The Okanagan Hockey Academy is pleased to congratulate alumnus Kyle Horsman on accepting a scholarship to Robert Morris University.
Horsman, 20, just finished up his final season in the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL), where he served as captain of the Cowichan Valley Capitals. In 199 career BCHL games, the Sechelt, BC product posted 82 points (42-40-82) and 148 penalty-minutes.
"I can't thank everyone who's helped me along the way enough, especially the Cowichan Capitals organization,” Horsman stated in a press release on the Capitals website. “This really shows that after four years of playing in the BCHL hard work does pay off. It's a good feeling knowing you are helping pave the way for younger players coming to the Cowichan Valley in the coming years.”
The 6-foot-3, 172-pounder spent the 2010-11 season in the CSSHL with the Okanagan Hockey Academy Prep team where he netted five points (3-2-5) in 13 games. The following season, Horsman joined the BCHL’s Trail Smoke Eaters, before eventually landing in Cowichan Valley for the next three seasons.
Robert Morris University competes in the NCAA’s Division I Atlantic Hockey Association against the likes of Bentley University and Mercyhurst University to name a few.
"I'm extremely excited and proud to have the opportunity to play Division I hockey at Robert Morris," added Horsman.
Horsman joins a growing list of former CSSHL players to take the NCAA route. There are currently 11 CSSHL alums competing at the NCAA Division I level, with another dozen committed for next season and beyond.
Tickets for the 2015 CSSHL Championships are on sale now and available at www.valleyfirsttix.com, in person at the Valley First Box Office at the SOEC or the Wine Country Visitor Centre.
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.