Where are they now?

Okanagan Ice Hockey Academy UK Alumni

Toms Rutkis

Okanagan Student-Athlete: 2 years

Toms plays for elite team Cardiff Devils. Since graduating from the Academy, Toms has continued his development into senior hockey with the Swindon Wildcats and is now on the roster of the Cardiff Devils. Toms is on a 2-way contract with Swindon Wildcats for the last 3 seasons. A GB junior international at U18 and U20, Toms has also featured in the Champions Hockey League.

Okanagan Ice Hockey Academy UK Alumni

Jordan Kelsall

Okanagan Student-Athlete: 2 years

Jordan was the captain of the U16 & U18 OHA team, he represented GB U18 & U20. Jordan is playing in the Elite League & National NIHL league as he is on a 2-way contract with Nottingham Panthers and Leeds Chiefs.

Okanagan Ice Hockey Academy UK Alumni


Okanagan Student-Athlete: 4 years

Balint Pakozdi was a student athlete from Hungary. In the season 2016/17 he played for Hungary U18 team and in 17/18 he played for Hungary U19s team. He has played for Visby/Roma U20 in Sweden but for the last 2 years he has been with New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs in the USPHL Premier league.

Okanagan Ice Hockey Academy UK Alumni

Mac Howlett

Okanagan Student-Athlete: 4 years

Mac Howlett represented GB U18 in the Junior World Champs he then played in the top tier of junior hockey within Finland. For the last 2 seasons Mac has played in the Elite League for Glasgow Clan.

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Glenn Billing

Okanagan Student-Athlete: 4 years

Glenn Billing currently plays for Peterborough Phantoms. He represented GB U18 & U20 and has played for elite team MK Lightning 2016-2018.


Harry Gulliver

Okanagan Student-Athlete: 4 years

Harry currently plays for Ogden Mustangs in the WSHL league. He has also played for GB for 4 years.

Okanagan Ice Hockey Academy UK Alumni

Deakan Fielder

Okanagan Student-Athlete: 3 years

Defenceman Deakan Fielder joined for Fresno Monsters in the WSHL league for 2 years following his time at OHA UK. He has also represented Great Britain U20 in the 18/19 season. Deakan recently signed for Bracknell Bees in the NIHL National League for the 20/21 season.

Okanagan Ice Hockey Academy UK Alumni

Joshua Kelly

Okanagan Student-Athlete: 2 years

Joshua Kelly currently plays for Basingstoke Bison in the NIHL National league.


Luc Johnson

Okanagan Student-Athlete: 3 years

Luc was the academy captain for the U18 team & also started his senior career with the Swindon Wildcats in the 2014/15 season. He remained with the Swindon Wildcats until 19/20. Luc has now signed for Peterborough Phantoms where he will join OHA UK alumni Glenn Billing.

Okanagan Ice Hockey Academy UK Alumni

Jess Sprules

Okanagan Student-Athlete: 1 year

Jess has represented GBU18’s for 3 years and now plays for Swindon TopCats in the Elite (W) league.

Okanagan Ice Hockey Academy UK Alumni

Isti Dragomir

Okanagan Student-Athlete: 4 years

Isti Dragomir came from Hungary in season 2012/13, he followed an academic pathway and is now studying English at the University of Hertfordshire.


Isti Dragomir is in his final year of studies at the University of Hertfordshire and on track to achieve a 1st class degree by this summer in BA (Hons) Business Studies with a year in industry. Last year he completed an Industrial Placement year and worked for DHL Supply Chain and Synthomer UK as a Finance Assistant. Additionally, he has completed the AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting (Level 2) in order to provide him with additional qualifications when commencing his5 full-time career. Currently, Isti is looking to secure a graduate position within the field of finance.

Okanagan Ice Hockey Academy UK Alumni

Arthur Joselowitsch

Okanagan Student-Athlete: 4 years

Arthur Joselowitsch was a German student with English as his second language, he excelled at school and now has a MSc in Finance & Accounting from Imperial College London. He has launched his career at Berenberg Bank in Sales & Trading.

Okanagan Ice Hockey Academy UK Alumni

Ilija Kolosnicins

Okanagan Student-Athlete:  2 years

Ilija started in the 2015/16 season. He opted for an academic route and studies business at the University of Westminster and continues to play Hockey at Uni.

Okanagan Ice Hockey Academy UK Alumni

Ollie Stone

Okanagan Student-Athlete:  4 years

Oliver Stone represented GB U18 & U20. He has played for Swindon Wildcats in the NIHL and Coventry Blaze in the Elite League. He now plays for Basingstoke Bison in the NIHL National league.

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Adrian Dusznik

Okanagan Student-Athlete:  1 year

Since leaving OHA UK Adrian Dusznik has played for Visby/Roma J20 for the past 2 years.

Okanagan Ice Hockey Academy UK

Ben Nethersell

Okanagan Student-Athlete:  4 years

Since Graduating from Okanagan Hockey Academy UK Ben has played for the Swindon Wildcats for 5 seasons.

Alumni Interviews


Every week OHA’s Head Coach Ryan Aldridge sits down with an alumni player to talk about their experiences throughout their ice hockey career.

OHA UK has players all over the world at a variety of different levels.

Keep an eye on our YouTube and social media channels as these interviews are released every Friday at 5pm.

Jordan Kelsall Interview

Luc Johnson Interview

Oliver Stone Interview

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