Sharun named to OHA coaching staff

Aug 04, 2015

PENTICTON, BC – The Okanagan Hockey Group announced today that Christina Sharun has been named assistant coach of the Okanagan Hockey Academy Female Prep team.

Christina_Sharun_Crop_1.jpg“We feel Christina will be a great addition to OHA as she has played and coached the game at a high level,” said OHA Female Prep head coach, Jim Fetter. “She has been involved with the BC Hockey High Performance Program which gives her a great understanding of the elite athletes throughout the province. We hope her involvement will help attract some of those players.”

Sharun 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 thrilled to be joining the Okanagan Hockey Group and am looking forward to the opportunity to work with Jim (Fetter) and the rest of the staff,” said Sharun. “The Okanagan Hockey Academy has a storied history of developing world class athletes and tremendous community ambassadors and I am excited to offer my skills and experience, both as a former player and as a coach, to continue this tradition of excellence."

On top of coaching the BC Women’s Under-18 team the past five seasons, including two Canada Winter Games, Sharun has also served in the BC Hockey High Performance Program as a Coaching Mentor and Manager at the Under-16 level. During the 2013-14 season, she was on the coaching staff of the Nanaimo Bantam Tier 1 boy’s hockey team.

Prior to coaching, Sharun played on the Yale University Women’s Varsity Hockey team from 2003-2007, earning All-Academic ECACHL honours, a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and History, as well as her teaching certification. Sharun also currently has her BC Teaching Certification.

We are pleased to welcome Christina to Penticton and the Okanagan Hockey Group.

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