Frequently Asked Questions
Showcase Dates + Cost
2018 Dates TBD
What is a Hockey Canada Sport School
A HCSS is a program begun by Hockey Canada to allow student-athletes to combine their academics with elite athletics. PHA is a HCSS, which means our program and education requirements are mandated by Hockey Canada. HCSS allows us to incorporate our hockey, both on ice and off ice into the academic schedule. Giving the student-athlete a 75 minute on ice and a 75 minute off ice hockey class each day, during the high school class schedule. This leaves our evenings open for academics, friends, family and overall student life. We focus on skill development and academics during the week so that we can play in showcase tournaments on the weekend.
Our student-athletes will stay in the high school dorms at Caronport High School. The dorms have two single beds to a room, a large built in double work station for homework and shared bathrooms. Each dorm has Resident Directors and Resident Assistants on each floor.
Student-athletes can live at home or with a billet if preferred
The schedule can be found on our website for further info. However, each team will practice for 75 minutes during a class period of each school day and have a 75 minute off-ice hockey class as well. The hockey class will vary from strength & conditioning, leadership, mental training, nutrition, tactics, etc. Every evening we have study hall from 7:30 – 8:30pm, ensuring that our student-athletes keep their academics a priority.
In the 2018/19 season we plan to introduce two more teams and will run three in total.
- i. Midget Varsity – Birth years 2001 - 2003
- ii. Elite 15's – Birth year 2003
- iii. Bantam Prep – Birth years 2004 and 2005
Prairie Hockey Academy is an independent academy, which means that we are not in a league. We are a prep school that will be competing in exhibition games locally against other AAA teams and traveling to showcase tournaments across Western Canada and into the United States.
Who Will You Play Against
We will compete against other AAA teams and Academy teams in showcase tournaments as well as exhibition games. We plan to attend a minimum of six major showcase tournaments as well as go on a showcase tour into the United States to play some other top prep schools.
How Many Players On A Roster
We will dress up to 19 players for a game, but may carry a couple more players as red shirts or practice players.
Scholarships and Bursaries
We are developing a scholarship fund. We have a few fundraising events starting this summer with our first golf tournaments. As funds make themselves available, athletes will have the opportunity to apply for assistance or be offered scholarships
The school offers payment plans for the education and the dorm portion of the fees. You can pay it in one payment, two or up to as many as eight payments
Payment of Hockey Fees
Hockey fees will be payable over three payments. Once a student-athlete commits to the program, we ask for a deposit of $5,000. They will then pay the remaining over two payments. One at the beginning of school (September 1st) and the other by December 31st.