Beating the Odds... Making History

"Never let the odds keep you from doing what you know in your heart you were meant to do." - anonymous 

Welcome to the JOIHF Board: Donovan Tait

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The Jamaican Olympic Ice Hockey Federation is pleased to announce the addition of Donovan Tait as an Advisory Board member and a consultant/scout for western Canada.

Donovan, a dual citizen, is a native of rural British Columbia spending parts of his childhood in Kingston, Jamaica. Born to Jamaican parents in Canada, hockey quickly became a dominant force in his life, resulting in him playing competitive minor hockey right through to the junior and college ranks, as a steady defenseman.

A sergeant in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Mr. Tait recently completed graduate studies at the prestigious Royal Roads University School of Leadership, effectively supplementing his undergraduate education in Criminal Justice. He also holds a Certificate in Police Leadership from Dalhousie University.

Donovan is married, with three young children who are all hockey players and Jamaican citizens by descent. Read more...

BOOKMARK IT: Tryouts for 2017

JOIHF Exhibition Team Tryouts will be held for players of Jamaica, Caribbean, and West Indies descent in mid-June in Toronto, Ontario. There will be two skate sessions, one for U20 players and one for U16 players, who play at AAA to Junior A (Tier 1 or Tier 2) levels. The date, time and registration link will be posted in March.



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