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 two weekends a month throughout the season which 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.
A main takeaway from our program is to best prepare players for the schedule and regiment of hockey players at the next level, regardless of league. Outside of regular CSSHL play and travel, each team will get to experience three to four other tournaments or showcases that will maximize the exposure at every level including WHL, CJHL, NCAA, and more.
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.
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THE HEART OF THE OKANAGAN
Set in British Columbia’s wine country, good food and drink are central to Kelowna, as is golfing, skiing and boating on the lake. Go wine or cider tasting, shop at an orchard fruit stand, cycle, hike, and snowshoe. Active adventurers will enjoy a visit Myra Canyon on the reclaimed Kettle Valley Railway, where you can cycle through tunnels and over trestles, alongside a steep canyon rock face. Check out our energetic downtown and beautiful waterfront boardwalk. Go on a tour of the many local Okanagan wineries, restaurants, craft breweries, cideries, and distilleries. Hit the trails by bike, visit the historic Myra Canyon Trestles, or hike to the top of a mountain. Relax by the lake at one of the many beaches or take to the water for endless lake activities. Looking for farm fresh food? Visit the farms, orchards, markets, or many local restaurants for delicious seasonal products grown right here. Looking to play a round? Golf your way through 19 golf courses. Kelowna is a must-play destination for every golf enthusiast.
In the summer months living in Kelowna feels like you’re on an extended vacation because of the large number of tourists that visit the many beaches and wineries Kelowna is known for. According to Tourism Kelowna, almost two million people visit Kelowna each year. As such, the service industry is a major employer here, bringing in over a billion dollars a year into the Okanagan economy. Because such a large part of the economy depends on tourism, the people you’ll meet will often be friendly and kind, similar to people you see working in the service industry. Located in the stunning Okanagan Valley, Kelowna, British Columbia is a place that anyone would be proud to call home. The diverse neighbourhoods are filled with exciting activities, incredible views, delicious food, and of course, there are some of the best vineyards in the country.
Activities like boating, hiking, biking, golfing and skiing are popular and keep people nicely spread around the valley. Kelowna’s known for it’s internationally recognized and award-winning vineyards and wineries, so there’s a lot of pride for the local wine industry. You’ll rarely find a wine made outside of the Okanagan when you’re at a local gathering. Kelowna is right on the waters of Okanagan Lake. The lake rarely freezes, meaning boaters, fishing, and water enthusiasts can enjoy the area year-round. During the warmer months, you’ll find an abundance of people boating, kayaking, paddle-boarding, as well as enjoying the sun and sand that the lake offers. Many homes in the area provide a beautiful view of the lake, it really is the best thing to look at while enjoying your morning cup of coffee.