Our Staff

Allan Andrews

Founder

Allan has been coaching at the minor hockey, High School and Junior levels since 1960 where he began his coaching career as Director of minor hockey for the town of Kensington. He has helped develop players such as former Toronto maple leaf captain Rick Vaive, Bob Stewart, Brad Richards, Sidney Crosby and many others who have gone on to professional, university and Jr. Careers. Allan has a Physical Education Degree from the University of New Brunswick where he played varsity hockey under former NHLer Pete Kelly and Dr. Bill MacGillivray. He also earned an Athletic Distinction award while at UNB. He also has an Education Degree from the University of PEI. Allan has level 5 and advanced level certificates from Hockey Canada, an Olympic Solidarity certificate from Stockholm Sweden, and a Masters coaching certificate from Hockey USA. His work in hockey research, particularly in the area of Hockey Skating is recognized worldwide. Allan's career experience includes Director of Elementary Physical Education for the City of Charlottetown 1962-65 and Provincial Youth Coordinator for the Youth, Recreation and Sport Division, and PEI Department of Education 1969-1985. Allan has been a member of the National Advisory Committee for Fitness and Amateur Sport for the federal sport minister, International Board member for Allied Youth, a founding board member for The Christian Council of Reconciliation for Canadian Penitentiaries, and a member of Canada Games Mission staff for Summer and Winter Games. In 1988 Allan was nominated by CBC's Scott Russell for an Atlantic Insight award for Innovation and was the winner in the Sports and Medicine Category. Most recently Allan has been chosen to receive the Order of Canada, recognizing Allan's outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. Allan presently spends his time scouting, developing and providing hockey and educational opportunities for young hockey players from throughout the hockey world.

Josh Andrews

President

Josh has been involved in the hockey development world for over 20 years working with many players who are now playing professionally. Throughout his playing career, he had great experiences playing US Division 1 Prep School Hockey at the Lawrenceville School in NJ, Junior A Hockey with the Bancroft Hawks and the Hartford Junior Wolfpack and finished his playing career playing for NCAA Division III Lebanon Valley College. After moving on from playing due to injuries, he was one of a select few student-athletes chosen to attend Finland's Veirumaki Sports Institute. Josh holds a Bachelor Degree in Sport & Leisure Management from the school with a Specialization in Hockey Coaching. In addition to his program in Finland, he also coached in the Finnish Junior League and completed his thesis on Goal Scoring in the modern game. He has had also some great coaching experience as an Assistant Coach for the University of Calgary Dinos Men's Hockey Team and the UPEI Women’s hockey team. Josh is also a Certified High Performance Level 1 Coach.

Brad MacKenzie

Executive Director

Brad is the Executive Director of Andrews Hockey Growth Programs. Brad grew up in Charlottetown and has been involved in the Andrews Hockey programs since 2005. Brad played Jr A with the Summerside Western Capitals during the 2011-2012 season before shifting his focus to coaching. During that season Brad was an Assistant Coach with the Charlottetown Major Midget AAA Islanders and broke down game video for the PEI Rocket of the QMJHL. In 2012 Brad was among seven international students selected to attend the Vierumaki Sports Institute in Finland where he studied in the prestigious Sport & Leisure Management with Specialization in Ice Hockey Coaching Program. Brad received the Academic Consistency Award for the top student as well as the Leadership Award for his class. While in Finland Brad was also the Assistant Coach of the Vierumaki A-Jrs team and did work with the Finnish Ice Hockey Association and the International Ice Hockey Federation. Brad spent two seasons as an Assistant Coach with the UPEI Panthers in the CIS between 2014-2016. Brad is currently in his third season as an Assistant Coach with the Charlottetown Islanders in the QMJHL.

Paul Drew

Director of Goaltending Development

Paul Drew joined Andrews Hockey as the Head Goaltending Instructor for the 2014 Summer. Paul was a professional goalie for the Dayton Bombers of the East Coast Hockey League. He also spent time in the West Coast Senior Hockey League and the Ligue Nord-Americaine de Hockey. Before going professional, Paul played for the UPEI Panthers (AUS) and for the Plymouth Whalers where he posted the lowest GAA among all goalies in the Ontario Hockey League for three consecutive years. Paul has an extensive background working at goalie programs dating back to 1997. He is presently in his fourth year as the Goaltending Coach for the Charlottetown Islanders in the QMJHL and his third year with the Charlottetown Pride of the NB-PEI Major Midget League. Paul continues to innovate the way the goaltending position is played and trains many up and coming goaltenders through Andrews Hockey.

