OHA Penticton General Manager Scott May announced today that Jessie Leung has been named the Head Coach of the OHA Penticton U17 Prep White Team.
“Jessie comes to OHA with a wealth of experience at the U18, U17 & U16 levels. His time in the BC Hockey system has prepared him for the Academy structure and he will be a great coach, leader and mentor for our U17 group. As a coach that understands what it takes to get to the Jr level, Jessie will best prepare his players for the next step in their journey. Jessie has a passion for coaching and we are excited to provide an opportunity for him to get back behind the bench.” Scott May
Leung comes to the OHA after spending several season in the BCHL– first as an Assistant Coach with the Trail Smoke Eaters and then with the Prince George Spring Kings as an Associate Coach.
Prior to his time in the BCHL, Jessie spent 6 years with the Valley West Hawks in the BC Major Midget League, first as an Associate Coach and then as a Head Coach. In 2016, he coached the Hawks to a league championships.
Additionally, Leung has worked for the BC Hockey Program of Excellence as a both a Video Coach and Assistant Coach for the U16 program. As an Assistant Coach, he was part of the Silver Medal team in 2016 at the Western Canada Challenge Cup.
In 2021, Jesse served as the Video Coach for the U18 Team Black at the Hockey Canada National Women’s Summer Showcase, reviewing footage with coaches and individual players to improve performance.
"I am extremely excited to be joining the Okanagan Hockey Academy. Throughout my years of coaching, OHA has proven itself time and again to be a premier development program that produces not only elite hockey players but also outstanding young men and women of character. I look forward to upholding this tradition next season with the U17 Prep White Team."
If you are interested in learning more about our program for the 2021-2022 season, please contact General Manager, Scott May at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Playing at OHA was great. I had great billet families and made great relationships with people I still keep in touch with. It was a really good learning experience for me being away from home playing hockey, which set me up to go play junior.