MEET OUR 2024-2025 U18 FEMALE PREP PROGRAM ASSISTANT COACHES

by | Apr 15, 2024

OHA Edmonton General Manager, Randall Weber, is thrilled to introduce Kendra Rosychuk and David Cooper as the new Assistant Coaches for our U18 Female Prep team for the upcoming 2024-2025 season. Kendra and David will join Head Coach Jason Chimera for our inaugural season.

Kendra’s career highlights are impressive. She served as Mission Staff with Team Alberta at the 2023 North American Indigenous Games, showcasing her commitment to excellence in Indigenous sports. She achieved Bronze as a coach at the National Aboriginal Hockey Championship in 2023 and has secured Gold and Bronze at the Alberta Native Hockey provincials in 2022 and 2023, respectively. Kendra has volunteered with Hockey Alberta, coaching at U18 Female Summer Camps and serving as a guest coach, demonstrating her leadership and coaching abilities. Kendra’s involvement with the National Aboriginal Hockey Championship as a member of the coaching staff for U18 Female Team Alberta further highlights her expertise in team building, coaching, and player development. Kendra holds a Bachelor of Sport Management with Honours from Brock University.

David Cooper brings a wealth of experience as both a player and a coach. His coaching philosophy centers around building a winning team and fostering a positive team culture. With experience coaching at various levels, including the Edmonton Female Pandas Black U15 AA and U13 SWAT, David understands what it takes to develop players and achieve success on the ice. Throughout David Cooper’s career, he has cultivated a deep understanding of what it takes to build a winning team and foster a positive team culture. He believes that success on the ice is not only about individual skills but also about creating a cohesive unit that works together towards a common goal. His coaching philosophy revolves around holding players to high standards while providing the necessary support and guidance to help them reach their full potential. One of his core strengths lies in my ability to connect with players on a personal level and bring out their strengths.

Both Kendra and David are committed to working collaboratively with Head Coach Jason Chimera, complementing his strategies and vision while holding players to high standards. Their passion, expertise, and leadership will be invaluable assets to our U18 Female Prep team as we embark on this exciting journey.

We were excited to introduce our new Assistant Coaches at this past weekend’s Female Evaluation Camp. Both David and Kendra will officially start in late August, just in time for the season. We encourage everyone to join us in welcoming Kendra Rosychuk and David Cooper to our coaching staff.

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.

Interested in learning more about our program for next season? Contact General Manager, Randall Weber at randallweber@okanaganhockey.com