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 Akwasasne 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. He has just recently moved back to the Ottawa area and is eager to start branching out in the local hockey scene. He is especially interested in sharing his experience, knowledge and skills 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.
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.
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.
DAVE CAPPS, EIHA Team England
ERIC BALLARD, ACHA University of Colorado Mens Head Coach
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