The Okanagan Hockey Academy is pleased to congratulate former student athlete Jordy Bellerive on signing a three-year, entry-level contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Bellerive, 18, spent the 2014-15 season with the OHA Midget Prep team, registering 49 points (34-15-49) in 27 games, along with two points (1-1-2) in three post-season contests, helping OHA capture the 2017 Canadian Sport School Hockey League Midget Prep Championship. He was also named the CSSHL Midget Freshman of the Season.
The North Vancouver, B.C. product has spent the past two seasons with the Western Hockey League’s Lethbridge Hurricanes, accumulating a combined 92 points (38-54-92) in 135 regular season games.
After going undrafted at the 2017 NHL Draft, the 5-foot-10, 194-pound forward led the Penguins as an invitee with seven points (4-3-7) in three games at the 2017 Prospects Challenge.
Bellerive was originally selected by the Hurricanes in the first round, second overall, at the 2014 WHL Bantam Draft.
OHA helped shape the person I am today in an abundance of ways. The training regime and on-ice practice went a long way in helping me achieve my set goals in hockey, while making the jump to the next level attainable. Ultimately, it was the lessons I learned off the ice that have shaped me the most. From learning to balance school with hockey, to building character and unity with my team. All in all, OHA was the best decision to not only further my hockey career, but also to further myself as a person."