7 Female RHA Kelowna Student-Athletes Commit to University Programs

Seven current RINK Hockey Academy Kelowna Female U18 Prep student-athletes have committed to university programs for the 2022/23 season:

  • Brooke Disher – Boston University/NCAA
  • Emma Elders – University of Toronto/U SPORTS
  • Jade Iginla – Brown University/NCAA
  • Mia Kenmore – Stonehill Skyhawks/NCAA
  • Kayla Kutes – Providence College/NCAA
  • Sophie McKinley – Merrimack College/NCAA
  • Sara Swiderski – Clarkson University/NCAA

Disher is now in her sixth season in the Canadian Sport School Hockey League (CSSHL) having previously played for Edge School, Okanagan Hockey Academy (OHA), and now RHA Kelowna. She has been named the CSSHL U15 WHL Scholastic Player of the Year (2016-2017), CSSHL Female U17 Prep Top Defenseman (2017-2018) and the CSSHL Female U18 Prep Top Defenseman (2019/20). In 117 CSSHL games she has recorded 77 points including 20 in 14 games this season.

A forward from Vernon, BC, Elders is in her second season with RHA Kelowna. In 14 games this season she has 7 goals and 5 assists.

The daughter of NHL Hall of Famer Jarome, Iginla is in her first season in the CSSHL. The Lake Country, BC forward has 4 goals and 7 assists in 10 games this season.

Originally from Richland, Washington, Kenmore is second in team scoring with 9 goals and 8 assists in 14 games. This is the forwards fourth season in the CSSHL, having recorded 17 points in 42 games prior to this year.

Kutes is now in her fourth season in the CSSHL, and second with RHA Kelowna, having previously played for OHA. In 53 CSSHL games prior to this season the Kirkland, Washington forward had 21 points. She has recorded 4 goals and 2 assists in 14 games played this season.

Now in her fourth season in the CSSHL with RHA Kelowna, McKinley has recorded 34 points in 59 games, including 12 in 14 games this season. The forward is originally from Kelowna, BC.

A defenseman out of Langley, BC, Swiderski joined RHA Kelowna last season. In 21 CSSHL games she has recorded 14 points, including 5 goals and 6 assists in 14 games this season.