Andy Powers (born Andrew Christian Powers, October 12, 1975) is a former Boston College and professional hockey player. Currently, he coaches the Boston Junior Bruins along with Peter and Chris Masters
Early life[edit | edit source]
Powers was born and raised in Arlington, Massachusetts on October 12, 1975. At 8 years old, playing in a hockey league of 12 year olds, Powers scored 6 goals in one game. He matched this feat three more times in his career. Powers attended Arlington High School where he was named to the Boston Herald dream team his junior and senior year. His senior year, he led his team to an undefeated season and earned league MVP and was the Public School Player of the Year.
Boston College[edit | edit source]
In 1995, Powers entered Boston College on a full scholarship to play hockey. In his college career, he scored at total of 27 goals, 45 assists, 75 points, and an unprecedented 138 penalty minutes, including a sophomore seaon with zero goals and only four assists. .
Professional career[edit | edit source]
Shortly after college, Powers began his professional career for the Columbus Cottonmouths, a team within the CHL. He then proceeded to other teams like the Dayton Bombers and the South Carolina Stingrays . Although never quite making the big leagues, Powers still continued to play hockey until the age of 29. He hung up his skates due to injuries to his knees and back.