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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…


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 …


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