LTU: Ron Pasco is the new Assistant Coach


Lithuania’s Ice Hockey Association introduces Ron Pasco, a Canadian assistant coach.

As of April 1, the Lithuanian hockey team complements its coaching staff – the Canadian Ron Pasco was co-opted as assistant Coch, next to Head Coach Dan Lacroix.

The 47-year-old played for 15 years professionally and was active as Striker. He started his career in the USA and moved to Europe in 1998, where he played for seven years in the highest league in Germany, in Mannheim, Cologne. In the season 2005-06 also in the Austrian league, Villach. After only 17 games he moved to Denmark and then to Troja for three years to Sweden. The end of his career 2010-11, he let out again in Austria, in the National League at ATSE Graz, where he reached the semi-finals.

After the end of his career, Pasco has acquired the „A“ license in Germany and started working as a professional trainer. The first four years in junior ice hockey, then he worked for two years in the DEL and took over the role of Assistant Coaches at the Kölner Haie and Adler Mannheim.

The highlight of his career he reached in the season 2016-2017, when he took over the position of assistant coach in the KHL at Dinamo Minsk. Before coming to Lithuania, the Canadian acted as assistant coach to the Polish U-20 national team. Most recently, Pasco worked in the HLA at Lausanne HC, also as assistant coach.

The three-time German champion was next to head coach Daniel Lacroix, and the assistant coaches Arunas Aleinikovas, Sarunas Kuliešius and the American Ty Newberry, also as an assistant to the board.