The American Hockey Academy has joined The Junior Hockey News as one of it’s featured programs.
Located minutes from downtown Boston in Braintree, MA USA. The American Hockey Academy is one of only four high school Hockey Academies in New England that is offering both high-end hockey skills and playing development alongside an academic and cultural experience. Being aligned with such a prestigious International High School Academy; this opportunity is unlike any of the other programs.
The American Hockey Academy location is especially beneficial for student-athletes. There are several advantages when it comes to playing exposure with the close proximity to programs representing three major Div 1 Conferences (Hockey East – BU, BC, Northeastern, U-Lowell, Merrimack; ECAC – Harvard University; Atlantic Hockey League – Bentley University) just minutes from campus. New England is arguably one of the best, if not, the best hockey markets in the USA; with more opportunities and scouts at all levels living here than anywhere else in the country.
“The American Hockey Academy program is simply above and beyond what other Academy programs offer. From the facilities, staffing, support, and location, it really offers everything student athletes should have on their check lists when looking at programs to commit to.” Said Joseph Kolodziej Publisher of The Junior Hockey News
For local students, the American Hockey Academy is an affordable alternative when compared to other local private institutions that are roughly double the price without the hockey academy component. The American Hockey Academy allows students to live at home while still receiving a private education and gaining the added benefits of being part of the program. For out-of-state and international players, student-athletes will receive the same benefits, along with the cultural experience of living with fellow peers and classmates in the state of the art, almost brand new dormitories on campus. Benefits Include:
- A longer season (August-March)
- More games (50-60)
- Specialized coaching (skating, skills, goaltending)
- Game video review sessions
- National Midget schedule that includes both US and Canadian prep schools.
The American Hockey Academy players will receive training and coaching, second to none by well established elite professional coaches, on and off the ice, to properly prepare them for junior hockey, NCAA college, and professional hockey ranks. Our staff and management team will go above and beyond the call of duty to ensure that players have the necessary development, exposure, and advancement opportunities to take the next step for their hockey career pathways.
Academically, the American Hockey Academy worked long and hard to find the right academic strategic partnership. Academics are the first and foremost of the American Hockey Academy; we proudly have joined the acclaimed CATS Academy of Boston and their strong roots with CATS Colleges. CATS Academy High School is a co-educational, college preparatory, elite private school located in Braintree, MA.
At CATS we offer world-class education, attracting domestic and students from across the globe. In a diverse and exciting international community, you will learn to be your best and achieve a place at a top university. This educational model, along with the structure of the American Hockey Academy, will prepare these young men and women for careers well beyond hockey, as well as life in the world.
“One of the biggest advantages the American Hockey Academy offers to its student-athletes is a dedicated full-time coaching staff.” Said Russ deMariano Owner and U-18 Head Coach
“Our team of coaches are solely committed to our players. Our staff spends their day working on the development, exposure, and advancement of our players to help them prepare for their next steps as a student-athlete. Our coaches have played at some of the highest levels of NCAA hockey (BU, Providence, ASU, Iona, UCONN, UMASS, Harvard) as well as, professionally (NHL, ECHL, USHL, NAHL, Europe & more).”
“Our coaching staff not only serves as the typical, on and off ice hockey coaches but also serve as big brothers, mentors, role models, and secondary parents away from home.”
For more information on the American Hockey Academy please visit their website American Hockey Academy at CATS Academy of Boston