Its not always easy for young players to move away from home let alone attend a new school. Our education coordinator works closely with school officals to ensure grades and attendance are maintained on a daily basis. Those who don't attend school are encouraged to take on employment with companies closely associated with the Eagles hockey club.
Being the best you can be is not always an easy accomplishment. It takes hard work, dedication and commitment to fulfill a dream of playing junior hockey. The Sicamous Eagles Junior Hockey Club is committed to providing a junior development environment aimed at helping hockey players achieve a move to Junior "A".
To provide first class, junior hockey entertainment for our fans and our corporate partners. The Eagles team will continue to build on a winning tradition throughout the organization that will foster a reputation of integrity, professionalism and respect through initiatives sensitive and responsive to the community it represents and the KIJHL
A Winning Tradition
The Sicamous Eagles have had a winning tradition since they first joined the KIJHL in 1994 and have twice advanced to the Western Canadian Junior "B" Championships, finishing 4th in 1994/95 and winning it all in 2001/02.
Since that inaugeral season, the Eagles have finished first in their division a total of five (5) times, second six (6) times and captured two (2) provincial titles, three (3) KIJHL league titles and five (5) divisonal titles.
A lot has happened since 1994 when Sicamous Eagles first burst onto the Jr. B hockey scene:
"When Coach Blair Robinson first approached our son about playing full time with the Sicamous Eagles, we were somewhat hesitant. Ty, having just turned 16, attended the Eagles Main Camp last summer and had played only one game as an AP player. He loved being around the guys and the coaching staff, but was a bit nervous about moving to a new school in a small town and leaving home to live with a billet family. Of course we were nervous as parents as well. But after talking to Coach Robinson and Wayne March, the General Manager, we started to feel more comfortable. The primary focus of the Eagles organization is player development. They have clear expectations for behavior on and off the ice (eg. zero tolerance for drugs and alcohol) and they place a high priority on school. Both high schools (Kelowna OKM and Sicamous) worked together to transition Ty into his classes midway through the term and he maintained an A+ average.
During the year in Sicamous, Tyler was able to develop his hockey skills without compromising his schooling and grew from the experience of living away from home with a good family. We would fully recommend the Sicamous program to other parents looking for a first class junior hockey experience!"
Andrea and Jeff Krause, Kelowna