Published on January 31, 2019
When Andrew Hore attended NAIT’s hockey camp in 1986 at 10 years old, the powerhouse men’s hockey team made it the place to play.
But during his own time as a student and Ooks forward from 1996 to 1999, the facilities and equipment had seen better days. So in fall 1999, Hore co-founded the Ooks Hockey Alumni Association to help improve the program.
Last year, it gave $200,000 – its largest donation ever – to cover scholarships, maintain equipment and send kids to NAIT hockey camps. Today, Hore, currently corporate partnerships director for the Edmonton Oilers, thinks NAIT hockey is ready to match its glory days.
“In my mind,” he says, “it’s one of the top college hockey programs in Canada.”
— Fiona Bensler