Champions Hockey Academy has been accepted into the Canadian Sport School Hockey League (CSSHL) as its 30th member for the 2023/24 season as voted by the league’s Board of Governors.
“The CSSHL is excited to add Champions Hockey Academy to our eastern division as we continue to expand and grow our league across North America,” said CSSHL Chairperson Andy Oakes. “It has been a recent goal of our league to grow the eastern division and the addition of this program is another step in the right direction.”
“We are thrilled to become members of the CSSHL. With their storied hockey history and emphasis on academic performance, we are confident that our players will benefit from facing the strongest competition available. Our program is designed to maximize the potential of our players both on and off the ice, and the CSSHL provides the optimal foundation for youth development,” said Dax MacLean, Co-owner Champions Hockey Academy.
Located in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Champions Hockey Academy was founded in 2007 as a skills academy. During the 2022/23 season they operated a U16 team which competed in the North American Prep Hockey League (NAPHL), winning the NAPHL U16 National Championship, while sending six players to the 2023 Canada Winter Games. Champions Hockey Academy will compete in the Eastern U17 division for the 2023/24 season.
“We are excited and fortunate to be joining the well-established Canadian Sports School Hockey League, they share a parallel vision of developing elite-level student-athletes. Our goal has always been the development of the total student-athlete. We pride ourselves on creating situations and environments that are challenging for our players. Joining the CSSHL provides an opportunity of developing a competitive spirit within our student athletes,” added Stacy Smallman, Co-owner Champions Hockey Academy.