Athletic Mentor Coach Mark Olson is pleased to congratulate hockey camp alumni Andrey Alexeev for his draft to the OHL’s Saginaw Spirit late. The Russian forward is slated to lace up for the Spirit’s training camp in late August.
Andrey initially came to Athletic Mentors to prepare for the 2012 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament (also known as the U-18 Junior World Cup and formerly known as the Pacific Cup and the Nations Cup) and the upcoming OHL season. He has been recovering from shoulder surgery for numerous months and was eager to get back into shape.
“Andrey has worked extremely hard 6 days per week for the past 5 weeks and has shown tremendous commitment to his game, and he is looking AWESOME! He is fit, strong and fast. He is a stand-out during our camps on ice sessions. I expect to see Andrey do some great things with the Spirit next season!” Olson said.
Alexeev played for Team Russia in the Under 16, Four Nations Tournament, where he was one of the team’s top scorers.
The 1995-year left winger was selected by the Spirit as the 33rd overall pick in the CHL Import Draft. Alexeev follows fellow countryman and Import Selection goaltender Nikita Serebryakov in the committing to the Spirit program, joining OHL Priority Selection picks Jeremiah Addison, Brandon Prophet, and Dylan Sadowy as signed prospects for Saginaw.