The Canadian Sports Schools Hockey League (CSSHL) today confirmed that Abbotsford’s Yale Secondary has been included in a new division within the CSSHL – the Elite 15’s.
The league will be the first of its kind in British Columbia and will target elite 15 year olds looking to develop athletically, physically and mentally within a competitive, structured environment of like-minded student athletes.
The Elite 15’s league inaugural season will commence in the 2013-14 season.
CSSHL Elite 15’s:
- Edge School
- Banff Academy
- Yale Academy
- South Delta Academy
- Burnaby Winter Club
Athletes competing in the Elite 15’s division will play between 30-36 games, with a league championship and location to be announced shortly. The league will become a primary source of scouting by teams in the Western Hockey League, BCHL and AJHL.
“The CSSHL is pleased to welcome our newest Sport School members into our league, both in the Prep and the newly developed Elite 15’s division,” said CSSHL Chair Bill Doherty. “It’s an exciting time for the sports school model. The addition of the new programs and the new Elite 15’s division give evidence to the belief that academics and athletics go hand in hand in a young student athlete’s development.
“The Elite 15’s Division will strongly support the CSSHL mission to provide developmental programs for its student bodies.”