The Hockey Canada Skills Academy (HCSA) at Aldergrove Community Secondary is in its seventeenth year and follows the HSCA guidelines for students. The curriculum allows students to pursue excellence in hockey as well as develop skills for lifelong learning. The outcomes for Physical Health Education are met in this course and the provincial mandate to encourage healthy lifestyles is pursued. Fitness, Nutrition, Leadership and Hockey Skill Development are some of the components of this course. The ACSS Hockey Academy is open to grade 8 students at Betty Gilbert Middle School as well as students in grade 9-12 at ACSS regardless of gender or ability.
- Age of Students Involved: 13 to 18
- Current Year Enrolment: 18
- Multi-Year Program
- Courses Offered/Credit Received: Physical Education at Grade Level – Full 4 Credits
We have had many graduates move from House to Rep Hockey and from Rep Hockey to the WHL. As long as your goal is to improve your skill at whatever level you are at, this is the program for you!
We are pleased to once again have Chris Price lead our on ice instruction team. Chris brings many years of expert on and off ice training and coaching experience. Chris is an ACSS grad, was part of the original ACSS Hockey Academy, Aldergrove Minor Hockey grad, and had a great Jr B career in the PJHL. Chris works at both Yale and Impact Hockey as a skills coach and fitness trainer. Mark Craven, owner of Dynamic Goaltending will also be back for another year and looks forward to teaching goaltenders the fundamentals to take their game to the next level, in a fun and competitive environment.
We are also very pleased to announce that Matt Keith has joined our instruction team this year. Matt’s roots are also definitely local. Matt was a student at BGMS during its inaugural year, attended ACSS until he moved away to play Major junior “A” hockey; he is an Aldergrove Minor Hockey graduate. He then went on to play 5 years in the WHL with Spokane and Red Deer and was a second round pick of the Chicago Blackhawks. He played several years in the NHL and AHL (as the Captain of the Abbotsford Heat) before moving to Europe and enjoying a very successful 15 year hockey career. Matt retired from professional hockey this year and has moved back to Langley with his wife and young family. He is very excited to come full circle and work with Aldergrove hockey players.
On the days we have ice sessions, you can drop off your child’s equipment at the rink and store it in the backroom on the top level of the arena. You can pick up the gear after school or, you can pick up and drop off your child with their equipment.
The classes run (ACSS Schedule) during Block D from 830-930am (Day 7, 8) and 1030-1130am (Day 5, 6).
The ice time and high level specialized instruction can be paid for in full or instalments, postdated cheques, or conveniently online. A fee of $550 will be charged to each student. Funds cover specialized instruction and instructional equipment, ice time, equipment, transportation and special events. The hardship policy applies to all students enrolled.