Coach Gary Paul André
                           Pasadena Maple Leafs


Mike "Kruser" Krushelnyski, Coach André & Craig Wolanin


Hall of Fame Hockey Legend Ted Lindsay & Coach André ~ August 2001

 2008 Lester Patrick Trophy Recipient 

An icon in Detroit sports history, Ted Lindsay played 14 of his 17 NHL seasons with the Detroit Red Wings and was a key member of the Red Wings dynasty that captured seven consecutive regular-season titles and four Stanley Cups from 1948-1949 through 1954-1955. Playing much of his career at left wing on the Red Wings' famed 'Production Line' alongside right wing Gordie Howe and center Sid Abel, Lindsay captured the League scoring title in 1949-1950, made 11 All-Star Game appearances and was named an NHL First Team All-Star eight times.


Ted Lindsay: Lindsay played 14 seasons with the Red Wings and won four Stanley Cups. Lindsay scored 325 goals and had 383 assists for the Red Wings. (collection of Dwayne LaBakas)


Hockey Trivia: Detroit's Ted Lindsay held the record for the fastest goal to start an All Star Game when he scored at 19 seconds in 1950. The Stanley Cup Champions, the Detroit Red Wings defeated the NHL "All Stars" 7-1 

2008 Lester Patrick Trophy Recipient 

Traded to Chicago in 1957-1958, Ted Lindsay played three seasons with the Blackhawks before retiring following the 1959-1960 season. He made a storied one-season comeback with the Red Wings in 1964-1965, helping the club to a first-place finish, and was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1966. Lindsay later served as Red Wings General Manager from 1976-1977 through 1979-1980 and also coached the club for parts of the 1979-1980 and 1980-1981 campaigns.


NHL Player and Coach Dave Lewis


Former Detroit Red Wing Joey Kocur


Coach André wearing 4 Stanley Cup rings (all belong to former Edmonton Oiler, Toronto Maple Leaf, LA King + Detroit Red Wing Mike "Kruser" Krushelnyski)

Chris Beaupré & Coach André frequently  played "pond hockey"
at Belle Isle (Detroit's 985 acre jewel)!



Ian Turnbull, André and Hall of Famer Igor Larionov at the Freeze The Disease  Pro Celebrity game at Staples Center. Igor Larionov was inducted into the HOF on November 10, 2008  (Photo taken 22 Oct 2006)

 Click HERE to go to the FREEZE THE DISEASE web site

Igor Larionov scores and tells Ian Turnbull & Coach André to be prepared for a pass at the Freeze The Disease Pro-Celebrity game at Staples Center (22 Oct 2006)

              Naomi & Jason Priestley with Coach at the Freeze The Disease
 Pro-Celebrity game at Staples Center (22 Oct 2006)

 Dave Lewis Fantasy Camp Charity Game 
August 31, 2001 ~ Troy, Michigan

Participants included Coach André, Dave Lewis, Ted Lindsay, Sean Avery, Maxim Kusnetsov, Joey Kocur, Manny Legace, Kirk Maltby, Darren McCarty, Mike Krushelnyski and Craig Wolanin


Dave Lewis Fantasy Camp Charity Game 
August 30, 2002 ~ Troy, Michigan

Participants included Coach André, Dave Lewis, Joey Kocur, Manny Legace, Jiri Fisher, Darren McCarty, Mike Krushelnyski, Craig Wolanin, Shawn Burr, Kirk Maltby, Sergei Fedorov, Feder Federov, Viktor Fedorov and Pavel Datsyk

This is the 2015-2015 Salem State University Men's Hockey Team. Former Pasadena Maple Leaf goalie Eddie Fritz is an Assistant Coach for his college team! First Row on the right. 
                                              (See the 2001 photos of Eddie to the left)!

 Mid-City Realty includes Chris Beaupré, Gordie Gray & Coach André
Circa 1965-1967?

Kris Draper early morning skate at Joe Louis Arena 2007-2008

Detroit Red Wings Warm Up (2007)


The Detroit Red Wings win Lord Stanley's Cup in Pittsburgh
(June 4, 2008)



The 2009-2010 Playoffs are here and looking awesome!


                    The first European Captain of an NHL team raises
                                                 Lord Stanley's Cup 


Let the Champagne flow . . . . Lord Stanley is back in Hockeytown!


                       Lovely Darleen Swanson anticipating her first
                                   Los Angeles Kings Game!

We're on our way to a Pasadena Maple Leaf
Championship Game ~ Come join the fun!

                          SEPTEMBER 16, 2011 
September 25, 2011

André, Club Treasurer Leslie Fournier + President Lilly Lieu
with 3 LAHOA referees

GPA Pasadena Special Needs Oct 2017.MOV

PML Special Needs Hockey 2017

GPA Special Needs Hockey 2017_IMG_3516.MOV

Coach Andre @ PML Special Needs Hockey 2017

Special Needs Hockey Videographer Darleen Swanson
@ LACMA - Big Phat Jazz Night on the Plaza

Pasadena Special Needs Hockey Oct 2017_1.MOV

Pasadena Maple Leafs Special Needs Hockey October 2017

                                         July 18-19, 2014
                    Celebrating 50 Amazing years of Youth Hockey in
                     Southern California - - the future is brighter than ever

March 23, 2014 ~ Toyota Center, El Segundo, California

Front row: Stewart Ramirez, Nick Horner, Will Borrelli, Jonathan Aguilar, AnnaMarie Estes

Second row: Andy Aroutiounian, Coach Wes Estes, Coach Ryan Farias, Daniel Fulton, Conor Glantz, Noah Castro, Malik Lamotte-Stokes, Noah Mark, Sydney Conrad, Erick Rios, Nathan Chang, Peter Villa, Joshua Moses, Jonathan Swentkosky, Jack Basmadzhyan, Clay Finney, Coach André, Head Coach Manny Ramirez and Coach Sherwood Egbert

  Third period game strategy September 25, 2011

 California Rubber, the voice of youth hockey, salutes the 50th Anniversary of the Pasadena Maple Leafs 1964 - 2014

February 2014 issue of California Rubber
                                  (click on article for details)

             Coach André, Daryl Evans, Michaele Corbisiero & Alec Shuster
                           PML 50th Anniversary Gala July 18, 2014

             Pasadena Maple Leafs 50th Anniversary Game on July 19, 2014


March 16, 2008 ~ Toyota Center, El Segundo, California

Back row: Head Coach Robert M. Jacoy, Sean Dudley, Cody Corrigan, Heikki Veharanta. Chris "C.J." Jones, Russell Friedman, Alec Shuster, Justine Duran, Coach Jon B. Dudley
Front row: Robert Hollar, Sam Levin, Ian Taylor, Eduardo Contreras, Kevin Sakamoto and Josh Mills  Missing from photo: Coach Stephen Jones.


        On Toyota Center Ice with trophies + lots of smiles


     Coaches Jon B. Dudley + Robert M. Jacoy with
     the Bantam's 2008 SCAHA Championship trophy

Bantam Coach Jon B. Dudley + KNBC's Colleen Williams with the Bantam's 2008 SCAHA Championship trophy

Who said girls can't play hockey? Here's ~ Justine Duran ~ 20 minutes after helping the Pasadena Maple Leaf Bantams capture the 2008 Bantam SCAHA Championship


Justine Duran's three generations: Grandmum Teresa Romero, 
(w/Sydney Conrad), Justine + Natalie Duran


 Former Pasadena Maple Leafs at the SCAHA Championship game: Frank Sosa, Michael LaTour and Conrad Curtis with Trei Gonzales



              Coach André holding the Bantam's 2008 SCAHA Championship trophy

PROVIDENCE COLLEGE - Women's Ice Hockey Falls in Double Overtime in Hockey East Championship, 2-1, to Boston University.

Lacasse remarkable with 48 stops as Friars edged in heartbreaker.
 Providence College Senior and Co-Captain Jen Friedman is a former Pasadena Maple Leaf!

