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 80 minutes of on-ice training and hockey-specific strength and conditioning every day—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.
intensive nine-month hockey program
daily on- and off-ice strength and conditioning with professional coaches
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 Ottawa Senators, Reebok, CCM and Gatorade
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.
The Midget AA is a new program being offered at CIH Academy for the 2016-17 season. The 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 CIH Academy 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.
The CIHA Varsity team is made up of student-athletes in Grades eight and nine. 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.
Due to overwhelming demand, the CIH Academy has added a Goalie Academy to its hockey offerings. The program is designed for local and international goalies who are serious about elevating their game and want to jump a level next season.
Goalies are on the ice and in the gym everyday and receive specific goalie training with an added emphasis on video analysis and goalie analytics. Goalies do not play for a CIHA team, rather they continue to play with their local teams or play in showcase events in Canada and the US.
The program is focused on development, not games, and has been modelled after a very successful goalie program in Sweden.
CIH Academy offers a non-residential version of its programming for boys and girls 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, 9am to 5pm 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.
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 Guy Girouard and Senior Hockey Advisor Bob Hartley.
initial on-and-off-ice testing that adds a personalized training component
80 minutes of daily on-ice practice Monday to Friday
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
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. At CIH Academy, we never waste time.
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.