A total of 10 former Okanagan Hockey Academy student athletes have been invited to attend NHL Development Camps.
Bellerive, 20, attended OHA during the 2014-15 season, helping Midget Prep White capture the 2015 Canadian Sport School Hockey League Midget Prep Division Championship, while also being named the 2015 CSSHL Midget Prep Division’s Top Freshman after scoring 49 points (34-15-49) in 27 games.
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Kehler, 21, attended OHA during the 2013-14 season, helping his team capture the 2014 CSSHL Midget Prep Division Championship after posting a 2.34 goals-against average in 14 regular season games.
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Koch, 21, attended OHA from 2011 to 2013, recording 148 points (51-97-148) in 96 games with the Bantam Prep team.
Mahura, 21 attended OHA during the 2013-14 season, helping his team capture the 2014 CSSHL Midget Prep Division Championship. The St. Albert, Alta. product appeared in 17 games with the Anaheim Ducks during the 2018-19 season.
Malenstyn, 21, attended OHA from 2011 to 2014. In his final season, he was part of the 2014 CSSHL Midget Prep Division Championship team.
McCartney, 17, attended OHA and played for the Bantam Prep team in 2015-16 and Midget Prep White team in 2016-17. He has spent the past two seasons with the Brandon Wheat Kings.
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Mendel, 20, attended OHA from 2013 to 2015, where he helped his team win the 2015 CSSHL Midget Prep Division Championship. Mendel has attended the University of Denver the past two seasons.
Jackson van de Leest
Van de Leest, 18, attended OHA during the 2016-17 season, before joining the Calgary Hitmen, where he has spent the past two seasons.
Walford, 20, attended OHA from 2012 to 2015. In his final season, he helped his team win the 2015 CSSHL Midget Prep Division Championship. Walford was originally selected by the Montreal Canadiens in the third round at the 2017 NHL Draft.
Ward, 21, attend OHA from 2011 to 2015. He was part of the 2015 CSSHL Midget Prep Division Championship team. Ward just completed his freshman season at the University of Nebraska-Omaha.
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."