DIRECTOR OF HOCKEY OPS: Jason Clarke
Jason is entering his 3rd season as Director of Hockey Operations and with the hockey club. Prior to this role, Jason 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 3rd 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, honesty, 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 in the Plumbing and Heating Business for 26 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.
ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER: Tyler Brown
Tyler joined the Stratford Warriors in 2021 as the team’s Head Scout, and was named an Assistant General Manager in 2023.
While with the Warriors, he also started scouting for the OHL’s Barrie Colts in 2022. Prior to his current roles with Stratford and Barrie, Tyler was involved with the Waterloo Wolves U18 AAA team as an assistant coach, contributed to the OHL draft ranking publication for HockeyProspect.com, and scouted for the Nanaimo Clippers in the BCHL. From 2009 to 2015 he coached his hometown junior teams, first the Ayr Centennials, and later the Paris Mounties, seeing success and hanging championship banners with both organizations.
Away from the arena, Tyler enjoys spending time adventuring and learning with his young family. Career wise he works as an Insurance Broker and Managing Partner of the brokerage and keeps busy as a volunteer FireFighter in his community.
Tyler is looking forward to continuing to lead the scouting staff for Stratford while learning from, and collaborating with, an experienced management team. He hopes to add to the legacy of the Stratford Warriors by protecting and enhancing the reputation of the organization.
Head Scout: Tyler Brown
Scouts: Brady Blain, Darren Ferguson, Keidon Giles, Mike Fisher, Russell Sutton