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.
Goaltender Jordan Hollett (Prep White), Griffen Mendel (Prep White), Scott Walford (Prep White), along with forwards Jordan Bellerive (Prep White), Ethan O’Rourke (Prep Red), Michael Rassmussen (Prep White), Jordan Robinson (Prep White), Brendan Semchuk (Prep White) and Chase Stevenson (Prep White) were all named to the roster.
Overall, 12 of the 20 players on the roster come from the Canadian Sport School Hockey League.
The 2015 Canada Winter Games kick-off on February 13, 2015 in Prince George, BC, while the hockey portion gets going on February 22. Team BC opens up the Games with a matchup against New Brunswick.
Being a part of the Okanagan Hockey Academy has been an extremely rewarding and unforgettable experience. It has enabled me to gain confidence and acquire life long skills expanding beyond the game of hockey. The balance between academics and athletics is superb, allowing you to achieve your ultimate success. The academy assisted me in achieving my dream of playing hockey at the NCAA level while studying Pre-Medicine. Without this caring support group, none of this would have been possible and I am forever grateful.