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Okanagan Hockey

Okanagan Hockey, our Ambitious North American & European Student Hockeyers

    Okanagan Hockey Academy is designed to help students progress academically and athletically. Goal is to ensure students develop into positive citizens in their community and to help them reach their goals on the ice. The experiences you will gain from our program will stay with you for the rest of your life.

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    The Okanagan Hockey Academy are playing in Penticton a very important role in the development of ambitious young talents, arriving from Canadian provinces & American states. Their Canadian & American (grand)parents are arriving during the whole year – OHA is a 3-year program – to be together with their son or girl.

    Their parents are using Villa Orion as a family reunion home to spend time together with their talented kids.

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    “My dream is to play hockey at the highest level. My 3 years at OHA have been instrumental in helping

     me move forward on that path, teaching me what it takes to be a pro both on the ice – and off.”

    Beck Malenstyn Calgary Hitmen / WHL

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    In 2002, Okanagan Hockey Academy was established as the first hockey specific sport school recognized by BC Hockey and Hockey Canada. OHA has been built on experience, knowledge, and passion for our game. OHA in Penticton started with one team and has now expanded to seven teams. In 2008, OHG expanded its operations to St Polten, Austria and then in 2012 to Swindon, England in the UK. OHA’s success can be seen in the long list of players who have moved on to play at the WHL, Junior A, University and International levels. With the vast amount of knowledge and incredible network throughout our staff, our athletes have the inside track to move on to the next level.

    The Okanagan Hockey Academy’s flagship, located in Penticton, Canada, is one of the premier private hockey programs worldwide.

    History and organziation of the OHA goes back to the Okanagan Hockey Group founded by Larry Lund in 1963 in Penticton, BC Canada.

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    My time at OHA taught me what it means to be an elite athlete both on and off the ice. It is a big reason I am the player,

    I am today. Luke Ripley, University of Notre Dame/NCAA.

    Over the years, OHG became an icon in the hockey camp industry and has grown today to be the longest operating hockey camp in the world. Over the 50 plus years, Okanagan Hockey Group has operated camps in Canada, United States, Mexico, Japan, Hong Kong, United Arab Emirates, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, England, Scotland and Denmark. In this time period, the camp in Penticton has hosted players from over 30 different countries. The camp has had hundreds of former and existing NHL players attend over the years as players or as on ice instructors.

    In 2014 OHG and the WHL partnered to establish the WHL Combines. WHL Combines is a specially designed on and off ice testing system, that allows athletes to establish baseline results and then continue testing against the baseline. Players as well as parents have found the combines to be extremely helpful  to the athlete, as results can then be used to make adjustments to one’s own training and development, as well as be compared to other athletes within the database.

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    Okanagan Hockey School, our Ambitious North American Apprentice Hockeyers

      Okanagan Hockey School Penticton BC is the oldest and biggest Hockey School in the world, providing hockey instruction since 1963.

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      Explore on Google Maps the stunning location of Villa Orion (= Orion Consultings Ltd.= the owner).

      The Okanagan Hockey School is playing in Penticton a very important role in the development of ambitious young talents, arriving from Canadian provinces & American states.

      Their Canadian & American parents are using Villa Orion as family vacation home to support their talented kids during these short (Summer) Hockey Camps.

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      The Okanagan Hockey School implemented their educational programs to the UK and Austria. Together with their subsidiairies the Okanagan Hockey School (together with the OHA) built up an international Hockey exchange competition.

      For example, the Okanagan Hockey School UK provides seasonal Hockey camps and a year round Academy programme that combines an education with athletics at the highest level. It is located in Swindon, Wiltshire. The Okanagan Hockey Academy UK teams participate in the English Ice Hockey Association League Division 1 South at Under 16 and Under 18 levels, as well as numerous tournaments and exhibition games across the UK and Europe.

      The Okanagan Hockey School has three specific programmes designed for following successive levels of players, from ages 5-15 years old:

      1. Development Camp

      Monday to Friday full day camps. Designed for players with less than 3 years’experience. You’ve mastered the basics. Are you ready to make some big strides in your game?

      2. Advanced Development Camp – 12- 15yrs

      Monday to Friday full days camps. You play with passion. You practice hard. o how do you take your game to the next level?

      The Advanced Development camp for players focuses on the refinement of fundamentals skills, while advancing into more complex and sophisticated drills and teaching techniques.  The camp operates in conjunction with the Integrated Camp for goaltenders and is for players aged 12 to 15 years old.

      3. An Integrated Goaltending Programme.

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      Penticton Vees, our Ambitious Junior Hockey Talents

        The Penticton Vees is a junior “A” Ice Hockey Team, playing in the British Columbia Junior Hockey League.

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        Junior Vees were founded in 1961, taking the name of an existing senior hockey team. Vees’ seniors beat in 1955 the Soviet Union 5–0 and won the gold medal at the World Championships. However, Penticton could not really support a top-notch senior team. Since then the Vees’ juniors became the deliveries for Ice Hockey Teams competing in National Senior Hockey League.

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        Okanagan Hockey School, Academy and the Professional Vees are playing in Penticton a very important role in the development of ambitious young talents, arriving from Canadian provinces & American states.

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        Their parents are using Villa Orion as a family vacation home to spend time together with their talented kids.

        Canadian & American families are visiting their Penticton Vees’ son or daughter between November till April during their Hockey Competition Matches.

        On 6. June 2016 the final NHL draft list has been published:

        The Vees’ Tyson Jost and Dante Fabbro are ranked 11th and 15th respectively and Chilliwack Chiefs’ defenceman Dennis Cholowski is ranked 26th. All three attended the recent NHL Scouting Combine in Buffalo, New York, and all three did win gold together at the 2015 World Junior ‘A’ Challenge in December.

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        2017 Western Canada Cup – April 29th – May7th, 2017

        The Penticton Vees, and the City of Penticton are excited to welcome the best of the west between April 29th and May 7th, 2017.

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        The Champions from the BCHL, AJHL, SJHL, and MJHL will join the Vees in a week long showcase of Junior A hockey, with two clubs earning births in the 2017 RBC Cup, the national Jr A championship.

        Western Canada Cup tickets will first open to our valued season ticket holders on Friday April 1st, and then to the general public on Friday July 1st, both at exciting early bird pricing.

        Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available on package details and pricing.