*** For Immediate Release ***
May 29th 2023
The Paris Mounties PJHL Hockey Team would like to announce an official change in ownership. Over the past several months, Todd Wood, Owner and President of the Paris Mounties, had decided to take a step back from the day-to-day operation of the Team and began to consider select bids to purchase the PJHL franchise.
After an extensive review process, Titan Hockey Canada, LLC was selected to take over ownership of the franchise following the PJHL board approval on May 26th 2023. Titan Hockey Canada is led by owners Mike Christian and Jon Clark both originally from the Hamilton/Ancaster area. Christian will serve as the team President and oversee all operations of the Paris PJHL Hockey franchise moving forward, as Clark will serve as a Senior Executive and Board Chairman. Christian brings a wealth of Junior hockey experience to Paris both as a player and coach. After competing in the OHL, ECHL and NHL levels, Mike began coaching Junior hockey over 20+ years ago, spending successful seasons as the bench boss with Caledonia, Dundas, and most recently Glanbrook. Mike, his wife Ashley and their 7 children are currently in the process of moving their home base to the beautiful Town of Paris.
“We are thrilled with the opportunity to take a franchise with a great foundation to the next level. Paris is a community with deep hockey roots and we are excited to make our mark in the community. Paris is known as a great place to raise a family and I look forward to calling Paris home for the long term. It’s our commitment to put a winner on the ice immediately and are excited to put our plans and experience into action over the next few weeks and months putting together a team of fast, tough and skilled players to excite, entertain and Win.”, noted Christian.
As Board Chairman, Jon Clark brings 20+ years of corporate business and leadership success to the Paris PJHL Hockey Club. After several years of playing Junior Hockey in southern Ontario, Clark moved south to complete business school in the USA and has led the build of numerous successful American based start-ups ranging from 5 to 500 employees. His leadership and experience as a top corporate executive is certain to bring a competitive advantage to the franchise’s front office.
Todd Wood was entering his 14th season with affiliation to the club, and although the change is bittersweet, he feels as though there couldn’t be a better ownership fit for the future of the franchise. “It is with great pleasure and confidence that I have been able to hand over the reins of The Paris Mounties to Titan Hockey Canada. Mike and Jon are fierce competitors, and undoubtedly will have Paris at the top of the PJHL in no time. They have committed to keep the franchise in Paris long term, in addition to providing a strong financial backing to accelerate growth. The Paris Mounties are being left in very good hands and I look forward to seeing their success.”
In the upcoming weeks, Titan Hockey Canada plans to release more information about the upcoming 2023-2024 season that promises to excite and energize the league, players, staff and most importantly the Paris community.
About The Paris Mounties
The Paris Mounties is a Hockey club in the Doherty division of the PJHL. They compete out of the Brant Sports complex located at 944 Powerline Rd, Brant, ON. The 2023-24 season begins September 15th, and Paris will have over 20 regular season home games.
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