Hockey Canada partners with the Calgary Catholic School District to offer an exciting optional program for students. This program is offered at the elementary, junior high and high school level in select schools. Students have the opportunity to learn hockey skills, leadership, teamwork and fitness during the school day.

These programs are run by certified teachers with extensive hockey backgrounds. Hockey Canada supplies resources and training to our teachers which gives students an advantage as they develop their hockey skills. Students have on-ice training up to twice a week with one off-ice training session as well. This program of choice is funded entirely by parents.

Sports Performance Hockey

For ALL skill levels (Recreation to AAA)


The Academy
  • Over 40 hours of on ice instruction
  • Purposeful hockey specific dryland training
  • In class portion features modules on nutrition, sport psychology and the ability to become a Level 1 Certified Coach
  • Use modules for University Admittance
  • Fun way to earn 15 credits towards High School Diploma

  • Why Bishop O’ Byrne?
  • Affordable
  • Convenient (Arenas attached to school complex)
  • Certified instruction

  • The Instructors
  • Mr. Dan Parsons (CSSD Teacher and Coach)
  • Mr. Jamie Steer (Coach, 7 years with HCSA Canadian National Team member and Buffalo Sabres draft pick)
  • Mr. Nick De-Gaetano (GDI Certified Goalie Coach)

  • Bishop O’ Byrne HCSA Alumni
  • Jordan Eberle – New York Islanders (NHL)
  • Brayden Point – Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL)
  • Parker Bowles – Tri-City Americans (WHL)
  • Danielle McCutcheon – Robert Morris University
  • Adam Thompson – Yale University

  • For more information, please contact Dan Parsons (daniel.parsons@cssd.ab.ca)

    Hockey Canada Skills Academy

    Hockey Canada partners with the Calgary Catholic School District to offer an exciting optional program for students. This program is offered at the elementary, junior high and high school level in select schools. Students have the opportunity to learn hockey skills, leadership, teamwork and fitness during the school day.

    These programs are run by certified teachers with extensive hockey backgrounds. Hockey Canada supplies resources and training to our teachers which gives students an advantage as they develop their hockey skills. Students have on-ice training up to twice a week with one off-ice training session as well. This program of choice is funded entirely by parents.

    Sports Performance Hockey

    For ALL skill levels (Recreation to AAA)


    The Academy
  • Over 40 hours of on ice instruction
  • Purposeful hockey specific dryland training
  • In class portion features modules on nutrition, sport psychology and the ability to become a Level 1 Certified Coach
  • Use modules for University Admittance
  • Fun way to earn 15 credits towards High School Diploma

  • Why Bishop O’ Byrne?
  • Affordable
  • Convenient (Arenas attached to school complex)
  • Certified instruction

  • The Instructors
  • Mr. Dan Parsons (CSSD Teacher and Coach)
  • Mr. Jamie Steer (Coach, 7 years with HCSA Canadian National Team member and Buffalo Sabres draft pick)
  • Mr. Nick De-Gaetano (GDI Certified Goalie Coach)

  • Bishop O’ Byrne HCSA Alumni
  • Jordan Eberle – New York Islanders (NHL)
  • Brayden Point – Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL)
  • Parker Bowles – Tri-City Americans (WHL)
  • Danielle McCutcheon – Robert Morris University
  • Adam Thompson – Yale University

  • For more information, please contact Dan Parsons (daniel.parsons@cssd.ab.ca)