The Okanagan Hockey Academy is pleased to congratulate alum Tyler Soy on being named to the Canadian Under-18 team.
The Cloverdale, BC product will represent Canada at the 2014 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup, which gets underway on August 11th in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Canada opens up against Switzerland and will also face-off against Sweden and Slovakia in the preliminary round.
Soy, 17, spent the 2012-13 season with OHA, leading the OHA Prep team in scoring with 99 points (38-61-99) in 52 games.
The 5-foot-11 forward was a member of the Victoria Royals during the 2013-14 season, where he netted 30 points (15-15-30) in 65 games, along with three points (2-13) in nine post-season contests.
Soy, who was drafted in the first round, eighth overall, by the Royals in 2012, played for Team Pacific at the 2014 World Under-17 Challenge. In six games he collected five points (2-3-5).
This marks the third straight year that OHA will see one of their alumni compete on the Canadian Under-18 team at the Ivan Hlinka. Last summer, alum Joe Hicketts, also of the Victoria Royals, was a member of the gold-medal winning Canadian squad, while Curtis Lazar of the Ottawa Senators took home gold in 2012.
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."