(Aug. 8, 2022) – Former Parkdale Flames President Mario Aguiar was named Chief Operating Officer of the North York Hockey League, the NYHL announced on Monday.

In addition to his presidency at Parkdale, Mario also served as head coach of various Flames Select teams over the years — with his teams contributing multiple championship banners to the rafters at McCormick Arena.

Mario Aguiar (top left) as Head Coach of Parkdale’s Midget Select team in 2009.

“I started coaching at Parkdale in 2000, and eventually won seven championships with a great bunch of kids and parents that I will never forget,” said Aguiar, who was involved with the Parkdale Board of Directors for over 20 years. “My heart will always be with Parkdale, so many memories and great friends over the years.”

The Flames would like to congratulate Mario on his appointment, and wish him all the best in his new leadership role with the NYHL.