A fully licensed Hockey Canada Skills Academy that specializes in performance training and skill development of student athletes during school hours. The program is for male and female athletes in Grade 6, 7 and 8 attending Skaha Lake Middle School. The purpose of this program is to develop personal potential and a positive attitude for student-athletes to carry into all aspects of their lives. The program will consist or approximately 47 on ice and 28 off ice sessions operating from September to June.
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.