Ben MacDonald

Director- Andrews Sports Institute for Future Leaders

Ben MacDonald has been an Instructor with Andrews Hockey for over ten years in numerous capacities. In addition to instructing, he has been instrumental in the growth of the Atlantic Female Training Institute. Ben brings a wealth of hockey knowledge from his experiences at Rothesay Netherwood Prep School, the Charlottetown Major Midget Islanders and his Junior years spent with the Amherst Ramblers in the MHL. Ben has been a long time coach with both AFTI and Riptide spring programs and enjoyed his first minor hockey coaching experience with the Charlottetown Peewee AAA Abbies last year. Ben is a graduate of UPEI, earning a BSc in Kinesiology and more recently graduated from UNB earning a BEd with specializations in science, physical education and health. While at UNB Ben represented the UNB B.Ed Faculty as President of the Education Society. Through Andrews Sports Institute (ASI) Ben looks to increase engagement of students using a cross-curricular context. Students will frequently be exposed to technology, feedback/assessment, and reflection opportunities in a cooperative learning environment. Ben’s passions for movement, integrated technology, critical thinking, and leadership have us excited to welcome him to our team as Director of the Andrews Sports Institute (ASI).

Advisory Board

Dr. Roxanne Seaman

Andrews Hockey Advisor

Roxanne Seaman is from Gander, Newfoundland. She is the director of the S.M.I.L.E. Program (Sensory Motor Instructional Leadership Experience) at Acadia University. It is a program where both the children and the students benefit, for the students, it is learning leadership skills! Roxanne continues to teach at Acadia University holding various degrees such as - Doctor of Philosophy in Kinesiology, Adapted Physical Activity (Texas Woman’s University) Master of Physical Education, Leadership (Memorial University of Newfoundland) and Bachelor of Physical Education (Acadia University). Some other accolades held by Roxanne include coach of the Dallas Stars sledge hockey team, coach of the Nordic Ski Athletics in the World Winter Games for Special Olympics in 1997. Roxanne has been instrumental in developing Andrews Hockey off-ice leadership and teambuilding programs and continues to serve as an advisor for Andrews Hockey Growth Programs.

Paul Brown

Hockey Family Advisor

Paul works with Andrews Hockey to develop opportunities for players to further their education and playing opportunities at U.S. and Canadian Prep Schools and Universities at Division I, Division II and Division III levels. He is from Saint John New Brunswick and has spent the last 40 years developing players. He has extensive experience in the recruitment process and getting players and families to understand the playing and educational opportunities that are available to them and then connecting kids with schools. He has deep roots in the US Prep School and College process as he spent 20 years as an Assistant Coach at Yale (NCAA D1), Quinnipiac (NCAA D1) and Connecticut College (NCAA D3). He also served as the Head Coach at The Kent School Prep Program for six years.

Bruce Beaton

Andrews Hockey Advisor

Bruce grew up in Port Hood, Nova Scotia. He played his first ever football game at the age of twenty and went on to an outstanding career at Acadia University (BA (hon) MA) and in the CFL and XFL. Bruce won 2 Grey Cup championships, was a seven-time all-star and was named to the Edmonton Eskimos All-Century team. Bruce has been influenced by over 40 coaches at the professional level and by countless terrific teammates. A voracious reader, Bruce has also been affected by the hundreds of leadership books, sports, and leadership biographies, and personal and business development books he has read in the last 20 years. Bruce is the author of Little Athletes Big Leaders, Enduring Principles of Leadership, The Leadership Through Sports Winners Manual, as well as audio CDs such as How The Greatest Coaches Lead, How Stars are Made, Sports Leadership Volumes 1 and 2, and Maximizing Talent. Bruce has been instrumental in the development of the Andrews Hockey Personal Growth Program.

Wally Kozak

Andrews Hockey Advisor

Wally Kozak is known as one of the best technical hockey coaches in the world. A career coach and past Head Scout and manager of Player Development for Team Canada Women’s Team, he has been an instrumental part of developing female hockey in Canada. He was one of the first coaches of the Calgary Oval X-Treme and was an assistant coach with the Women’s National Team at the 2002 Olympics. Not only is Wally known as a coach, but as a mentor to many others in the women’s game, including former National Team coach, Shannon Miller. He has positively touched the lives of so many players and coaches over the decades with his passion and wealth of knowledge about the game of hockey.

Dr. Barbara Elliot

Andrews Hockey Advisor

Barbara Elliott is an Assistant Professor with Nipissing University (North Bay, Ontario) in the RPN to BScN Blended Learning Program. She holds Bachelor of Nursing and Master of Nursing Degrees from Memorial University (St. John’s, NL). She also has a Doctorate of Philosophy (Adult Education Leadership) from Walden University (Minneapolis, MN). Her areas of expertise include program development, assessment/evaluation methodologies, organizational leadership, and change management.

Dr. Nancy Comeau

Andrews Hockey Advisor

Nancy is an Academic Advisor to the new Andrews Sports Institute Program. Through her extensive career working in curriculum and program development, specifically in the areas of wellness, crime, alcohol & drug prevention and intervention, Nancy brings to the team a wealth of knowledge and experience. Nancy’s credentials support the development of the Andrews Sports Institute as she currently holds the following credentials:</p> <p>Post Doctorate Fellow, Department of Psychology, Dalhousie University<br /> PhD Interdisciplinary Studies (Community Health & Epidemiology, Psychology, Philosophy), Dalhousie University<br /> MA, Philosophy, Dalhousie University<br /> MEd, (Educational Psychology Major), University of Queensland, Australia<br /> BEd, (English Literature Major), University of Prince Edward Island