About Powertech Hockey

Our mission is to train, teach, and motivate hockey players, parents, and coaches around the world. The PowerTech Hockey is your one-stop-shop for in-person programming, and online education for coaches and players at all levels of hockey. Developed by Andy Paquette, owner of PowerTech Hockey.

PowerTech Hockey Group provides players and coaches the opportunity to develop hockey knowledge through on- and off-ice training, online instructional videos, and our podcast series where we interview industry experts and cover all the hot button issues in the hockey world.

Our Team

Andy Paquette | Founder/Lead Player Development Coach

Andy has four years playing experience in the OHL for the Sudbury Wolves and the Hamilton Steelhawks. He has coached throughout North America, including a stint in the OHL with the Sudbury Wolves. For the past several years Andy has worked with Igor Larionov, training his Russian professionals and prospects as well as in Finland and Sweden. He spends most off-seasons working with (current and former) NHLers  Zach Kassian, Aaron Ekblad, Adam Henrique, Dalton Prout, Steve Ott, Mike Weber, to name a few.
Widely regarded and sought after as one of the best skills coaches in the area, Andy’s reputation continues to grow as he works with top players, agents, and coaches, running development camps, and private training for specific players. Through Powertech Hockey Training, Coach Andy aspires to provide insight into proper skill building, coaching methods, and always training with a purpose.

Justin Solcz | Co-Owner/Business Manager

Justin is the current General Manager of The Leamington Flyers in the GOJHL. Previously he was the Associate Head Coach for the University of Windsor Lancers Men’s hockey team for eight seasons and helped lead the Lancers to the 2013-14 Queens Cup Ontario Championship. He was also owner and operator of Solcz Hockey Development before its merger with PowerTech Hockey Development. He has obtained his “High Performance 1” coaching certification through Hockey Canada and is one of the highest qualified coaches in the Windsor and Essex County region.

Justin specializes in team tactics and concepts, video breakdown, analysis and coaching consulting.

Eric Palazzolo | Program Manager/Lead Off-Ice Development Coach

Eric is a a former USports varsity hockey player and graduate of the Honours Electrical Engineering program from the University of Windsor. Through his collegiate career, he was awarded several scholarships for outstanding athletic and academic achievement including 3-time USports All-Canadian Academic Team honours.

Holding a unique skillset from his background in academia and high level hockey, Eric combines scientific concepts and personal experience in his approach to off-ice development in training, nutrition and recovery, to build high quality players, and people.