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.
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."