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.
In 2010 I was fortunate enough to play at the Okanagan Hockey Academy on the Midget Prep team. With coaches like Robert Dirk and Greg Holst it was an unbelievable year. I have to this day still never been on such a close-knit team. It was my first year of midget hockey and that meant a lot more travel. Playing in the CSSHL I got the opportunity to play in some pretty awesome spots. The league helped me learn to stay on top of school, which has helped me not only in college but also in junior. I was able to make an easy jump to junior and college academically with the help of Dave Nackoney, a guidance counselor at Penticton Secondary School who works with all the student athletes. To this day if I need anything he is always more than willing to help. It is the great staff that left such an impression on me, and made it possible for me to be where I am today.