From guest speaker presentations, to individual player evaluations, daily on-ice, and off-ice development sessions focusing on individual tactics, daily competitive games and WHL Combine testing, the Okanagan Hockey Summer Showcase is the ultimate off-season development camp. Each day in camp, you will learn and experience what it takes to raise all aspects of your game, as you strive to get to the next level.
The Okanagan Hockey Summer Showcase will expose you to the latest development methods and resources necessary to prepare for the next level. At the end of this camp you will know exactly what you need to do this off-season, and how to do it effectively, to maximize your development potential. Combining elite player development with exposure to junior scouts and staff, this is a great Showcase event that will assist you in developing all aspects of your game.
Staff for the Okanagan Hockey Summer Showcase include OHA head coaches, along with guest coaches from the WHL and BCHL. Each team will be assigned two professional coaches for the week, along with additional staff such as a strength and conditioning coach and athletic therapists.
Past coaches have included former NHL players Stu Barnes (now assistant coach with the Dallas Stars), Robert Dirk, Dixon Ward and Blake Wesley, as well as former WHL head coach and general manager Bruno Campese (now with the Vegas Golden Knights).
The Okanagan Hockey Summer Showcase is a pre-season showcase and evaluation opportunity for players born in 2002-2005. Players will be separated into two groups (2002/2003 & 2004/2005). This intensive six-day camp exposes players to the latest elite development methods essential to preparation for the next level. With WHL Combine Testing, daily off-ice development, classroom sessions, on-ice development and competitive games, the Okanagan Hockey Summer Showcase will familiarize you with all the necessary resources needed to raise your game this off-season. Players will have the opportunity to make that all important first impression to numerous scouts in attendance. Players and parents will be able to attend information sessions on hockey paths and all aspects of junior hockey to better educate themselves on what you can be doing to prepare.
Are you considering a future at OHA? This camp also provides the opportunity to interact and be evaluated by our current OHA staff, experience the OHA campus first hand, and get a taste of what it’s like to be a Student-Athlete at the Okanagan Hockey Academy.
OHA helped shape the person I am today in an abundance of ways. The training regime and on-ice practice went a long way in helping me achieve my set goals in hockey, while making the jump to the next level attainable. Ultimately, it was the lessons I learned off the ice that have shaped me the most. From learning to balance school with hockey, to building character and unity with my team. All in all, OHA was the best decision to not only further my hockey career, but also to further myself as a person."