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.
In 2010 I was fortunate enough to play at the Okanagan Hockey Academy on the Midget Prep team. With coaches like Robert Dirk and Greg Holst it was an unbelievable year. I have to this day still never been on such a close-knit team. It was my first year of midget hockey and that meant a lot more travel. Playing in the CSSHL I got the opportunity to play in some pretty awesome spots. The league helped me learn to stay on top of school, which has helped me not only in college but also in junior. I was able to make an easy jump to junior and college academically with the help of Dave Nackoney, a guidance counselor at Penticton Secondary School who works with all the student athletes. To this day if I need anything he is always more than willing to help. It is the great staff that left such an impression on me, and made it possible for me to be where I am today.