DEFENCE CAMPS

KELOWNA DEFENCE CAMPS LED BY FORMER NHL DEFENCEMAN JOSH GORGES
PENTICTON DEFENCE CAMPS LED BY FORMER NHL DEFENCEMAN ROBERT DIRK

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About Josh Gorges

An NHL veteran of 851 games with the San Jose Sharks, Montreal Canadiens and Buffalo Sabres, Gorges has won a WHL Championship, Memorial Cup and a silver medal at the 2004 World Junior Championships.

About Robert Dirk

Dirk played nine seasons in the NHL with the Blues, Canucks, Blackhawks, Ducks and Canadiens. He played his junior hockey with the WHL's Regina Pats and was the 53rd overall selection at the 1984 NHL Draft. Dirk is a former head coach at the ECHL, WCHL and UHL level, and also served as the head coach of Team Pacific at the 2010 World Under-17 Challenge.

The focus of this camp, both on and off the ice, is to teach players the individual skills and tactics required to become a better defensive player and defenceman. A valuable skill-set in today’s game for both a forward and defenceman.

This camp provides all players (Forwards and Defence), aged 10-15, the opportunity to improve the defensive side of their game, while enhancing skating agility, mobility, puck management and checking skills under the professional instruction of former NHL defenceman Josh Gorges (Kelowna) or former NHL defenceman Robert Dirk (Penticton).

Throughout the week, we will cover the following:

Defensive Zone

  • Angling skills
  • Shot blocking
  • Break outs
  • Pinning
  • Boxing out

Neutral Zone

  • Transition play
  • Transitional skating – agility and lateral movement
  • Gap control

Offensive Zone

  • Shooting skills, shot selection
  • Blue line utilization
  • Decision making and hockey IQ

2.5 hours of Daily Ice Time | Hockey Specific Dryland including Strength & Cardio Training | Off-Ice Puck Skills Training | 7:1 player to instructor ratio | Written evaluation and feedback

Early Bird Discount does not apply for this camp.

SessionBirth YearsStart DateEnd DateFee (CDN)Register
Session 12008-201007/06/202007/10/2020$900
Session 22004-200707/13/202007/17/2020$900
Session 42008-201007/27/202007/31/2020$900
Session 52005-200708/03/202008/07/2020$900

Cancellation Policy

SessionBirth YearsStart DateEnd DateFee (CDN)Register
Session 12008-201007/27/202007/31/2020$900
Session 22004-200708/03/202008/07/2020$900
Session 32004-200708/10/202008/14/2020$900

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I found Okanagan Hockey Academy to be one of the best experiences in my life. It prepared me to be the best junior hockey player I could be. The staff at OHA were committed to helping me improve and move on to the next level."