Guido Lamberti - Scout
Guido is a seasoned veteran and will assist the Shield as a scout by helping to find strong players in B.C. and Europe. Guido's many contacts in Canada and abroad are a great asset to finding players and helping current players earn a pro contract in Europe. Guido coached in Europe, which is where he met current Shield Team President & GM Frank Demasi. Guido calls British Columbia his home.
Frank Demasi - Team President & General Manager
The Toronto native enters his 5th season with the Shield. Frank was the Head Coach & General Manager for the team the previous 4 seasons (2014-2018) amassing a coaching record of 111 – 45 – 12. Frank has been promoted to Team President and will hand over the coaching reigns to long-time Assistant Coach Anthony Gambacorta. Prior to his coaching days, Frank's professional hockey resume spanned 8 seasons in Europe. In 8 seasons of Professional hockey Frank won 6 Championships, and 3 league scoring titles, to go along with 2 Team MVP awards. Before joining the Professional ranks, Frank attended Lake Forest College in Illinois where he played 4 seasons of hockey in the NCAA. He earned a BA in the Social Sciences with a concentration in Sociology and Anthropology. Frank’s experience, relationships, and contacts in college hockey in the USA and Europe play a huge part in giving our club an edge over others in the league to advancing players. Frank, his wife Megan and their sons Arthur & Joe make Muskoka their home.
George Becker - Head Trainer
George enters his 6th season as the teams trainer. George ensures that any injured player receives the necessary attention and assists in getting them healed. George is an integral part of our team and the players benefit a great deal by having him on the bench.
Kyle French - Goalie Coach
Kyle is entering his 2nd season with the Shield. Kyle has spent 3 seasons playing in the GMHL splitting time between Oro Medonte and Bracebridge where he helped to lead the Bracebridge Phantoms to a 2nd place finish in the standings.
Kyle will be working closely with our goalies on and off the ice to help prepare them for the rigors of Junior hockey.
Kyle lives in Gravenhurst and is a part time fire fighter.
Anthony Gambacorta - Head Coach
Anthony was born in Toronto and played 7 years of minor hockey in the GTHL AAA level for the Don Mills Flyers, Jr. Canadiens, Vaughan Kings and North York Rangers. Anthony advanced to the Junior level lacing up the skates for 5 seasons for the Toronto Moose, Innisfil Lakers, and the South Muskoka Shield. During this span Anthony was a 3 time All-Star, and was consistently on the top of the charts in leading all defensemen in points. After retiring as a player Anthony began coaching in the GMHL for the Lefroy Wave before moving on to coach the South Muskoka Shield and in that season earned the right to coach in the 2013 All Star game. As an Assistant coach the previous 4 seasons with the Shield Anthony was tasked with running the team’s defensemen, powerplay, video analysis, scouting and using his various contacts to assist in player advancement. Anthony is a seasoned veteran of the GMHL and his experience and knowledge of the game and the league are an asset to our hockey club and our players.