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Published on Mar 11, 2020

The Okanagan Hockey Group (OHG) is looking to hire Head and Assistant coaches for both the male and female programs in the Penticton location. Summary of responsibilities: The Head and Assistant Coaches are responsible for the overall experience o…


Published on Mar 9, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, March 9, 2020 One of the largest sport tourism events in the South Okanagan is staying put for three more years Penticton, BC: The BDO Canadian Sport School Hockey League (CSSHL) Championships will remain in Penticton,…


Published on Mar 7, 2020

Written by Dixon Ward, Vice President Summer Hockey Camp Experience As the hockey season winds down and springtime is in the air, thoughts about summer plans start to take shape. Part of those discussions inevitably revolves around summer hockey ca…


Published on Mar 6, 2020

Written by Dixon Ward, Vice President Open To celebrate International Women’s Day, this week’s blog will focus on women who inspire, lead and pave the way for female inclusion and participation in the game of hockey. A group of pioneers, trailblaze…


Published on Mar 5, 2020

Calgary, Alta. –The Western Hockey League is now accepting registrations for two additional 2020 WHL U.S. Development Combines: Denver, CO scheduled for May 1-3, 2020 and Dallas, TX scheduled for June 19-21, 2020. The Denver Combine will be held at B…


Published on Mar 1, 2020

Written by Dixon Ward, Vice President Opening This month we saw the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the “Miracle on Ice”.  At the 1980 Olympic Games in Lake Placid, New York, a group of American college players pulled off one of, if not the …


Published on Feb 26, 2020

  Title of Position: Certified Athletic Therapist/Strength and Conditioning Coach Term: Full Time Location: St. Polten, Austria Start Date: July 1, 2020 Remuneration: Salary and benefits are according to internal Okanagan Hockey Academy (OHA) sa…


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…


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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.