OHA EDMONTON GENERAL MANAGER RANDALL WEBER ANNOUNCED TODAY THAT GRANT STEVENSON HAS BEEN NAMED THE HEAD COACH OF THE OHA EDMONTON U15 TEAM.
Stevenson first joined OHA Edmonton in the role of Assistant Coach on our U15 Prep team.
After playing minor hockey in Spruce Grove, Grant played two AJHL seasons before receiving an NCAA Division 1 scholarship to Minnesota State Mankato.
Stevenson signed with the San Jose Sharks after his sophomore season, where he was selected First Team All WCHA and Second Team All American. Grant played one season in the NHL with the Sharks as well as seven seasons in the AHL before finishing his career in Europe. Stevenson brings excellent skill and offensive development experience and has worked as an on ice instructor for Donnan and Vimy Ridge.
Grant’s extensive experience playing minor hockey, junior, college and professional hockey provides our student athletes with real life experience and high level coaching and development experience along with systems, power play execution and hockey IQ.
“We are very excited to welcome Grant back to our operation and now as the Head Coach of our U15 program.” Says Weber. “Grant was an exceptional Assistant Coach for our U15 Prep program this past year and in addition, he performed many development sessions with all of our groups. We now look forward to seeing him join us as a Head Coach and build upon the experience he gained last year. He brings a great depth of playing experience and development initiatives, coupled with a great knowledge of the next level, we truly feel our student athletes will have a great opportunity ahead of them. We look forward to welcoming Grant to the team in this new role and trust he will be become an integral part of the learning & development culture here at OHA.”
Stevenson’s expertise lies in skill development, on ice creativity, special teams, Hockey IQ, team management and strategic playmaking
“After my experience this past season as assistant coach with the U15 Prep team I’m very excited to accept the Head Coach position of the U15 team with OHA Edmonton. Joining OHA’s elite coaching staff and positive culture towards developing student athletes in this expanded role is an incredible and exciting opportunity for my family and I.
I look forward to getting started working with our players to help pass along my experience and knowledge of the game along with the importance of academics to help them achieve their goals and grow into mature young men and athletes.”
If you are interested in learning more about our U15 program for the 2021-2022 season, please contact General Manager, Randall Weber at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Being a part of the Okanagan Hockey Academy has been an extremely rewarding and unforgettable experience. It has enabled me to gain confidence and acquire life long skills expanding beyond the game of hockey. The balance between academics and athletics is superb, allowing you to achieve your ultimate success. The academy assisted me in achieving my dream of playing hockey at the NCAA level while studying Pre-Medicine. Without this caring support group, none of this would have been possible and I am forever grateful.