Staff

MIKE PILON, President

Mike is a native of Munster, Ontario – having graduated from Brock University with an Honor’s degree in Physical Education. Mike has vast experience in player development, advising, and consultation – having attained his Master Level Coach certification from USA Hockey. He has multiple coaching symposium experience, along with a variety of high profile media events including the inaugural season of CBC’s “Making the Cut”, Powerade & Nike’s “Powerdome Camp”, APTN’s hit television series “Hit The Ice”, and iPlayHockey.ca’s “Video Development Program”. Mike has also participated in the “Right To Play” program, travelling all over Canada into communities helping promote sport as a positive lifestyle initiative.

Mike is also the Director of Coach & Player Development for the Gloucester Rangers Minor Hockey Club. Passionate about his work with an infectious attitude, he is a strong communicator and has international instructional experience in the UK, Italy, Holland, and Slovenia. Mike has worked with over 300 NCAA/Major Junior athletes and dozens of current NHL players – possessing a strong network within the game.

His coaching experience has seen him previously work ten years as an assistant coach at the Jr. A level (Chicago Freeze-NAHL; Wyoming Outlaws-AFHL); a Regional Scout for the USNTDP; a Coaching Coordinator for USA Hockey; Midget (LA Jr. Kings U18AAA; Team Wyoming AA); as well as CIS hockey with the University of Ottawa Gee Gees. His consultation work has seen him work with several NCAA programs, as well as numerous Professional Clubs in Europe. His resume also includes work as a manager with Fox Valley Ice Arena, Huron Hockey Schools and EHK Sports prior to launching ESG. Mike played five years of Jr. hockey in Ontario (Pembroke Lumber Kings, Massena Americans, Thorold Blackhawks, Goulbourn Royals), and two seasons of Sr. A hockey for the Jackson Hole Moose.

SAMI GLOCKLING, Director of Female Development

After ten years of playing competitive boys hockey she started playing girls hockey in the Ottawa areaat the AA level. She then attended Tilton Preparatory School in Tilton, New Hampshire. While studying there for 2 years, Sami played soccer, softball, and excelled on the ice. This led to her acceptance to Utica College in the fall of 2007. While majoring in health studies, Sami played 4 years of NCAA hockey with the Utica College Pioneers. She obtained the “Blue Collar Award” her junior and senior year, as well as filling the alternative captain position. Sami also played NCAA soccer in her senior year. While attending Utica, Sami spent her summers instructing hockey in Lake Placid, NY. She now leads Endeavour Sports Groups mentoring/advising program on the girls side of the game.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YFeNWZ37tE

ALLAN CHARBONNEAU – Mentor, Instructor

From Cornwall, Ontario, Allan is a graduate of the Seaway Valley Minor Hockey Association. During his days as General Manager of Huron Hockey School, Mike Pilon got to know Allan, as he worked as one of his head counselors for a couple of summers. Allan would move on to play a year of Junior B hockey with the Akwesasne Wolves before joining the Gloucester Rangers of the CJHL. After two seasons in Gloucester, he would go on to finish his junior career as a defenseman for the Brockville Braves. Upon completion of his junior career, Allan was offered an academic scholarship to Geneseo State University and skated with the varsity hockey team competing in the SUNYAC Conference at the NCAA Division III level. He successfully earned a degree in Business Administration in May of 2011 and most recently, a Master’s in Human Kinetics (MHK) with concentration in Sports Management from the University of Ottawa in 2019. His coaching background includes seasons served as an Assistant Coach at both the Junior B level with the Alexandria Glens and the Junior A level with the CCHL’s Nepean Raiders. He specializes in Defence specific on-ice training and mentoring given his experience playing the position. He is proud of the work he has done with past clients in helping them reach the next level whether that is Junior A, Major Junior (OHL, QMJHL) or Collegiate (NCAA and USports). He is also eager to continue building his network within the hockey community. He is especially interested in sharing his experience, knowledge and insight with the many young and talented players who are presently developing their skills both on and off the ice. Just as he benefited from having many dedicated individuals guide his career, he wants to give back to those who share the same passion for the game..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLjmxVBQTrA

ANDREW COBHAM – Goalie Coach, Mentor

Andrew grew up in New Brunswick where his passion for hockey began. He developed his skills while living in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and continued his hockey career when he moved to the Ottawa area in 1986. When Andrew’s playing career ended, he decided to keep his love of goaltending alive by becoming a goalie coach. He has over 20 years experience training goalies in all levels, including AA, AAA and up to Junior A.

