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CHILL Hockey Varsity Elite Program
We are pleased to offer the following program to a select group of players between the age groups of U17, U18 and some 18U, who are looking to expand their skills and knowledge of hockey.  In addition to this, we are recruiting like-minded, hard-working student athletes who are looking to continue their hockey experience after their U18 year in either Junior (OJHL, GOJHL, PJHL, GMHL) or collegiate (NCAA, U-Sport). 
2024-25 Varsity Elite Player Fees include:
  • Membership in the NAPHL, including an Elite Prospects profile
  • Opportunity for player selection to a NAPHL ALL STAR teams to play during the GMHL showcase weekend which culminates in a variety of scouts, GM’s and recruiters from collages and universities both in the NCAA and U-Sport (formally CIS)
  • Minimum 4 Showcase events in the NAPHL (possible Toronto (2), Gatineau/Ottawa, Lake Placid or Montreal) consisting of 4 games each and a Championship Weekend in Ottawa
  • 30 additional games (approx. 15 home and 15 away). Home games to be played in the Hamilton/Burlington area.
  • Minimum 2 additional Tournaments
  • Overall target is a total of 60+ games
  • Week to week the individual components of the Program will fluctuate; however, will be structured to include the following overall core aspects:
    • Combination of on-ice Coach practices and on-ice team skill development training sessions with Shield Athletics. Development will be front-end loaded during September (with regular touchpoints throughout the year), back-end focus will be on team practices.  Minimum 2hours during weeks with heavy weekend gameplay and up to 4hours during weeks with light gameplay.  
    • Weekend (Friday-Sunday) games either Home/Away, Tournament or NAPHL events.
    • Bi-weekly goalie training for goalies at Cutting Edge Training with Adrian Volpe at Cutting Edge Hockey in Oakville and in-practice goalie training with Adrian Volpe (CHILL Hockey Goalie Coach).
    • Weekly 1hour dryland training session with CHILL Hockey Strength & Conditioning coach Brandon Isaac at Brandon Isaac Fitness in Burlington, including personal programs for off day training as well. 
    • Regular (1-2 times per month) team video sessions breaking down game video and data with the use of HUDL game analysis software (coming soon – live streaming of all games!)
  • 5 sessions with motivational speakers stemming from strength training, nutrition and mental performance to university/college recruiters to talk about life as a student athlete.
  • CHILL Hockey Player Package that will consist of:
    • Home & Away game jerseys and socks, practice jerseys and socks
    • Team hockey bag & garment bag 
    • Custom CHILL Hockey CCM gloves and pants 
    • Off-ice warm up shorts and shirts, hoodie, headwear and team jacket
Total Player Fee will be in the $4,900 to $5,600 range and will cover everything above.
Final costs are still being determined, with additional team bus charter components and finalization of vendor pricing.  We do expect to have a final cost determined before tryouts begin.  Additionally, program can be enhanced through sponsorship & fundraising.
You can also contact:
Head Coach Ken Archer at 905-691-2937,
Manger Joel Bradley at 905-541-3131,
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