DHA is extremely proud and congratulates alum Lukas Svejkovsky on signing a Western Hockey League Standard Player Agreement with the Vancouver Giants for the 2018-2019 campaign.

The five-foot-nine forward was drafted by the Giants in the second round, 36th overall, at the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft.

Good luck in the upcoming season with the Giants Lukas! #wild pride

http://www.csshl.ca/leagues/newsletter.cfm?clientID=4542&leagueID=15269&page=104698

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DHA announces new roles within female program and male Midget Prep AC

Delta B.C. – The Delta Hockey Academy (DHA) are excited to announce new roles within the Hockey Operations team, including a Director of Female Hockey, a new position within their organization, which will be filled by Owen Pighin.

Scott May will take over as the Head Coach of the Female Prep team, Brittany Kirby has joined the coaching staff as an Assistant Coach for the Female Varsity team and Kris Beech has been named an Assistant Coach with the male Midget Prep team.

Pighin has spent the last two seasons as Head Coach of the DHA Female Varsity program and was a key member in the inaugural 2016-17 Canadian Sport School Hockey League (CSSHL) Championship season.

The Tsawwassen, B.C. product has had a long coaching career of 35-plus years in both the male and female game. He was a key contributor to the start up of the Female Steelers program and was heavily involved in the development and female program at the North Shore Winter Club in the early 2000’s.

Pighn will continue to serve as the Head Coach of the Female Varsity team while overseeing both the Female Varsity and Female Prep student athlete personnel in recruiting and post-secondary opportunities.

“We are fortunate to have someone like Owen guide and support all of our female student-athletes with his enthusiasm, passion and respect for the game and athlete,” said Ian Gallagher, Director of the Delta Hockey Academy.

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May, currently Director of Hockey & Business Operations at Delta Hockey Academy will step into the role of Head Coach for the Female Prep team.

May has coached the Male Midget Prep team since DHA’s inaugural 2013-14 season in the CSSHL. Highlighted by a CSSHL Championship in 2015-16, May looks for a new experience and challenge in the Female game.

Before coaching, May had a playing career that took him to The Ohio State University (NCAA) where he was selected in the seventh round, 222nd overall, by the Toronto Maple Leafs at the 2002 NHL Draft. After his collegiate career, the White Rock, B.C. product went on to play eight seasons professionally at the AHL, ECHL and European levels.

“I am excited for the new opportunity and the change to work with the female student-athletes in our program,” said May. “I look forward to continue to help grow and strengthen our female program, working alongside our other female coaches.”

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Kirby enjoyed a lengthy playing career that was highlighted by her time with the Pacific Steelers from 2003 to 2007 and then moving on to University of Toronto from 2009 to 2014.

Most recently, Kirby has spent time with minor hockey programs in both Toronto and Winnipeg teaching skills development as well as serving as an Assistant Coach with Team Winnipeg in the most recent Manitoba Winter Games.

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Beech will join DHA in a full coaching capacity for the 2018-19 season with the Midget Prep team. He was with DHA last season in a mentorship and mental training role, while also assisting on the ice for practices.

The Salmon Arm, B.C. product had an extensive 16-year pro career, after being drafted in the first round, seventh overall, by the Washington Capitals at the 1999 NHL Draft. He played with Washington, Pittsburgh, Nashville, Columbus and Vancouver before playing in Europe for eight years to end his career in 2016.

“We are looking forward to having Kris continue in a larger role within our program,” said Gallagher. “We pride ourselves on having an experienced and professional coaching staff and adding Kris in a full-time position adds to the depth we already have in place.”

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DHA Alumni Selected in the 2018 NHL Draft

DHA is extremely proud and congratulates alumni Ty Smith and Ty Taylor on being selected 17th and 214th overall in the 2018 NHL Draft.

Ty Smith, 18, was selected in Round 1, 17th overall by the New Jersey Devils.Smith attended the Delta Hockey Academy during the 2014-15 season, leading the CSSHL’s Bantam Prep Division in scoring with 28 points (9-16-28) in 16 games en route to being named the Bantam Prep Division MVP.

The Lloydminster, Alta. product also registered seven points (3-4-7) in four post-season games.

Smith has spent the past two seasons in the Western Hockey League with the Spokane Chiefs, tallying 107 points (19-88-107) in 137 career games. He was named the 2018 WHL Scholastic Player of the Year.

Ty Taylor, 18, was selected Round 7, 214th overall by the Tampa Bay Lightning.  Taylor attended the Delta Hockey Academy during the 2015-16 season where he helped his team capture the CSSHL’s Midget Prep Championship posting a division-best 1.46 goals-against average and a league-best .943 save-percentage.