March 4, 2012

Box Score

HYANNIS, MASS. - The Providence College women's ice hockey team was 7.3 seconds away from the Hockey East Championship, eventually falling to Boston University, 2-1, in double overtime at the Hyannis Youth and Community Center.

The Friars carried a 1-0 lead until the 19:52 mark of the third period. With players from each side in the penalty box and the BU net empty, Terrier captain Jenn Wakefield redirected home a shot taken from the right side, knotting the game and sending it to overtime.

The game progressed into a second extra session, when Wakefield again struck, this time burying a lose puck in the slot at the 2:15 mark to give the Terriers their second title in three years.

The Friars were led by the heroics of senior netminder Genevieve Lacasse (Kingston, Ontario). Sunday, she halted 48 shots, including 15 in the first overtime. With shutouts in the quarterfinal victory over Maine and the semifinal win against Northeastern, she played over 209 tournament minutes without allowing a goal before the game-tying score.

The Friars earned the 1-0 lead at the 10:49 mark of the first period. Senior Laura Veharanta (La Verne, Calif.) created a turnover just inside the Terrier blueline, attacked the net from the right side and lifted the puck into the top right corner. It was Veharanta's 12th of the season.

The All-Tournament Team included three Friars. Senior forward Ashley Cottrell (Sterling Heights, Mich.) earned the honor at forward with three points in the tournament run, including her 100th career point. And senior Christie Jensen (Delta, B.C.) was recognized as an All-Tourney defenseman for her play defensively and offensively, which included four assists.

Lacasse was the All-Tournament goaltender. Sunday, she added two more Hockey East records to her illustrious resume, which already included every major goaltending mark at Providence College and the conference mark for saves in a tournament game with 58 (set in the 2011 semifinals.). With her work in the title game, she set a new Hockey East single tournament record with 127 saves total, and a Hockey East career tournament record with 276 saves.



Lacasse wraps her Friar career with 64 career victories, 20 career shutouts, 3,482 career saves, and 127 career-games played, again, all Providence College records. She also finishes with a goals against average of 1.96 and a save percentage of .933.

Providence completes the 2011-12 season with a 16-17-4 overall record. It is the only program to advance to the Hockey East semifinals in each of the conference's ten seasons. Providence has now advanced to six of the ten championship games.



 The 2008-2009 Pasadena Maple Leaf MITES getting ready for their turn on Staples Center ice on September 22, 2008

Outside Staples Center ~ Head Coach Dominic Menton, Jonathan Aguirre, Coach Andre, (in the background - Team Manager Michael Shepard) Middle Row: Joe Thomsen, Logan Corrigan, Matthew Brownell, Rony Espino, Front Row: Ryden McIntosh, Dante Terramani, Matthew Brownell, Jovanni Aguirre and Iman Shepard


                 Pasadena Maple Leafs 2008-2009 Mighty Mite Team   

Back row: Head Coach Dominic Menton, Joe Thomsen, Carsten Petersen, Dante Terramani, Logan Corrigan, Rony Espino, Matthew Brownell and Assistant Coach André

Front Row: Assistant Coach Armen/Arsen Kelkelian, Serop Kelkelian, Aramis Kelkelyan, Jovanni Aguirre, Iman Shepard, Andrew Wong, Jonathan Aguirre and a barely visible Assistant Coach Dante Terramani
Teammates missing from this photo: Genevieve Lai + Evan Strittmatter
              2009 Sports Banquet: Coaches Dante, Dominic, Armen & André

Flyin' high above the net, former Pasdena Maple Leaf, Sean Menton
Edinburgh Capitals Hockey Team Oct 2011


  Pasadena "Hockey Mom" Joanne Breslin and Coach André
discussing the "Left Wing lock!"  
                     Pasadena Maple Leafs 2011-2012 "2001" Squirt Team   

                        Pasadena Maple Leafs 2007-2008 Mighty Mite Team   

Back row: Coaches Tony Perez, Gary Paul André and Ned Clark: Second Row: Wes(ley) Kunin, "Rocket" Ricardo Martinez, Jonathan Aguirre, Diego Cacho-Sousa, "Ollie" Oliver Shepard, Rony Espino, Front Row: Matthew Brownell, Teddy Clark, Jovanni Aguirre, Patrick Pugliese, Iman Shepard, Serop Kelkelian + Aramis Kelkelyan

 Congratulations to former Pasadena Maple Leaf ~ Brett Sterling ~ scoring his first goal in the National Hockey League
[14 years earlier, Brett was a Peewee in Pasadena]

Now with the St. Louis Blues, here is Atlanta Thrashers' Brett Sterling (21), as he slips the puck past Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Johan Holmqvist (40), of Sweden, during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday night October 20, 2007, in Tampa, Florida. The Lightning won 6-2.    (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)   (Brett is a former Pasadena Maple Leaf)

YouTube Video BRETT STERLING Shoots & Scores 12-21-2017


         Pasadena Maple Leafs 2007-2008 Mighty Mite Team 
New (late) editions to the 2007-2008 Mighty Mite team
Coaches Tony Perez + André: Gaines McCollum, Evan Pattinelli, Fiona Henry and Luc Fox

Video - Click HERE to watch the 2007-2008 MITE team in action @ the Los Angeles Kings v San Jose Sharks intermission (4-03-2008)


      ~ Pasadena Maple Leafs 2007-2008 Mighty Mite Team ~
 takes the BIG TROPHY - FIRST PLACE at the 2008 Santa Rosa ~ President's Weekend Wine Country Tournament  

Coach André, Jovanni Aguirre, (Squirt Jeffrey Wong), Patrick Pugliese,   Fiona Henry,  Rony Espino, Luc Fox,  Ricardo "Rocket" Martinez, Iman "Pinky" Shepard, Wes(ley) Kunin, Aramis "Ammo" Kelkelyan, Gaines McCollum and Serop Kelkelian


2008 Santa Rosa Champions having fun at the


Video - Click HERE to watch the 2008-2009 MITE team in action @ the Los Angeles Kings v Colorado Avalanche intermission (March 5, 2009)

           Between games ~ Gaines + Caelan McCollum in Santa Rosa

     Gordie Howe "Mr. Hockey" and Coach André 
 1972 Hockey Hall of Famer Gordie Howe, André & Alan Thicke (R.I.P.)


Gordie Howe, Nicolas Strassle and Jason Priestley at the
Freeze The Disease Pro-Celebrity game at Staples Center -
funding Cystic Fibrosis Research  (22 Oct 2006) 

Detroit Red Wing's Doug Brown, Gordie Howe, Alex Delvecchio
and Ted Lindsay at Steve Yzerman's Jersey Retirement  

2006 Peewee Nicolas Strassle and Coach André at the
Freeze The Disease Pro-Celebrity game at Staples Center - benefiting Cystic Fibrosis Research
(22 Oct 2006)

 Pasadena Maple Leaf (Squirt) Jeffrey Wong, former Los Angeles King Ken Belanger and Brendan @ the Cystic Fibrosis Celebrity-Pro Hockey game ~ Freeze the Disease (November 3, 2007)

CSI ~ Las Vegas' Paul Guilfoyle with André & Laura A. Rousseau


Coach André + "Coach" Luc Robitaille (2009 Hall of Famer)
at the November 3, 2007
Freeze The Disease Pro Celebrity game at Staples Center 

Coach André, San Jose Head coach Ron Wilson and Mr. Hockey at the Freeze The Disease Pro Celebrity game at Staples Center
(November 3, 2007)

CLICK HERE for Humorous Sean Avery and Los Angeles Kings MADTV video

                       President Obama and Michelle Obama 2010

Marie and (San Jose Sharks Fan) Renato J. Manuel
Enjoying the San Diego Zoo 


Pasadena Maple Leafs 2004-2005 Peewee Team

Back row: Peewee Coaches Dave DeLeon, Tim Nelson + Gary Paul André Middle row: Michael LaTour, Steve Echeverria, Russell Friedman, Will Patterson, Aram Mkrtchyan, Brandon Brownell, Front row: Travis Mills, Josh Mills, Colin Bloom, Ian Taylor, Casey Thompson, Cesar Villanvencio 

Squirt Coaches André, Raffaele Corbisiero + Eddie Fritz @ The Disney Thanksgiving Tournament  Back Row: Julian Madison, Russell Suquette, Brendan Conn, Alex Suquette, Michael Corbisiero, Daniel Perez  Front Row: Aaron Brownell, Nicolas Strassle, Jeffrey Wong, Jacobo Rothner, Cole Thompson, Goalie William Fraipont . . . . . . and 7-8 years later a couple of returning players!

