Staff for the Okanagan Hockey Summer Showcase will include OHA head coaches along with guest coaches from the WHL and BCHL. Each team will be assigned two professional coaches for the week. Additional staff will include strength and conditioning coaches and athletic trainers.

Okanagan Hockey Summer Showcase Staff can include:

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Head Coach, OHA Midget Prep Red 

  • 441-game NHL career
  • WHL Second All-Star Team in 1986
  • Head Coach of Team Pacific at the 2011 World Under-17 Challenge
  • Former Professional Head Coach in UHL, WCHL and ECHL

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Assistant Coach, OHA Penticton

  • 317-game NHL career with Philadelphia, Hartford, Quebec and Toronto
  • 22nd overall pick by the Philidelphia Flyers in 1979
  • Former Assistant Coach with the Tri-City Americans and Portland Winterhawks
  • 1979 WHL Second All-Star Team selection

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Head Skating Instructor, Okanagan Hockey

  • Over 20 years in BC Hockey High Performance program
  • Over 30 years involvement with Okanagan Hockey
  • Certified Power Skating instructor
  • Clients include Duncan Keith of the Chicago Blackhawks

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Head Coach, OHA Midget Prep White

  • Former Assistant Coach with the Penticton Vees and Prince Albert Raiders
  • Head Coach of Team Pacific at the 2006 World Under-17 Challenge
  • Head Coach of Team BC at the 2007 Canada Winter Games
  • Former student-athlete at University of Alaska-Fairbanks

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Head Coach, OHA Bantam Prep

  • Previously assistant coach with Mount Royal University (U Sports)
  • 11-year pro hockey career in AHL, ECHL and Europe
  • Drafted in 2nd round by the Tampa Bay Lightning at 2003 NHL Draft
  • Played 246 WHL games with the Calgary Hitmen

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Head Coach, OHA Bantam Varsity

  • Former head coach of BCHL's Trail Smoke Eaters
  • Former head coach of AJHL's Sherwood Park Crusaders
  • 19 years of exeperience with BC Hockey's High Performance program
  • Head coach of Team BC U16 and U17 teams from 2001-2004

Love_cropped.jpgTyler Love
Goaltending Coach, Okanagan Hockey

  • Goaltending Coach for Portland Winterhawks (WHL)
  • Formerly Goaltending Consultant with St. Louis Blues (NHL)
  • Four-year WHL playing career 
  • Partner in World Pro Goaltending

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Strength & Conditioning Coach, Okanagan Hockey

  • Three-time BC power lifting champion
  • Certified Can-Fit personal trainer
  • Twist Conditioning certified trainer

kip-noble-crop.gifKip Noble 
Head Coach, OHA Elite 15

  • Longtime Okanagan Hockey Camps instructor 
  • Standout defenceman at Michigan Tech
  • 10-year professional playing career in Europe
  • Two-time Allan Cup champion

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