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For student-athletes, the focus is squarely on developing top-tier talent and providing opportunities for young players to realize their dreams. With a keen eye on exposure and competition, players have the chance to assess their skills against counterparts from various provinces, states and levels of competition. This comparative analysis not only allows athletes to gauge where athletes stand but also serves as a catalyst for refining gameplay to compete at the highest level possible. By regularly facing off against the best of the best, student-athletes gain invaluable insights into what it takes to elevate their game to the next level.


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Showcase weekends are a cornerstone of the CSSHL’s structure, offering a centralized platform for scouts to identify and recruit top-tier talent. With most, if not all, teams converging for these events, the atmosphere is electric, and the competition fierce. This gathering not only facilitates easier scouting for talent but also provides student-athletes with unparalleled exposure to scouts from higher levels of competition. These weekends serve as a crucial stepping stone for athletes looking to make their mark and secure opportunities at the next level.

RINK Hockey Academy recognizes that the student-athlete experience extends beyond the ice, which is why we’ve implemented a comprehensive support system. By compartmentalizing their experiences, athletes learn valuable life management skills, allowing them to balance the demands of school with the rigors of competitive hockey effectively. This approach not only fosters success on the ice but also prepares our athletes for success in all aspects of their lives.


The Canadian Sport School Hockey League

In 2009, five like-minded Hockey Canada Accredited Schools came together to launch the Canadian Sport School Hockey League. Their vision was to establish a league designed specifically for elite level student athletes, give these athletes an opportunity to increase their skills on and off the ice, and provide athletes with a high level of competition as well as exposure.

The inaugural 2009-10 season featured five sport schools and eight total teams spread across two divisions. During the 2019-20 season, the CSSHL features 26 Accredited Schools and 80 teams in eight different divisions.

All programs within the CSSHL are sanctioned Hockey Canada Accredited Schools, meeting the regulations of not only Hockey Canada, but their respective provincial branch. 

The CSSHL continually strives to be a leader in education based hockey in North America with Hockey Canada registered Sport Schools. The objective of the league is to provide a competitive environment for young student athletes that share similar values of Sportsmanship, Citizenship, Academic Excellence and Hockey Development.

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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 which allows players and coaches to experience a level of camaraderie unseen at this age of hockey. RHA 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.

A main takeaway from their program is to best prepare players for the schedule and regiment of hockey at the next level, regardless of the league. Apart from regular CSSHL play and travel, each team will have the opportunity to participate in 3 to 4 additional tournaments or showcases aimed at maximizing exposure at various levels, including WHL, CJHL, NCAA, and beyond.

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.