Midget 18 U-A Head Coach Manny Ramirez & Coaches André (and on the right side) Wes Estes & Sherwood Egbert @ the 2013 Anaheim Christmas Tournament
Back Row: Jack Basmadzhyan, Stewart Ramirez, Cole Thompson, Noah Mark, Jonathan Swentkosky Nick Horner, Clay Finney, Michael Corbisiero, Cole Leingang
Front Row: Andy Aroutiounian, Conor Glantz, Malik Lamotte-Stokes, Sydney Conrad, AnnaMarie Estes, Noah Castro, Nate Chang & Peter Villa
Goalies: William Borrelli & Jonathan Aguilar (Missing from photo: Joshua Moses, Daniel Fulton & Erick Rios)

                 Asst. Squirt B Coach André - teaching heads up passing
                                              January 2013
             Pasadena Maple Leafs - Special Needs Hockey - April 8, 2017

           Pasadena Maple Leafs - Special Needs Hockey - April 8, 2017

            Pasadena Maple Leafs - Special Needs Hockey - April 8, 2017

    March 23, 2013 ~ Toyota Center, El Segundo, California
Back row: Head Coach Terry Gordon. Player names to be added

   LA Kings visit PISC & skate with a lot of happy kids!!!

Thank you to all who helped with making the Los Angeles Kings Tour a success on November 10, 2013 at the Pasadena Ice Slating Center. Special thanks to Jackie, Alejandro, Christian and Nestor of PISC staff and to PML helpers Manny, Mike, Chris, Gary, Nancy, Archie, Rick and Susan.

PML would like to commend the PISC staff for their part in the smooth running of this event. The autograph room was nicely decorated with purple & black balloons. Lilly was especially grateful of their efforts in coordinating the details from the start of the day at 7 in the morning to when the event took place at 2.

There were so many happy little faces. We pleased a lot of people!! Even the "public" individuals outside the rink were happy with their visit after patiently waiting for the kids to get through with the autograph portion before stepping on ice for the clinic.

A big thank you also to the Kings representatives who accompanied the NHL players & helped us with both the autograph & clinic sessions. Our new BFF Kings players (Justin Williams, Willie Mitchell, Colin Fraser, Robyn Regher and Jim Fox) expressed their fun & "ease" with their appearance & participation. We're glad that we made their visit a pleasant & enjoyable one.



(Junior Defenseman: San Gabriel, California)
(former Pasadena Maple Leaf)

Friedman tallied a goal and an assist in Sunday's 2-1 win at Maine. She finished the game with a +2 rating for the Friars.



              "The Cold War" game - Michigan State vs. Michigan (tie 3-3)
                            Spartan Stadium on October 6, 2001

Rochester Institute of Technology 2011-2012 Women's Hockey Roster
                    RIT Championship Highlights March 17 2012

YouTube Video

ROCHESTER, NY – History was made on Saturday evening, as the RIT women’s hockey team (28-1-1) claimed its first NCAA Division III Women’s Ice Hockey National Championship, scoring 3 third period goals to snap a 1-1 tie and defeat defending National Champion Norwich University (27-3-1) 4-1 in front of 1,195 fans at Ritter Arena. It is the third national championship won by any RIT team in the history of the University.

RIT set a Division III single-season record with 28 wins. The Tigers also avenged last year's lost to Norwich in the National title game.

Sophomore goaltender Laura Chamberlain (Norco, CA) stopped 27 shots and was named the Tournament’s Most Outstanding Player. She also made 34 saves in yesterday’s dramatic, 2-1 overtime win over Plattsburgh State and finished the season with a 17-1-1 mark and led Division III with a 1.09 goals against average, and .945 save percentage.

Celeste Brown (Great Falls, MT) and Kourtney Kunichika (Fullerton, CA) combined to set up or score all three goals in just over a 10-minute span to break the tie.

Brown broke the 1-1 tie 1:23 mark, taking a perfect feed from Kunichika on a 2-on-1 and sliding a shot past Fisk on the open side from in tight at the left side of the net.

At the 8:39 mark, Brown caused a turnover in the Norwich corner and kicked a pass to Kunichika, who was all alone in front. Kunichika calmly deked Fisk and slid a backhander into the open side for her 20th goal of the season.

Just 3:20 later, Brown broke in with Kunichika and had a chance stopped by Fisk, but senior Ali Hills (Honeoye Falls, NY) crashed the net and slammed in the rebound from the slot for her second goal of the season.

Kristina Moss (Webster, NY) also scored for the Tigers. She was named to the All-Tournament Team.

RIT was 1-for-4 on the power-play and held Norwich, the nation’s highest scoring team, to zero goals in 7 attempts with the man-advantage.

Kuncihika, who was also named to the All-Tournament Team, tallied a goal and 3 assists tonight, and now has 20 points (10-10-20) in 10 career postseason games. She led RIT in scoring this season with 45 points on 20 goals and 25 assists in 30 games.

Jackie Perez, former Pasadena Maple Leaf, scored Norwich's lone goal. Fisk made 28 saves.

RIT Head Coach Scott McDonald thought his team gave an unbelievable effort tonight.
“Winning the National Championship feels awesome,” said McDonald, who is now 135-22-10 in 6 seasons at RIT. “I was getting tired taking about last year (losing in the NCAA Championship game). This is a team that played hard throughout the season. Going into the third period tonight at 1-1, we knew we weren’t losing. We wanted it more, blocked shots, got in lanes, did all the little things that allowed us to win.”

Both teams scored once in a hectic first period, where seven penalties were called. Norwich killed off 1:37 of a RIT 5-on-3 power-play in the first four minutes of the game, doing a great job keeping the Tigers to the outside.

Moss got the Tigers on the board on the power-play, 9:06 into the game, as she fired a shot off a Norwich player and past Fisk for her seventh goal of the season. Kim Schlattman (Stratford, Ontario) fed Kunichika behind the net who fired a pass of a Norwich defenseman right to Moss in the high slot. Moss' hard shot went off a Norwich defenseman and past Fisk.

Right after, RIT ran into penalty problems which turned the momentum of the first period. RIT killed off nearly a minute of a 5-on-3, but were shorthanded for the better part of four minutes.

Norwich tied the game at the 14:47 mark, as Perez jammed home a rebound in tight off a shot from Stephanie Invern. Marie-Phillip Guay started the rush and fed Invern who was able to get a strong shot off from the slot. Chamberlain made the save, but Perez beat her player to the net and put the rebound in.

Ariane Yokoyama (Van Nuys, CA), former Pasadena Maple Leaf, had a golden chance to give RIT the lead late in the first period, taking a feed from Kunichika on a 2-on-1, but just missed wide.

RIT dominated the second period, out-shooting Norwich, 12-4, but Fisk kept the Tigers off the board with some big saves.

The line of Erin Zach (Elmira, Ontario), Marissa Maugeri (Ajax, Ontario), and Hills were buzzing all period, generating several chances. Zach was stoned in tight by Fisk, with the rebound coming to Maugeri, who could not get the puck over the Norwich goalie.

