The 2022-23 hockey season is right around the corner - #WelcomeToTheLakeShow!
A lot has happened around here during the off-season! For one, we’ve recruited over 12 new players to
compete for the chance to wear the Lakers uniform as of next week. You’ll be able to see our newest
members which include local student athletes Jordon Woytas (ACHA Transfer), former CSSHL athlete
and Okanagan Rocket Nolan Corrado (Campbell River Storm), and Vernon local and SIJHL Champion Nic
Bolin. Joining a strong returning core of defensemen this season is Penticton product Bailey Tamminga
(Drayton Valley Thunder).
In preparation for the 2022-23 season, the Lakers will open training camp Friday, September 2, at the
Winfield Arena. The 3-day camp (September 2-4) will feature daily scrimmages, fitness testing, and
workouts as we warm up for the weeks to come. Check out our Instagram and Twitter for some behind
the scenes exclusives!
Players will be fighting for roster spots in the Lakers’ exhibition opener on Friday, September 9, at
Capital News Centre versus the expansion Logan Lake Miners. Make sure you come to show some support!
We’re also very proud to announce that the 2021-22 Coaching and Support Staff are returning for the
upcoming season, with Head Coach Kevin Bathurst behind the bench with Ryan Hawes and Tyler
2021-22 Lakers Captain Adrian Van de Mosselear joins the coaching staff as Assistant Coach/Director of
Player Development, Academics, and Wellness. Former KIJHL Assistant Coach Carl Poole is also with the
Lakers this off-season as an assistant coach, and Jeff Marsden returns to the Lakers staff with a
promotion to Director of Hockey Operations. Reid Hackett returns to fill the Head Equipment Manager
position, while maintaining his assistant athletic therapist position. And rounding out the staff is Alannah
Zaste, who returns as Head Athletic Trainer.
The Lakers would like to particularly thank a number of exceptional local sponsors, welcoming back
Fleet Brake and Barry Beecroft Fuel Distributors.
Joining us for our second season are CSN Collision and Chambers Plan Employee Benefits. We have
also partnered with Global Gym in Kelowna as the Lakers’ off-ice home this season.
We’re very excited to follow up on our 2021-22 season semi-final appearance! Don't miss your chance
to see Okanagan only College Hockey Program in action this season. Check out our schedule and make
sure to show your support!
The Okanagan Lakers have announced their training camp date for the 2022-2023 season, the camp will be held from September 2nd to 4th at the Windfield Arena in Lake Country B, C. Ice time will be announced at a later date. Registration is open to student-athletes that are enrolled full-time at UBC-O or Okanagan College.
To sign up for training camp please CLICK HERE
05/04/2022 - lAKERS former captain takes on player development role
The Okanagan Lakers are pleased to announce former captain Adrian Van De Mosselaer will be back with the team as Director of Player Development, Academics & wellness.
Van De Mosselear captained the Lakers in their inaugural season. Before joining the Lakers, Van De Mosselear was an Assitant Captain with the WHL’s Edmonton Oil Kings. After his junior career, he played three professional seasons in the ECHL with the Ontario Reign. Ending a seven-year hiatus from competitive hockey, Van De Mosselear provided the Lakers with strong leadership while patrolling the blue line. He will continue his studies at UBC-O where he is obtaining his Bachelor of Science in nursing.
05/03/2022 - lAKERS ANNOUNCE Returning staff
The Okanagan Lakers are excited to announce the return and changes of their coaching staff and team personnel.
Kevin Bathurst returns as the team’s Head Coach.
Ryan Hawes returns as the team’s Assitant Coach.
Tyler Young returns as the team’s Video Coach.
Jeff Marsden returns, moving from Equipment Manager to Director of Hockey Operations.
Alannah Zaste returns as the team’s Kininseologist.
Reid Hackett returns as the team’s assistant athletic therapist and will additionally serve as the team’s new Equipment Manager.
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