Okanagan Hockey Academy UK are delighted to announce that Milton Keynes based Luc Johnson has joined their ranks for the 2012/13 season.
Former Milton Keynes Junior Luc Johnson has become the latest prospect to join the ranks of the Okanagan Hockey Academy UK.
The hard working 14-year old, who also has experience as an England U15 and Conference U15 forward, joined the Academy this week after impressing OHA Head Coach Peter Russell who said: "It is great to welcome Luc into the OHAUK Programme.
"He is a talented individual and he made a big impression on me during the Conference Weekend and also at the OHA Try-out Weekend back in May.
"He is a skilled forward and has really good vision on the ice. He competes in all situations and you can see his desire to do well. He mixed well in the group and was a very pleasant individual to be around during the Try-out Weekend.
"With these strong qualities our programme will be perfect for Luc and his on and off-ice development. I believe that he will benefit massively, from the intense programme that will be in place for him and I’m really looking forward to working with him and watching him develop further as both a player and a person through-out the course of the season.
"The programme is also going to give Luc the perfect platform to improve and achieve his academic goals as well as to reach his hockey ambitions. That is a very important part of this programme and I will support him in any way possible."
Speaking on joining the Academy, Johnson added: "I’m feeling very excited at joining this programme, it’s a massive development for hockey in the UK and I’m excited at being a part of its first year.
"I feel that it will give me the best opportunity to develop as a person and as a player. Meeting different people at the school as well as playing along-side the best standard of players on the ice is something that I’m very much looking forwards too.
"I want to be able to play at the highest professional level possible and am aiming at playing for my national team in the World Championships and the Academy will give me the best platform possible for me to reach my goals."
To find out more about about the Okanagan Hockey Academy UK email General Manager Steve Nell at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call him on 07771 863 674.