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Hockey Operations

Assistant General Manager/Director of Player Personnel Craig MacDonald

Hailing from Thessalon, Craig is a student of the game who has an eye for evaluating talent. Craig works close with Coach Brick in the recruitment of all players.


Goalie Coach Jamie Disano Elite Post to Post

From Sault Ste Marie Jamie Disano and his Elite Post to Post team have joined the Beavers to bring the most cutting edge training in Goaltending today. Post to Post training facility is second to none in Northern Ontario and is a pivotal part to the development of Beaver Goaltenders.

Educational Advisor Penny Poisson-Lawrence

This year Penny Poisson-Lawrence will be joining our organization as an Educational Advisor. The Beavers organization realizes the importance of education in the lives of our hockey players and want to ensure a smooth transition from their current educational program to whatever pathway they choose when residing in Blind River. Penny brings with her over 18 years of experience in the psychology field. Through her professional career Penny provides psychological services to teens and young adults in the high school and college settings. As such, she has a good working knowledge of the educational opportunities for the Beavers players. It is our intention to work together with all team members to develop an individualized academic plan in order to ensure that they have the requirements necessary to reach their future academic goals.

Mental Health Coach Lisa Carricato

Lisa has spent the last 12 years working for CMHA Sault Ste. Marie and over 20 in the Mental Health field. She understands the unique pressures that NOJHL players are living with. She will be meeting with all of the players at the beginning of each season to explain her role with the team and to provide some important training about Mental Health and Suicide Alertness. Lisa also is the Mental Health Coach for the Soo Greyhounds , Soo Thunderbirds, Elliot Lake Wildcats and the Soo Eagles. [email protected]

Todd Showan Team Liaison Officer

Todd is a veteran of the Ontario Provincial Police Force, Todd will act as a liaison between the team and the community. Todd will be presenting drug and alcohol presentations to the players and staff along with social media tips and advice. This is Todd’s first year with the team.

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