John Payetta
Manager of Operations and Media Relations

John Payetta is responsible for game night staffing and promotions, media releases, merchandising, game scheduling, travel arrangements, website updates, front office administration, booster dinner, and hockey school management.

In his free time, Johnny enjoys golf, running, fishing, hiking, biking and watching football.

Phone: (807) 766-7285
Email: john.payetta@lakeheadu.ca


Jason Mallon
Executive Director

Jason Mallon is responsible for all business operations of the organization as well as corporate sales. He played for the Thunder Bay Flyers and Miami (Ohio) University. After graduating, he played one year for the Richmond Renegades of the ECHL and returned to Thunder Bay to own and operate Play It Again Sports and played one year for the Thunder Bay Thundercats of the UHL.

Jason is married to his wife Cathy and has two daughters, Meggie and Annie, and he coaches both of their minor hockey teams.

Phone: (807) 766-7286
Email: jmallon@lakeheadu.ca


Blake Barry
Equipment Manager/Athletic Therapist

In addition to his many duties as the Thunderwolves' equipment manager, Blake also serves as an athletic therapist at the LU Sports Medicine Clinic. A native of Lindsay, Ontario, he graduated from Humber College with a diploma in Applied Health Science and Athletic Therapy. Before coming to Lakehead, Blake worked for Hamilton (AHL), Mississauga (OHL) and Ontario Tech (OUA).

In his free time, Blake enjoys hunting and fishing.


Paul Wehrstedt

Paul updates the live stats for the OUA website during home games and the individual and team stats after every game (home and away) for the team's website. Paul enjoys watching Nascar, hockey and wrestling, as well as doing stats and spending time with his friends and family.

Email: pwehrstedt@hotmail.com


Larry Bone

A native of Newmarket, Ontario, Bone played NCAA hockey for Northeastern University from 1963-66 and was inducted into the Northeastern Sports Hall of Fame in 1993. He has worked as an assistant coach for the Newmarket Royals of the OHL and as head coach for the Newmarket Flyers of the OJHL.

Bone is married to his wife Sheila and has two children and two grandchildren.


Dr. David McKee
Team Physician

In addition to being the Thunderwolves' team physician, Dr. McKee practices at the LU Sports Medicine Clinic and is also an emergency room doctor at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre.