CSSHL Approves Expansion for Six Member Programs

The Canadian Sport School Hockey League (CSSHL) has announced that its Governors have granted approval for six CSSHL member programs to operate new teams in the 2024-25 season after they received approval from their Hockey Canada Branches.

“Since our inception the CSSHL’s goal has been supporting Hockey Canada’s objective to facilitate the integration of Grade 8-12 education-based hockey/accredited school programing within the Hockey Canada programming model. The addition of these teams allows for that goal to continue with greater retention in our member programs,” said CSSHL COO Kevin Goodwin.

Calgary International Hockey Academy (Calgary, AB) has been granted a U15 team for the 2024/25 season. CIHA currently operates a U17 Prep and U18 Prep team.

Now in their second CSSHL season, Indigenous Sports Academy (Saskatoon, SK) will add a U18 Prep team. ISA currently operates just one team this season in the U17 Prep division.

OHA Edmonton (Edmonton, AB) has added a Female U18 Prep team to go along with their full complement of teams on the male side.

Okanagan Hockey Ontario (Whitby, ON) has been granted a U16 team to compete in the Eastern U17 division. OHO currently has a U18 team playing in the CSSHL Eastern Division.

RINK Hockey Academy Winnipeg (Winnipeg, MB) will add both a U15 and U17 Prep team for next season. RHA Winnipeg currently has teams in the U15 Prep, U17 Prep, U18 Prep and Female U18 Prep divisions.

STAR Hockey Academy (Seattle, WA) will also add two teams for next season with the additions of a U15 Prep and U17 Prep team. The program is currently in its first season in the CSSHL with one team in the U15 division.

Eastern division program Champions Hockey Academy (Fredericton, NB) will transition from a U17 team to a U18 team next season.

With the addition of the eight teams, and the earlier announcement of the addition of five new programs, the CSSHL will consist of 125 teams and 37 member programs for the 2024/25 season.

For further information:
Jordan Martin
Director, Media & Communications
Canadian Sport School Hockey League

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The Canadian Sport School Hockey League (CSSHL) was established in 2009 and has grown to feature 32 accredited schools and 111 teams from British Columbia to Prince Edward Island and the states of Idaho and Washington. The league was designed specifically for elite level student athletes, giving them the opportunity to focus on their education while increasing their skills off and on the ice and providing them with a high level of competition and exposure. Currently, the CSSHL includes seven different divisions at the U15, U17, U18 Male and U18 Female levels