Sharun named head coach of Team BC

Feb 29, 2016

BC Hockey today announced that Okanagan Hockey Academy (OHA) Female Prep Assistant Coach Christina Sharun has been named the Head Coach of the BC Female Under-18 Team that will compete at the 2016 Women’s U18 National Championship.

christina_sharun.jpgSharun has spent the past five seasons coaching in the BC Hockey High Performance Program, most recently as an assistant coach for the BC Women’s Under-18 team during the 2014-15 season that competed at the 2015 Canada Winter Games.

“I’m honoured and excited to lead Team BC to this year’s U18 National Championship,” said Sharun. “I am looking forward to working with the group of extremely talented staff who have been assembled to share their passion for the game with our province’s top female hockey players.

“We have a strong core of Team BC veterans to whom we will look for their leadership and experience at the national level and an exciting group of younger players who are highly driven to perform on the national stage. It is an exciting time for female hockey in our province and I know that this group will come together, compete, and make their mark among our nation’s best.”

BC Hockey’s Female U18 level is the third and final stage of the High Performance Program. It is an opportunity for the top players in the province to train and compete at an elite level and is meant to introduce players to the beginning of the Hockey Canada Program of Excellence.

The 2016 National Women’s U18 Championship will bring together provincial teams made up of the best female hockey players born in 1999 or later. The tournament serves as an important platform for Hockey Canada scouts, who will evaluate candidates for the Canadian contingent that will compete at the IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship, as well as at other international events.

The OHA Female Development Showcase is 90% sold out! Join OHA and NCAA/CIS coaches March 31-April 3, 2016 in Penticton, BC. Click here for details and to register!

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