The Kings have made a coaching change for the remainder of the 2016-17 season. Patrick Choules, current director of hockey for Skylands Ice World will head up the coaching staff of the Skylands Kings. Patrick grew up in Beaconsfield, Quebec, a suburb of Montreal. After graduating from high school in Montreal, he was recruited to Millbrook School where he played hockey, soccer and baseball and captained all three teams during his senior year.
Post Millbrook, Patrick played junior hockey for the Brockville Braves in the CJHL and the Kahnawake Condors in the LHJAAAQ. While playing for the Condors, he was recruited to SUNY Potsdam where he played four years of NCAA hockey and was assistant captain during his junior season. As a D-man at Potsdam,Patrick played in 84 games, recording 17 points in his career!
Patrick graduated from Potsdam with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration, and spent the next four years at Ontario Hockey Academy, a prep school in Cornwall, Ontario.
During his first year at OHA, Patrick was a coach of the OEMHL AAA league and playoff champions. During his tenure, he was also Head Coach of the Major Midget boys’ team, Association President, Director of Player Placement and taught Senior Business and Economics.
Choules will continue to be assisted by Adam Mitchell, current Associate Coach.