by | Jul 28, 2023

OHA Edmonton is excited to announce that Corey Bricknell will be the Head Coach of our U17 Prep Black team for the 2023-2024 season. 

Corey’s passion for the game, dedication to hard work, and positive mindset make him a perfect fit for our mission of developing not only exceptional hockey players but also outstanding individuals.

Corey brings over 18 years of operations management and sportsmanship leadership, making him a seasoned professional in all facets of hockey. As a former professional hockey player, he possesses the unique ability to motivate players and instill a belief in the process, encouraging them to focus on the moment and continuously improve their skills.

His extensive experience in program development and operation is evident through his proven ability to strategize, implement initiatives, and provide valuable policy recommendations that contribute to the growth and success of teams he has worked with.

Throughout his career, Corey has showcased his diverse management abilities by implementing complex strategic and hockey development initiatives, ultimately optimizing available resources to achieve remarkable results.

“We are very excited to have Corey join our quality list of coaches. Corey brings extensive experience at the junior levels and will be able to provide our student-athletes with an environment where they can develop and look to progress to the next level.” – GM, Randall Weber.

As a head coach, Corey has consistently displayed exceptional leadership qualities, empowering team accountability and driving initiatives that foster a positive and thriving team environment. His excellent motivational skills and ability to build strong relationships based on respect and trust have earned him numerous accolades, including being named Coach of the Year in the 2021-2022 season in the CAJHL and leading his team to become League Champions and Champions Cup Winners.

Corey’s impressive background extends to his playing career, where he was drafted 60th overall into the Ontario Hockey League in 1992 and had the honor of being part of Allan Cup Finalist teams in both 2005 and 2006.

His past coaching experiences are equally distinguished, having achieved Coach of the Year honors in 2009-2010 while leading the Port Perry Mojacks to League Championship glory. His contribution as an Associate Coach to Team NOJHL during the Eastern Canada Cup in 2017 highlights his capabilities on the coaching front.

Before joining OHA, Corey held notable positions as Assistant General Manager and Associate Head Coach for the Drayton Valley Thunder AJHL and Head Hockey Coach for the Edson Aeros Junior A Hockey Club, among others. These roles have further honed his leadership and coaching abilities, making him an asset to our organization.

“I’m very excited to join OHA as head coach of the U17 Black Prep team. Hard work and dedication with a positive mindset equals success. Developing and guiding young athletes into great players and great humans goes hand in hand.” – Coach Corey Bricknell.

As Head Coach for U17 Prep Black, Corey’s vision aligns with our belief that success must be measurable and repeatable. He emphasizes the importance of maintaining a positive and proactive relationship with management, players, and regulatory agencies, fostering a harmonious and productive environment.

We have no doubt that Corey’s solid integrity, work ethic, and established credibility will have a profound impact on the development and growth of our U17 Prep Black team. His wealth of experience and expertise will undoubtedly elevate the performance of our athletes and contribute to their future success.

About OHA Edmonton:

OHA Edmonton is a leading hockey development organization committed to fostering the growth and success of student-athletes. Through comprehensive on-ice and off-ice programs, OHA Edmonton provides a supportive and challenging environment to develop well-rounded individuals. For more information, visit www.ohaedmonton.com.

If you are interested in learning more about our program for the 2023-2024 season, please contact General Manager, Randall Weber at randallweber@okanaganhockey.com