Twice more, RIT thought they had taken the lead on scrambles in front, but Fisk and the Norwich defense were able to keep the puck out. Tenecia Hiller (Brampton, Ontario) had a golden chance that Fisk stopped, but the rebound was sitting in the crease, but the Tigers could not get to the loose puck.

RIT is now 5-2 all-time in NCAA Tournament competition in three trips. Last season, RIT advanced to the NCAA Championship game, defeating Adrian in the quarterfinals, 10-1, Middlebury in the semifinals, 5-2, before losing to Norwich in the championship game, 5-2.

Last weekend, the Tigers defeated Concordia (Minn.) in the first round, 5-2 at Ritter Arena behind a hat-trick from Kolbee McCrea (Wawa, Ontario). Yesterday, Lindsay Grigg (Oakville, Ontario) scored 2:30 into overtime to lift RIT to a dramatic, 2-1 win over Plattsburgh in the NCAA Semifinal.

RIT is now 54-3-3 over the last 2 seasons.

"I'm on Cloud Nine right now," said junior defenseman Kristina Moss. "This is just an unbelievable feeling."

Plattsburgh won the third place game, defeating Gustavus Adolphus, 4-3 in overtime.

RIT's men's hockey team won the Division II title in 1983 and won the Division III title in 1985.

All Tournament Team
G, Kelly Fisk, Norwich
D, Sarianne Lynn, Norwich
D, Kristina Moss, RIT
F, Jenny Kistner, Plattsburgh
F, Julie Fortier, Norwich
F, Kourtney Kunichika, F, RIT
Most Outstanding Player: Laura Chamberlain, G, RIT 

YouTube Video

Michael Corbisiero & the Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper at a football game - October 2013. Check out Mica's Peewee photo 7 years earlier.

                                         HOCKEY'S BEST

Click on this California Rubber Article to read about the Pasadena Maple Leafs - 2008 SCAHA Bantam Champions

           Hockey heroes Jean Beliveau and Gordie Howe (R.I.P.)

 CLICK HERE - AMAZING GOAL SCORING technique by ROB HISEY - must see video

~  Hockey Biography  ~

Coach Gary Paul André has played ice hockey for over 59 years and involved with coaching various Pasadena Maple Leafs teams for 8 years. Born in Detroit, Michigan, (Hockeytown), he was introduced to the Detroit Red Wings [most recently the 2008 Stanley Cup Champions] and ice hockey at the age of 6. His youth hockey "career" began in an outdoor hockey league, highlighted by a series of games in 1967, when his Michigan travel hockey team beat a number of California "All Star" teams. This visit to California was life-changing and one of the reasons Coach André now volunteers in Pasadena. Ironically, In 2013, Coach And learned that when he played California All Stars in 1967 - one of the California teams included Pasadena players and was coached by Pasadena Coach Howard Jenks.

For the 2016-2017 season, the 2005 Inaugural recipient of the Pasadena Maple Leafs Hockey Club Founders Award will assist Head Coach Lav Kazaryan & Assistant Coach Tony Perez with the Bantam B team.

* USA Hockey Coach Credential Level 4
* USA Hockey Referee Credential Level 1 (2011-2012)

Coaching Objective


I am committed to creating character, courage and citizenship, one player at a time, through our youth ice hockey program in a fun and family friendly atmosphere. I will use sport, teamwork, camaraderie, recreation and athleticism to facilitate the superior development of youth hockey players, in an environment that is educational, inspirational and promotes the development of player skills, tactics and systems. I endeavor to have our players master the skills of the game by acquiring the right physical, mental and social skills.


Additional coaching objectives: 

  • An enjoyable introduction and experience in ice hockey.
  • Provide a healthy atmosphere for fun and learning.
  • Introduce the concept of games and the fun in playing hockey.
  • Development of communication at the player’s level of learning.
  • Encourage the players to enjoy, learn and continue to play hockey.
  • Develop qualities important to hockey: quickness, agility, coordination, balance, strength and flexibility.
Player Experience
1962-1963  Heilmann City Peewee Champions
1963-1964  Heilmann City Bantam Champions
1964-1965  Heilmann City Bantam Player
1965-1966  Heilmann City Midget Champions
1966-1967  Heilmann City Juvenile Division Champions
1968-1974  Intermural hockey @ Michigan State Univ.
1979-1982  Post-law school hockey @ Ice-O-Plex, Van Nuys
1989-1990  CSHL Summer Season 2nd Place "Canadiens"
1991          Los Angeles Hockey Classic Tournament Champions
1991          SOCAL Summer Season - City of Hope, 2nd Place
1991-1992  SOCAL Fall thru Summer Season, City of Hope
1992          SOCAL Summer Season - City of Hope, 3rd Place
1992-1993  SOCAL Fall + Summer Season - City of Hope
1993-1994  SOCAL Fall through Summer Season - City of Hope
1998          Wolves Hockey "Rebound, Rebound, Rebound" Trophy recipient
2008          Pasadena Ice Skating Center – Coaches Team

Coach Experience
1999-2000   Pasadena Maple Leafs Squirt Assistant Coach
2000-2001   Pasadena Maple Leafs Squirt Head coach
2001-2002   Pasadena Maple Leaf Squirt Assistant coach
2002-2003   Pasadena Maple Leaf Peewee Assistant coach
2003-2004   Pasadena Maple Leafs Bantam Head coach
2004-2005   Pasadena Maple Leafs Peewee Assistant coach
2005-2006   Pasadena Maple Leafs Squirt Head coach
2006-2007   Pasadena Maple Leafs Peewee Head coach
2007 ~         Pasadena Maple Leafs Peewee Head coach - 
                         President’s Weekend  Santa Rosa "Wine Country" 3rd Place   
2007-2008   Pasadena Maple Leafs Mite Head coach
2008 ~         Pasadena Maple Leafs Mite Head coach - Santa Rosa
                    President’s Weekend "Wine Country" Tournament 

2008 ~         Pasadena Maple Leafs Mite Head coach - 
                         Palos Verdes April Fool's Tournament Champions
2008-2009   Pasadena Maple Leafs Assistant Mite coach - Squirt Head coach
2009 ~         Pasadena Maple Leafs Assistant Mite coach - 
                         President’s Weekend  Santa Rosa "Wine Country" 3rd Place
2009 ~         Pasadena Maple Leafs Assistant Mite coach - 
                         Palos Verdes  "Spring Break" Tournament 2nd Place
2009-2010   Pasadena Maple Leafs Assistant Mite and Squirt coach
2010-2011   Pasadena Maple Leafs Assistant Squirt coach
2011-2012   Pasadena Maple Leafs Assistant Squirt 2001 coach
2012-2013   Pasadena Maple Leafs Assistant Squirt B coach
2013-2014   Pasadena Maple Leafs Assistant Midget 18U-A coach
Pasadena Maple Leafs Assistant Midget 18U-A coach
Pasadena Maple Leafs Assistant Bantam B coach & Special Needs Hockey
2016-2017   Pasadena Maple Leafs Assistant Bantam B coach & Special Needs Hockey
2017-2018   Pasadena Maple Leafs Special Needs Hockey
Pasadena Maple Leafs Activities
PML Director of Coaches 2006-2010
PML Board of Directors - Ace Coordinator & Club Parliamentarian
PML ~ USA Hockey SafeSport Liaison 2012-present

PML Vice President - 2015 to April 30, 2017

Coach Training + Special Events
1964 ~ Tam O'Shanter Hockey School (w/Pete Mahovlich, Frank's bro.), Toronto, Canada
1965 ~ Tam O'Shanter Hockey School (w/Pete Mahovlich), Toronto, Canada
1990     McMeekans Tough Hockey School, Van Nuys, California

2008 ~ USA Hockey Coaching Level 4 seminar, Reno, Nevada
March 22, 2014 - - Los Angeles Kings Business of Hockey (1)
The Business of Hockey: Industry Customs, Current Trends & the Future of the Industry AND Make Me An Offer: Negotiation and Talent Representation

(Ms.) Alex Curry  -  LA King interviewer & Reporter (Fox Sports West)
Rob Blake  -  Assistant General Manager (Los Angeles Kings)
Warren Woo  -  Co-Owner Nashville Predators
Chris Zimmerman  -  Former President Easton Sports and Former President & CEO Canucks Sports & Entertainment
Jim Fox  -  Former LA King player, Los Angeles Kings TV Color Commentator
Pat Brisson  -  NHLPA Agent and Co-Head of Creative Artists Agency Hockey Division
Luc Robitaille  -  Former LA King player, President of Business Operations (Los Angeles Kings)
Jeff Solomon  -  Vice President, Hockey Operations & Legal Affairs (Los Angeles Kings)
Ron Salcer  -  NHLPA Agent (Icy Luck, Inc.)

