July 12 1996
Free Press Files
Andy McIntyre has moved on to bigger and better things after he was called up to the International Hockey League. His agent Art Breeze, says McIntyre is an enormously good player.
“He’s what the NHL refers to as a power forward” Breeze said. “He’s a strong, power player with the ability to drive to the net and finish checks with authority.”
McIntyre played junior hockey with Seattle and Saskatchewan in the Western Hockey League at the beginning of this decade.
He turned pro in 1994 and was signed by Chicago where he played for their minor tam in Indianapolis.
But he got his start with minor hockey in Sparwood and went to play with the now defunct Elk Valley Raiders.
Last year, he was asked to play in the East Coast All Star Game in Lafayette, Louisiana where he broke two records by scoring the most goals and having the most points.
After that he was invited back to Indianapolis this past January. Jason Burkmana of the Indianapolis Ice, McIntyre’s home team now, said that the last few weeks has seen “Andy Mac” play his best hockey.
“He’s been on fire for us.” Burkmana continued. “In the last five games, he’s had four goals and three assists.
“He’s one of our hottest players right now” he added. “If he keeps up, he’ll be staying here. He’s earned his spot.”
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