The Richmond, B.C. product has spent the past two seasons in the British Columbia Hockey League with the Vernon Vipers. During the 2017-18 season he led the BCHL in goals-against average (1.87), save-percentage (.943), while being named the BCHL Top Goaltender and to the BCHL First All-Star Team.

Taylor will attend and play NCAA hockey at the University of New Hampshire beginning in 2019.

DHA wishes to congratulate Ty Smith, Ty Taylor and 4 other CSSHL Alumni, including Jacob Bernard-Docker (Edge), Joel Hofer (POE), Angus Crookshank (BWC), and Matthew Thiessen (Rink) on being selected in the 2018 NHL Draft.

http://www.csshl.ca/leagues/newsletter.cfm?clientID=4542&leagueID=15269&page=104424

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Smythe signs with Portland Winterhawks


DHA is extremely proud and congratulates Kurtis Smythe on signing a Standard Player Agreement with the Portland Winterhawks.

Smythe, a 3 year DHA defenseman who posted 13 points (4-9-13) with the Midget Prep team this season was acquired by the Winterhawks in a trade after being drafted 42nd overall in 2017 by the Saskatoon Blades.

Best of luck Kurtis!  #wildpride

http://www.csshl.ca/leagues/newsletter.cfm?clientID=4542&leagueID=15269&page=104320

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Moy commits to Suffolk University for 2018-2019

DHA is extremely proud and congratulates Stephanie Moy on committing to the Division 3 Suffolk Rams in Boston, MA. for the 2018-2019 season.

Steph is a solid stay at home defenceman who has been with the Delta Hockey Academy for 2 years and was awarded the CSSHL’s Top Defenceman for Female Varsity in 2017.

DHA wishes Steph all the success as she pursues her passions in hockey and Psychology. #wildpride

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Eight players drafted to WHL

DHA is extremely proud and congratulates the following players on being drafted in the 2018 WHL Bantam Draft in Red Deer today:

3rd round (45) Matt Smith, Edmonton Oil Kings
3rd round (48) Carson Latimer, Edmonton Oil Kings
3rd round (65) Ethan Samson, Prince George Cougars

6th round (126) Brendan Pentecost, Vancouver Giants

7th round (147) Cage Newans, Victoria Royals

8th round (174) Cardinal Holden, Everett Silvertips

9th round (184) Spencer Shugrue, Saskatoon Blades

11th round (228) Sammy May, Saskatoon Blades

Best of luck to all DHA players as they continue to pursue their hockey careers! #wildpride

 

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5 DHA Alumni on final NHL Central Scouting list

DHA is extremely proud and congratulates 5 DHA alumni on cracking the final NHL Central Scouting list.

North American Skaters include:

14) Ty Smith (Spokane Chiefs, WHL)

Smith, 18, attended the Delta Hockey Academy during the 2014-15 season, where he led the Bantam Prep Division in scoring with 28 points (9-19-28) in 16 games, while being named the Bantam Prep MVP.

108) Sean Comrie (Spruce Grove Saints, AJHL)

Comrie, 18, attended the Delta Hockey Academy during the 2015-16 season, netting 33 points (14-19-33) in 34 games with their CSSHL Championship winning Midget Prep team, while also being named the Midget Prep Top Defenceman award winner. The Edmonton, Alta. product will attend the University of Denver in 2019.

125) Brendan Budy (Langley Rivermen, BCHL)

Budy, 17, attended the Delta Hockey Academy from 2014 to 2016. During the 2015-16 season, the Langley, B.C. product helped his team capture the CSSHL Midget Prep Championship after collecting 43 points (19-24-43) in 27 games, while being named the Midget Prep Freshman of the Year. Budy will attend the University of Denver in 2018.

129) Brodi Stuart (Kamloops Blazers, WHL)

Stuart, 18, attended the Delta Hockey Academy from 2014 to 2016. During the 2015-16 season, the Langley, B.C. product helped his team capture the CSSHL Midget Prep Championship after registering 32 points (11-21-32) in 3

North American Goaltenders include:

25) Ty Taylor (Vernon Vipers, BCHL)

Taylor, 18, attended the Delta Hockey Academy during the 2015-16 season, where he posted the Midget Prep Division’s best goals-against average and save-percentage while capturing the 2016 CSSHL Midget Prep Championship. The Richmond, B.C. product will attend the University of New Hampshire in 2019.

#wildpride

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