DEFENCE CAMP with josh gorges

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Sunday to Friday Full Day Camp

2003-2005 & 2006-2008 defencemen and forwards

Join former NHL defenceman Josh Gorges for this unique Okanagan Hockey Defence Camp. An NHL veteran of 851 games with the San Jose Sharks, Montreal Canadiens and Buffalo Sabres, Josh has won a WHL Championship, Memorial Cup and a silver medal at the 2004 World Junior Championships.

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 D-Zone 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 11-16, 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.

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 | Half Day Sunday Registration and Power Skating | 7:1 player to instructor ratio | Written evaluation and feedback

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Choose a location to view specific session dates and fees.

SessionBirth YearsStart DateEnd DateFee (CDN)Register
Session 12007-200807/07/201907/12/2019$775
Session 22004-200607/14/201907/19/2019$775
Session 42007-200807/28/201908/02/2019$775
Session 52004-200608/04/201908/09/2019$775
SessionBirth YearsStart DateEnd DateFee (CDN)Register
Session 32004-200608/11/201908/16/2019$775
SessionBirth YearsStart DateEnd DateFee (CDN)Register
Session 12004-200607/14/201907/19/2019$775
Session 22007-200807/21/201907/26/2019$775

Cancellation Policy

SessionBirth YearsStart DateEnd DateFee (CDN)Register
Session 22003-200508/04/201908/09/2019$850
Session 32006-200808/11/201908/16/2019$850
SessionBirth YearsStart DateEnd DateFee (CDN)Register
Session 22003-200508/04/201908/09/2019$850
Session 32006-200808/11/201908/16/2019$850

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We have over 50 years of experience.

During my three years in Penticton, OHA was influential in my growth as a student, an athlete, and most importantly a person. Their overwhelming support made the city feel like home and the community feel like family. It was truly a first class experience, in an elite program that has prepared me for my time in university and any future endeavors."