Hockey PEI is pleased to announce a new partnership with The Mount Academy based in Charlottetown.  The Mount Academy has received official designation to become a Hockey Canada Sports School beginning in the 2018-2019 season.

The Mount Academy, established in September 2017, is the first educational institution in the province to receive the Hockey Canada Sports School designation.  They are an approved private university prepatory school for student athletes looking to maximize their academic and athletic potentials.  The Mount Academy plans to offer multiple hockey programs for male and female players including their current hockey skills program.

“We are very proud to welcome The Mount Academy to the Hockey PEI and Hockey Canada family,” said Barry Thompson, president of Hockey PEI. “This new partnership will allow more PEI-born players who are looking for the sports school experience to stay here in our province and play hockey.”

Sports Schools primarily play against other approved Hockey Canada Sports Schools in the region including the already established Newbridge Academy in Dartmouth and Rothesay Academy in Rothesay, NB.  Teams will also travel to play at various tournaments with other Sport Schools and Prep Schools.

“The Mount Academy is thrilled and honored to be partnering with Hockey PEI and Hockey Canada. Having our educational institution designated as a Hockey Canada Sport School allows us to continue to provide leadership and further expand opportunities for our student athletes,” stated Kenny MacDougall Headmaster and Director Hockey Development Mount Academy.

In order to receive the Hockey Canada Sports School designation, educational institutions must submit an application to Hockey Canada and receive approval from their provincial branch. Hockey Canada Sports Schools must meet educational and athletic requirements as per the Hockey Canada Sports School Program. These schools must also align with the operational mandate and philosophy set out by Hockey Canada and its member branches.

“Hockey Canada is excited with the ongoing growth of the sport school model across the country. Building the sports school model within the Canadian school system and the Hockey Canada framework enables student-athletes to benefit from a combined hockey and academic experience,” said Paul Carson, vice-president of membership development for Hockey Canada.

“The goal of the Hockey Canada Sports School model is to provide talented, young student-athletes with an environment that will assist student athletes reach their full academic and athletic potential. There is such a rich hockey tradition within every Canadian community and Charlottetown is no exception.”

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Hockey PEI
Ph: (902) 368-4334
Email: info@hockeypei.com