Okanagan Hockey Group (OHG) Vice-President Dixon Ward announced today that Alyssa MacMillan has been named the Assistant Coach with the Okanagan Hockey Academy (OHA) Female Varsity team.
MacMillan, 21, is an OHA graduate having attended the program in Penticton from 2011 to 2016.
“We are very excited to have Alyssa returning to our program in a coaching capacity,” said Ward. “She was a model student athlete during her playing days with us and was a leader both on and off the ice. Her experience, not only within our program, but as well as at the collegiate level will help her guide and lend support to our current female students.”
After graduating from Penticton Secondary School, MacMillan attended and played NCAA hockey at the University of North Dakota during the 2016-17 season, tallying six points (1-5-6) in 36 games as a true freshman. She would then go on to attend and play USports hockey at the University of Ottawa.
MacMillan most recently played professionally in the Swedish Women’s Hockey League with Göteborg HC, where she amassed 11 points (7-4-11) in 30 games.
MacMillan’s brothers, Mark and Mitch, are also OHA alumni.
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.