing to learn and he has grown immensely in his role within the Flyers and other coaching experiences. Darren currently serves as the Assistant General Manager of the Hearst Lumberjacks of the NOJHL.
Brian Kment began coaching goaltenders in 2015 and is an integral member of goaltending development in Sault Ste. Marie. Back from last years Team NOHA, Brian consistently out does himself while ensuring he does right by each goaltender that he works with. He will continue to be an asset to goaltenders throughout the NOHA as he has also participated in the NOHA development weekend and goaltending development clinics.
Marc Gagnon is a motivated and experienced hockey professional with skills in coaching, scouting and team management. An assistant coach of the NOJHL Powassan Voodoos Championship team in 2017, five years with the Huntsville Otters as Coach and GM/Director of Scouting. Gagnon is the current GM and Scout for the Espanola Paper Kings since June 2022 and was the award winner for NOJHL GM first all star selection for the 2022-2023 season. Gagnon was also selected as Director of hockey operations for both versions of Team NOJHL for the upcoming Eastern Canada Cup in Trenton. A highly motivated hockey professional with a positive attitude Gagnon is skilled at player evaluation and the development of the overall strength of the team.
Jaren Bellini will join Team NOHA as an area scout in Sault Ste. Marie. Jaren brings a passion for hockey and player evaluation. Team NOHA will benefit from Jaren’s experience being involved in high level competition for a long time.
Dillon Anderson has been scouting the GNU18L for the Powassan Voodoos since 2018. Anderson is looking forward to the challenge of helping put together a great team that can compete with the best at the OHL Cup.
Dave Losier is the Head Trainer for the Kapuskasing Flyers of the Great North U18 League, a role he has held since the 1998 season. He is an HTCP Level III Trainer and prior served as an ambulance attendant. He has been a trainer at some capacity for over 38 years, collecting a 3M Award for Safety in 1994. Five seasons ago, he was the recipient of the Tom Pashby Trainer of the Year Award for the NOHA. This will be David’s sixth season with Team NOHA.
Geena Oxford works at a private clinic in Sudbury as a Physiotherapist. She has concussion management, sports massage, and sports taping certifications. Her interest lies in ortho and sports rehab with a special interest in working with hockey teams. She is the current Trainer for the U16AAA Sudbury Wolves Team.
Team NOHA will be participating in the OHL Cup in March, 2024.
If you have any questions, please contact NOHA Technical Director Jacob Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org