2014 Hall of Famer Rob Blake & Coach Andre discuss the Business of Hockey

March 29, 2014 - - Los Angeles Kings Business of Hockey (2)
The Role & Impact of Media AND Tips On Breaking Into and Succeeding in the Sports Industry

Patrick O'Neal  -  LA King Studio Host & Reporter (Fox Sports West)
Daryl Evans  -  Former LA King player, Los Angeles Kings Radio Color Commentator
Jeff Moeller  -  Senior Director, Communications & Content (Los Angeles Kings)
Sean O'Donnell -  Former LA King player, Mgr. Fan Development & Alumni Relations (LA Kings)
Ron Salcer  - 
NHLPA Agent (Icy Luck, Inc.)
Kelly Cheeseman  -  Chief Operating Officer (AEG Sports)
Mike Altieri  -  Vice President, Communications & Broadcasting (AEG Sports)
Nick Geller  -  AEG Senior Legal Counsel
Josh Bender  -   Senior Director, Ticket Sales & Service (Los Angeles Kings)
David Carter  -  Principal (Sports Business Group) & Executive Director, USC Marshall Sports Business

February 2002  ~ 
At the request of the NHL and Dominic P. Menton - invited to conduct youth training sessions at the 2002 NHL All-Star game, at the Staples Center and Los Angeles Convention Center. Coach André and Dominic conducted interactive classes for the NHL's ice/roller activities at the LA Convention Center.

Los Angeles Kings hockey logo of the NHL
Los Angeles Kings legend Marty McSorley hosts some of the greatest players in Kings history for the LA Kings Fantasy Camp. This year's Camp will be held at both Toyota Sports Center in El Segundo - the Official Practice Facility of the Los Angeles Kings, and STAPLES Center in Downtown L.A. - the home of the Kings.

March 4-6, 2011 Los Angeles Kings FANTASY CAMP ALUMNI:
Luc Robitaille
  • Highest scoring left wing in NHL history with 668 goals
  • Holds Kings record for most goals scored (557)
  • Jersey retired by the Kings in 2007, Hockey Hall of Fame 2009
  • Stanley Cup winner (In 2002 with the Detroit Red Wings)
  • Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on Nov. 9, 2009
  • Current Kings President, Business Operations
Marty McSorley
  • Played in 472 games with the Kings
  • Leads the Kings in all-time penalty minutes with 1,846
  • Ranks fifth all-time with Kings in points recorded by a defenseman
  • Voted the Kings' "Most Popular Player" three times
Marcel Dionne
  • Played 18 seasons in the NHL including 12 for the Kings
  • Inducted into the NHL Hall of Fame in 1992
  • Recorded 1771 in 1348 games
  • Was the center for the famous Triple Crown Line which is the highest scoring line in NHL History with each member scoring 100+ points during the 1980-1981 season
  • 2 time winner of the Lady Byng Trophy, 2 time winner of the Lester B. Pearson award, and winner of the Art Ross Trophy
Rob Blake
  • Played 20 seasons in the NHL, including 14 seasons with the Kings
  • Served as the Kings’ Captain for 5 seasons
  • Recorded 777 points in his career in 1270 games played
  • He is a recipient of the Norris Trophy having been named the best Defenseman in the NHL in the 1997-1998 season.
  • Played for Team Canada in three consecutive Winter Olympics in 1998, 2002 and 2006, winning gold in 2002.
  • Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in Nov. 2014
Glen Murray
  • Drafted in the 1st round of the 1991 NHL entry Draft (18th Overall)
  • Played 6 of his16 seasons as a right winger in the NHL for the LA Kings
  • Recorded 651 in 1009 points in his professional career
  • Played in the 2003 and 2004 NHL All-Star games
Ian Turnbull
  • Played 10 seasons in the NHL
  • Played with the Kings during the 1981-1982 season
  • Holds the NHL record with four goals in one game by a defenseman (1977)
  • Serves as secretary of the Kings Alumni Association
Jim Fox
  • Ranks eighth all-time in Kings’ career scoring with 479 points (186-293=479) in 578 career games
  • Scored 30 goals three times during his Kings’ career (1981-1982, 1983-1984 and 1984-1985)
  • Scored a career high 83 points (30-53=83) with the Kings in 1984-1985
  • Ranks ninth all-time in Kings’ career goals (186) and eighth all-time in Kings’ career assists (293)
  • His 186 goals rank third all-time amongst Kings’ right-wingers
  • Named the inaugural winner of the Kings’ “Community Service” award in 1988-1989
Bernie Nicholls
  • Led the Kings in scoring with 95 points (41-54=95) in 1983-84 and 1985-86 with 97 points (36-61=97) in 1985-1986
  • Scored a Kings season record 70 goals and finished second on the club with a career high 150 points (70-80=150) in 1988-89
  • Ranks fifth all-time in Kings’ career scoring with 758 points (327-431=758) in 602 games
  • Represented the Kings at the 1984, 1989 and 1990 NHL All-Star Games
  • Holds or shares the Kings’ team records for most goals in one game (4), most points in one game (8), fastest to 20 goals (19 games in 1988-1989), fastest to 30 goals (26 games in 1988-1989) and fastest to 50 goals (51 games in 1988-1989)
Daryl Evans
  • Played six seasons in the NHL
  • Played with the Kings from 1981-1985
  • Scored the game-winning goal in the 1982 “Miracle on Manchester” playoff game
  • Recorded 13 points in 10 playoff games with Kings in 1982
  • In his 11th season as the Kings’ Radio color commentator
                                                                       Mathieu Schneider

* Drafted in the third round of the 1987 NHL Entry Draft, 44th overall, by the Montreal Canadiens
* Stanley Cup winner with Montreal in 1993
* Played in 3 seasons with the Kings (2000-2001, 2002-2003, 2003-2004)
* Recorded 51 points in 73 games in his first season with the Kings
                                                                       Pete Demers

* First joined the Kings as an athletic trainer in 1971
* Ended the 2005-2006 season having been behind the bench for 2,632 consecutive regular season Kings games
* Inductee of the NHL Hall of Fame
* Member of Professional Hockey Athletics Trainers Society  
                                                                        Jamie Storr

* In the 1994 NHL Entry Draft, Storr was drafted 7th overall by the Los Angeles Kings.
* Named to the All-Rookie Team in 1998 and 1999
* Won a gold medal at the World Championships in 1994. 
                       Los Angeles  Kings Fantasy Camper Photo March 6, 2011
                        Coach Andre - 1st row (right side) next to Luc Robitaille

            Los Angeles Kings "Miracle on Manchester" Hero (and radio announcer) Daryl Evans
                                             Hall of Famer -  Former Detroit Red Wing and 
                                  Los Angeles King Vice President Luc Robitaille 
                                  Scoring sniper and Los Angeles Kings player Bernie Nicholls 
                                 Outstanding former LA Kings players Glen Murray and
                                                2014 Hall of Fame Player Rob Blake
                                               Hall of Famer - Former Detroit Red Wing and
                                     Los Angeles King Marcel Dionne + Ian Turnbull behind me
                                 2011 LA King ROYAL Hockey Player + linemate Heidi Brandl
                                          Los Angeles King Player and TV Announcer Jim Fox
                                          A hurried photo of Former Detroit Red Wing and
                                                   Los Angeles King Mathieu Schneider

1. Mathieu Schneider

Detroit stats: 140 GP, 32 G, 79 A, 111 P, 152 PIM. 1 SHG, 6 GWG, 24:03 ATOI.
Postseason stats: 17 PGP, 3 G, 11 A, 14 P, 22 PIM. 1 GWG, 24:39.

