Spartans Add Russian Scout


The Almaguin Spartans are thrilled to announce the addition of former Spartans Captain and member of our 2018 Championship team Ivan Skvortsov. The Russian forward spent 3 seasons with the Spartans and was a key contributor to the team’s success during that time on and off the ice.

Spartans General Manager David Forde had this to say about this addition Skvortsov to organizations scouting staff “I am really happy to have Ivan joining our staff. He has always been a student of the game and was interested in everything surrounding the game. He would pick the coach’s brains, as well as mine on a regular basis about systems, skills development, what we notice in players, how players come to our organization, how they advance from it and how other leagues work. He wanted to know everything, so it is not surprising to me at all that he is now wanting to work in the game and hopefully turn it into his career one day. He is also studying Sports Management in Moscow.

Ivan will be focusing on talent in Russian and Eastern Europe. His ability to speak, multiple languages, his experience playing in Canada for 4 seasons and his knowledge and experience in our program will be a big asset in recruiting talent to our club this season. I have always had a great relationship with Ivan and our organization is thrilled to be able to help him start his career working in hockey.”

Ivan had this to say about joining the Spartans staff “I really loved my time with the Spartans and living in Almaguin for 3 years. It helped me grow and develop, not just as a player, but as a person. When you play here, you are not just part of a hockey team, you are a part of a family. The ownership, staff, volunteers, fans, and billets in Almaguin are amazing. I want to help players come to the Spartans so they can have the same amazing experience I did. I will be working hard to recruit strong players and good people to the Spartans to build towards another Russell Cup. I am studying Sports Management and want to work full-time in hockey one day, so when David Forde asked me if I would like to scout and start working in hockey it was a no brainer because I have great trust in the Spartans staff and I know this a great spot for me to learn the business of hockey and start my career. “

Welcome back to the Spartans Ivan!!!

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