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Hockey in Britain part 3
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09-02-2013, 02:12 PM
Join Date: Sep 2009
Looks like OHA's U18 program is getting a few more commits after all:
The Okanagan Hockey Academy are delighted to announce that a further four players have been added to our U18's Prospects programme for the 2013-14 season.
With Luc Johnson and Michael Stratford already confirmed, we also welcome Tom Rutkis and Glen Billings to the fold, along with last season's returnees Logan Prince and Itsvan Dragomir who have also committed to the forthcoming season.
Tom Rutkis, a skilled forward who hails from Latvia is joining the programme from Guildford U16's where he has been a prolific scorer over the last few seasons since his arrival in the UK while Glen Billing, who is also a forward with plenty of skill, joins the group from Essex having been with the junior set up at Romford and is a very smart player who is strong on the puck.
Returnee Logan Prince improved in all areas of his game last season and is a speedy power forward and comes to play every shift and has a great work ethic who puts his team mates first, while Isti Dragomir is a complete team player who was voted last year's players Player of the Year and is he is extremely popular in the dressing room. He works tirelessly for his peers and plays at both end s of the rink.
Speaking about how the players, head coach Peter Russell commented: "Firstly, I'm delighted to have Logan and Isti returning to the programme for the coming season and to add Tom and Glen to our group is the icing on the cake.
"Both Glen and Tom have trained with our group before and they are lovely lads with great work ethic and they both have a desire to progress themselves further.
"I am really looking forward to working with our boys this year and watching them all develop further again.
"I have stated before, that this is the best programme in the UK to develop within and is the best environment to achieve ones full potential on and off the ice.
"We have some very talented 12, to 16 year old's in the programme now and that is a fantastic base to build from. The future is bright!
"We will be developing each player's skills, game understanding and each individual strength and conditioning.
"It is very mixed group in terms of ages, but a very exciting one and I can't wait to see where they all are in May next year."
To find out more about the OHA(UK) please email General Manager Steve Nell or call our office on 01793 886 857.
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