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BCHL power skating and skill development
Submitted By Natalie Ellis on Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Hometown native Andrew Fritsch will be leading  power skating and hockey skills sessions for players in the BCHL this season. Our league welcomes Andrew as a coach mentor for the 2019/20 Hockey Season. His talent and decorated hockey knowledge will be a great addition to our team.  We are pleased to have a coach with so much hockey experience and an outstanding sportsmanlike attitude as an example for our young players. 

"Fritter" is currently working on Ice with the Toronto Maple Leafs as a coach and provides  private and semi private skill and development training for players in the Brantford area. Andrew is also a second year special teams coach with the Brantford 99ers Minor Midget AAA team and runs player development sessions with the 99ers Association. 

Hockey History 

2008-09: Fritsch scored 33 goals with 38 assists and 12 PMS in 59 games for the Brantford 99ers Minor Midget AAA team. 

2009-10: Fritsch skated for the Niagara Ice Dogs in his first OHL season.  He was selected in the third round, 57th overall of the 2009 OHL Priority Draft.

2010-11: Fritsch had an outstanding offensive season playing alongside Joey Hishon (Colorado Avalanche) and Garrett Wilson (Florida Panthers) for the OHL champions Owen Sound AttackFritsch was ranked 84th amongst North American skaters in Central Scouting's final rankings and was selected by the Pheonix  Coyotes in the sixth round (155th overall) of the 2011 NHL Draft.

2011-14: Fritsch went to camp with the Coyotes before returning to the  OHL for his 3rd season. Traded from Owen Sound to the Sault Ste Marie  Greyhounds in the off-season, he got off to a fast start – posting 14 points in 16 games – before suffering a wrist injury which kept him out until February. He was selected to play in the Subway Series against Russia but could not due to the injury. Named the Soo Greyhounds Most Gentlemanly Player. 

2014 - 16 - St Thomas University Tommies  Frederickton NB. Named  the "Most Disciplined" player 

2016 - 2018 - Fritsch led the Wilfred Laurier Golden Hawks  team being named to the 2016/2017 OUA Men's Hockey Second Team All-Star  and the  OUA Men's Hockey West Division Most Sportsmanlike Award  
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