The Canadian Sport School Hockey League (CSSHL) and Western Hockey League (WHL) have extended their longstanding partnership agreement. The new agreement runs for two years and will encompass the 2023-24 and 2024-25 hockey seasons.
The agreement will see the WHL working to further enhance relations between the organizations and to provide additional support for CSSHL programming, including serving in an advisory capacity to the CSSHL Executive to assist with the growth and development of the CSSHL.
“The Western Hockey League has a long history of supporting the minor hockey system in Western Canada and we are very pleased to extend our partnership with the CSSHL,” commented WHL Commissioner Robison. “The CSSHL and their member academies have done an outstanding job in producing players for the WHL as evidenced each year during our WHL Prospects Draft.”
As a partner of the WHL, the CSSHL will continue to follow the principles of the Canadian Development Model (CDM) which includes educating athletes on the benefits of the Canadian hockey system.
“We are excited to continue our partnership with the WHL,” added CSSHL Chief Operating Officer Kevin Goodwin. “As evident by the 2023 NHL Draft the WHL is one of the best development leagues in the world and we look forward to working with them in the coming years.”
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The Canadian Sport School Hockey League (CSSHL) was established in 2009 and has grown to feature 32 accredited schools and 114 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.