And lastly we come to the best defenseman the Red Wings have signed in free agency. Mathieu Schneider isn’t a well known name in today’s era, but he is still known around Detroit and a few other areas. Schneider never won a Cup with the Red Wings, but he played first defenseman minutes throughout his time there, including in the playoffs.

With Detroit, he was a pretty productive defensemen. Known more for his defense, Schneider still managed to average over a point every two games. Which is pretty darn good, especially for a defenseman.


NHL Coaches Association Clinic ~ Sheraton Hotel ~
NHL Draft at Staples Center, Los Angeles, July 24, 2010 

Offensive Play –  Dan Bylsma, Tony Granato

Defensive Play – Perry Pearn, Kirk Muller
Goaltending – Bill Ranford
European Coaching Option – Wayne Fleming
Neutral Zone Offensive Play Progressions - Barry Smith

Power Play – Paul MacLean

Power Play –  Jamie Kompon

Penalty Kill – Brad Shaw

American Development Model – Bob Mancini


USA Hockey ADM (American Development Model) Training with Regional Director Joe Doyle, Easy Street Rink, Simi Valley, California, August 28, 2011
Los Angeles Kings sponsored Player Clinic at Toyota Sports Center
            Los Angeles, California, March 8, 2009
                        Jamie Kompon, Los Angeles Kings Assistant Coach
                        Mark Hardy, Los Angeles Kings Assistant Coach
                        Los Angeles Kings Players: Oscar Mollar, Drew
                        Doughty and W
ayne Simmonds
            Los Angeles, California, December 2007

                        Marc Crawford, Los Angeles Kings Head Coach

                        Jamie Kompon, Los Angeles Kings Assistant Coach

                        Chad Smith, Los Angeles Kings Strength and
                        Conditioning Coach

                        Darren Pang, Phoenix Coyotes Announcer, former
                        Chicago Blackhawk goalie

           Los Angeles, California, March 2007

                        Marc Crawford, Los Angeles Kings Head coach

                        Ken Hitchcock, Columbus Blue Jackets Head coach

            Los Angeles, California, March 2003

                        Andy Murray, Los Angeles Kings Head coach

August 2001 and 2002
               Dave Lewis (Detroit Red Wings) Fantasy Camp, Troy, MI
August 2001
               Dave Lewis (Detroit Red Wings) Fantasy Camp, Troy, MI August 2002

Oct. 22, 2006  ~  Cystic Fibrosis Celebrity-Pro hockey game fundraiser, coached by Hall of Fame Legend Gordie Howe - played with Hockey Hall of Fame player Igor Laroinov

Nov. 3, 2007  ~  Cystic Fibrosis Celebrity-Pro hockey game fundraiser, coached by Luc Robitaille. Our opponents were coached by "Mr. Hockey," Gordie Howe.

Certificates and Awards

  • Pasadena Hockey Association’s Founders Award Recipient, April 2005
  • USA Hockey Coaching Certificate, Level 4, Pacific District, obtained in Reno, NV ~ August 21-24, 2008 
  • Pasadena Director of Coaches 2006-2010                       



                             Mission Statement

The Pasadena Maple Leafs Hockey Club (PML) was established in 1964 and exists to create character, courage and citizenship through a youth ice hockey program and family friendly atmosphere. We are committed to use sport, teamwork, camaraderie, recreation and athleticism to facilitate the superior development of youth hockey players, in an environment that is educational, inspirational and promotes the development of player skills, tactics and systems. We endeavor to have our players master the skills of the game by acquiring the right physical, mental and social skills.

Vision Statement

Our vision is to continuously position ourselves as a leader among sport club programs around the country while utilizing best practices at all times and incorporating all current sport management and education trends.  We will also constantly strive to promote, collect and disseminate all materials that will assist the program and enhance club and participant accountability.


o     Player development and leadership
o    Maximizing individual potential in a safe, accessible environment
o    Building enduring traditions and creating strong bonds of friendship
o    Helping Pasadena and our Greater Los Angeles youth hockey community through volunteering
o    The recognition, celebration and inclusion of a diverse population into the program
o    The procurement of necessary resources to be a viable entity
o    Participatory governance and actively seek feedback from our participants

                                                © 2017 Pasadena Maple Leafs Hockey Club                  

Scotty Bowman, Sergei Fedorov, Brendan Shanahan + Steve Yzerman

Check out the short video of "Coach Jules" (Samuel L. Jackson) and Detroit Red Wing defensemen - Chris Chelios (@ 46 years old, the oldest player in the NHL)!  D/Birth: 1-25-1962

Click HERE for Coach "Jules" and Chris Chelios video

Chris Chelios and his favorite youth hockey coach (some adult language is blipped out). "Inglewood Jack." Very funny.

Darren McCarty and Claude Lemieux ~ payback for the Lemieux hit on Kris Draper, one year earlier

Click HERE to watch the Detroit Red Wings vs Colorado Avalanche 3/27/1997 ~ Full on Brawl (Kris Draper payback)

Rochester Institute of Technology (including Ariane Yokoyama) capture the 2011 NCAA Division 3 Championship
Important age appropriate coaching article by Laura Stamm

First Game after the January 30, 1993 broken right leg!
Scored a goal and toured the City of Hope

This adrenaline R-U-S-H through Paris is An Awesome ride!  it's an 8 minute video ~ so be prepared to allow a little time for it to load. 

On an August morning in 1978, French filmmaker Claude Lelouch mounted a gyro-stabilized camera to the bumper of a Ferrari 275 GTB and had a friend, a professional Formula 1 racer, drive at breakneck speed through the heart of Paris. The film was limited for technical reasons to 10 minutes; the course was from Porte Dauphine, through the Louvre, to the Basilica of Sacre Coeur.

No streets were closed, for Lelouch was unable to obtain a permit.

The driver completed the course in about 9 minutes, reaching nearly 140 MPH in some stretches. The footage reveals him running real red lights, nearly hitting real pedestrians, and driving the wrong way up real one-way streets.

Upon showing the film in public for the first time, Lelouch was arrested. He has never revealed the identity of the driver, and the film went underground until a DVD release a few years ago.

             Hockey Mom Bette ~ Life Long Detroit Red Wing Fan!

                          April 5, 1919 - February 12, 2017 R.I.P.

         The famous Woodstock poster        

                                   Darleen & Cowboy André
                                        February 17, 2018

Riders in the Sky with Darleen 2/17/2018
             Riders In The Sky with Darleen - Thousand Oaks 2/17/2018

                 Click here for Riders In the Sky web site
                             Riders In the Sky on YouTube


Ernie Harwell
, long time Detroit Tiger broadcaster thanks fans and is honored by the Tigers during the Tigers game against Kansas City Royals Wednesday September 16, 2009 at Comerica Park.

                   Saint Juliana Grade School "Varsity" Football Letter

 How Great Leaders Inspire Action - Simon Sinek

YouTube Video

                  Click below for a SPORTS r-u-s-h - times two!

People are awesome (Don's Version)


There is no tomorrow!

By Nichole Choice  January 30, 2017



Greeting, SoCal hockey enthusiasts! Welcome to 2017!

Our season’s in full swing, and there are lots to catch up on!

