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Bill Bowker
Bill Bowker
President and Founder
Tec-Tac has been a life long dream of President and Founder Bill Bowker. He lived in Carleton Place for 33 years; he was the first Carleton Place Arena manager. Bill has been involved in Minor hockey in our community for many years. He helped spearhead the construction of the second ice surface in Carleton Place to House Tec-Tac and raise the level of play in his community. Bill served on the Building Committee during the construction of the complex.

Tec-Tac International Hockey school was born and built with family values by a hockey family. Bill has been married to his wife Myrna for 50 years, and their values and the game of hockey helped mold the lives of their three outstanding children, Derek, Cassidy and Courtney.

Bill's education, his athletics and playing experiences have helped make him one of Canada's top coaches. He was born in Sherbrooke, Quebec, and played most of his Junior hockey in the Quebec with the Town of Mount Royal Eagles, the Lachine Maroons and the Verdun Maple leafs, and with Guelph in Ontario. He attended two Montreal Junior Canadiens training camps and New York Rangers Camp and the Port Huron Flags camp. Bill finished his Career with the Hardy Cup winning Embrun Panthers.

Bill is an all-round athlete ... he won the Canadian Archery Championships in 1964 and represented Canada at the World Championships in Watkins Glen New York. He played Baseball in the Quebec Major Junior League, winning the league batting championship three years in a row and the league MVP. Bill's love for hockey stopped a promising baseball career, but his skill on the ball field led him to Jarry Park where he threw batting practice for the Montreal Expo's.

Bill was a teacher and hockey coach for five years at Wilfrid Laurier University, and retired as the all-time winningest Head Coach in Laurier's history, earning Coach of the Year Awards from Laurier and the OUA. Bill achieved academic success earning his NCCP coaching certification from Algonquin College, the University of Waterloo and the University of Saskatchewan. He has now been selected as one of 10 people to enter the CHA's prestigious Task Level program. Bill is a former High School Teacher at St.Lucs High school in Smiths Falls and the Head coach and general manager of the Smiths Falls Bears Junior A team in the CJHL. Bill currently teaches for the ODHA and Hockey Canada.

Scott Rathwell
Scott Rathwell
Head Instructor
Scott's ability to understand and teach the game of hockey has been a very important part of each student's success and personal growth at Tec-Tac.

His ability to relate to children has allowed Scott to pass on his knowledge - and his personality creates a fun-filled, energy-charged environment that adds excitement to each lesson.

Scott was raised in Perth, Ontario by a value-based genuine family who fully understand the commitment to "AAA" hockey. His parents have given him family values, patience and the skills to communicate and teach the game at a high level. Scott's playing and academic background have given him skills that clearly set him apart from other instructors.

Scott graduated from the University of Toronto with a degree in Industrial Engineering.

We are very proud to have Scott as an integral part of the Tec-Tac family ...
  • He has attended Tec-Tac since he was 7 years old
  • He has successfully started and operates 2 small businesses in the Perth area
  • Scott has been a Lead Instructor at Tec-Tac for 11 years
  • Ottawa Valley Titans Assistant Captain "AAA"
  • Drafted CJHL Smiths Falls Bears Junior "A"
  • "AAA" Provincial Bronze Medal
  • OHL Cup semi finalist
  • Team Ontario Under 16 selection camp

Lead Instructor
  • Graduate of Nippissing University - BA Honors Geography & History 2003
  • Graduate of Murdoch University, Perth, Australia 2004
  • Currently teaching high school for the Upper Canada District School Board
  • Captain of Nippissing University soccer Team CIS 2001-2003
  • Played NWHL Ottawa Capitals 1998
  • Silver Medalist Ontario Winter Games 1997
  • NCCP 2 X Provincial Champion 1995-96
  • Carleton Place Minor Hockey 1988-1994
  • Counselor at Beckwith Day camp 6 years
  • Tec-Tac International Instructor for 17 years

Lead Instructor
  • Drafted OHL Ottawa 67's
  • Kanata Lasers Major Junior A
  • Kobi Cup MVP
  • Ottawa Capitals AAA
  • Valley Selects AAA
  • Ottawa Valley Titans AAA
  • Carleton Place Minor Hockey
  • Tec-Tac International Instructor for 17 years

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Tec-Tac International Hockey School

"To Raise The Athlete From Excellent Hockey To Hockey Excellence!"