One of our readers recently offered some advice re: Okanagan Hockey Academy and their recruitment plans at Global. It's the perfect place to find players who are hopeful they will draw the attention of scouts. Instead, they often fall victim to the OHA machine ready to reach into their pockets and take $40,000 after a bit of schmoozing. It's a great strategy and a mighty big payday!
"Its amazing the amount of crap they feed people to get them to write that check in the spring. We never did. We paid as we went. I wouldn't recommend this program to anyone, yet if you get taken in don't pay in advance. You will regret it. I think the word is getting out on these guys. They usually are working the showcases hard at Global Burnaby and Las Vegas. Don't get sucked in. Go make a real team which you can be proud of playing for."