Andrew loves to get involved and push his players to be the best that they can be. He polishes the skills and styles already developed by his goalies. Andrew believes that if you put effort into what you are doing, you WILL see results.

Andrew, aka Cobsy, will always have a smile on his face, but don’t let this fool you! He is also a very intense individual with real passion and drive to make his goalies succeed at their highest potential.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ilAysP-Fg0

COSMO CLARKE – Mentor, Instructor

Currently Cosmo is the Director of Athletic Development at Valley View (Dallas, TX) as well as the Assistant Coach/Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Jesuit Varsity Hockey Program(Dallas, TX).

Cosmo comes to us with an extensive background in the hockey and fitness field. Cosmo has an extensive background of training athletes of all ages and in all sports. He has trained athletes at the amateur and professional level. Cosmo spent some time working in the private fitness field, corporate fitness field, as well as private prep schools.

Cosmo enjoyed playing 4 years of collegiate hockey at Brock University, 5 years of professional hockey (1995 to 2000), and also spent some time being an assistant coach at the professional level. Cosmo coached 8 years with the Alliance Youth Hockey Association. He has an Level 5 coaching certificate and is also a certified physical fitness instructor. Cosmo has also spent over 20 years developing, instructing and directing hockey schools across North America and Europe.

In addition to leading hockey teams overseas to compete and win in European Tournaments, Cosmo led the Alliance Midget Major AA team to the Texoma championship for 2003-2004, as well as the Tier II State Championship in 2003-2004. In 2004-2005, he led his Midget Major AA Team to the Tier II State Championship, and to the USA Hockey Rocky Mountain District Finals in Phoenix, Arizona.

Cosmo coached 4 years at Plano West Varsity High School Hockey Team(04-08), and led this high school team to numerous advanced playoffs, in addition to winning the 2005 Texas State Championship. Cosmo was also the strength and conditioning coach at St. Mark’s School of Texas (00-05) where he coached JV Lacrosse and led the JV Hockey Team to a City Championship in 2002.

Cosmo is a native of Ottawa, Ontario and has been living in Dallas since 1997. He has a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Recreation and Leisure Studies from Brock University, Ontario and has been a strength and conditioning coach for 20yrs.

http://clarke-athletics.com/

MARC ROBITAILLE – Goalie Coach

Marc is a graduate of the Gloucester Rangers program, having grown up in the area and played his minor/junior hockey here. He followed this by attending Northeastern University on a hockey scholarship where he earned All-American honors and a free agent contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs. After two seasons with the Leafs organization, Marc returned to Ottawa to pursue his Bachelor of Business Administration at the University of Ottawa. Since that time, he has also earned his Certified Financial Planner Professional Designation. He is CHA Level One certified, and has participated in the SPEAK OUT program, as well as Huron Hockey School, EHK Sports, and Louis Riel High School. A strong presence with a unique ability to communicate effectively with goalies, Marc has been a valuable addition to the staff. Marc has international coaching experience, having worked with pro teams in Italy and the Slovenian National Team. Marc has also worked in a consultation position with several NCAA programs, having mentored one All-American at the DIII level.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSjSnj4kiRc

PETER AMBROZIAK – Mentor, Instructor

Peter Ambroziak spent four seasons playing for the Ottawa 67’s in the OHL, before being drafted in the fourth round (72nd overall) in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft by the Buffalo Sabres. Ambroziak played 12 games for the Sabres during the 1994-95 NHL season. He also spent parts of seven seasons (1991-98) in the AHL with the Rochester Americans, Albany River Rats, Cornwall Aces and Hershey Bears. Peter then spent 6 seasons with the New Mexico Scorpions of the Central Hockey League as a player and assistant coach before retiring in 2005. Since retiring from playing Peter has coached at the professional level as well as several seasons as a General Manager and Head Coach with the New Mexico Renegades (WSHL), Ottawa Junior Senators (CCHL) and Kemptville 73’s (CCHL). After spending 3 years as the Head of Hockey Development for the Ottawa Senators, overseeing the in-season development programs and the hockey camps held annually, Peter has joined Endeavour Sports Group.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAIIom12NAI

SHANE HILEY – Mentor, Instructor, JOG Rep

Shane Hiley is an Ottawa native that graduated from Lake Forest Academy outside of Chicago in 2012. After two years as a forward on the prep hockey team at LFA, Shane returned to the Ottawa area and played four years of junior hockey. He is now attending Algonquin college to study business administration. Shane was a client of ESG during his minor hockey career. He now strives to help young players develop and excel in the same way his mentors through ESG have helped him in the past. Shane is also responsible for directing the JOG Sports sales & service for ESG.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEsoZTouGpQ

DR. SHAYNE BAYLIS – Mentor, Instructor

Dr. Shayne Baylis grew up playing minor hockey in the St.Catharines area and in the MTHL (Metro Toronto Hockey League) for the Mississauga senators and Toronto Red Wings. He received a B.Sc. in Biology from Niagara University. He later graduated with Suma Cum Lata from New York Chiropractic College.

