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: email@example.com.
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.