The 2019 Okanagan Hockey Female Development Showcase is an incredible opportunity for young aspiring student athletes who are looking to play college hockey, or attend the Okanagan Hockey Academy, to showcase their abilities to existing coaches of all levels.


Participants at the 2019 OHA Female Development Showcase will play three competitive games coached by collegiate coaches, on top of two and a half hours of practice time led by collegiate coaches. 

NCAA/U Sports Schools committed to attend (as of March 15, 2019):

  • Bemidji State University
  • Boston University
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of Minnesota-Duluth
  • Nichols College
  • Ohio State University
  • University of Ottawa
  • Penn State University
  • Princeton University
  • St. Cloud State University
  • Western University
  • University of Wisconsin


The 2019 OHA Female Development Showcase runs April 19-21 in Penticton, BC and is open to 2001-2005 born student athletes. The Showcase features:

  • Three competitive games coached by NCAA/U Sports coaches
  • Two 1.25-hour practices led by NCAA/U Sports coaches
  • On and off ice Combine testing
  • NCAA/U Sports Information Session 
  • OHA/Penticton Secondary School Information Session
  • 39 student athletes from 2016 Showcase now committed/playing NCAA/U Sports
  • 28 student athletes from 2017 Showcase now attending OHA


I can confidently say the Okanagan Hockey Academy had an impact on me as a hockey player but more importantly as a person. OHA taught me to bring my best self in all aspects of life including as a student, player and community member. I learned many life skills during my time at OHA that I will take with me much longer than my playing career and that is the greatest gift the staff, coaches, billets and community gave to me. I strongly believe I am a more well-rounded individual because of my time at OHA. I hope any young hockey player with drive, determination and a passion to become a better player and person is able to have the chance to attend somewhere so amazing. For me OHA gave me the best balance of academics, athletics, family and social life. I am extremely grateful for my time at Okanagan Hockey Academy."

Okanagan Hockey Academy taught me the value of teamwork, honesty, and hard work. I was encouraged to follow my dreams and set the bar high. I am forever grateful for the opportunity to be part of an elite program with a great school and amazing role models."

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."


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Griffin Mendel

At OHA, I had an opportunity to play with some of best players in the country and had coaches that pushed me to be my best, positioning me to play for the Penticton Vees and now the University of Denver.