creating a tradition of academic and competitive success

Located in Kelowna BC, the Lakers are now recruiting for a BC Intercollegiate Hockey expansion team.
Okananagan Lakers Hockey Club

about the lakers

Established in 2021, the Lakers are an expansion team applying to enter the BC Intercollegiate Hockey League. As a collegiate transfer team, the Lakers are full time student-athletes registered in Okanagan-based post secondary institutions.


about the bcihl

Over 800 Canadian junior hockey graduates have continued their competitive career while earning post-secondary education in the BCIHL since 2006. The BCIHL promotes academic success, health and safety, and a highly competitive brand of hockey.

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Recruitment is now open!



Kevin Bathurst will serve as the team's head coach for the inaugural season. Bathurst has over 14 years of sport leadership experience including coaching, scouting and management at the USport, Junior A, Junior B and CSSHL levels. Bathurst has been coaching with the Pursuit of Excellence Midget Varsity team since 2018 and is NCCP High Performance I certified.

Gage Colpron joins the Lakers coaching and operations staff after playing 4 seasons at the collegiate level with the BCIHL's VIU Mariners and ACAC's Alberta-Augustana Vikings. Colpron is a former VIJHL standout, serving as the captain of the Campbell River Storm.

The Lakers are now finalizing the roster and are awaiting final approval to join the BC Intercollegiate Hockey League for the 2021/22 season. The Okanagan Lakers are pleased to announce the hockey operations staff for the 2021/22 season.

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