The upcoming 2014-15 season will see the Okanagan Hockey Academy start its third year of player development in the UK.
The effectiveness of an Academy programme can be judged by the number of students including players at the U18 level: Luc Johnson, Glenn Billing, Michael Stratford, Ben Nethersell, Oliver Stone, Simon Kunin, Tom Rutkis, Istvan Dragomir, Conor Morris and Kaine Collins.
In 2014-15 the Academy will also be running an under 16 team and the following students will be returning to play at this age group: Harry Gulliver, Darren Stattersfield, Balint Pakozdi, Jordan Kelsall, Samuel Russell, Oliver Harris and Ethan James.
Speaking about the returning students, head coach, Peter Russell said: "It’s fantastic to have so many very talented players returning for the 2014-15 season".
"The majority of these players are going into their third year and I know we will continue to see them develop as individuals both on and off the ice.
"As the Academy expands to two age groups it’s great to have this outstanding group of students committed to return so far in advance of the new season."