The Okanagan Hockey Group would like to wish best of luck to all 10 Okanagan Hockey student athletes that will be competing at the 2019 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships, which will be held May 6-12 in Whitehorse, Yukon.
More than 600 participants from across Canada are expected to take part in the annual event. The NAHC features 20 teams made up of elite female and male Aboriginal athletes aged 15 to 18.
The championship was founded by the Aboriginal Sports Circle and is sanctioned by Hockey Canada.
Okanagan Hockey student athletes participating:
Megan Baliski, Okanagan Hockey Academy
David Chisholm, Okanagan Hockey Ontario
Keaton Dowhaniuk, OHA Edmonton
Paige Beauregard, Okanagan Hockey Academy
Destiny Fiddler, Okanagan Hockey Academy
Dwayne Jean, OHA Edmonton
Tyson Laventure, OHA Edmonton
Zoe Leas, Okanagan Hockey Academy
Ty Sanford, Okanagan Hockey Academy
Charlotte Stanwood, Okanagan Hockey Academy
I can confidently say the Okanagan Hockey Academy had an impact on me as a hockey player but more importantly as a person. OHA taught me to bring my best self in all aspects of life including as a student, player and community member. I learned many life skills during my time at OHA that I will take with me much longer than my playing career and that is the greatest gift the staff, coaches, billets and community gave to me. I strongly believe I am a more well-rounded individual because of my time at OHA. I hope any young hockey player with drive, determination and a passion to become a better player and person is able to have the chance to attend somewhere so amazing. For me OHA gave me the best balance of academics, athletics, family and social life. I am extremely grateful for my time at Okanagan Hockey Academy.