Female hockey players have been making significant strides towards equal representation and recognition in recent years. One of the biggest milestones for female athletes in the CSSHL is signing their National Letters of Intent to play at the collegiate level. A National Letter of Intent is a binding agreement between a prospective student-athlete and an institution. This signifies not only the individual athlete’s talent and dedication but also the progress and growth through our program and women’s hockey as a whole. In the last 3 years RINK Hockey Academy Kelowna has moved on 23 girls to play at the collegiate level. For the second year in a row RINK Hockey Academy Kelowna has won the CSSHL Female U18 Prep league championship. Read more below on our Female U18 Prep Student Athletes who are moving onto the next level and words from their Head Coach, Kris Hogg.
Emma has signed with the University of Dalhousie for the 2023-24' season. Emma spent the last two seasons with RINK Hockey Academy Kelowna.
“Silver is the definition of the ultimate teammate. Her consistent habits and work ethic has allowed her to achieve her goals of playing at Dalhousie. You always know what you will get from silver and that's the sign of a great consistent player. We are so happy with all her success and know she will make such an impact on and off the ice at Dalhousie.” - Coach Kris Hogg
Janelle has signed with Robert Morris University for the 2023-24' season. Janelle has been with RINK Hockey Academy Kelowna for the past two seasons.
“It's great to see a skilled player like Janelle reach her goals. Her skill, vision and poise with the puck allows her to make her teammates better and control the game to how she wants to play it. Her level of play doesn't go unnoticed with selections for Team Sask and Team Canada. She will be a great addition to RMU and look forward to her success at the next level.” - Coach Kris Hogg
Maya has signed with the University of Connecticut for the 2023-24' season. This is Maya’s second season with RINK Hockey Academy Kelowna.
“Maya has been a great leader on and off the ice for us here at RHA. Although her leadership will be missed, she will be heavily relied on at UConn. Her perseverance has allowed her to become one of the best 2005 defenders in the world and we are proud of all she has achieved at this level and can't wait to see what she does as a Huskie.” - Coach Kris Hogg
Keara has signed with the University of St. Thomas for the 2023-24' season. This is Keara’s first season with RINK Hockey Academy Kelowna and before this she spent 2 years with RINK Hockey Academy Winnipeg.
“Keara has been a driving force for our group all year. Her mix of size, speed and physicality will be a great addition to St.Thomas for next season. She has one of the best shots in all of U18 Hockey and a great nose for the net. We look forward to her making a big impact in her freshman season and beyond.” - Coach Kris Hogg
Carmen has signed with St. Cloud State University for the 2023-24' season. Carmen has been with the RINK Hockey Academy Kelowna for the past two seasons.
“Carmen's elite vision and passing ability will be on display with St.Cloud. Her playmaking ability makes everyone around her better and we look forward to her contributing next season in St.Cloud as they continue to rise the ranks in the WCHA. She will be missed at RHA as a leader and teammate, but we look forward to all the great things in front of her.” - Coach Kris Hogg
Jamiee has signed with Colgate University for the 2023-24' season. This was Jaimee’s first season with RINK Hockey Academy and we are excited to follow her university career!
“Colgate is getting a great player and person for next season. Jaimee's elite level skating and size will transfer nicely to the next level. Her future is very bright and we look forward to all of the great things she will accomplish” - Coach Kris Hogg
Maddie has signed with Union College for the 2023-24' season. This was Maddie’s first season with RINK Hockey Academy Kelowna.
"We want to wish Maddy all the best of luck moving forward in her collegiate career. She is a difference maker in all 3 zones and we look forward to her transition in helping Union win a championship.” - Coach Kris Hogg
Mikayla has signed with Boston University for the upcoming 2023-24' season. Mikayla has been with the academy for 4 full seasons; 1 with former Pursuit of Excellence & 3 with RINK Hockey Academy Kelowna.
"Mikayla is a great example of hard work and determination. We look forward to her continued progress at BU with her provincial and national team. ." - Coach Kris Hogg