Staff Profile

Mike Pelino
Assistant Coach, Video

INTERNATIONAL

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.

COACHING BACKGROUND

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.
Won a silver medal at the 2001 Spengler Cup, as the Head Coach. Was the assistant coach for Canada's National team during two previous events prior to joining the CHA, the Spengler Cup in 1994 and for the USA Cup in 1992 where Canada won a silver medal.
Pelino joined Canada's National Men's Team in August 1999 after two seasons as an assistant coach with the Spokane Chiefs of the Western Hockey League. Prior to that he was Head Coach of Brock University (St. Catharines, ON) from 1987 to 1997, being named Coach-of-the-Year in 1987-88, 1988-89 and 1994-95.
Pelino holds a Level 4 certification in the 3M National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP), and has been coaching since 1985. Received an Honours degree in Commerce and an Education degree from the University of Toronto.

PLAYING BACKGROUND

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.

PERSONAL

Mike and wife Kim have two children, Alexandra and David, and reside in Calgary, AB.