Hockey Canada Skills Academy

JAWS Hockey Canada Skills Academy

Our High School is a new facility that opened in 2014, located on Beaver Hill road on the east side of town. It is connected to the Bold Center, a beautiful 250, 000 square m recreation facility, including a curling rink, indoor soccer fields, a running track, fully equipped exercise gym, and 2 deluxe ice surfaces, to name a few amenities.  

The J.A. Williams Hockey Canada Skills Academy is available to any senior high student registered at JAWS High School.  It is a specialized learning program blending the
Alberta Education Curriculum and the Hockey Canada Skills Academy Curriculum. 

Students enrolled in Hockey Canada Skills Academy at JAWS are trained in hockey specific and hockey related skills throughout the semester.  The program is developed by Hockey Canada in conjunction with national coaches and annually revised to
provide instructors with state-of-the-art techniques and technology. 

The JAWS Hockey Canada Skills Academy participants will have the opportunity to gain Physical Education 10, 20, or 30 as well as 3 or more CTS credits per semester.  Subject to scheduling, JAWS HCSA students may have the opportunity to earn the following Hockey Canada recognized training: 

Þ Respect in Sport Activity Leader

Þ Coach Level 1

Þ Trainer Level 1

Þ Officiating Entry Level skills

Þ Off-Ice Officiating

Þ Making Ethical Decisions

After successful completion of the program there may be opportunities to continue to develop ones leadership skills within our JAWSCHSA program.  Those JAWSHCSA students who have excelled in the skill development program and have shown an interest in both mentoring and program development, may qualify for an opportunity to return through our Work Experience program the following year. 

Our regular training plan includes:

Off Ice Training
(Bold Center, Portage College, Yoga Studio)

  • Spin Classes
  • Weight Training
  • Yoga
  • Core Strength
  • Hockey related testing and skill development


On Ice Training
(Bold Centre)

  • Individual Tactics
  • Power Skating
  • General Team Systems


In Class Training

  • Nutrition
  • Sports Psychology

In order to qualify for the JAWSHCSA a student must have good attendance, be in good academic standing and be registered with JAWS,  The cost is $20 for the Alberta Registration Fee and an insurance fee of $70 (unless already insured through LLBMHA)

Our Instructor is Mr. Mitch Wainman.  Mr. Wainman holds a Bachelor of Recreation and Sports Studies, he is a Hockey Canada Level 2 Coach, a Hockey Canada Respect in Sports Coach, holds NCCP certification, and is First Aid trained.  He is also a former player at both the senior AA and junior levels.