We expect that all students in the CIH Academy hockey program are committed and dedicated to achieving excellence, both academically and athletically. Our ultimate goal: to have athletes graduate from our program, go on to attend college or university, and continue their hockey careers. Comparable to many top universities, our program includes 60 minutes of on-ice training and hockey-specific strength and conditioning four-five days a week—for a full nine months.

Our coaches collaborate with students, parents, teachers, and guidance counsellors in order to find the best post-secondary fit for every student-athlete. Based on our alumni’s successes at the next level of education and play, CIH Academy has built a reputation as one of North America’s premier hockey development programs.

Program highlights
  • intensive nine-month hockey program
  • on- and off-ice strength and conditioning with professional coaches four-five times per week
  • individual and team development with position-specific coaching, video sessions and on- and off-ice testing
  • teams sanctioned by Hockey Canada that play at the highest level of competition available
  • partnerships with CCM hockey equipment
  • fitness training Monday to Friday, under the direction of Sports Performance Coach Chris Schwarz.
  • periodic testing to maintain progress charts
  • informative seminars on nutrition and motivation
  • support from our full-time Sports Medicine and Athletic Therapist

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  • Boys AAA

    CIHA has two Midget teams and one Major Bantam team who play full schedules at the AAA level in the Hockey Eastern Ontario (HEO) AAA Midget League and the Ontario East AAA Minor Hockey League (Bantam). Midget AAA will also compete in the Canadian Sport School Hockey League.

    The Ottawa region is renowned for the depth of its hockey culture and its wide range of players and teams. Benefitting from some of the best competition available in Canada, student-athletes at CIH Academy play in a hockey-minded environment while experiencing all the advantages of our prep-school program.
  • Boys Midget AA

    The Midget AA  team will be playing in the Hockey East Ontario Minor AA League (HEO Minor AA). The Midget AA league is a very competitive tier 2 league with a 30-game season, playoffs and multiple tournaments. 

    The focus at CIHA is player development and the goal will be to have our Midget AA players advance to the AAA level in the following year.

    In combination with the Blyth Academy curriculum, student-athletes will be challenged to succeed on and off the ice. Thanks to the unique CIH Academy campus, all Midget AA players will be in a positive learning environment to develop and  progress in their hockey and academic careers.
  • Development Program

    The CIHA Development Program is made up of student-athletes from grades 8-12. The objective of the program is to develop the individual both athletically as a hockey player and personally as a growing and maturing student-athlete. 

    The Development Program may participate in exhibition games and tournaments throughout the season.
  • Day Program

    CIH Academy offers a non-residential version of its programming for boys in Grades 8–12 from Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec. Day students have access to all of the CIH Academy facilities, teachers, coaches and trainers. From September to June, 8:30am to 4pm Monday through Friday, day students receive great academic instruction and enjoy all the elements of our Program of Hockey Excellence, with the exception of league and tournament play.

    Academics include:
    • credit course study in the Ontario Secondary School curriculum leading to an internationally recognized diploma
    • instruction from hand-picked Ontario-certified teachers with experience working in a sport-specialized environment
    • a low 13:1 student-teacher ratio, which often allows for one-on-one classroom interaction
    • extra flexibility to help student-athletes maximize their potential and succeed in the sport they love
    • SAT preparation and testing (for an additional fee)

    The hockey program includes:

    • expert coaching under the guidance of Hockey Director Andre Savage and Senior Hockey Advisor Bob Hartley.
    • initial on-and-off-ice testing that adds a personalized training component 
    • 60 minutes of daily on-ice practice four-five times per week
    • Fitness training Monday to Friday under the guidance of FitQuest Founder and Director of Performance, Chris Schwarz.
    • periodic testing to maintain progress charts
    • informative seminars on nutrition and motivation
    • support from our full-time Athletic Therapist
    Classes, on-ice practices and fitness training all take place in our state-of-the-art sports facility, making the transition between activities fast and efficient.
   I loved my time at CIH Academy and I am very grateful for the coaches and the hard work ethic I learned there. The development and time spent working on my individual skills has allowed me to reach my goals.

Jasper Weatherby, Alum and NHL Draft Pick