Ten Okanagan Hockey Academy players have been shortlisted by Hockey BC on the Team BC Under-16 roster.
Goaltenders Shane Farkas and Jordan Hollett, along with defencemen Griffen Mendel and Scott Walford, join forwards Jordan Bellerive, Ethan O’Rourke, Michael Rasmussen, Jordan Robinson, Brendan Semchuk and Chase Stevenson on the roster of 27 players shortlisted.
All players on the list will be evaluated by the Team BC coaching staff over the course of the upcoming season with the final roster expected to be announced in November 2014.
Twenty of the 27 shortlisted players will be named to the final Team BC roster that will compete at the 2015 Canada Winter Games in Prince George, BC which kicks-off on February 13, 2015.
Of the 10 OHA players selected, eight of them are returning to OHA after competing with the OHA Bantam Prep team during the 2013-14 season. Bellerive, the second overall selection in the 2014 WHL Bantam Draft, and Semchuk, the 10th overall selection in the 2014 WHL Bantam Draft, will be joining OHA for the 2014-15 season.
Full Team BC U16 Shortlist: http://www.bchockey.net/Files/MU16%20Team%20BC%20Shortlist.pdf
OHA helped shape the person I am today in an abundance of ways. The training regime and on-ice practice went a long way in helping me achieve my set goals in hockey, while making the jump to the next level attainable. Ultimately, it was the lessons I learned off the ice that have shaped me the most. From learning to balance school with hockey, to building character and unity with my team. All in all, OHA was the best decision to not only further my hockey career, but also to further myself as a person."