In December 2021, PowerHockey Canada lost our beloved President and Co-Founder, Paul Desaulniers. Paul’s passion and vision for powerhockey and growing our sport nationally and internationally is truly what helped accelerate our organization’s growth over the past 3 years. His commitment, dedication and creativity were admired by all that came to know him. He pushed us all to do better, and be better, ensuring that everything we did was in the best interest of our players.
Paul began playing powerhockey in 1998 and for 19 years competed both locally, nationally, and internationally, winning several championships along the way. Upon his retirement, Paul started coaching with his local league. Paul was involved with the management side of the sport from 2011 up until his passing. As co-founder and manager of PowerHockey Canada, he was committed to the sport’s development long-term. Driven by his passion for powerhockey and experiences in the sport, he strived to carry that forward for future generations of Canadian para-athletes.
Not only was Paul an amazing colleague but a true friend. He was always there to lend a helping hand and be there for you whenever you needed. We thank Paul for everything he did for our organization, our sport, and every member of our powerhockey family. Everyone is truly better for having had the opportunity to know and partner with Paul. He is truly missed.