When the CSSHL was founded in 2009, the focus was not only placed on hockey but that education of young student athletes is of the utmost importance. Our programs have a structured yet supportive environment to help balance academic work loads. With the uniquely structured academics and learned time management skills, the student athlete has the opportunity to chase their goals without compromising their education.
Character and Citizenship
The CSSHL prides itself on not only developing student athletes on the ice, but also inspiring them off the ice. Student athletes leave our programs prepared for the next step in their life, whether it be post-secondary education, the work force, or wherever their path may take them. Off-ice conduct is taken very seriously in the CSSHL, from appearance to behaviour. Because of the standards we keep, we feel our student athletes come to us as teenagers, but leave as young adults.
The majority of games in the CSSHL take place on weekends, in a showcase format. Programs in each division take turns hosting these Showcase weekends, which sees multiple teams in one location playing multiple games. This format cuts down on travel time, as well as school days missed. Teams will also play a small number of flex games through the season on non-showcase weekends. Our student athletes are on the ice almost every day. During the week, student athletes take part in structural practices and skill development sessions. Each team works closely with their respective program’s strength and conditioning coach, as well as various other off ice seminars such as video work, mental training and nutrition.