Lukas Luknar Joins Academy

Lukas Luknar Joins Academy

OHA UK are delighted to announce the 15 year old defenceman, Lukas Luknar, joins our full-time academy for the 20/21 season.

Lukas started playing ice hockey when he was 7 years old. He first played in Slovan Bratislava. After that, he played for 4 years in the Czech team SHKM Hodonín. Together with this team, he won several tournaments and also became champions of the highest Czech league.

Since 2018 he has been playing in the Austrian team EHC Lions. In the last two years, they played the Austrian and Czech leagues in two categories, U16 and U18. In addition, he is active, especially in the summer months, playing ball hockey and at 5’8” and 68kg is expected to add strength to our defence line.

OHA’s Head Coach Ryan Aldridge said:

“We are very happy to welcome Lukas on board, He is a great young man who will fit well with our group. Having Luckas join our already impressive D core will add great strength in all areas.

I think the programme will be a great experience for him and offer him the chance to really grow both on and off the ice. Along with our specialised on and off-ice programme Lucas will study for his A levels while here in the UK.

Lukas will live with one of our valued host families which truly gives players an all-round life experience that will benefit them in later life.

Not only will Lukas experience the demanding programme at Okanagan UK, but he will also attend two once in a lifetime trips to Canada, where the team will play against their elite junior teams in North America.”

Lukas Luknar said:

“I learned about Okanagan from my friends who are at the hockey academy in Austria and Canada. However, since studying at an English school is a great opportunity to improve my English, I have decided to attend Okanagan in England. I came here to see it in January, I trained with my new teammates and I really liked it. I know it’s a pretty difficult time now and the season has been interrupted, but I can’t wait for hockey to start again.”

Finally, everyone here at Okanagan Hockey Academy UK would like to welcome Lukas to the team.

If you are interested in learning more about joining our academy, please email office@hockeyschools.co.uk.

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