Adam Osczevski, who is originally from Martensville, began his hockey career as a Marauder and has continued to experience hockey on many different levels since then.
Playing three years with the U18 AAA Beardy’s and Prince Albert Mintos, Osczevski racked up 78 total points in this division. He then went on to play with the West Kelowna Warriors and Cowichan Valley Capitals earning the title of Captain in his last season with the BCHL league contributing 68 total points.
In 2016 he went to play in Camrose for the University of Alberta Augustana Vikings Hockey team of the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC).
Osczevski was always interested in having an opportunity to play hockey to see other parts of the world, and as he was finishing his classes in his last semester, an agent reached out to him asking if he would be interested in playing hockey in Sweden.
“I put together a video from University that I made, and two weeks later I had a contract in front of me. The level of hockey is Division 2, which is the fourth highest in Sweden under the Swedish Hockey League (SHL), Allsvenskan, and Division 1 leagues, respectively,” said Osczevski.
The experience so far has been positive and Osczevski stated that it is a dream come true to be able to see the world doing something he loves to do.
“I FaceTime with my parents on the weekends and play games usually Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday. It’s strange being in a place where I don’t understand most of the language but lucky for me most Swedish people speak English.”
He and his roommates, who are from Ontario, Italy and San Diego, live in a small town of around 5,000 people and are surrounded by large hills, trees, and beautiful lakes. Osczevski explained that the food is about the same as home except they eat a lot of fish. “I’m told it’s only snowy for a couple of weeks but the rain is constant. All things considered I have it really good. The people are welcoming, and my bed is comfy.”