Okanagan Hockey Academy student athlete Kailee Skinner has signed her National Letter of Intent to attend and play NCAA hockey at the University of Minnesota-Duluth.
Skinner, 16, has registered five points (1-4-5) in nine games this season with the Okanagan Hockey Academy Female Prep team. The Penticton, B.C. product collected 18 points (5-13-18) in 20 games during the 2016-17 season.
Skinner recently won a bronze medal with Team BC at the 2017 National Women’s Under-18 Championship.
The University of Minnesota-Duluth competes in the NCAA Division I Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA). They are five-time NCAA Championships (2001, 2002, 2003, 2008, 2010) and have appeared in 10 NCAA Tournaments since 2001.
Joining Okanagan Hockey Academy was the best decision I made to advance my hockey development. I grew as a person and as a player thanks to our amazing coaches. My education was held to a very high standard by our education advisor and tutors. I also met people who will be lifelong friends."