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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  • U15 AAA, U18 Varsity (HEO), U17 Prep (CSSHL), and U18 Prep (CSSHL)

    Our teams play in one of the most competitive regions in North America. Our U15 AAA and U18 Varsity teams play a full schedule within the Hockey Eastern Ontario (HEO) while our U17 Prep and U18 Prep play in the Canadian Sport School Hockey League (CSSHL). The Ottawa region is renowned for its depth of hockey and its skilled players. Our players benefit greatly from playing in these hockey leagues while experiencing all the advantages of our hockey prep school program. Teams also attend high profile tournaments in Eastern Canada.
  • Development Program

    CIH Academy offers a boarding and non-boarding version of this programming for boys and girls in Grades 7–12 from Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec. For non-boarding student-athletes, they have access to all of the CIH Academy facilities, teachers, coaches and trainers. From September to May, 8:00am to 4:25pm Monday through Friday, student-athletes receive great academic instruction and enjoy all the elements of our Program of Hockey Excellence with the exception of league and tournament play. They can expect 5 hours of on-ice training and 6.25 hours of hockey specific strength and conditioning each week. 

    CIH Academy also offers a boarding option for this program. Along with everything mentioned above, these student-athletes will travel with their team to games and tournaments but are not promised any play time.

    The Development Day Program is used as a springboard to our U15 and U18 AAA Programs and players are given all the necessary tools and opportunities to improve their individual skills and team 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 
    • 5 hours of on-ice training 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
    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