``I have coached Justin since he was around 9 years old and enjoyed every year. Justin was always one of the most skilled and well prepared players that I have coached. What set Justin apart was that he always wanted to learn and he would practice it. I remember telling Justin something and the next practice he would be the first player on the ice trying to perfect a move or a shot.This along with his skill is what set Justin apart from most players.”

Tony Tanti

  • 13 NHL Seasons
  • Vancouver Canuck Alumni
  • BC Hockey Hall of Fame
  • OHL Rookie Goal record (81)
  • Vancouver Canucks Hat-Trick Record (10)

``Justin is always the last player on the ice putting the extra time and effort into the small details of the game. Stickhandling, passing, shooting - Justin approaches the finer points of hockey with meticulous attention to detail. While he's naturally talented, it's his determined approach to the skill aspect of the game that makes him such an effective teacher. Justin knows the value of hard work more than anything, and it shows in his dedication to coaching and working with the future stars of our game.``

Sven Butenschon

  • University of British Columbia Head Coach
  • 9 year NHL career- including Vancouver Canucks
  • 2010 Vancouver Olympic- Team Germany
  • 17 year professional career

``Justin Rai was a key piece of our team for three seasons. His skill set, ability to think the game at an elite level, hard work and determination were what allowed him to excel on our team and in the British Columbia Hockey League. His commitment to getting better everyday is what set him apart and allowed him to become one of the most dynamic players in our league. Justin's off season commitment was also extraordinary as he always returned bigger, stronger and faster after each off season.”

Mike Hawes

  • General Manager of the Prince George Spruce Kings- Junior A BCHL

“As a player, Justin had an elite skill set and was always looking for ways to improve. His love of the game and thirst for finding new ways to get better, made him the talent that he was.”

Ben Guite

  • NCAA DIVISION 1 Hockey East – University of Maine Assistant Coach—Head Scout
  • 5 year NHL career- 13 professional seasons

“I had the pleasure of playing with Justin for a year. First off, he is an unbelievable person. Justin has one of the best skills sets I have been able to see firsthand in my career. During our season together I watched him do certain things with the puck and deceive players constantly. Justin would always work on his skill after practice with all kinds of drills that would set him apart from everyone else. He was an awesome guy to play with and learn from.”

Cam Brown

  • NCAA University of Maine Captain
  • Professional hockey player in the Calgary Flames System

“Justin is by far the most talented player I have ever played with. He has a tremendous skill set that allows him to dominate with the puck. If he can’t beat you with his hands or his feet, he’ll beat you with his mind. His ability to process the game at high speed is extraordinary.

Some would say Justin is a natural talent, but I know first hand how hard he has worked to hone his craft. Hours and hours spent training to take his game to the next level. Beyond that, Justin is a terrific human and a pleasure to work with.”

Mike Ball

  • Richmond Sockeyes Assistant Coach- Junior B
  • Simon Fraser University Hockey Program Alumni

“Along with being an unreal guy off the ice, Justin's passion and love for the game are a few things that jump out as you start getting to know him. Playing with him for one year he was well liked and respected by guys on the team right from the start. Between his great skating ability, his puck handling ability and hockey IQ, he was able to not only impress his teammates but teach them things along the way throughout the season. Personally I learned a lot from him on and off the ice.”

Nolan Vesey

  • Toronto Maple Leafs draft pick
  • NCAA Division 1 Hockey East- University of Maine

``After my first time being on the ice with J.Rai before the start of my freshman year at the University of Maine, I knew Justin was a very gifted and crafty hockey player. Watching some of the moves he would do with the puck was fun to watch and exciting to see first hand. He would always be the first guy I would go to to ask for drills to work on my hands or ask him to stay around after practice to teach me some of his moves. I think everyone should get the opportunity to work with Justin and watch their game grow exponentially.”

Daniel Perez

  • NCAA Division 1 Player