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.
Playing at OHA was an amazing opportunity. It gives you the chance to train like a pro everyday to develop your game. Playing in a great league, along with the on and off ice training gives you the upper hand on other competition. I am thankful to have had the chance to play there."