The Okanagan Hockey Group has been operating in Canada since its foundation in 1963 in Penticton, British Columbia. This means Okanagan is the biggest and oldest hockey school in the world! Throughout the years this organization has solidified itself in the Canadian hockey community, and HockeyShot couldn’t be more pleased to continue to grow our partnership with them.

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Over the past 50 plus years, Okanagan Hockey Group has operated camps in Canada, United States, Mexico, Japan, Hong Kong, United Arab Emirates, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, England, Scotland and Denmark. In 2008, Okanagan Hockey Group, with the help of sponsors such as HockeyShot, expanded its operations to St. Pölten, Austria and Swindon, England in 2012, and Edmonton, Alberta in 2015.

HockeyShot is proud to help support the development of the European Hockey Federation with Okanagan by attending their spring and summer training camps in St. Pölten, Austria. HockeyShot continues its strong growth in Europe and these partnerships are very important in getting HS Training Products in front of many hockey players overseas. All part of HockeyShot’s goal of becoming the worldwide leader in hockey training aids and free online content!

Did you know? In 2014 the Canadian National Women’s Hockey Team attended a boot camp at the Okanagan Hockey Group in Penticton, B.C. The girls ended their Olympic training journey by spending 10 days practicing and competing at the Okanagan Hockey Academy Europe in St. Pölten, Austria, before heading off to Sochi to win gold!

HockeyShot is proud to provide premium products and accessories to Okanagan camps, which help players develop their skills during specialized programs for fore-checking, power skating, shooters and defensemen. The balance of on-ice training, off-ice training, skills sessions, and off-ice activities is the perfect setting to use HockeyShot products such as the HS Extreme Defender and the HS Slide Board Pro.

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Okanagan boasts alumni such as Curtis Lazar of the Calgary Flames, Emily Clark and Micah Heart of the Canadian National Women’s Team, and Jackson Van De Leest of the Calgary Hitmen, to name a few. Bringing Canadian Hockey to the European Hockey Federation is an important aspect of helping to grow the game of hockey worldwide, a cause close to HockeyShot’s and Okanagan’s hearts.

Click here to sign up for the camps in both Penticton and St. Pölten, or visit Okanagan Hockey Group website for more locations and dates. See you on the rink!

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This article was written by: Karina Penner

This article was written by: Karina Penner