The Milton Icehawks are proud to announce the signing of the teams new Head Coach and Assistant General Manager for the upcoming 2015-16 season Mr. Joe Simon of Oakville Ontario. Joe will also be helping out the teams interim Head Coach Mr. Paul Fleming for the remainder of the 2014-15 season.
Joe Simon brings a wealth of playing and coaching experience to the Milton Icehawks in his second tenure with the club, the first being in the 2008-09 season where he took over as head coach late in the season guiding the Icehawks to a 6th place finish in the west division and a birth in the playoffs. Joe’s OJHL coaching debut was in 2008 with the now defunct Streetsville Derby’s.
Joe is a veteran of the OHL having played 4 years for various teams and 7 years pro, having played in the ECHL, COHL, SHL and Europe. After his career Joe decided to give back to the game of hockey and for the past 15 years and to this day he owns and operates Powerhouse Performance Hockey, training many NHL, AHL, OHL and NCAA players.
Joe also served as a regional scout for the Kingston Frontenac’s of the OHL for 6 years and last year coached the OHL Gold Cup Team Red. Joe will again be coaching Canada’s OHL Gold Cup team in May 2015. Joe is certified in Hockey Canada’s HP1 High Performance Program where as of the 2015-16 season will be a requirement for all coaches interested in coaching at the junior level.