Enforcers Announce New Coaching Staff

by Jon Kliment

After much thought and discussion the Elmira Enforcers of the Federal Prospects Hockey League are proud to announce that they have decided on the coaching staff for the 2020-2021 season slated to begin December 18th. The Enforcers have hired Ahmed Mahfouz as the first ever player head coach in the city’s history, and Paul Maclean as Associate Head Coach.

Mahfouz, 31 from Ottawa, ONT Canada, is a three time season MVP playoff MVP, FPHL Rookie of the year back in 2010-2011, and Forward of the Year for the past two seasons. Ahmed has been the Associate Coach during the previous two seasons and has had to lead from the bench during times of the head coach’s absence. Mahfouz was relied on during times when Coach Brent Clarke was unavailable to run the team and the team found ways to win under his leadership. Ahmed has never shied away from the spotlight during his time in Elmira and his team first attitude comes through every time he touches the ice. Mahfouz scored his 800th career point this past season and his work ethic is second to none. Ahmed has won three championships as a player and is looking to add another and hopes to do so now as a head coach.

MacLean, 50 from Oakville, ONT Canada, returns to the Enforcers after a year as the head coach of the Watertown Wolves, our interstate rival. Paul led the Wolves to a 22-21-3-2 record over 48 games good enough for third a very tough Eastern Division. The season before MacLean worked as an assistant to Brent Clarke here in Elmira and helped the Enforcers reach the Championship Finals in their inaugural season.

When Brent Clarke took over in Watertown, Enforcers owner Robbie Nichols conducted a thorough search for someone who could help the Enforcers capture that elusive championship. “We know coming into this season it is going to be an odd one. After COVID and the reduced fans and long offseason we needed a coaching staff who would be ready to lead this team to a championship and we believe with these coaches we have what we were searching for. There is a burning desire in this franchise and in these coaches to win and who better than Ahmed Mahfouz to lead the way.”

Season tickets for the 2020-2021 season are now on sale, call 607-734-7825 to save your seat today!