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Allan has been coaching at the minor hockey, High School and Jr levels since 1960 where he began his coaching career as Director of minor hockey for the town of Kensington. He has helped develop players such as former Toronto maple leaf captain Rick Vaive, Bob Stewart, Brad Richards, Sidney Crosby and many others who have gone on to professional, university and Jr. Careers.
Allan has a Physical Educational Degree from the University of New Brunswick where he played varsity hockey under former NHLer Pete Kelly and Dr. Bill MacGillivray. He also earned an Athletic Distinction award while at UNB. He also has an education Degree from the University of PEI. Allan has level 5 and advanced level certificates from Hockey Canada, an Olympic Solidarity certificate from Stockholm Sweden, and a Masters coaching certificate from Hockey USA.
His work in hockey research, particularly in the area of Hockey Skating is recognized world wide. Allan's career experience includes Director of Elementary Physical Education for the City of Charlottetown 1962-65 and Provincial Youth Coordinator for the Youth, Recreation and Sport Division, and PEI Department of Education 1969-1985. Allan has been a member of the National Advisory Committee for Fitness and Amateur Sport for the federal sport minister, International Board member for Allied Youth, a founding board member for The Christian Council of Reconciliation for Canadian Penitentiaries, and a member of Canada Games Mission staff for Summer and Winter Games. In 1988 Allan was nominated by CBC's Scott Russell for an Atlantic Insight award for Innovation and was the winner in the Sports and Medicine Category. Allan presently spends his time scouting, developing and providing hockey and educational opportunities for young hockey players from throughout the hockey world.