Powertech Boss Teaching Hockey In Russia

By Danny Anger and Mark Cadotte

(WINDSOR, ON) – We are excited and proud to spread the news that the owner of Powertech Hockey, Andy Paquette, will be travelling to Russia for two weeks to run The Igor Larionov  Road To Success Development Camp in Moscow. This Camp is an invitational camp that will include the top Russian players born in the  1995-97 age group as well as invited junior and professional players.

“I had a goal that one day I would teach in Russia, I just didn’t think someone like Igor Larionov would be the one who would ask me,” says Andy. “Igor asked me through NHL agent, Ian Pulver, if he could have his son skate with my Belle Tire 97 team. He also brought, and continues to bring, other Russian players out to train with us. After the second skate, he asked me if I would come to Russia with him and run his development camp. He gave my training a lot of compliments and it is an honour to have someone that accomplished in the world of hockey pay such a huge compliment.

“I have always tried to teach the game and be the best I can be for my students and to treat people right,” Andy continued. “I have tried to build my hockey business with integrity, energy and passion. I believe in my heart of hearts that if you do something properly, and with integrity, for a long period of time, one day time will prove you right. It has been years of hard work and I don’t get too excited about too many things, but I am truly excited about this”.

“Next year I am planning on bringing Mark with me to bring his world class skating to Moscow. Mark is a hidden gem” .

Visit Powertech Hockey to see images and video of Andy in Moscow. Camp starts June 19th


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