One of the sure ways of improving the attitude of young
boys and girls towards both hockey and their education is to combine them.
Imagine the potential of a school system which takes children from Grade 3
to Grade 12 and incorporates hockey into the curriculum.
Besides daily on-ice skills sessions, off-ice training programs, and
classroom instruction on the philosophy and rules of the game, the
students can be placed on teams and participate in an intra-mural league.
This can go on all year long with the school entering an enriched club in
the local high school league.
The goal upon graduation would be to secure a full hockey or academic
scholarship to a Canadian or American university. With the emphasis on
both academics and sports, graduates will come out of the school with a
well-rounded education and be physically fit as well.
The ultimate school would be a "boarding campus" where
students would remain on site all week long, following an evening and
weekend program which would complement the school program.