Okanagan Hockey Academy student athlete Miranda Gaudet will attend and play NCAA hockey for Clarkson University beginning next season.
Gaudet, 17, currently sits at eight points (1-7-8) in nine games with the Okanagan Hockey Academy Female Prep team this season. During the 2016-17 season, the West Kelowna, B.C. product notched 11 points (5-6-11) in 15 games.
Clarkson University is located in Potsdam, N.Y. Their women’s ice hockey team competes in the NCAA Division I ECAC Conference. They have won two NCAA Championships (2014, 2017) and have competed in six NCAA Tournaments (2010, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017).
I can confidently say the Okanagan Hockey Academy had an impact on me as a hockey player but more importantly as a person. OHA taught me to bring my best self in all aspects of life including as a student, player and community member. I learned many life skills during my time at OHA that I will take with me much longer than my playing career and that is the greatest gift the staff, coaches, billets and community gave to me. I strongly believe I am a more well-rounded individual because of my time at OHA. I hope any young hockey player with drive, determination and a passion to become a better player and person is able to have the chance to attend somewhere so amazing. For me OHA gave me the best balance of academics, athletics, family and social life. I am extremely grateful for my time at Okanagan Hockey Academy.