August 21, 2017
This year marks a new chapter in the growth of the Delta Hockey Academy, as the organization will be icing two teams at higher levels and adding another for the upcoming 2017-18 Canadian School Sport Hockey League season.
The South Delta Secondary-based program will add a second team at the Bantam Prep level this fall and also ice teams at the Female Prep and Varsity Divisions.
The second Bantam Prep team enters the top tier after thoroughly dominating the second tier Bantam Varsity Division for the past two seasons.
Last season the academy’s No. 2 Bantam team went unbeaten in the regular season (25-0-0), with its nearest rival being Delta’s No. 3 team (19-5-1).
DHA also had the top two teams in the division back in the 2015-16 campaign.
Meanwhile, DHA’s female program is expanding after a most successful inaugural season last year.
The Wild concluded the 2016-2017 campaign by winning the Varsity playoff championship in Calgary two weekends ago. That came after producing a 24-3-1 league record.
Delta will be among nine teams competing in the Female Prep level and also will ice a team in the Varsity Division.
In total, DHA will have eight teams next season – Midget Prep (1), Midget Varsity (1), Elite 15s (1), Female Prep (1), Female Varsity (1), Bantam Prep (2) and Bantam Varsity (1).