Okanagan Hockey Group Vice-President Dixon Ward today announced that Courtney Tougas has been named the Head Coach of the Okanagan Hockey Academy Female Varsity team.
Tougas, 24, joins OHA from the Thunder Bay Queens program, where she has coached at both the Bantam and Midget level since 2013.
“We want to welcome Courtney to the Okanagan Hockey Academy family,” said Jim Fetter, Manager of Female Programs, OHA. “Her experience coaching at both the Bantam and Midget level makes her a great fit for our Varsity program. We are excited to have her join our staff and continue to build our Varsity program.”
Prior to coaching, Tougas spent two seasons as a student athlete at the University of Toronto, accumulating 13 points (6-7-13) in 38 career games.
“I am really excited to join the Okanagan Hockey Academy,” said Tougas. “With OHA's world class staff and rich history in player development, I can’t wait to be a part of it."
Tougas won the Esso Cup National Championship and Ontario Women’s Hockey Association Provincial Championship in 2010 with the Thunder Bay Queens Midget AA team.
Playing at OHA was great. I had great billet families and made great relationships with people I still keep in touch with. It was a really good learning experience for me being away from home playing hockey, which set me up to go play junior.