Hockey and fashion don’t have a lot in common unless you’re Cameron Lizotte. Lizotte, famed defencemen of the Erie Otter’s, has announced that he’s leaving hockey to pursue his other lifelong passion—fashion. The superstar aims to start his studies at LaSalle College in Montreal, and plans to begin them this fall. This major announcement has the hockey community in shock since Lizotte had the opportunity to play another year. Instead the 19-year-old has opted to trade in the skates, pads and helmet, for thread, needles and fabric.
Lizotte finished the year off with the Erie Otter’s on a high note, winning the J. Ross Robertson Cup and making a strong and long-lasting impression in the hockey community. The former Pete’s defencemen knew it was time to move on as his newly launched clothing line began to take off. Faced with the choice of high-stakes hockey or fashion, the budding star had to follow his heart deeper into the fashion world.
If you haven’t heard of Lizotte’s brand, you probably will soon. The fashion brand is named “Coin Supply,” a play on words for the famed nickel near his Falconbridge home. Coin Supply has been featured and modeled across social media, with backorders piling up. Recognizing the interest from his fans, Lizotte chose to capitalize on the brands quick successes and dive head first into the cutthroat world of fashion.
Lizotte is known for designing his brands’ pieces all by himself and being a hands-on designer. Picky about logos, colour and fabric, the designer is everything you’d expect—except he’s a hockey star too. Ramping up production on his line to meet his clients’ demands is at the top of his list. Local Ontario residents have been highly receptive to the lines launch with people from Peterborough to Sudbury sporting his styles on the local streets. The young home-grown hockey communities have been eager to don his styles at games and in their day-to-day lives.
Choosing between hockey and fashion was a difficult decision for the defencemen after he was passed over in the Entry Draft for the NHL in 2015. It was at this time he began to ponder his future, questioning whether hockey would become an adequate career path for him. Playing for the Pete’s, the Otter’s and the Colts, Lizotte has carved out a large following in both Northern and Southern Ontario, which has only helped propel his fashion design company further towards success.
The homegrown Ontario boy is excited about embarking on a new chapter of his life in a new province. While the hockey wiz isn’t bilingual we’re pretty sure picking up French will be an easy feat for the multitalented superstar.
Lizotte’s easy going fashion finds can be found by visiting him on Facebook and Instagram, and orders can be placed by contacting the various channels. It may be the end of an era for hockey, but a great draft choice for fashion as the Coin Supply brand is becoming a fashion must for Ontario residents.