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.
Going to OHA was one of the greatest decisions I have made for my hockey career. OHA prepared me for the next level. Skating, strength, speed, conditioning. I wouldn't be the player and person that I am today if I hadn’t chosen OHA."