Pelino, a native of Welland, ON, is in his third season as Associate Coach / Assistant General Manager of Canada's National Men's Team. Pelino works closely with National Team Head Coach Wayne Fleming in building and preparing Canada's National Men's teams for international competitions.Pelino was named assistant coach, video of Canada's Men's Olympic Team for the 2002 Games in Salt Lake City on November 8, 2000. Was named the Head Coach of Canada's National Under 18 team, which will participate in the Under 18 World Championship in April, 2002. This will be the first time Canada has fielded a team at this event.
Pelino has won three gold medals with Canada - 1997 World Junior Championship Team in Geneva, Switzerland
as an assistant coach; with Canada's 1996 National Under 18 Team at the Pacific Cup as the Head Coach; and
with Team Canada at the 1991 Canada Cup as part of the coaching staff.
Played for the University of Toronto Varsity Blues from 1979-1984, winning the Ontario Provincial Championship in 1982 and 1984, and the Canadian National Championship in 1984.
Mike and wife Kim have two children, Alexandra and David, and reside in Calgary, AB.