Alum Nick Wicks awarded for hard work with BCHL’s Merritt Centennials

DHA is extremely proud and congratulates Merritt Centennials Nick Wicks on his recent team accolades.  Wicks was presented with this year’s Best +/- Award and the prestigious Joe Tenant Award – Most Dedicated Player Award.

The Centennials veteran, has also been nominated for the BCHL’s Most Sportsmanlike Player.  Wicks has played 54 games this season for the Centennials and posted 12 goals and 32 assists along with just six penalty minutes. #wildpride

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Bantam Prep White emerge President’s Day Champions in Arizona

Congratulations to the Bantam Prep White on bringing home the 2018 President’s Day banner over the weekend.

The team battled back from behind for a 4-3 championship win after an early first period 3-0 deficit against the Arizona Bobcats Gough.

Matthew Ward had 2 goals and 2 helpers in the huge win while Luke Pakulak and Killean McGregor-Bennett added singletons.

Congratulations Tim Preston, Brent Thurston and the Bantam Prep White team!  #wildpride

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DHA Alumni Smith, Comrie, Budy and Stuart on NHL Midterm Rankings

Team West.jpgDHA is extremely proud to announce that four alumni are listed by NHL Central Scouting in the midterm rankings.

Ty Smith, currently plays for the Spokane Chiefs (WHL) and is ranked 14th.
Sean Comrie who currently plays for Spruce Grove (AJHL) is ranked 105th.
Brendan Budy currently play for Langley Rivermen  (BCHL) and is ranked 138th.
Brodi Stuart  who currently plays for Kamloops Blazers (WHL) is ranked 144th.

Budy and Comrie, representing Team West at the recent President’s Cup CJHL Hockey Prospects Game, defeated Team East 5-2 for the win.

Best of luck boys!  #wildpride

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Female Prep Organize Brain Cancer Fundraiser

Delta Hockey Academy Female Prep Brain Cancer Fundraiser game…..

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In November, 2017, we lost our precious 9-year-old niece/cousin, Nora, to a rare and currently incurable childhood brain cancer (DIPG).

In Nora’s memory, our daughter Macy and her Delta Wild, Prep Female hockey team have organized an exhibition game against the Vancouver Comets Midget AAA Female hockey team. The purpose of this game is to raise awareness, and money for Meagan’s Walk which funds brain cancer research, including DIPG, at the Toronto Sick Kids Hospital.

It will be an exciting, action-packed competition. These 14- to 18-year-old ladies will demonstrate how advanced female hockey has become in Canada. The results of their years of hard practice, unwavering focus and excellent coaching will surely amaze you.

There will also be a puck toss and other fundraising activities in which you can engage.

Donations to the Meagan’s Walk Foundation can be made in Nora’s name by clicking on the link below, then clicking on the ‘Donate‘ button and completing the form. Any amount will be appreciated. Income tax receipts will be emailed for donations of $20+. Donations can also be made at the game by completing a pledge form which will also generate a tax receipt.

To donate in Nora’s memory, or for lots more information about Nora, and SickKids Foundation, please go to:  SickKidsDonations

The Game: Please join us at the game to show your support

Date:  Feb 11, 2018

Time:  12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Venue: Great Pacific Forum (GPF), (AKA Planet Ice); 10388 Nordel Court, Delta BC V4G 1J7.

 Directions to GPF:

From Vancouver            From Tsawwassen

Once in Google Maps you can substitute your starting location to get more specific directions.

Come out and help support Nora and the DHA Female Prep hockey team in their quest for a cure for DIPG! #wildpride

 

 

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Alum Ty Smith named Team Orr Captain in Top Prospects game

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DHA is extremely proud and congratulates alum Ty Smith on being appointed captain of Team Orr at the 2018 Sherwin-Williams CHL/NHL Top Prospects game.

The 17 year old offensive defenceman, who was drafted first overall in the 2015 WHL Bantam draft, is in his second full year with the Spokane Chiefs and has amassed 77 points in 112 WHL games.

The prospects game is scheduled for January 25th and is hosted by the Guelph Storm in Guelph, Ontario.

Congratulations and best of luck Ty! #wildpride

http://whl.ca/video/chiefs-smith-to-serve-as-captain-of-team-orr-at-2018-sherwin-williams-chlnhl-top-prospects-game

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DHA raising the bar in the classroom

Congratulations to all those DHA student athletes who worked diligently and conscientiously in striking a balance between the demanding role of hockey and their academic pursuits.

DHA is proud to report that 32 players attained Principal’s List status while 117 players attained Honour Roll accolades for Term 1.  The Principal’s List requires students to attain a 92%  average or higher and an 83% average for Honour Roll in their best 6 of 8 courses.

Wild Pride!  Well done Wild!

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Bantam Varsity RIBMHT Bantam Tier 1 Champions

Congratulations to the Bantam Varsity team on capturing gold at the recent 37th Annual Richmond International Bantam Midget Hockey Tournament.

The DHA squad (5-1) won the championship after posting a 6-3 win over Port Moody (3-1-2) on Sunday, December 31st. #wildpride

The RIBMHT, hosted by Richmond Minor Hockey, is one of the largest Bantam Midget Tournaments in Canada.

http://www.delta-optimist.com/sports/dha-goes-wild-in-richmond-1.23134356

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Elite 15 Western Sport School Challenge Champions

DHA is extremely proud to announce the Elite 15 team as the 2017 Western Sport School Challenge Champions!

After a great weekend of hockey in Calgary, the squad defeated the host team, Edge School, 5-2 in Game 6 of Sunday’s final match up.

The team went 4-0 in round robin pool play after defeating CNHA Canucks 4-2, OHA Edmonton 6-0, CBHA Blackhawks 6-1, and finally blanking out Prairie Hockey Academy 5-0.

In semi-final action DHA clipped the Calgary based Rockyview Raiders 3-1 to move onto Sunday’s final.

Congratulations E15 players!  #wildpride

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Friesen brings Operation Canadian Soldier to DHA

Delta Hockey Academy is extremely proud of teacher Jackie Friesen, who has introduced her English project, Operation Canadian Soldier to our program.

Midget Prep player Nic Ardanaz and Friesen reflect on the respect and admiration they have for those that have and for those that continue to fight for our country.

In Operation Canadian Soldier, Friesen has the students hand write meaningful letters to the soldiers to remind them that they are not forgotten. Lest we forget. #wildpride

http://www.csshl.ca/leagues/newsletter.cfm?clientID=4542&leagueID=15269&page=102007

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Coach Dom Di Rocco and Bassi win bronze at U18 Championship

DHA is extremely proud and congratulates Coach Dom Di Rocco and Chanreet Bassi on their bronze medal performance at the 2017 National Women’s U18 Championship in Quebec last week.

Team BC was upended by Ontario 6-1 in semi-final play, after going undefeated (3-0) in round robin play.  On Sunday they went on to defeat Team Saskatchewan 2-1 in overtime to take home the bronze.

Congratulations Dom and Chanreet!  Wild Pride!

http://www.bchockey.net/NewsItem.aspx?id=2671

 

 

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