February 8, 2018
The Canadian Sport School Hockey League (CSSHL) announced last week that the Prairie Hockey Academy (PHA) has been approved by the Board of Governors as the CSSHL’s 20th member, and will begin play in the 2018-19 season.
PHA, located in Caronport, Saskatchewan, began play as a sanctioned Hockey Canada Sport School, the first of its kind in Saskatchewan, during the 2017-18 season.
“We are excited to be adding such a professionally run program that aligns with our leagues vision and values,” said Kevin Goodwin, Chief Operating Officer of the CSSHL.
“To have the first ever Hockey Canada Sports School from Saskatchewan joining the CSSHL is a great step in expanding the league in the Prairie region. PHA’s commitment to building life champions through hockey is what the CSSHL strives for in all of its programs and that makes them a great fit for our league.”
During the 2018-19 season, PHA will operate teams in the CSSHL’s Elite 15 Division and Midget Varsity Division.
“Prairie Hockey Academy, in partnership with Caronport High School, is honoured for its acceptance into the prestigious CSSHL,” said Justin Simpkins, President of Prairie Hockey Academy. “The CSSHL is known as a leader in education-based hockey and we share their vision for the holistic development of student-athletes. We are excited for the opportunity that this partnership creates for our student-athletes to continue their skill development on-ice and off-ice in a competitive league across Western Canada.”
Students at PHA will attend Caronport High School, an associate member of Prairie South School Division and part of Briercrest College and Seminary.
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