The 2021/2022 RINK Kelowna U15 Prep program, based out of Kelowna, British Columbia, are proud to be selected to the 2022 43rd Annual John Reid Memorial Tournament in St, Albert, Alberta. The RINK U15 Prep team, coached by Jarome Iginla, along with assistants Zach McPhee and Bill Russell, compete in the Canadian Sports School Hockey League.
The team consists of 17 players: 9 from BC, 7 from Alberta, and 1 from Saskatchewan. The team is made up of 14 players who are born in 2007, and 3 players who are born in 2008.
The RINK U15 Prep team attends George Elliot Secondary School in Winfield, BC. The program emphasizes the importance of both on-ice, but more importantly off-ice performance. The model that the RINK Hockey Program teaches is to do develop a 360-degree hockey player. This focusses on the ability for the young men and women who attend the academy, to not only develop the necessary hockey skills to further their career, but also to be a great all-around person in all areas of their communities. This is the team's 4th tournament of the season.
Providing this platform for young hockey players has proven to be successful. NHL players: Tyson Jost, Curtis Lazar, Justin Shultz, Ethan Bear, and Daniel Carr, as well as Women National Players: Brigette Laquette, Halli Krzyzaniak and Jessica Campbell, have all played for the program.