Okanagan Hockey Group Vice-President Dixon Ward today announced that Christina Sharun has stepped down as Head Coach of the Okanagan Hockey Academy Female Varsity team to pursue a new job opportunity with the Canadian Coast Guard.
“We want to wish Christina all the best on her new adventure,” said Jim Fetter, Manager of Female Operations and Head Coach of the OHA Female Prep team. “We want to thank her for all her hard work and commitment to OHA. Her guidance and leadership was invaluable in getting our Varsity program off the ground.”
Sharun joined OHA in 2015 and served as an assistant coach for one season before being named the head coach of the OHA Female Varsity team for their inaugural 2016-17 season.
“I want to thank the Okanagan Hockey Academy for the opportunity to work with the Female Program,” said Sharun. “I will take many memories and lessons forward with me in my future endeavors and I wish the program continuing success.”
While at OHA, Sharun also was the head coach of Team BC at the 2016 National Women’s Under-18 Championship, where she earned a bronze medal.
A search for Sharun’s replacement will begin immediately.
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."