A native of Hamilton, Ontario, Paul played at a professional level for 8 years and was a draft pick for the LA Kings in 1986. Paul has over 25 years of experience as a coach, including 9 years at a professional level, 9 years as the Head Coach of the Fairfield University Girls team and 9 years as the Head Coach of the Fairfield High School Girls team. Paul has been a coach with the WWYHA since the inception of the program in 2003 and has provided oversight and in both the house and travel programs. Paul runs many programs and clinics throughout the year and is dedicated to hockey skills and skating development of the Wonderland Wizards players.
Mark has been a highly successful youth hockey coach for over 20 years. Mark has been at a coach with the WWYHA since its inception, with notable achievements at the Squirt and Pee Wee levels:
- Wizards Pee Wee A1 (2011/2012 season: Tier 3 CT State Championship and advanced to Regionals.
- Wizards Pee Wee A1 (2013/2014 season): Regional Silver Sticks Championship and advanced to the International Silver Stick Championships.
- Wizards Pee Wee A1 (2015/2016 season): Tier 3 CT State Championship and advanced to Regionals.
- Wizards Squirt A (2019-2020 season): Placed in CT State Tournament
- Wizards Pee Wee AA (2019-2020 season): Runner up in Tier 2 CT State Championship and advanced to Regionals (canceled due to COVID)
- Wizards U16 Midget (2020-2021 season): placed 2nd in Tier 2 CT State Tournament
Additionally, Mark was the Head Coach of the St. Joseph/Amity Girls Ice Hockey Team (FCIAC Champions), Head Coach for the Trumbull High School Girls Hockey Team and is currently the Assistant Coach for the Fairfield High School Boys Hockey Team.
Paul started coaching youth hockey with the Minot Wolves Youth Hockey Program in Minot, North Dakota. While with Minot, he coached both Mite and Squirt A level travel teams. Paul later went on to coach the highly successful Bakken Oilers AAA tier 1 team. After just one season with the Oilers, he moved back to Connecticut and joined the WWYHA where he has coached multiple levels for 14U and 15U teams.
Paul served 16 years active duty in the U.S. Air Force. During his time in the Air Force Paul was a Security Force member and went on several overseas deployments. In 2020, Paul graduated from Sacred Heart University with a bachelor’s in social work; graduated with his Masters in Social Work from Quinnipiac University in 2021.
Pete is a native of Montreal, Quebec, and played at Concordia University. He has over 10 years of coaching experience in youth hockey, with several years in the WWYHA. Prior to coaching for WWYHA, he coached at the Atom and Pee Wee level in Montreal as part of the Lac-St. Louis Hockey Association before moving to Connecticut. Pete is a highly accomplished coach, winning State Championships at the Squirt, Pee Wee and Bantam levels. He enjoys the development of the athletes at a young age and strives to ensure they want to continue to play at the next level.
Eric played for Quinnipiac College and has over 20 years of youth hockey coaching experience, including 20 years with the WWYHA. Eric is a highly successful WWYHA coach, with multiple State Championships at the Pee Wee and Bantam levels.
Trevor is a native of Hanover, New Hampshire and played for Middlebury College. He grew up around youth hockey, with his dad being a coach and he has coached several U16 teams to USA National Hockey Championships. Trevor graduated from the Yale School of Business in 2019 and joined the WWYHA in the 2022-2023 season as a coach.
Greg has been a WWYHA coach for several years. During his tenure with the WWYHA he has led several Squirt and Pee Wee level teams to the State Championships. Prior to coaching at the WWYHA, he coached at the Bantam level for the West Haven Youth Hockey League, winning several State Championships. A former West Haven Youth and High School player, where he won a State Championship in 1990, Greg eats, breathes and sleeps hockey, while instilling respect, teamwork and leadership in his players. He can frequently be found at the rink during his off hours, firmly dedicated to helping the WWYHA players meet their goals on and off the ice.
Bill has been coaching youth hockey from Mite to High School for over 12 years, with 2 years in the WWYHA. Prior to coaching for WWYHA, he coached with the Mid-Fairfield Stars and Southern Hockey. Bill also was an assistant coach at Notre Dame High School in Fairfield for six seasons.
Bill has been involved in hockey his entire life and credits Marty Roos, Bill Maniscalco, Tim Cooney, Bob Gaudet and his father for making him the coach he is today. He was lucky enough to talk, watch and learn from some fantastic hockey people. He attended Notre Dame High School in Fairfield and was part of a State Championship in 1989. Bill played hockey at Roger Williams University and Southern CT State and participated in two ACHA National tournaments.
Bill has three very active children – Teagan (16), Molly (14) and Liam (10) – who all have developed a love and passion for the game.