June 28, North Vancouver, BC
NSWC General Manager David Long announced at an Open House meeting at NSWC Wednesday night that the club is interested in establishing a new program for first year midget players for the 2014-15 season.
Long acknowledged the efforts of new Hockey Director Jeff Oldenborger, school board officials, and a group of committed parent volunteers to put an academy in place for this fall, but said there simply was not enough time available over the summer to get the program officially certified and properly organized.
The desire is to field a team in the Canadian Sports School Hockey League, which has recently expanded to include a new Elite 15 division and four new members. BWC – Burnaby Central, Yale Hockey Academy, South Delta Hockey Academy and Compete Hockey from Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, along with founding members Banff Academy, Edge School (Calgary), Okanagan Hockey Academy, and Pursuit of Excellence.