The Okanagan Hockey Academy is well-represented as the BC Female Under-18 roster is announced.
The British Columbia Amateur Hockey Association released the roster for the BC Female Under-18 team that will take part in the 2015 Canada Winter Games starting on February 13 in Prince George, BC.
Five current OHA players made the list, as well as one alumnus.
Goaltender Morgan Skinner along with defencemen Micah Hart and Olivia Knowles are joined by forwards Alyssa MacMillan, Alley Rempe, and alum Rachel Raffard on the 20-player roster.
“We’ve assembled a terrific staff and great team of young players who are all thrilled to compete at the Canada Winter Games,” said Under-18 team director of operations Nancy Wilson. “We are particularly excited to be playing at the games in our home province.”
Skinner, a Victoria, BC product, posted a 13-10-2 record along with three shutouts during the 2013-14 season with the OHA Female Prep team, while Hart, fresh off being named captain of the Canadian National Under-18 team, netted 19 points (1-18-19) in 42 games.
MacMillan finished the 2013-14 season with 29 points (13-16-29) in 42 games, while Rempe added 19 points (9-10-19) in 42 games and Raffard picked up 12 points (4-8-12) in 41 games.
Knowles, who hails from Campbell River, BC, will join OHA for the upcoming season.
The squad will head to Regina on September 18 to face-off against Team Manitoba and Team Saskatchewan at the 2014 Mandi Schwartz Challenge.
At the end of grade nine, my parents and I decided it would be beneficial for both my hockey and scholastic development to attend OHA the next year. We toured other hockey academies, but ultimately felt OHA was the best fit for me. The coach’s and trainer’s expertise allowed me to learn more about the game, further develop my skills, strength and stamina and readied me to enter the WHL as a competent and confident 16 year old. With the support of great teachers and tutors my grades improved and I made friends that will last a lifetime. I highly recommend OHA for the player who is looking to take their game, grades and life skills to the next level."