The Okanagan Hockey Training Centre is a state-of-the-art facility designed to provide a unique development opportunity for each of our student-athletes. Integrated within the 90 million dollar South Okanagan Events Centre, the OHTC consists of three NHL size ice surfaces (including Memorial arena), private Academy Locker Rooms, Athletic Therapy room, a full size classroom equipped with professional video editing equipment, Skill Centre (off campus), 5000 square foot performance centre and cutting edge training equipment, as well as our administration offices.
Situated in the beautiful South Okanagan, Penticton is a community with a long history of supporting student athletes. The small town feel provides a great, family oriented environment for our student athletes to prosper in, and the easy access to beaches, wineries, and outdoor activities makes it a great location for family visits.
City of Penticton website: penticton.ca
In 2010 I was fortunate enough to play at the Okanagan Hockey Academy on the Midget Prep team. With coaches like Robert Dirk and Greg Holst it was an unbelievable year. I have to this day still never been on such a close-knit team. It was my first year of midget hockey and that meant a lot more travel. Playing in the CSSHL I got the opportunity to play in some pretty awesome spots. The league helped me learn to stay on top of school, which has helped me not only in college but also in junior. I was able to make an easy jump to junior and college academically with the help of Dave Nackoney, a guidance counselor at Penticton Secondary School who works with all the student athletes. To this day if I need anything he is always more than willing to help. It is the great staff that left such an impression on me, and made it possible for me to be where I am today.