OHA Edmonton adds U15 team for 2020-21 season

Apr 21, 2020

Okanagan Hockey Academy (OHA) Edmonton is pleased to announce the addition of a U15 team, which will begin play in the Canadian Sport School Hockey League’s (CSSHL) U15 Division this coming season.

The newly formed U15 team will be the fourth team at OHA Edmonton, joining the existing U18 Prep, U16 Prep and U15 Prep teams, adding to the development opportunity and pathway for student athletes attending the program.

OHA Edmonton would like to thank Hockey Alberta for their approval of the new team, as well as our partners Royal Glenora Club and Vimy Ridge Academy for their full support during this process.

“As a proud Hockey Canada Accredited School, we are very thankful to receive Hockey Alberta’s approval to operate an additional U15 team for the 2020-21 season and the approval from the CSSHL Board of Governors to compete in the CSSHL’s U15 Division,” said Randall Weber, General Manager of OHA Edmonton. “We look forward to offering the OHA development model to an additional team of 13 and 14-year-old student athletes looking to enter and participate in our program. We will be offering our 10-month development program to families looking to experience a true student athlete model within our entry level age bracket. We wish to thank our partners for their continued support through our expansion process and we look forward to working with a team of motivated, skilled and committed young student athletes.”

Since 2016, Vimy Ridge Academy, which currently has an enrollment of 850 students from Grades 7-12, has been the educational home of OHA Edmonton, offering flexible timetabling to accommodate individual student needs.

“The staff at Vimy Ridge Academy is excited to welcome another team with OHA to our classrooms in 2020-21,” said Jillian Marino, Principal of Vimy Ridge Academy. “Our partnership with the Okanagan Hockey Academy is a perfect fit with our Sports Alternative Programming as the primary site in the Edmonton Public School Division that provides flexible programming for the student-athletes in the greater Edmonton region. The shared vision for student athletes between the Okanagan Hockey Academy and Vimy Ridge Academy creates the perfect conditions to support both the skill and development of the athlete in the realm of hockey, the academic success of the student, and the personal growth of the young mind as they develop into adulthood with positive leadership and successful interpersonal skills.”

The CSSHL’s U15 Division began play during the 2014-15 season and currently has nine teams across Alberta and British Columbia set to compete during the 2020-21 season.

If you are interested in learning more about the U15 team, or OHA Edmonton in general, please contact Randall Weber at randallweber@okanaganhockey.com.

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