Pakmen’s coaching talent pool continues to grow with hiring of Harris

Photo: Head coach of Team Ontario u19 Gold Medal winning team Matt Harris (left)   By DAVID WINER The powerhouse Mississauga Pakmen became an even greater teaching institution this past week, with the hiring of another talented volleyball mind. While Matt Harris was brought into the fold to do a job, volleyball is more than just a ... More

Sky’s the limit for the Pakmen’s Vernon-Evans

By DAVID WINER Sharone Vernon-Evans is at the top of his game -- literally. The question remains, while those around him argue the sky is the limit for the 6-foot-7 star of the Mississauga Pakmen, does he display the focus and determination to reach Canadian prominence? Vernon-Evans gave the national volleyball community a taste of ... More

Pakmen lead Ontario to near Challenge Cup sweep

By DAVID WINER Ontario dominated at the recent National Team Challenge Cup in Edmonton, winning three of four divisions, and capturing silver in the other. Anchoring the Ontario onslaught, were a whopping 20 members of the Mississauga Pakmen, who comprised greater than 20 per cent of the 96 all-stars selected to represent the province. ... More

Pakmen thrive under the soaring sun at U14 beach championships

  By DAVID WINER Last week's soaring temperatures had authorities issuing a heat advisory. Another caution could have been declared to avoid all contact with the red-hot Mississauga Pakmen at Toronto's Ashbridges Bay during the boys' U14 Ontario Beach Volleyball Championships. The Pakmen not only won gold, they nearly pulled off a ... More

The year keeps getting better, and better for Peterson and Kowara

By DAVID WINER Tristan Peterson and Annette Kowara aren't in a rush to usher in the new year. It's not that the teenagers aren't looking forward to the future, quite the contrary, it's just not going to be easy to improve on, or even duplicate, their accomplishments over the past 12 months. Last summer the Mississauga Pakmen volleyball ... More

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The Unlikely Coach

Published in the Spring 2012 edition of Sweat Magazine, the official magazine of the OCAA Right on time, the small gym at David Leeder Middle School in Mississauga, Ont. starts to fill with Kelly Smith's current under-17 Pakmen team. A small crowd of players start to gather, looking focused and ready to work. They're currently the defending ... More

U15 Boys Join National Team for World League Press Conference

Pakmen's 15U Boys, fresh off their National Championship gold medal performance, joined members of Canada's National team at at press conference recently to promote the upcoming World League events at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga. Hershey Centre sets stage for World League volleyball Written by Iain Colpitts. Originally published in the ... More