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Alain Lemieux

Alain Lemieux's professional experience spans over 30 years, from the National Hockey League (NHL) to the successful development of revolutionary camps and successful youth hockey programs across North America. Drafted by the St. Louis Blues in the early 1980's, Alain's offensive skills became widely recognized throughout the NHL, resulting in a six-year career with the Blues and the Quebec Nordiques.

 

Upon his retirement from the NHL, Alain blended these experiences with the demand for professional youth hockey instruction in cities throughout the country. His projects have had tremendous following and support, bringing such recognizable names as Marc-Andre Fleury, Hall of Fame's Mark Messier, and most significantly, brother and Hockey Hall of Fame superstar, Mario Lemieux.

 

This USA Hockey level 4 coach has served in numerous leadership roles on-ice and off, including his time as consultant with the Pittsburgh Penguins youth hockey program and as the Director of his namesake, the Alain Lemieux Hockey Schools.

 

Alain's ability to challenge and motivate players has resulted in successful junior hockey careers for many of his former youth players, earning them spots in the USHL, NAHL, and the USPHL Premiere League. His unique brand of on-ice training also has earned him an international reputation as a leader in youth hockey development, resulting in work in both Canada and, most recently, with Lithuanian youth hockey organizations. His most distinguished recognition, however, comes from the professional merits he has accrued particularly with the Pittsburgh Selects AAA Youth Hockey organization. In 2010, Alain led his Pee Wee AAA team to the National Championship in New Jersey, was selected as EJEPL All-Star Head Coach for two consecutive seasons ('14-'15, '15- '16), and was named EJEPL Coach of the Year for the 2014-2015 season with his 2002 birth year AAA Selects team.

 

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Eric Baier

Orlando Solar Bears captain Eric Baier is the franchise's all-time leader in games played (233) and holds the club marks for goals (33), assists (78) and points (111) by a defenseman.

 

Over the course of a seven-year professional career, Baier served as a team captain for six consecutive years. Baier has suited up in 397 games in the ECHL and AHL, logging 147 points (42g-105a). 

 

A native of North Kingstown, Rhode Island, Baier spent most of his youth hockey career playing in Toronto, Ontario.  Prior to college, Baier played in prep school (The Taft School, Eablebrook School) and one season with The New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs.  He would go on to play division 1 collegiate hockey at Providence College, playing in 127 games for the Friars program, recording 32 points (9g-23a).