The Okanagan Hockey Group (OHG) announced today that Andre Darlow has been named the Student Athlete Recruitment Coordinator for Okanagan Hockey Ontario (OHO).
Darlow, who is a co-founder of TEP Showcase Tournaments, has been a director of scouting in the Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL) since 2013 with the Pickering Panthers (2013-15, 2017-present) and the Markham Royals (2015-2016). He also served as the head Ontario scout for the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League’s (QMJHL) P.E.I. Rocket from 2005-2009.
“Okanagan Hockey Ontario is very excited to add an individual like Andre to our staff,” said Paul Pascuzzi, OHO Business and Operations Manager. “His experience and professionalism will be a great asset for the growth of our program and development of our student athletes.”
Aside from his scouting and recruitment duties, Darlow is currently in his second season as the head coach of the Ajax Pickering Raiders Midget AAA team after spending three seasons as the head coach of the Markham Majors Midget AAA team.
"I am extremely thrilled and thankful to be joining the Okanagan Hockey Ontario program,” said Darlow. “I'm excited to assist in the growth of our program in Ontario. I truly believe in what OHO offers it's student athletes and the value it brings short and long term."
At Okanagan Hockey Ontario our primary focus is to promote the long-term development of each of our athletes in the classroom, on the ice, and in the community. Putting young, motivated people in a structured environment, surrounded by a world class staff and support system, allows us to deliver a consistent message and value system that we feel is imperative to the long term development of our students.
At OHA, I had an opportunity to play with some of best players in the country and had coaches that pushed me to be my best, positioning me to play for the Penticton Vees and now the University of Denver.