The transition to Univeristy was so much easier because of OHA, I know I couldn't have done it without the academy. OHA taught me all the skills I need to succeed here at Ohio State. I hope all the new athletes and the returning take full advantage of everything you provide and do for them, because there isn't a better program to prepare you for the future!
I hope everyone at OHA enjoys there time, sooner or later we all end up missing it!
Julia McKinnon (Kelowna BC)
Team Canada U18 and U22
Ohio State University and OHA Graduate.
Schedule: One of OHA big advantages is our great schedule that play against the best competition in Canada and United States. We play many games in the USA that get players seen by many CIS and NCAA schools. Highlighting the schedule will be top scouted Canada and USA tournaments such as Stoney Creek Showcase, Rochester tournament, Boston Assabet Invitational, Union Tournament, Can-Am Tournament and Thanksgiving University Showcase. The schedule is designed for the elite player seeking maximum exposure and maximum training.
Exposure: Are you aware many Collegiate teams have very little money for recruiting. We play many of our games both in Canada and the USA to get players seen by many CIS-NCAA schools over and over again. Schools like McGill, Vermont, Cornell, UPEI, Brown, Clarkson, Niagara, Quinnipiac, Western, St Lawrence, Boston University, and other CIS and D1 and DIII programs have visited our school and attended our practices.
OHA FEMALE TEAMS
Since its inception, the Ontario Hockey Academy female hockey program has sent over 200 players to CIS and NCAA hockey following graduation. Additionally, the hockey program has produced 7 Olympians, several U18 world champions, numerous IIHF National Champions, CIS champions, NCAA D1 and D3 champions. Nationally recognized, the hockey program at Ontario Hockey Academy has evolved from a perennial powerhouse in the world of prep school level.
The program also utilizes strength and conditioning coaches for off-ice work on speed, quickness, conditioning and strength. All of which translate to greater acceleration on the ice. OHA’s success is due in large part to its practice model, which focuses on skating and playmaking to improve awareness, puck movement, finding open spaces and making plays.
Daily practice takes place at Benson Ice Arena, a three-sheet facility where practices begin in August. Girls are on the ice four to five days a week, exceeding the minimum recommendations set forth by Hockey Canada Development Model.
While our hockey teams continually strive for excellence, personal growth and development, the coaches expect players to honour themselves, the team, and the school by striving to be exceptional leaders both on and off the ice. Throughout the year, we tend to visit, practice and play at several NCAA and CIS schools and at several top events where recruiters continuously come to evaluate our players.
OHA TARDIFF & GOLD teams consist of Juniors, Seniors and Post Graduates. Most players on this team have or will play for a national team, attend a national camp, or a provincial team. Schedule consists of playing in the best Junior and U19 events in Canada and United States.
OHA PREP team emphasizes development and exposure. Special attention is placed on progression and honing individualized skills, preparing players for their next level. Schedule consists of playing in the high end Midget AAA and U19 prep school events in Canada and United States.
Ages: 14 to 18 year olds.
Players: Canada, USA, Asia and Europe
Opponents: Many Ontario teams, USA Teams, Quebec Teams
Tournaments: Ontario, Quebec and USA