The Founder of Blue Line Hockey and The Hockey IQ Program is Marcus Gustafsson.
He grew up near Uppsala, Sweden and played Youth, Junior and Division 1 (now Allsvenskan) with Almtuna IS.
He was fortunate to play for Almtuna IS when many top coaches in Sweden were coaching for the organization (see list below).
At age 20, Marcus left Sweden for the University of Maine. During his four years as a Black Bear, he was part of a National Championship runner-up and a Hockey East Regular season Champion in 1995. He scored the game-winning goal in O.T. to win the 1999 NCAA National Championship game vs New Hampshire.
Marcus still holds two school records for the Maine Black Bears:
1) Most points in a game (6), and
2) Most assists in a game (5).
The coaching staff at Maine was nothing short of phenomenal (see below).
In the list of coaches below, you will see a few Stanley Cup champions, College Hockey Coaches of the Year, World Championship and Olympic coaches for both the U.S and Sweden.
The information in the Blue Line Hockey I.Q. Program is gathered from Marcus’ years of playing for these coaches, as well as from his teammates from the various teams and by being a student of the game for the last 20+ years after retiring from hockey.
“Most players today would be fortunate to learn from just one of these coaches. I had the luxury of learning from all of them and I want to share that knowledge to give the next generation of players an edge when it comes to Hockey IQ”
Founder of The Blue Line Hockey IQ Program.