Elite hockey training academy coming to Port Colborne


Published January 5, 2023 at 11:31 am

Players with the TPH Academy in Detroit whoop it up on the ice.

Port Colborne will soon the the location of a new TPH (Total Package Hockey) Academy, a facility that deals with student-athletes, offering up the best combination of both academics and hockey training.

With dozens of academies already established across North America, the program, which caters to both male and female players, does its best to blend both furthering hockey skills with academics progress to produce candidates ready-made for university and college scholarships.

NHLers who have gone through the TPH Academy include three current team captains – Montreal’s Nick Suzuki, Vancouver’s Bo Horvat and Columbus’ Boone Jenner.

The TPH Academy will be located at Port Colborne’s Vale Health & Wellness Centre and will offer a blended learning environment for young athletes under their credo “Study, Train, and Play.”

“The heart of TPH Academy’s purpose is to advance, in and beyond the game, the next generation of impact players,” shared TPH Academy CEO Alan Keeso.

“We are looking forward to welcoming student-athletes and families of the Niagara Region to experience this unique environment we’ve created, where student-athletes can grow together in and out of the classroom, all while working towards their academic and athletic goals.”

As the TPH Niagara home base, Vale Health & Wellness Centre already offers a world-class, mini campus-style setting for TPH Academy student-athletes.

Boasting two sheets of ice, outdoor athletic fields, an indoor gymnasium with basketball courts and pickleball courts, as well as space allocated for sport-specific dry-land and weight training, TPH Academy Niagara students will have ample opportunity to develop their athletic skills in and outside their field of play.

With an eye to both Canadian educational credentials, as well as those that appeal to American colleges, TPH Academy Niagara students will earn their academic credentials through Ontario-certified and NCAA-accredited courseware that can be completed at any time, from any laptop, tablet or mobile device, whether in the TPH Academy classroom or on the move for sports travel.

“We’re extremely grateful to Bryan Theal, Manager of Recreation for the City of Port Colborne, and the City of Port Colborne for opening their doors and inviting TPH Academy to the Niagara Region,” said Keeso.

“We are excited to meet prospective student-athletes and their families, and we couldn’t be more honored to be welcomed into the Niagara community.”

TPH Academy Niagara will host a live virtual informational session on January 16 at 7:30 pm. Those in attendance will have the opportunity to learn more about TPH Academy’s blended academic, athletic and mentorship process personally.

“Get your questions answered by the TPH Academy team and learn if our ‘Study, Train, and Play’ model is a match for your student-athlete.”

Interested Niagara student-athletes and their parents can learn more about the TPH Academy HERE.

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