The Okanagan Hockey Group (OHG) today announced that Jim Fetter will not be returning as Head Coach of the Okanagan Hockey Academy (OHA) Female Prep team.
Fetter is moving on to join Hockey Northwestern Ontario as a Technical Director.
Assistant Coach Shera Fetter will also not be returning to OHA upon completion of her maternity leave.
“We would like to thank Jim and Shera for their time and service over the past four years,” said Dixon Ward, Vice-President of OHG. “Their contributions to our female program have been tremendous both on and off the ice. We wish Jim and Shera all the best in his future endeavours.”
Fetter was announced as the Head Coach of the OHA Female Prep team in June of 2014. In his four seasons at OHA, nearly 100% of all Grade 12 students on the Female Prep team advanced to play collegiate hockey in the NCAA, U Sports or ACAC.
Fetter helped guide the OHA Female Prep team to the Canadian Sport School Hockey League (CSSHL) Female Prep Championship in 2017.
“I would like to thank Andy and Dixon for giving Shera and myself the opportunity to work at OHA,” said Fetter. “They have been nothing but great to us and our family and we wish them continued success for the years to come.”
OHG is actively pursuing a new Female Prep team Head Coach and will make an announcement in the coming weeks.
OHA helped shape the person I am today in an abundance of ways. The training regime and on-ice practice went a long way in helping me achieve my set goals in hockey, while making the jump to the next level attainable. Ultimately, it was the lessons I learned off the ice that have shaped me the most. From learning to balance school with hockey, to building character and unity with my team. All in all, OHA was the best decision to not only further my hockey career, but also to further myself as a person."