Students in the hockey program train three days per week on ice and have one off-ice session. The students in the hockey program are divided into three levels based on their skill as determined by our coaching staff. The sessions focus on skill development. Their off-ice training is designed to focus on hockey specific conditioning and strength development. They train from 14h00 to 15h55 on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. The sessions are held at Rosanne Laflamme Arena or the students are bussed to and from the Complexe Sportif Bell in Brossard’s Dix30. It is important to note that students in the program are not permitted to travel on the public school busses with their hockey bags or sticks to and from school. They may leave their equipment in our locked hockey storage rooms overnight.
For the 2016-2017 year the Sports Excellence players will now be registered into the Ligue de Hockey Interscolaire du Quebec (LHIQ). Playing on this team is mandatory for selected Sports Excellence student-athletes as it will be built into the program.
The team roster try-outs for the Juvenile, Bantam and Pee-wee teams for the 2017-2018 academic year will take place in April 2017. All incoming secondary 1 students that have already been accepted into the program will be advised of the exact date at the end of March. Parents will be notified of their child's placement in May
Students that are enrolled in the Hockey program that are not selected for the Pee-wee, Bantam or Juvenile teams will be permitted to remain in the program (provided they are meeting the academic, behavioural and athletic requirement) and may be asked to act as spares for the school teams. These students will be required to play at the highest level they can for their community in order to remain in the program.
For non-team member male students and for our female students, on days that their training group is scheduled for a game, they will be offered either an on-ice session with one of the other two groups or an off-ice training session to replace the session they are not taking part in as they are not playing in the game.
The program fees will not include any of the expenses (league fees, travel expenses, league insurance, etc.) for female and non-team members.
Specific Requirements for each Hockey group are as follows:
Hockey 1: This group is comprised of all secondary 1 students and approximately 6-8 secondary 2 students. Selected secondary 1 and 2 students will make up the pee-wee team roster. Selected team members must play on the school team and may choose to play for their community. The priority must be given to the school team if there are any conflicts playing for both teams. Non-team members in this group must play at the highest level possible for their community to continue to be eligible for the program.
Hockey 2: All secondary 3 students and about 5-7 secondary 2 students to make up this group. Students in this group that are selected for the bantam roster are encouraged to play exclusively at school but may play in the community. The priority must be given to the school team if there are any conflicts playing for both teams. Secondary 4 students that are not selected for Hockey 3 group may also be placed in this group, but will not be eligible for the team due to age restrictions for the bantam category.
Hockey 3: All selected secondary 4 students and all secondary 5 students will make up this group. Students in the group that are selected for the juvenile roster can only play on the school team. Team members will not be permitted to play in the community. The goal-tenders may play for their community but are expected to prioritize Heritage should there be a scheduling conflict. Non-team members in this group must play at the highest level possible for their community to continue to be eligible for the program.
Female players will be placed in the Hockey group our coaching staff determines they fit best with based on their skill level and physical attributes. They must be playing at the highest level possible within their community to continue to be eligible for the program.
The pee-wee and bantam seasons will consist of approximately 21-22 regular season games in the LHIQ, plus playoffs. They will also be entered in tournaments and exhibition games. We expect the pee-wees to play between 30 and 35 games and the bantams to play between 35-40 games. The season will run from October to mid-April.
The juvenile season will consist of approximately 26 regular season games in the LHIQ, plus the playoffs. They will also be entered in tournaments and play exhibition games. We expect our juveniles to play a minimum of 40 games. The season will run from October to mid-April.