Hockey Operations

DIRECTOR OF HOCKEY OPS:  Jason Clarke

Jason is entering his second season as Director of Hockey Operations and with the hockey club. Prior to this role Jason has held positions with our club as Head Scout and Assistant Coach since 2015-2016.

Jason has been involved in local hockey for the past 28 years coaching and developing players with both minor hockey associations and junior programs.  Jason has worked for the Stratford Warriors, Huron Perth Lakers and the Stratford Aces minor hockey associations.  Jason spent 11 years volunteering in various roles with the Stratford Aces as a member of the Executive.

During his time coaching Jason has coached in the GOJHL with both the Listowel Cyclones and Stratford Cullitons — winning Cherrey Cups with both organizations.

Jason is an Inspector with the Stratford Police Service. He was born and raised in Stratford where he lives with his wife Jen and daughter Neely


GENERAL MANAGER: Nick Parr

Nick is entering his 2nd season as General Manager. Following a full season with the club he looks forward to working with staff, players and Board of Directors to provide fans with exciting hockey to watch on Friday night at the Allman and developing a competitive GOJHL team.

Nick Brings multiple years of experience in the hockey world. His coaching experience includes Stratford Minor Hockey and the Huron Perth Lakers as well as several spring hockey programs. Most recently Nick  held the position of GM/Director of the U18 AAA hockey program with the Huron Perth Lakers this past season (2021-2022) — the program captured its first Alliance Championship and had the most successful season in U18 AAA Huron Perth Lakers history.  During his time with the program he promoted players and staff to the next level with a very high level of success.  Nick will rely on the past season’s experience to be valuable in the day-to-day interactions with staff, players and families with the Warriors.

Nick holds strong values and believes in loyalty, honestly, teamwork and hard work.  It is his belief that if the character in the room is right, wins and losses will take care of themselves on the ice!

Nick has resided in Stratford his whole life and lives with his wife Leslie, daughter Emily and son Tyler.  Nick has been an employee of Turner Plumbing and Heating for 25 years.  He looks forward to contributing to the continued success of the Stratford Hockey Club and its traditions in the rink and in the community.


ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER: Mark Nelson

Mark has been a part of the Warriors team for over 20 years.  Mark continues to serve as Goalie Coach and is entering his second year as Assistant General Manager.  He has also been on the bench as an Assistant Coach.

Mark played Junior B for New Hamburg Hahns and Senior A for the Stratford Indians.  He has also served as an Alliance U17 evaluator.

Mark is currently the Director of Evaluation for the Erie Otters of the OHL.  He was also a Canadian University Scout for Rio Grande Valley Killer Bee’s of the Central Professional Hockey League.

Mark has recently retired after 30 years at Canada Post. Mark and his wife Patti live in Stratford and are proud grandparents to Cameron and Callum.


SCOUTS:

Head Scout:  Tyler Brown

Scouts:  Phil Westman, Perry Reibling, Greg Swan, Russell Sutton, Mike Fischer, Keidon Giles, Brian Nigro,
Chris Longthorne