The Delta Hockey Academy is built on a fundamental belief in combining scholastic achievement with excellence on the ice. Our goal is to provide a world-class platform for student-athletes to succeed with the guidance of their teachers and coaches while creating an environment for personal growth and self-improvement. Our program works in partnership with North Delta Secondary School and the Delta School District to provide our students with a positive learning environment from which to develop their academic and athletic potential.

Our Student-Athlete Development Model

Our Commitment to Development

The Delta Hockey Academy offers a full-service program from September through June that covers everything from school fees to hotel costs to meals on the road. Tuition includes the following:

  • Paid professional coaches (7-month in-season league play plus 3-month post-season skill development)
  • Paid strength & conditioning coaches (10-month training program)
  • 3 on-ice 1hr 15min team practices per week (September – March)
  • 1 on-ice 1hr 15min skills practice per week for players (September – June)
  • 1 on-ice 1hr 15min goalie practice per week for goalies (September – June)
  • 5 off-ice 45min – 1hr training sessions per week week (September – June)
  • 1 class at the rink everyday instructed by NDSS teachers (September – June)
  • 2 classes at the school everyday instructed by NDSS teachers (September – June)
  • Access to our strength & conditioning app
  • Full hockey uniform including helmets, gloves, socks & pant shells
  • Full training uniform including training shorts, training shirt & hoodie
  • Daily bus transportation from Langley, Delta, Surrey, Ladner and Richmond to Planet Ice Delta
  • Daily transportation from Planet Ice Delta to North Delta Secondary
  • Tournament transportation fees (flights and buses)
  • Hotel fees
  • Meals on the road
  • Athletic Therapist at all league games
  • Concussion baseline testing & concussion return-to-play treatments guided by our Head Athletic Therapist
  • Special discounts on Warrior sticks 
  • Special discounts on hockey equipment from Cyclone Taylor Sports
  • 2 team mindfulness sessions per season from Aim Mindfulness Founder Kris Beech
  • Guidance & leadership coaching from our Professional Leadership Coach
  • Opportunity to participate in a second sport at NDSS
  • Participate in the Canadian Sport School Hockey League (CSSHL) 

Testimonial from a DHA Family

Living in Delta, with two boys growing up playing hockey, the Delta Hockey Academy (DHA) was the absolute right choice for their high school years and the right fit for our family. We wanted them to have the opportunity to further their hockey career, but not at the expense of their academics. DHA meets that standard and much more. Playing the game they love every day combined with a top level training regime balanced with a high school curriculum was realized at DHA. The Academy kept the boys accountable on all fronts from day one as they navigated their way through this opportunity. Being surrounded by likeminded, goal orientated, and competitive peers has kept them on track with their academics and hockey. The coaching staff and their health performance support has been exceptional, and the academic advisors have provided valuable guidance. While we may not have always agreed with what teams that they were placed on, we trusted the process and that development was more important than status. Our youngest went from the second prep team as a second year to E15 then played as a 16yr old in the WHL. Our oldest was also on the E15 team and is on track to play Jr. A in the BCHL. DHA has helped prepare our boys for the next level of their hockey journey. 

The Kovacs family 

Resources for Student-Athlete Development

Planet Ice Delta is the official home of the Delta Hockey Academy. Our four rink facility includes the Delta High Performance Centre, the Delta Health & Performance Clinic, the Delta Performance Pro Shop, the Shooting Centre, a student lounge, and two classrooms: the Agnew Collaboration Room and the Focus Room. Our student-athletes are educated by teachers from North Delta Secondary School both at the arena and at the school.