"Andrew Gilgallon is an absolute honest person. He takes a personal interest in players that he scouted. Not only as players but their well being as well. Andrew continually stayed in contact with my son and our family thru the process of his junior years. Andrew took the time to meet with our 14 year old team and their parents to speak about the "process", what scouts look for, what turns off coaches and scouts. This gesture on its own shows his selflessness and passion to help players have the opportunity to move on".
- Father of former player
"During my time with the organization Andrew has always carried himself in a very professional and organized manner. He treats others respectfully allowing him to keep a vast network of players. His attention to detail with his reports is very in depth and thorough, helping streamline our recruiting and evaluation process. Andrew is not only able to scout talented hockey players but is able to identify those individuals with exceptional character traits. He has only further helped us as an organization foster a professional environment with not only the talented and character individuals that he recruits for us but also with how he consistently handles himself as he represents our club on a day to day basis, and I believe that Andrew's professional skills, strong character, organizational skills and passion for hockey are worthy of my strong recommendation".
- Ben Reinhardt, Current Assistant Coach Ottawa Junior Senators, CCHL (Former Coach for Pembroke Lumber Kings CCHL)
“Jeremy Dewar is the best of the best. As a scout, he knows how to connect with players and make a relationship. He is always looking out for the players and their best interest to make sure they get to where they need to. As a person, Jeremy is a great guy who can trust your player to make the right choices and get players to the next level and what’s best for them.”
- Former scouted player / current EHL player
"Andrew Gilgallon has the perfect background for advising, developing, and mentoring hockey players. He has the connections and work ethic to help his clients reach their goals."
- John LaFontaine, Head Coach Cranbrook-Kingswood High School
(Former NAHL, USHL, NCAA D1 Coach)
"Over the last year I have worked with both Andrew and Jeremy in regards to various players that they represent at SPA. During this time, I have found both to be extremely professional with a passion for doing what is best for their players first and foremost. Andrew is always available for a quick text, phone call and or email. His attention to detail with his player reports and video resume packages are second to none! Andrew and Jeremy’s knowledge along with their scouting background at the Junior A level has afforded myself seamless conversations regarding potential prospects. This relationship has allowed me to further my player research and scouting reports in depth."
- Jim Ruggiero, US Scout - Kindersley Klippers SJHL
“We have found great value working with Andrew and the SPA team. As a goalie parent it’s especially difficult trying to navigate the junior hockey circuit. SPA gave Nolan an honest evaluation of what level they thought he should be, then they went out and tirelessly worked to help him get there. The SPA team is well connected with coaches and scouts and will reach out to those they don’t. There’s a genuine interest in the player as a person. Grades, off ice training and mental game are always discussed. Your player needs to work hard and that effort will be met by the SPA team. The results will come and we are excited for next year as Nolan has been listed in the WHL and signed an LOI in the AJHL.“
- Mark McDowell, father of player -
“Jeremy and the staff of Stretch Pass Advising are a true pleasure to work with. They treat their kids the right way and are extremely professional to deal with. Definitely advisors that I trust!”
- Bryan Erikson, Head Coach Northeast Generals (NAHL)
"The SPA family helped me take my game to the next level. In the hockey community connections and having someone to vouch for you plays a massive roll in being scouted. Everett Thompson and Andrew Gilgallon saw the the player I was, and the player I could become if given the chance to play at the next level. They vouched for me and got me on a team that didn’t just give me a chance but a place where they took care of and cared about their players. They both helped me along the way through my season, putting together film, reaching out to schools, and more importantly making sure I was happy. All of this lead to me loving my last season of juniors and having tons of options of schools to choose from. This allowed me to commit to a school of my choice and not have to settle for anything I didn’t want."
- Daniel Nau -
COMMITTED TO WILKES UNIVERSITY 2023
Without the help of Andrew Gilgallon and SPAdvising, I would not be in the position I am today. I started with SPA during my first year of Juniors, and it allowed me to pursue my goal of playing in America. The countless phone calls and opportunities that were given to me because of SPA is something that I will forever be grateful for. They made my journey through junior hockey a much easier process as I could focus on my game and not the stress of finding a new home for the coming season. After all these years it allowed me to reach my goal of achieving a college commitment. None of it would have been possible without their help. It is one of the best decisions I have ever made in my hockey career!
- Connor Carroll -
COMMITTED TO CONCORDIA-ANN ARBOR
"Ever since I joined Stretch Pass Advising, Andrew has been helpful throughout the whole process. They have provided me with special opportunities and options while trying to decide what to do going foward with my hockey career. He was super supportive and nice. Moving forward with hockey I would recommend Stretch Pass Advising to anyone for the many opportunities they provide and the awesome staff they have running the whole thing because they will make sure they do what’s best for you and your hockey career."
- COMMITTED TO SCHOOLCRAFT COLLEGE 2024 -
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