The RINK Hockey Academy represents an exclusive franchise within the CSSHL. We are a Hockey Canada Accredited School and run the entire school year, not just the hockey season. This gives student-athletes the opportunity to grow on and off the ice and sets us apart from others programs. Our program offers an integrated approach to individual development and physical care beyond team play, in an exceptional environment that breads success.
We provide players in Manitoba a choice for the future of their hockey development. Players who choose to attend the hockey academy do so knowing that they will receive the best on-ice, off-ice and educational services for their growth as a player and person.
Players practice four to five times weekly depending on their game schedule, with those games taking place in a weekend or showcase tournament format. A RHA student-athlete will be on the ice more, with more skill development, than any other player in Manitoba.
The RHA student athletes school day will be modified to allow maximum time for school and training needs. The teams will travel and compete mostly outside the province at the highest levels on both sides of the border during the full school year. Shaftesbury appointed team liaison will ensure players meet standards and academic readiness for post secondary applications and career choices.
Players practice four to five times weekly depending on their game schedule, with those games taking place in a weekend or showcase tournament format. A RHA student-athlete will be on the ice more, with more skill development, than any other player in Manitoba. We currently have four teams for the upcoming 2021-22 season; U15 Prep, U16 Prep, U18 Prep and U18 Female Prep, all of which compete in the CSSHL.
Our student athletes are on the ice 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 dedicated skills coach, as well as various other off ice seminars such as video work, mental training and nutrition.
One of the most memorable parts of playing RHA is the amount of travel each team gets to partake in each year. On average each team travels 2 weekends a month throughout the season and allows players and coaches to experience a level of camaraderie unseen at this age of hockey. Our teams not only get to travel and play top level competition from across North America but get to have numerous life experiences that help them grow outside the game of hockey.