09 Jul Welcome to the Okanagan Hockey UK Academy Jan Skorcik
The Okanagan Hockey UK Academy is pleased to announce the latest addition for the upcoming campaign. Czech Defenceman Jan Skorcik has signed for the forthcoming season and will add size and presence to the D core.
The left shot D man is no stranger to these shores, having been born in Epsom before moving to Prague as a young child. Jan Skorcik played for HC Hvezda Prague during the 2017/18 season. Speaking on the latest acquisition, Paul Kelsall added “Jan Skorcik visited recently and it was an easy assessment on whether he would be a good fit. Jan is focused on what he wants to achieve, both on the ice and in the classroom. I was immediately impressed by the goals he has set himself and what he wants to achieve. We are excited to work with Jan, his previous coaches have only good things to say about him, he has great size and will be a key part of our team for the coming season.”
Jan Skorcik will arrive on the 1st September and will be studying A Levels at the Swindon Academy. Gaining the study experience in the English academic system was a key part of the decision for the Skorcik family. The ability to mix a full-time hockey programme with academics is a huge bonus for all aspiring hockey players and OHA UK is able to offer that to European and UK based players. Kelsall continued “I had the opportunity to talk in detail with Jan’s father Pavel on their recent visit. Jan’s family are keen for him to expand his hockey experience whilst continuing to develop his academics. It is sure to be an exciting year for Jan and his new team mates.”
Everyone at the Okanagan Hockey UK Academy would like to welcome Jan to Swindon and we look forward to seeing him on the 1st September.
For further information on the Okanagan Hockey UK Academy contact Paul Kelsall