"With The Hockey Academy, the EVZ has created a perfect training concept that offers young athletes the best conditions to become a successful ice hockey player and get a good education at the same time."
The EVZ is proud to have Peter Forsberg, one of the best ice hockey players of all time, as an ambassador for The Hockey Academy. The 48-year-old is a member of the "Triple Gold Club" and in his career has won, among other things, 2 Stanley Cups with the Colorado Avalanche, 2 Olympic gold medals and 2 world championship titles with Sweden. During 14 seasons in the NHL, the center has scored 1056 points (313 goals/743 assists) in 859 games.
"Peter Forsberg is a luminary. With his name and person, he is the perfect ambassador for "The Hockey Academy", even beyond the country's borders. He has incredible know-how and brings years of experience from the NHL and the national team," says Reto Kläy, General Manager of the EVZ. The Swede will pass on this knowledge to the players and coaches of the "Hockey Academy" both on and off the ice.
"It is a privilege for me to become part of this organization as an ambassador. With The Hockey Academy, the EVZ has created a perfect training concept that offers young athletes the best conditions to become a successful ice hockey player and at the same time get a good education," Peter Forsberg is enthusiastic. "With my experience, I hope I can contribute to making The Hockey Academy even better."
"I wish The Hockey Academy had been around when I put all my eggs in one basket to become a professional ice hockey player. Being able to combine education with field hockey creates the best conditions for young players to be successful and have a leg to stand on after their careers."
Lino Martschini made the leap to the National League from the EVZ junior team and has since played over 500 games at the highest level for EVZ.