[Photo Courtesy of Woodstock Navy Vets]
Woodstock, Ontario’s own Matt Paton will take over head coaching duties for the Woodstock Navy Vets for the 2017-2018 season.
From the Navy Vets press release:
Matt Paton began his hockey career right here within the Woodstock Minor
Hockey system prior to making the move to AAA Brantford. In 2007 Matt was
drafted by the Erie Otters in the 7th round and would go on to play 162 games
for the Otters in a span of 4 seasons. Following his time in Erie, Matt attended
Nipissing University where eventually he would become the captain of their
hockey team. Upon finishing his final year at Nipissing, Matt joined the
Knoxville Ice Bears in the SPHL for the remainder of the 2014-15 season. The
following summer Matt signed a pro contract with the Manchester Storm of
the EIHL and played for the club throughout the 2015-16 season.
After climbing the coaching ranks quickly following his return to the Friendly City, Matt scored an assistant coach position with the Vets last year, alongside head coach Chad Sumsion. Now, as the full time head of the team, Matt is looking to use his maturing team to capture a championship for Woodstock.
We had the chance to talk to Matt Paton on the show today. Listen to the full chat below.