Creating a Positive Environment for Academics and Hockey to Thrive
St. Mary’s Academy’s multi-option hockey program provides opportunities within a school setting for our hockey athletes to participate in skills-based training, to receive experienced coaching, and to represent their school on one of two competitive teams. The following user-pay options are available to SMA students in grades 7 through 12:
Flames Prep Hockey
Students in grades 10 to 12 who wish to play hockey at a high level may try-out for the Flames Prep Team, a sanctioned Hockey Canada Sport School Team that is also recognized by Hockey Manitoba. Participants receive on-and-off-ice skills based training. Beginning in the 2016-17 school year, the team plays in the Canadian Sport School Hockey League (CSSHL). The CSSHL is a Hockey Canada Sport School league where each team will host a weekend tournament with playoffs in early March in Calgary. Additionally, the Flames Prep team hosts the Female World Sport School Challenge (FWSSC) each winter/early spring. Go to the FWSSC website for more information www.fwssc.ca.
Head Coach is Larry Bumstead.
Go to the Flames Prep Team website
Flames High School Hockey
Students in grades 9 to 12 may try-out for the school team that competes in Division A of the Winnipeg Women’s High School Hockey League (WWHSHL). Head Coaches are Mr. Michael Zirino and Mr. D'Arcy Bain.
Go to the Flames High School Hockey webpage
The hockey academy program and the two Flames teams are based at the MTS Iceplex. It is the location of all on-and-off-ice training and all home games. The 172,000 square foot MTS Iceplex is a Hockey Canada Centre of Excellence that provides:
Four NHL-size sheets of ice (200′ x 85′), with spectator seating
22 player dressing rooms / 4 officials rooms
Off-ice high performance training centre facilities, including: four shooting bays, stickhandling area, slideboard stations, speed ramp
Goalie training centre
Office space for True North, Hockey Manitoba, and Hockey Canada