Monday, January 18, 2010

Alumni Joins Elite Group

OHA Alumni, Mitch MacMillan, has joined an elite group of players. Mitch scored his 50th goal in 49 games this past weekend, an accomplishment that hasn't been achieved since Kyle Turris, a third overall selection of the Phoenix Coyotes did it in 2007.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Chapman Ranked by Central Scouting

Former Okanagan Hockey Academy defenseman, Mitch Chapman, has been ranked 151st overall by central scouting for the 2010 NHL entry draft. Mitch's projected ranking would make him a 6th round selection.

Mitch, a 6'3" defenseman, skates with the Kelowna Rockets of the Western Hockey League. Through 33 games this season, the stay at home defenseman Chapman has 2 assists and 60 minutes in penalties. Last season Mitch suited up for the Salmon Arm Silverbacks of the BCHL.

"Mitch is a really strong player that has shown great development over the past few seasons. He made the transition from our top midget team up to the BCHL with ease, and has adjusted to the rigerous schedule of the WHL quite well this year. Any team that can pick Mitch in a later round will find a steal of a draft pick." Alan Kerr, Vice President

Bulldogs Ranked 11th in the Nation

The Alberni Valley Bulldogs continue to climb the National rankings, moving from 15th up to 11th in this weeks CJHL Power Rankings.

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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Walker Wins World Junior Gold Medal

Luke Walker, a former OHA student, has captured a Gold Medal in the 2010 World Junior Hockey Championships with Team USA.

Walker, who's club team is the Portland Winter Hawks of the Western Hockey League, finished the tournament with a + 1 rating through 7 games at the this tournament. Walker will now rejoin the Winter Hawks where he currently has 15 goals and 15 assists through 32 games.

"We are proud of Luke for achieving such a tremendous goal. To capture a gold medal at an event that features the premier junior hockey players in the world is an outstanding achievement. The hardwork and dedication of Luke, and the perseverance to return from a serious injury, shows the kind of character that Luke is." Andy Oakes, President

Congratulations Luke from the Okanagan Hockey Academy.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

OHA Alumni Competing for Gold Medal

OHA Alumni, Luke Walker, will compete for a gold medal as his Team USA takes on Team Canada in the World Junior Hockey Championship gold medal game on Tuesday.

Walker, a Portland Winter Hawk scoring star, is the perseverance story of the World Junior Championships this year. Returning only 7 days after having a steel plate inserted in his jaw after being struck by a puck, Walker made Team USA after a strong training camp in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

The gold medal game is a rematch of the New Years Eve thriller that saw Canada come from behind to beat the American's in a shootout. Game time is 5:00 pm Pacific Time.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

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Monday, November 23, 2009

Gill Commits to BU

OHA Alumni, Sahir Gill, commits to Boston University for the 2010-2011 season.

Gill, who is currently playing for the Chicago Steel of the USHL, adds this to a growing list of accomplishments which include a 2008-2009 National Championship with the Vernon Vipers of the BCHL. This season, Gill has notched 6 goals and 14 assists through 16 games.

"Commiting to a team like Boston University is very exciting. They have a great program there, and it was just the right fit for me. Playing in Hockey East is something I'm looking forward too, but my focus right now is on the Chicago Steel and working hard every game to help us have success." Sahir Gill
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