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Published on Feb 24, 2020

Written by Dixon Ward, Vice President OPENING FACE OFF The game of hockey rarely disappoints. Sure, the ups and downs of a long season can have some lulls and the odd dull moment, but for the most part, the speed, skill, and talent that is on dis…


Published on Feb 14, 2020

Written by OHG Vice-President, Dixon Ward Opening Face-off Every year, Sportsnet as well as a host of other participants, celebrate “Hockey Day in Canada”.  Last week, this annual production set up shop in Yellowknife, NWT. As I hunkered in on Satu…


Published on Feb 7, 2020

Written by Dixon Ward, Vice President Opening face-off There is a lot of buzz these days about Seattle’s new NHL expansion team and what the team will be named. The Kraken, Totems, Emeralds, Sockeyes, Evergreens, Whales, Cougars, Eagles, and Firebi…


Published on Feb 5, 2020

Game 4 of the Rivalry Series between the Canadian National Women’s Team and the United States National Women’s Team is set for Wednesday evening at Rogers Arena in Vancouver. You can watch live on TSN starting at 7pm PT. Canada got back in the serie…


Published on Feb 1, 2020

Written by Dixon Ward, Vice President. Opening face-off The NHL trade deadline is just around the corner and scuttlebutt around the league is starting to heat up. This is the time of year where we learn what teams think they have a chance and what …


Published on Jan 30, 2020

Meet Mike Egener, current Head Coach of our Bantam Prep team here at Okanagan Hockey Academy in Penticton. He is a former assistant coach with the Mount Royal University Men's Hockey team. Prior to coaching, he enjoyed an 11-year professional hockey …


Published on Jan 24, 2020

Written by Dixon Ward, Vice President, Okanagan Hockey Group Opening Face-off As this being All-Star week in the NHL I thought I would talk about some of the best players that I had the chance to play with during my career. Players from all over …


Published on Jan 17, 2020

  Written by Dixon Ward, Vice President Okanagan Hockey Group OPENING FACE OFF Happy New Year Everyone, hope that you all had a great holiday season with your family and friends. For hockey players, parents, and fans alike, this is always an e…


Published on Jan 13, 2020

Okanagan Hockey Camps is now accepting resumes for Assistant On Ice Instructors for our 2020 summer camp operations in Calgary, AB, Edmonton, AB, Kelowna, BC, and Penticton, BC. If working with youth players in a structured, fun, fast-paced environme…


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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.