Penticton INSTRUCTORS  

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rob-mclaughlin-crop.gifRob McLaughlin
Head Instructor, Power Skating

McLaughlin has spent over 20 years in BC Hockey High Performance program and has been involved with Okanagan Hockey for over 30 years. McLaughlin is a Certified Power Skating instructor that has a client list that includes Duncan Keith of Chicago Blackhawks.

robert-dirk-2019.pngRobert Dirk
Head Instructor, Defence Camp

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.

craig-bedard-2019.pngCraig Bedard
Head Instructor

A former student athlete and team captain at the NCAA level with the University of Alaska-Fairbanks, Bedard is a former assistant coach with the WHL's Prince Albert Raiders and BCHL's Penticton Vees. He was the head coach of Team Pacific at the 2006 World Under-17 Challenge and the head coach of Team BC at the 2007 Canada Winter Games. 

mike-egener-2019.pngMike Egener 
Head Instructor

Egener is a former assistant coach with the Mount Royal University Men's Hockey team. Prior to coaching, he enjoyed an 11-year professional hockey career in the AHL, ECHL and Europe. Egener was drafted 34th overall by the Lightning at the 2003 NHL Draft after a 246-game career with the WHL's Calgary Hitmen.

jared-wynia-2019.pngJared Wynia
Head Instructor 

Wynia is a former student athlete at SUNY-Fredonia, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree. Wynia was named to the SUNYAC All-Academic team each season spent in NCAA III, as well as the recipient of the 2012 SUNYAC Rookie of the Year award. Prior to college, he played four seasons in the AJHL with the Eagles, Kodiaks and Canucks. Wynia was the assistant coach for the AJHL's Calgary Mustangs during the 2016-17 season.

dennis-mckinnon-2019.pngDennis McKinnon
Head Instructor

McKinnon is a former head coach of the BCHL's Trail Smoke Eaters and AJHL's Sherwood Park Crusaders. He has 20 years of experience with BC Hockey's High Performance Program, including the position of head coach of both the Team BC U16 and U17 teams from 2001-2004.

matt-hughes-2019.pngMatt Hughes 
Head Instructor

Hughes was the Head Coach and General Manager of the BCHL's Alberni Valley Bulldogs from 2017 to 2019. Prior to his time with the Bulldogs, the Fort St. John, B.C. product spent eight seasons in Junior A hockey as a Head Coach, Associate Coach, and General Manager in the BCHL, AJHL and NAHL. He also was part of the Team Canada U17 coaching staff on two occasions.

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At the end of grade nine, my parents and I decided it would be beneficial for both my hockey and scholastic development to attend OHA the next year. We toured other hockey academies, but ultimately felt OHA was the best fit for me. The coach’s and trainer’s expertise allowed me to learn more about the game, further develop my skills, strength and stamina and readied me to enter the WHL as a competent and confident 16 year old. With the support of great teachers and tutors my grades improved and I made friends that will last a lifetime. I highly recommend OHA for the player who is looking to take their game, grades and life skills to the next level."