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.
At the end of grade nine, my parents and I decided it would be beneficial for both my hockey and scholastic development to attend OHA the next year. We toured other hockey academies, but ultimately felt OHA was the best fit for me. The coach’s and trainer’s expertise allowed me to learn more about the game, further develop my skills, strength and stamina and readied me to enter the WHL as a competent and confident 16 year old. With the support of great teachers and tutors my grades improved and I made friends that will last a lifetime. I highly recommend OHA for the player who is looking to take their game, grades and life skills to the next level."