nick olynyk hockey“Have you ever met a junior hockey player who has been drafted, dropped, listed, been offered NCAA and pro opportunities, played as a CIS player, lived in 12 billet households, been traded, called up, sent down, changed high schools five times in one year, pestered by agents, appeared on national TV, seen teammates get thrown in the drunk tank with their pants around their ankles, asked for a trade, had mid-season surgery, been on loan as an all-star and been on the bench watching future NHL all-stars… all while playing every level from ages 14 – 21? Nick Olynyk was that player.”

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From Nick Olynyk

Originally, I was born in Canora, Saskatchewan. I went on to player for the following teams:

  • Yorkton Harvest (AAA Midget – SMAAAHL)
  • Regina Pats (WHL)
  • Surrey Eagles (BCHL)
  • Tri-City Americans (WHL)
  • Canmore Eagles (AJHL)
  • Powell River Kings (BCHL)
  • Vernon Vipers (BCHL)
  • U of Windsor Lancers (OUA)
  • UVic Vikes (BCIHL)

During my career, I was goaltender often caught between major junior and junior A. Yet, I still managed to use my WHL and Junior A scholarship money to finance my education and I graduated with a degree in English and professional writing from the University of Victoria in 2011 at the age of 24.

Today, I want to pass along the knowledge I’ve gained to prospective junior hockey players and parents to make their journey through junior hockey a success.

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Nick Olynyk is a Canadian junior hockey expert and author of the Junior Hockey Truth, a book series for parents of bantam and midget hockey players approaching junior hockey.