Alain Lemieux To Train Gannon Hockey Team
Posted: October 18, 2013
The Gannon club hockey team will get a chance to learn from a
teacher with one of the best bloodlines in hockey.
Alain Lemieux, the older brother of former National Hockey
League (NHL) great and current Pittsburgh Penguins co-owner Mario
Lemieux, will conduct a training session with the Golden Knights in
Erie on Oct. 22-23.
run two practices for the Gannon hockey team, one on Tuesday, Oct.
22 from 10:45-11:45 p.m. and the other on Wednesday, October 23
from 10 p.m.-12 a.m. at the Erie Insurance Arena. Wednesday's
practice will begin after the Erie Otters game against
"I knew that we
were embarking on a tremendous opportunity for Gannon hockey and
for the University at large when I first met with coach Lemieux at
his training facility," said the Rev. Jason Glover, Gannon's head
"He hosted our team for a private, day-long clinic back in
September, and that really solidified my team's commitment to forge
a more formal, long-term association with coach Lemieux. We
recognize how uniquely privileged we are to have him working with
our individual players and team. We are proud to have him as a
member of our coaching staff. Our program intends to fully exploit
his knowledge and expertise of the game to continue to develop and
advance our hockey program at Gannon," Fr. Glover said.
professional hockey for 18 years, including seven seasons in the
NHL with the St. Louis Blues, the Quebec Nordiques and the
Pittsburgh Penguins. He is currently the director of the Alain
Lemieux Hockey Academy in Pittsburgh. For much of February, Lemieux
will be participating and involved in the world's largest youth
hockey tournament in Quebec.
The former NHL
player will help coach the Gannon hockey program's 20
student-athletes and three support staff members. The Golden
Knights are led by Fr. Glover and assistant coach Ed Maras.
expected to return to Gannon approximately once a month to help the
hockey team as a coaching consultant. The Golden Knights and
Lemieux are also in the process of planning an event to give back
to the Erie youth hockey community, possibly hosting a day-long
clinic in February. Details will be announced when they become
opener is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 26 against Case Western
Reserve University at Erie Insurance Arena. Game time is scheduled
for 1 p.m. All home games are free and open to the public. You can
also follow the Gannon hockey team on Facebook.
2013-14 Gannon Club Hockey Home Schedule
Saturday, October 26 vs. Case Western Reserve (1 p.m.)
Saturday, November 23 vs. Pitt-Bradford (1 p.m.)
Sunday, December 8 vs. California (Pa.) (12 p.m.)
Saturday, December 14 vs. Community College of Allegheny County
Saturday, January 18 vs. Wheeling Jesuit (2 p.m.)
Saturday, January 25 vs. Allegheny (2 p.m.)
Friday, February 7 vs. Case Western Reserve (8 p.m.)
Sunday, February 9 vs. Carnegie Mellon (12 p.m.)
All home games played at Erie Insurance Arena