The Okanagan Hockey Academy is pleased to congratulate all 13 players named to BC Cup rosters.
The BC Cup is a jamboree style tournament mixing players born in 2000 from various regions to make six teams. A total of 40 players from the BC Cup will be selected to attend the 2015 Male U16 Provincial Camp June 8-12 in Nanaimo, BC. Based on their performance at the Provincial Camp, 20 players will be named to Team BC to compete at the 2015 Western Branch Challenge Cup against Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
OHA players named to rosters:
Okanagan Hockey Academy Bantam Prep (11)
Seth Bafaro, Tanner Bahm, Kelvin Hair, Keltie Jeri-Leon, Ty Kolle, Riley Krane, Cole London, Zachary Minaker, Brandon Peacock, Tyler Popowich and Mitchell Prowse.
Okanagan Hockey Academy Bantam Varsity (2)
Adam Evanoff and Ryan Piva.
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.