scott-may-2019.pngScott May
General Manager

May was at the Delta Hockey Academy from 2013 to 2019 as the Director of Hockey Operations and previously the Director of Business Operations, as well as the Head Coach of their Female Prep team during the 2018-19 season and their Midget Prep team from 2013-2018. Prior to his time at Delta, May played eight seasons of professional hockey in the AHL, ECHL and Europe. He was selected in the seventh round, 222nd overall, by the Toronto Maple Leafs at the 2002 NHL Draft. The White Rock, B.C. product played four seasons of NCAA hockey at the Ohio State University, where he graduated with a degree in Business Operations Management.

heather-perrin-2019.pngHeather Perrin
Assistant General Manager

Perrin completed her Bachelor of Science majoring in Kinesiology at the University of Lethbridge and her Advanced Certificate of Athletic Therapy at Mount Royal College. After becoming a Certified Athletic Therapist, Perrin worked in a variety of sports including CIS Rugby, Junior and Provincial Lacrosse, Judo and Hockey. Perrin started working full time hockey in 2009 and has since been a team therapist in a number of leagues and programs including the JWHL, KIJHL, CSSHL, Team Alberta and Hockey Canada. Joining Hockey Canada in 2010, Perrin has worked at every level with the Canadian National Women’s Hockey Team, most recently serving as Team Therapist for the 2018 Olympic Team that won silver in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Perrin joined the Okanagan Hockey Academy in 2014 as the Manager of Athletic Therapy and Medical Services.

mike-needham-2019.pngMike Needham
Head of Player Development

Needham was the assistant coach of the WHL's Kamloops Blazers from 2014-2018, as well as their skills coach since 2011. Needham played 225 games with the Blazers as a player from 1987 to 1990, before moving onto the professional ranks where he appeared in 100 games in the National Hockey League. Needham played 95 games with the Pittsburgh Penguins, which included capturing the 1992 Stanley Cup, before playing five games with the Dallas Stars.

 Staff_-_Dave_Zarn.gifDave Zarn
Head of Athletic Therapy

Zarn worked previously with OHA from 2003 – 2006 as an athletic therapist before moving on to the Victoria Salmon Kings. Following his time in Victoria, Dave joined the Vancouver Canucks where he has spent the last 13 years of his career. Dave received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Manitoba before earning his certification in Athletic Therapy from the University of Winnipeg in 2001. Dave’s training and professional experience will be invaluable in keeping our student-athletes healthy and ready to compete during the season.

Staff_-_Brett_Vestby.gifBrett Vestby
Head of Operations & Events

Brett has spent the last 10 years working in sports and recreation, including at BC Hockey as Manager of Leagues, assisting with the Male and Female U15, U16, and U18 programs, and with the 2019 World Junior Championships in Vancouver and Victoria. He grew up on Vancouver Island where he played minor and junior hockey while graduating Vancouver Island University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation Management. Brett also previously coached at the AA and AAA levels both in BC and Saskatchewan.

 Untitled_design_4.gifRachel Cunningham
Head of Strength & Conditioning

Rachel Cunningham boasts an impressive resume, with experience in kinesiology and personal training. She has worked in private gyms and physiotherapy clinics, and from 2009-2013, Rachel was part of Okanagan Hockey Camps program. Rachel attended the University of Southern Maine, where she played Varsity Ice Hockey. She brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in fitness, nutrition, and rehabilitation to the OHA team.

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Being a part of the Okanagan Hockey Academy has been an extremely rewarding and unforgettable experience. It has enabled me to gain confidence and acquire life long skills expanding beyond the game of hockey. The balance between academics and athletics is superb, allowing you to achieve your ultimate success. The academy assisted me in achieving my dream of playing hockey at the NCAA level while studying Pre-Medicine. Without this caring support group, none of this would have been possible and I am forever grateful.