Shayne was drafted in 2000 to the Ottawa 67’s, but opted to accept a scholarship to NCAA Division I Niagara University where he played from 2001 to 2005 and won a CHA Championship – and a birth to the NCAA tournament. After graduating he spent 3 years at Chiropractic School and afterwards was invited to tryout for the American Hockey League (AHL) Syracuse Crunch. He most recently played professionally in 2009 with the Columbus Cottonmouths in the SPHL before starting his career as a chiropractor in Ottawa.

Shayne (Doc Hockey) is a Chiropractor at Orleans Chiropractic Clinic. Shayne’s interest and background in hockey has led him to specialize in prevention, recovery, and treatment for hockey players. He has certifications in various Sports therapies namely Active Release Technique, Graston, Kinesiotaping, KT1, KT2, KT3, and is also certified in explosive power strength and conditioning training for athletes from Primordial Strength Systems.

Currently, Shayne has been an athletic trainer for Region 5 Ontario Soccer Association and writes the Doc Hockey Column for the Ottawa Sports page. A complete player skill development program of mental and physical: prevention, performance, and recovery is his purpose.

TODD MARCELLUS – Mentor, Instructor

Todd grew up in the Ottawa area and played Jr.B/Jr. A in the CCHL/EOJBHL. He went on to play 4 years at McGill University and graduated with a B. ED, Major in Physical Education. Upon completing his degree, Todd went on to play 10 years of professional hockey in various leagues in France, Italy, and Germany – as well as WPHL and CHL. The 3 final years of his career were spent as a Player Coach for the Tulsa Oilers of the CHL. Todd has enjoyed instructing hockey for the past 20+ years and is excited to continue to teach for ESG.

STEVE McJANNET – Mentor, Instructor

Steve played junior hockey with the Kanata Valley Lasers before accepting a scholarship to attend Lake Superior State University where he studied business management. While attending LSSU, Steve captained the team his junior and senior seasons. After graduating he played professionally in the ECHL for 4 seasons. Steve’s passionate about player development and is motivated by having a positive impact on a players game.

ANTHONY SCALA – Mentor

Anthony is a Detroit native who spent time playing junior hockey in the New Jersey Titans organization and was a former client of ESG before moving on to play at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. He has since moved on to the coaching ranks, helping direct the Divine Child High School Falcons program as an assistant coach. Before joining ESG, he had also been very busy working as a regional scout for several NAHL, EHL, and USPHL clubs.

TRAVIS HILL – Mentor

Travis Hill, a native from Davison, MI comes to us having multiple years of playing experience at the AAA, Junior A, Collegiate, and Professional levels. Travis played 2 years in the NAHL/USHL and 1 year in the OJHL. Travis attended Lake Forest College along the north shore of Chicago where he played 4 years of NCAA Div. 3 hockey and graduated with a double major in business & psychology. Following his collegiate career, Travis played his professional hockey for the Knoxville Ice Bears in the SPHL. Travis now lives with his wife Morgan in Grand Rapids, Michigan where he works as a Technical Sales Engineer within the Aerospace industry.

J-R GOULET – Administration

J-R was born and raised in Carlsbad Springs, ON, just south-east of Ottawa. J-R has a college background in Accounting and Business Administration. He also graduated from Algonquin College in the Sport Business Management program. He represented Canada in January 2012 at the World Floorball Championship Qualifiers in Los Angeles, CA as a Goalkeeper. J-R is a diligent administrator who oversees much of ESG’s day to day operations.

EXTERNAL STAFF

DAVE CAPPS, EIHA Team England

ERIC BALLARD, Hockey Director, Jackson Hole

GARY SHAW, EIHA Deeside Dragons

GUY PERRON, Maine Jr. Black Bears

JAMIE DUMONT, NCAA Bowdoin College Mens Head Coach

JOHN CHABOT, Hit The Ice TV

MIKE CLANCY, EIHA Team England

MIKE KADAR, NHL Detroit Red Wings

SCOTT PITT, EIHL Manchester Storm Pro Player

SEAN WALSH, SNHU Mens Head Coach

TOBIN TRAUTZ, ACHA UNCC Mens Head Coach