Kelowna Minor Hockey

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Kelowna Camps About Kelowna Accommodations

Mack-web-pic.gifMack O'Rourke 
Kelowna Camps Manager 

  • Manager of Operations and Assistant Coach, Okanagan Hockey Academy
  • Kelowna Camps Manager since 2017
  • Head Coach of 2014 BCMML Champion, and Telus Cup bronze medalists, Okanagan Rockets 
  • Associate Coach of 2010 Midget AAA Provincial Champions
  • Member of the Okanagan Hockey Academy coaching staff from 2011

Dave-Whistle-web-pic.gifDave Whistle 
Camp Instructor 

  • Assistant Coach, Okanagan Hockey Academy
  • Inducted into the British Ice Hockey Hall of Fame
  • 1996-1999 Assistant Coach, Great Britain's National Team
  • Developed players in UK, Europe, North America at college, University, CHL, AHL and NHL level
  • Played 7 years professional hockey in Europe
  • Inducted into the Brandon University Hall of Fame
  • Played WHL for Kamloops Blazers and Brandon Wheat Kings

brett-mclean-.gifBrett McLean 
Head Instructor 

 

Brett McLean played 385 career NHL games with the Chicago Blackhawks, Colorado Avalanche and Florida Panthers, accumulating 162 points (56-106-162). He was a member of the 1998 Canadian National Junior team and is the Kelowna Rockets all-time leader in goals (166), assists (209) and points (375).

 

McLean is currently an assistant coach with the American Hockey League's Iowa Wild, a role he has been in since 2017.


josh-gorges-banner-.gifJosh Gorges 
Head Instructor 

 

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.


Love_cropped.jpgTyler Love 
Goaltending Instructor 

 

Love is currently the Director of Goaltending, Scouting and Development with the WHL's Portland Winterhawks. He is a former goaltending consultant with the NHL's St. Louis Blues and is a partner in World Pro Goaltending. Love played four seasons in the WHL with the Warriors, Cougars and Blades. 


TravisHoy-web.gifTravis Hoy 
Goaltending Instructor 

 

Travis comes to the summer with 13 years of experience coaching goaltenders. He is the goalie coach for the Vernon Vipers of the BCHL and works with Goaltenders of all ages and skill levels throughout the interior. Travis has been an instructor with Kelowna summer hockey camps for the past two summers. 

 


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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.