Dar­rel May to lead WHL com­bines pro­gram

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The Western Hockey League and Okana­gan Hockey Group has an­nounced that Dar­rell May has been named the Di­rec­tor of Re­cruit­ment, Com­bines.

“I look for­ward to grow­ing the WHL Com­bines into a use­ful tool for young hockey play­ers to gauge their skills,” said May. “The com­bines are a great way for the kids who want to strive to pos­si­bly play in the WHL to judge their skills.

Whether it is the best kids or the kids try­ing to achieve more, it def­i­nitely al­lows for th­ese kids and their fam­i­lies to know where their skills lay and pos­si­ble im­prove- ments that worked on.”

May grad­u­ated with a Bach­e­lor of Arts from the Univer­sity of Bri­tish Columbia in 2010, while also play­ing on the men’s ice hockey team.

Prior to en­rolling at UBC, May spent five sea­sons in the Western Hockey League with the Tri-City Americans, Van­cou­ver

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be Gi­ants and Port­land Win­ter­hawks, amass­ing 156 points in 329 ca­reer games.

“We are very pleased to have Dar­rell join our staff,” said OHG Pres­i­dent, Andy Oakes.

“His ex­pe­ri­ence as a player in the WHL and CIS will be a great ad­di­tion to the Com­bines di­vi­sion as he will be able to re­late di­rectly with the par­ents and play­ers par­tic­i­pat­ing in the pro­gram.”

“The WHL is very pleased to have one of our grad­u­ates of the WHL Schol­ar­ship Pro­gram take on a lead Man­ager role with our Com­bines pro­gram,” said WHL Com­mis­sioner, Ron Robison. “We look for­ward to ex­pand­ing the im­pact our WHL Com­bines are hav­ing through- out Western Canada and the Western United States through Dar­rell’s lead­er­ship and our part­ner­ship with the Okana­gan Hockey Group.”

The Western Hockey League, in part­ner­ship with Okana­gan Hockey have tested more than 1000 play­ers across Western Canada and the United States.

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