The Okanagan Hockey Academy (OHA) is pleased to congratulate OHA Europe player Marco Richter on being drafted in the second round, 26th overall, by the Madison Capitols in the 2014 United States Hockey League (USHL) Entry Draft.
Richter led the OHA Europe Prep team, the Lower Austria Stars U20 squad, in scoring this past season with 67 points (39-28-67) in 46 games.
In March, the Vienna, Austria product received a Division I scholarship to the University of Connecticut (NCAA) beginning in the 2015-16 season. UConn will be joining the Hockey East conference beginning next fall.
Richter was the third European-born player selected in the USHL Entry Draft, which was conducted on Monday. The Capitols are an expansion team based out of Madison, Wisconsin that will begin play during the 2014-15 USHL season. The team is part-owned by NHL star and Minnesota Wild defenceman, Ryan Suter.
Comprised of 16 teams, the USHL is the top-level of junior hockey in the United States that sees many players move onto the NCAA ranks.
For more information on OHA Europe, visit: http://www.ohseurope.com/
My time at OHA provided me an opportunity to grow as a person and athlete. Without OHA I would not have had the opportunity to play post secondary hockey. The life skills I learned at OHA are skills that I will have with me forever.