North Bay – July 27, 2017 – The Northern Ontario Hockey Association (NOHA) and the Great North Midget League (GNML) are proud to announce that Matt Rabideau has been named Team NOHA’s Director of Operations for the 2017-2018 Season.
Rabideau currently serves as Assistant General Manager and Director of Player Development for the North Bay Battalion (Ontario Hockey League), a role he has held since the 2012-2013 Season. His duties include, planning and coordinating Training/Orientation Camp, managing all functions with the team’s billet program, booking all team trips, managing all functions of the OHL Priority Selection, scouting major midget tournaments/junior games/OHL games, general event planning, among other duties.
Previously, Rabideau worked in the OHL Office, as the Manager of Hockey and Education. In this role, he coordinated OHL/OHF Under-16 Program of Excellence Camps, executed seminars to Minor Midget teams regarding the opportunities that the OHL offered and evaluated Bantam aged skaters for OHL Central Scouting Future’s List.
During this time, he was named the Director of Operations for Team Ontario, which gave him the opportunity to recruit and select a roster that competed at the 2011 Canada Winter Games in Halifax, NS, a team that included Iroquois Falls native, Ryan Kujawinski.
“We are extremely pleased to have a very knowledgeable hockey mind at the helm of Team NOHA for the upcoming season, he will ensure that Team NOHA continues to be a top development opportunity for the Minor Midget aged players in Northern Ontario” said NOHA President, Claudette Myre.
Rabideau will be tasked with selecting the players that will be competing for Team NOHA throughout the 2017-2018 Season. “I'm excited and honoured to work with the NOHA and the players from northern Ontario to help enhance their development experience as they work towards their ultimate goals” said Rabideau. The first step of the evaluation process will occur at the OHF/OHL Under-15 Camp on August 11 to 13 in Sudbury. The Under-15 Camp, which is a part of the NOHA Development Weekend will see eighty-four of the top OHL Draft Eligible players make their way to Sudbury with aspirations of making Team NOHA in Fall 2018.
Team NOHA will compete at various events in the 2017-2018 season, including the 2017 OMHA Eastern AAA Showcase, December 1 to 3 in Aurora, the 2018 OHL Cup in Mississauga, and the 2017 OHL Gold Cup in Kitchener. Team NOHA will be made up of 2002-born players from across the NOHA.
For more information, please contact: Andrew Corradini NOHA Technical Director (705) 474-8851 firstname.lastname@example.org