The Okanagan Hockey Academy is pleased to congratulate former student athlete Jordy Bellerive on signing a three-year, entry-level contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Bellerive, 18, spent the 2014-15 season with the OHA Midget Prep team, registering 49 points (34-15-49) in 27 games, along with two points (1-1-2) in three post-season contests, helping OHA capture the 2017 Canadian Sport School Hockey League Midget Prep Championship. He was also named the CSSHL Midget Freshman of the Season.
The North Vancouver, B.C. product has spent the past two seasons with the Western Hockey League’s Lethbridge Hurricanes, accumulating a combined 92 points (38-54-92) in 135 regular season games.
After going undrafted at the 2017 NHL Draft, the 5-foot-10, 194-pound forward led the Penguins as an invitee with seven points (4-3-7) in three games at the 2017 Prospects Challenge.
Bellerive was originally selected by the Hurricanes in the first round, second overall, at the 2014 WHL Bantam Draft.
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.