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MVA Hockey Spring Development Program - 2016

MVA Hockey Spring Development 2016

(03’s, 04’s, 05’s)

I would like to introduce you to the Maritime Varsity Academy Spring Hockey Skill Development Program and the development opportunities we provide to high calibre hockey players throughout our region.

In 2007, Hockey Canada awarded The Maritime Hockey Academy Nova Scotia's first and only Skills Academy designation.   The outcome of our program is to enhance the player’s confidence, individual playing skills, self-esteem and provide opportunities. We have designed our Hockey Program to be both challenging and stimulating, something that high-level athletes expect in all aspects of their lives. 

Commencing again in April 2016 the Maritime Hockey Academy (MHA) will be offering a Spring Development Program lead by MHA instructors and off ice Training Staff.  Your child has been identified to us as a player who would benefit from our spring program.  Our spring hockey program will contribute to the development of the whole athlete as well as adequately preparing those players transitioning to the next level.  

The Maritime Hockey Academy has groomed many students into elite levels of hockey which include; the NSMBHL, NSMMHL, QMJHL, CIS, and the NHL.  Eleven of our students-athletes have been drafted into the QMJHL with the most notable alumni being Nathan MacKinnon who currently plays for the Colorado Avalanche.  MHA trained athletes gain valuable confidence along with a competitive edge by enhancing and developing their individual skills. 

Highlights and general overview of our spring program are as follows;

•   27 hours of on ice over 9 weeks 

•  Individualized player assessment tracking and feedback

•   Weekly 3v3 and small area games sessions 

•  Weekly Off Ice Training with exclusive hockey specific trainers

MHA’s coaching faculty commits to long term planning focusing on all aspects of hockey, including individual skill development,  general team skills / tactics, and situational game awareness.  We value first step quickness, the ability to generate speed in a confined area as foundations for success and advancement within today's game.  To us, becoming an elite player is a process, which unfolds over time.

Our program commits to developing individual skill in support of the success advancement of the player.  Should you choose to focus on a development path this spring we/I would like to invite you to express your interest by way of the attached link.

In the interim I wish you all the best in the coming hockey season,

Danny MacKinnon, Director of Hockey

Maritime Hockey Academy Spring Development Program 2016

Expression of Interest Link Below:


Discover the MHA Advantage!

Welcome to the Maritime Hockey Academy Website! Also known as MHA, our independent school has established itself by providing a unique learning experience to young Maritime Athletes. Student-athletes who attend our program, take advantage of a dedicated and highly experienced group of teachers and trainers to receive a High Quality Education and World Class Sports Development Programs.

Interested students can enrol in our Hockey Canda Skills Academy Program, our Dance and Performing Arts Program or our Soccer Skills Program.

If you have a passion for sport and are a dedicated learner, come experience the MHA Advantage!


The Maritime Hockey Academy is proud to be Nova Scotia's First Hockey Canada Skills Academy!



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