First, we want to take a moment to acknowledge this new year, a year that comes upon the heels of one heck of a tumultuous predecessor. We’re glad to be here, because some can not say the same.

In 2016 the hockey world lost at least 41 players of note, including Hall of Famer Gordie Howe last June at the age of 88, and on the other end of the generational spectrum we lost Marek Svatos, who at the mere age of 34 succumbed to mixed drug intoxication.

On the brighter side of things, the good news is that in a world full of uncertain change and upheaval, hockey continues to evolve. As The Hockey News reports, violence in the sport has statistically decreased, indicating, “There is a greater emphasis on speed and skill in today’s game that has resulted in most teams no longer choosing to employ designated fighters.” (Editor’s Note: Or what were commonly called “Goons”)

Sounds like evolution!



A Duck battling a King during the 2014 NHL Winter Classic at Dodger Stadium. Photo courtesy of

During this unprecedented era of political and societal transition, we here at SoCal Sports Annals never lose focus of what’s at the core of all sports: Heart.

We care about hockey from the perspective of Southern Californians, but we also care from a local and intimate perspective as well.

For this reason, we want to highlight a league for the little ones, local to SoCal – Pasadena to be exact – and their mission and spirit of energy.

Now you know we couldn’t do an article like this without showing highlights of yesterday’s NHL All-Star Game at Staples Center; courtesy of YouTube

So let’s talk about the Pasadena Maple Leafs . . .

These athletes start at around age seven in this program. And the parents are frequently just as enthusiastic as the players themselves.

To get to the nature of this very special California community team, SoCal Sports Annals approached Gary Paul Andre, Esq., creator, premiere coach of the club, current Vice President, Parliamentarian, and SafeSport Liaison, and he describes their mission as thus:

“The Pasadena Maple Leafs exists to create character, courage, and citizenship through a youth hockey program and family friendly atmosphere.”

Sound like something the world can’t have too much of!


Pasadena’s Maple Leafs (in blue) facing off against the Valencia Jr. Flyers. Photo courtesy of

A Local Hockey Scene

Coach Andre elaborates further on the mission statement of the Pasadena Maple Leafs:

“We are committed to use sport, teamwork, camaraderie, recreation, and athleticism to facilitate the superior development of youth hockey players in an environment that is educational, inspirational, and promotes the development of player skills, tactics and systems. We endeavor to have our players master the skills of the game by acquiring the right physical, mental, and social skills.”

This is a refreshing approach to our youth, our health as a society as a whole, and a hope for an ever-increasing brighter future for humankind.

From where can this richness of love of sport and community derive In Andre’s case, he shares, his passion for hockey was first noticed at around the ages of seven or eight. “My parents were happy to see me participate in any sports. My mother is the hockey mom everyone hopes for,” he said.  “Until very recently, we would watch all the hockey games when we had the chance. Bette (his mother) would watch hockey games whenever they were broadcast.”

Andre’s passion for the sport of hockey and subsequent devotion to serving and encouraging youth via this platform date back to his rots as a Michigan native, hailing from Detroit, a city with many attributes including the famous reference of “Hockeytown”, wherein he once fell through ice in Lake St. Clair and nearly drowned, but lived to tell the tale and mentor future generations of hockey athletes.

A very magical aspect of the Pasadena Maple Leafs (here’s the link to their site:  includes their special needs program. They are not to be missed!

Check out Pasadena’s Maple Leafs in action against the Riverside Wildcats on October 8, 2016; courtesy of YouTube

The Spirit of Detroit

Born in Detroit, Michigan, I was introduced to the Detroit Red Wings and ice hockey at the age of 6.

My youth hockey "career" began in an outdoor hockey league at the Heilmann rink, culminating in a series of games in 1967 beating a series of California "All Star" teams.

Information developed in 2014 confirms that  our Detroit teams  played "Pasadena" players as part of the California "ALL STAR" games. An amazing coincidence!
Detroit and Windsor Celebrating Freedom

July 1st and 4th on the Detroit River

Jay Leno enjoying a Detroit Coney Island now called GABY's on 8873 Sunset Blvd., W. Hollywood, CA


 Welcome to California
Monterey's Lone Cypress  

Pictured here is ol' Heilmann team mate
Chris Beaupré ~ the other half of the "Flying Frenchmen" 

We played ice hockey   Detroit's (now Warren) De La Salle Collegiate had a hockey team!

De La Salle Collegiate's web page click here


Chris and I also went to the 1969 Woodstock Music Festival on Max Yasgur's farm in Bethel, New York
(see photos below)

Freezin' in the back yard in Detroit Michigan, André shoots on Jim Bentley and does not score
(8-years old)

Lacin' up borrowed CCMs

   The Ol' Red Barn

Coach André with his Heilmann Juvenile teammates @ Knott's Berry Farm 1967 

More Knott's Berry Farm 1967 (that's me on the left - 17 years old)

I have been fortunate in having the privilege and honor of coaching many talented players and incredible Pasadena Maple Leaf teams since the 1999-2000 season

  Hockey players are different!

Detroit Red Wing goalie
Manny Legace, André, Andrew Nelson and 2001 Pasadena Peewee Eddie Fritz

Detroit Red Wing Darren McCarthy, André and 2001 Pasadena Peewees Andrew Nelson & Eddie Fritz

Coach André as a Bantam or Midget?

If you are from Detroit you are probably a
Founded in 1964 the Pasadena Maple Leafs Hockey Club is the oldest youth hockey club in Southern California 

We emphasize the "Complete Hockey Player Concept" in an affordable Family friendly environment

 We welcome players to compete for a rewarding spot on our competitive travel teams!


  In 2015 we invite you to celebrate and tryout for our travel hockey Club as we celebrate 54 years of service to our community, family and friends. Check our web site for dates and times.


Gordie Howe, Ted Lindsay and Steve Yzerman

We create character, courage and citizenship, one player at a time! 

2009 Hall of Famer Stevie Yzerman with Lord Stanley

  Kirk Maltby @ the 2007 Detroit Red Wing Training Camp ~ a Dave Lewis Fantasy Camper in 2001 and 2002

Fantasy Camper & Detroit Red Wing Kirk Maltby scores another short hander

  All coaches are trained and certified by USA Hockey

You can find all Club news, tryout info, ice times and important Club updates at:

Click HERE to go to

Including 2015-2016 clinics, times and locations

Gordie Howe: "Mr. Hockey" is regarded as one of the best players in NHL history. Howe played 25 seasons with the Red Wings and helped lead the team to four Stanley Cups.


Gordie Howe and his statute in the Joe Louis Arena

Hockey is for everyone

Click HERE for Pasadena rink information

 Darren McCarty w/Stanley aboard

 Mite, Squirt Peewee, Bantam, High School teams practice and play in Pasadena


Los Angeles Kings Head Coach Marc  
Crawford and
Coach André
The WILL to prepare is more important than the will to win

 Everybody wants to win but not everyone wants to prepare.

Ability is what you are capable of doing.

Your ATTITUDE determines how you will do it.

Your MOTIVATION determines what you do.  



Peewees Hans Wurmsdobler and Michael Corbisiero with Los Angeles Kings Head Coach Marc Crawford (2006)



Bennett and Sam Weinberg and Andre with the Stanley Cup
(Long Beach 2005)


April 2008 ~ Palos Verdes Tournament Champion & MVP Oliver Shepard


Super Mite Team Managers Michael and Arezu Shepard with MVP "Ollie"
Palos Verdes Tournament Celebration April 2008

Jen Friedman ~ another Pasadena success story. 


(Junior Defenseman; San Gabriel, California)

Jen Friedman tallied a goal and an assist in Sunday's 2-1 win at Maine. She finished the game with a +2 rating for the Friars.


Hangin' out at the 2008 SCAHA Championship games with NHL's  awesome Skating Coach Robby Glantz (Los Angeles Kings & Anaheim Ducks skating coach)

Joe Louis Arena in Hockeytown

We believe that 
preparing for hockey is just like preparing
for life

Australia's Paula Leonie Campbell loves Aussie Rules football & the Collingwood Magpies

Go Magpies Go!

