Athletic Staff

PAT MALLOY - HOCKEY DIRECTOR

As the Program Coordinator for The Peak Hockey Program, Pat brings a wealth of teaching knowledge. Past experiences include working with many professional and elite teams, athletes, and coaches. As program coordinator for the Peak Hockey Program, Pat has developed specific on-ice training methods that target specific energy systems, muscle groups, angles, and balance points to enhance skating and hockey skill performance. He continues to develop a strong structural base for the Peak Hockey Program, focusing on skill development, mental, physical, nutritional, and ethical aspects of the game. 

Pat is a Canadian National Player Development Coach certified as part of the High-Performance Stream with Hockey Canada and was the first coach in Hockey Eastern Ontario among the few nationally to be granted this designation. Licensed as a Registered Professional Coach and Learning Facilitator with the Coaches Association of Canada, Pat is active in youth, player, professional, and coach education and development.

Professionally, Pat’s NHL coaching experience includes several seasons as a Development Coach for the Buffalo Sabres in the NHL as well as a consultant in Player Development for the Ottawa Senators organization. At the Major Junior level, Pat is a former Player Development & Performance Coach with the Gatineau Olympiques in the QMJHL.

Pat continues to individually consult some of the best players in the NHL, North America, and Europe including many 1st Round NHL draft picks, established NHL players, captains, and major award winners.

For over 2 decades from Initiation through Junior “A” to the National Hockey League Pat has advanced thousands of players to higher levels of achievement. He is a current GM, Coach, and Alternate Governor in the Central Junior “A” Hockey League.

Through powerful communication, collaboration, and emotional intelligence to create dynamic evidence-based processes Pat is a driver of development and performance.

Greg Gibson - Strength and Conditioning Instructor

With an enthusiastic and positive attitude, I look forward to building an affirmative relationship with the student athletes and with my competitive nature want to push them to reach their full potential. I strive in providing direction and advice to enhance their ability to perform on the ice, in the gym, and in the classroom keeping a strong balance between all three. I strongly believe that building positive relationships is a big key for success in any sport. Being approachable and allowing the student-athletes to feel comfort helps with mental wellness and provides strong learning opportunities. In saying this, I am very open and look forward to giving honest feedback to assist the students in reaching their goals.

I was fortunate enough to play NCAA Division I hockey for four years at Robert Morris University. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Specialization in Sport Management). I developed a firm understanding of managing hockey and school which requires commitment, time management, and good organizational skills. I am more than willing to help with guidance for those students who are interested in pursuing NCAA hockey. I went on to play at the professional level after graduating in the ECHL and then headed over to Europe for the last three years of my career from 2016-2019.

For the last two years, I have worked at The Ontario Hockey Academy as the gym teacher/Head Strength & Conditioning Coach. I believe I have gained much knowledge about the game of hockey along with the proper training tactics to be successful whether that is strength work, maintenance, or mobility. Off-season training is a huge part of the game, and I am hopeful in seeing some students in the gym throughout July and August to prepare for the upcoming season. Through my vast experience with the game of hockey, I am extremely excited about this new chapter with such an amazing program here at Peak Academy. 

LUKE WITZEL - B.SC. H.K., CSEP-CEP

Luke obtained his undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree in Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa. Over the course of his degree, Luke was required to gather extensive information pertaining to strength and conditioning, exercise physiology, anatomy, as well as nutrition. He was also required to complete a 1-year internship placement as a Strength Coach and Athletic Therapist Assistant, where he gained an abundance of valuable knowledge that he has brought with him to the Peak Centre for Human Performance. Since then, he has worked with a number of professional athletes in leagues ranging from NHL, AHL, ECHL, OHL, NCAA, CrossFit Games, and many more. Being a former Tier II Junior “A” hockey player, as well as a Regional Soccer Player in the Cumberland Organization, Luke knows what it takes to compete at a high level and is greatly determined to help other athletes develop to be the best that they can be.

ALEX STEWART - ADMIN

A native of Ottawa, Alex grew up a lover of all sports but focused mostly on hockey, playing top tier competitive level for all of his minor hockey career. He was drafted into the CCHL, but upon graduation from high school, he decided to give up on the “dream” and left to attend the Sport Management program at Brock University. Alex graduated in 2011 with a Bachelors's Degree in Sport Management and went on to continue an extended internship with a concussion charity in Toronto founded by Keith Primeau - StopConcussions. He was responsible for administering their education and prevention platform through various events and marketing efforts with the goal of raising awareness and funds for concussions and research. 

After about a year of this, Alex returned home to Ottawa and jumped on board with Peak as an on-ice hockey instructor for the first summer, eventually moving up into the office and into his current role as manager, or as most know him – “Jack of All Trades”. He really enjoys interacting with athletes of all different sporting backgrounds both with the Peak Academy and the Peak Centre clientele. Around the same time as coming on board with Peak Alex got back involved in his hockey roots - spending 5 years coaching young minor hockey players in the Nepean Raiders organization.

Athletically, Alex has switched gears from his hockey roots and into the endurance world, taking on the new challenge of becoming an age group athlete in the sport of triathlon. In the past seven years, he has competed in 25+ endurance events ranging from sprint triathlons all the way to his first Ironman in 2018. He really enjoys the challenge of competing against his own times, along with the social aspect of the endurance community… nothing beats a post-ride coffee (or cold pint!) with friends!

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