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Published on Dec 5, 2014

The Okanagan Hockey Academy will be well-represented at the 2015 Canada Winter Games as six Female Prep players have been named to their respective provincial teams. Goaltender Morgan Skinner, defencemen Micah Hart and Olivia Knowles, along with for…


Published on Dec 2, 2014

Nine Okanagan Hockey Academy players will suit up for the Team BC Under-16 squad at the upcoming 2015 Canada Winter Games. The nine players named to the roster from OHA is by far the most of any team, as no other program will send more than two. Go…


Published on Dec 1, 2014

Okanagan Hockey Academy alum Joe Hicketts has been invited to the Canadian National Junior Team Selection Camp, which gets underway December 11 in Toronto, Ontario. Hicketts, 18, is having a tremendous season with the Victoria Royals in the Western …


Published on Nov 24, 2014

With mixed emotions, the Okanagan Hockey Group has announced that long-time employee Michael O’Rafferty has decided to pursue a new job opportunity and will be leaving Okanagan Hockey effective November 24. O’Rafferty, who has been with Okanagan Hoc…


Published on Nov 20, 2014

Three members of the Okanagan Hockey Academy alumni family have been listed on the latest NHL Central Scouting Rankings. Ryan Gropp, Deven Sideroff and Tyler Soy were all listed in the November edition of the rankings.   Central Scouting gives pla…


Published on Nov 20, 2014

Self-Confidence: An Important Tool for any Hockey Player Whether you’re public speaking or playing hockey, strong self-confidence will help you give a better performance. High self-confidence will always give you an extra few percent in everything y…


Published on Nov 17, 2014

Three players from the Okanagan Hockey Academy UK have made the final cut for the Great Britain U20 squad that will play at the World Championship in Tallinn, Estonia in December. Glenn Billings, Tom Rutkis and Michael Stratford have all made the fi…


Published on Nov 12, 2014

For Okanagan Hockey Academy alum Joe Hicketts, the past two nights gave him an opportunity to showcase his skills in hopes of getting invited to the Canadian World Junior Team camp in December. It’s safe to say that he passed with flying colours. T…


Published on Nov 10, 2014

What is it really about? Hockey, Life Skills and Having Fun! After spending a week travelling, training, playing and bonding in Europe, it gets you thinking about a lot things. Firstly, and the most important factor, is how far our players have pro…


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I found Okanagan Hockey Academy to be one of the best experiences in my life. It prepared me to be the best junior hockey player I could be. The staff at OHA were committed to helping me improve and move on to the next level."