Paula with "WINGS" TV star Steven Weber. Australia's Paula Leonie Campbell loves Aussie Rules football & the Collingwood Magpies 

 Igor Larionov @ the Freeze The Disease Pro-Celebrity game at Staples Center  (22 Oct 2006)

Igor Larionov with Lord Stanley's Cup  (2001)

 Tomas Holmstrom - giving one goalie lots of grief

Coach Tony Perez after a 2008 Mite game in Riverside


Coach André, San Jose Shark Head coach Ron Wilson & Gordie Howe Freeze the Disease

(Nov. 3, 2007)
Jerry Bruckheimer and linemate getting ready for the Cystic Fibrosis Celebrity-Pro Hockey game ~ Freeze the Disease (Nov. 3, 2007)

Pasadena Maple Leaf Jeffrey Wong, former Los Angeles King Ken Belanger + Brendan @ the Cystic Fibrosis Celebrity-Pro Hockey game ~ Freeze the Disease
(Nov. 3, 2007)

Pasadena Coach André with Super Shot Bobby Hull, Jr. at the 4th Annual Cystic Fibrosis Celebrity-Pro Hockey game ~ Freeze the Disease

(November 3, 2007)

Los Angeles KNBC4 News Reporter (5:00 PM) loves the Los Angeles Kings and the Pasadena Maple Leafs!


KCET Public TV On-Air Pledge Drive with Los Angeles Kings fan Loretta Stanley Nov 2005

Goalie Manon Rheaume ~ the first woman to play in the NHL (Tampa Bay Lightning) at the Freeze The Disease Pro-Celebrity game @ Staples Center ~ for Cystic Fibrosis Research

(Nov 3, 2007)


Riders In The Sky ~ Woody Paul, Too Slim, Coach André, Ranger Doug, Bette André, Cow Polka Joey & Eddie Fritz ~ Christmas in the OC (2005)

Click HERE + listen to Riders In The Sky

Riders In The Sky ~ Ranger Doug, Cow Polka Joey, Coach André, Too Slim + Woody Paul ~ 4th of July Hollywood Bowl (2007)

April 2008 ~ Palos Verdes Tournament Champion
Fiona Henry

Coach André & Los Angeles King Coach and friend Dave Lewis ~ LA Kings and Pasadena Maple Leafs practice (2007) 

Big Al Iafrate - held the NHL All-Star record for the fastest slapshot for many years
Coach André & Los Angeles King superstar Anze Kopitar ~ LA Kings + Pasadena  Maple Leafs practice (2007)

Hockey is a religion in Canada – eh?


Mr. Hockey, Gordie Howe and the Great One, Wayne Gretzky

My close up Mr. DeMille

 Skating with Juhee after practice 1/25/2014

Jeff Carter & 2012-2013 PML Squirt Carter

Jonathan Quick, Carter and Anze Kopitar

National Hockey League Hall of Fame ~ Toronto Canada

 Click HERE to go to the Hockey Hall of Fame

Awesome Ariane Yokoyama
(former Pasadena Maple Leaf)
March 6, 2011
No. 2 women's hockey scores 2 late goals to win its first ECAC West Championship, 2-1 over Plattsburgh
ROCHESTER, NY – The top seeded RIT women’s hockey team (24-1-2) scored 2 power-play goals 3:58 apart late in the third period to erase a 1-0 deficit and defeat second seeded SUNY Plattsburgh (20-4-3) to claim its first ECAC West Championship, 2-1 at Ritter Arena on Sunday afternoon. The Tigers earn an automatic berth into the 2011 NCAA Tournament, their second trip to the national tournament in program history.

Tenecia Hiller (Brampton, Ontario/Thunder) tied the game @ 1-1 with 6:24 left, then Kourtney K
unichika   (Fullerton, CA/LA Selects) tallied the game winner with 2:26 remaining. Ariane Yokoyama (Van Nuys, CA/LA Selects) assisted on both goals. Hiller also added an assist.

Kunichika, also scored the game-winner in Saturday’s 2-0 win over Utica in the semifinal, was named the 2011 ECAC West Tournament Most Valuable Player. Ariane Yokoyama, Traci Galbraith (Oakville, Ontario/Burlington Jr. Barracudas) and Laura Chamberlain (Norco, CA/LA Selects) were named to the All-Tournament Team. 

Paul Newman and the Hanson Brothers

 President Obama & Coach André

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My Hockey Dad Edward F. André (RIP 9-26-1910 to 8-30-1983) with cousin Monique


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Your daily Click HERE - to The HUNGER SITE - generates food for the needy

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CLICK HERE for Location Thailand - a one-stop Production Services Company with 20 years experience in Feature Films, Television Commercials and Coordination


Thailand ~ The Land of Smiles

The Imperial Palace
Bangkok Thailand 


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Incredible commercial free independent resources and more: National Public Radio (NPR)


Click HERE for



A lovely Cityscape night descends on Los Angeles 


Local Radio + NPR affiliates on the web:

Commercial free, in depth news and music 


 KCRW 89.9 FM in Santa Monica

Click HERE for



Commercial free, intelligent talk and in depth news

KPCC 89.3 FM in Pasadena


Click HERE for

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WKAR 90.5 FM and 870 AM in East Lansing, Michigan

Click HERE to listen WKAR FM in East Lansing


WDET 101.9 FM in Detroit, Michigan

Click HERE to listen to WDET M in Detroit


  BBC International

Click HERE for Another World Perspective from the BBC!



Anne Bratzed, 25 and Matt Uday, 26, watch the start of the record setting attendance game held outside in Spartan Stadium on the campus of Michigan State University on Saturday, October 6, 2001.
The announced crowd was 74,524 the largest crowd to ever watch a hockey game. Bratzed and Uday were watching the game from center ice at the highest point of Spartan Stadium 
                    (DIANE WEISS/DFP)


 Michigan, Michigan, Oh My Michigan

Beautiful Michigan scenery

Goin' up to the lake

Michigan, My Michigan

"Home of my heart, I sing of thee.
Michigan, my Michigan.

Thy lake bound shores I long to see.
Michigan, my Michigan.

From Saginaw's tall whispering pines . . .
To Lake Superior's farthest mine's.
Fair in the light of memory shines.
Michigan, my Michigan."

State song ~ Words by Winifred Lee Brent, 1864

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 BODY OF WAR 2008 Palm Springs Film Festival premiere & lunch with producers Phil Donahue and Ellen Spiro  & REEL TALK moderator & film critic Stephen Farber

 Click Here for Reel Talk Film Series Information

Click HERE for great Stephen Farber film reviews


Coach André with the stars of the Broadway Hit:
"ALWAYS PATSY CLINE" Christa Jackson as Patsy Cline and Cissy King as Louise Seger


Cissy King's Web Welcome and Personal Invitation ~ Click HERE

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 What do hockey players (goalies) do in the summer ? They sorta play baseball, Check out: CLARK THE CANADIAN GOALIE

Click HERE to see Clark, the Canadian Goalie video

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~ 42nd ~ Anniversary in 2011

Two tickets to
Woodstock 1969 


Woodstock Music Festival 1969 -  Setting Up Backstage

Woodstock Music Festival 1969 Backstage area and crowd (West Shore Road)
Highway 17B - Bethel, New York  Where is Chris Beaupré's car??? 
Coach Andre obtained Level 1 USA Hockey Official Referee status December 2011

In the 1980s I spent a lot of time training and running long distance. I won one 5,000 meter race and got to meet a running legend Rod Dixon.

First Prize 5K Litigator Race at Griffith Park

Coach and Mentor Laszlo Tabori setting another long distance record!

I trained with Hungarian Olympian Coach Laszlo in the 1980s. Awesome experience, check him out here: