Central Canada Hockey Academy powered by Ottawa Senators Hockey Programs

The Central Canada Hockey Academy powered by the Ottawa Senators Hockey Programs' (CCHA) mission is to help students achieve success both on and off the ice by fostering an atmosphere that promotes learning, personal growth, and a sense of community. The purpose of the CCHA is to develop and enhance students' skating and individual hockey skills and tactics.

Program Description

The Central Canada Hockey Academy powered by the Ottawa Senators Hockey Programs, represents a partnership between the Ottawa Senators organization, the Central Canada Hockey League (CCHL), Lester B. Pearson High School (LBP), and Titan Performance Centre, to meet the physical and social needs of students participating in sport. Grade 7 and 8 students will have the unique opportunity to participate in daily hockey-specific training sessions at state-of-the-art facilities while also completing the Ontario school curriculum immersed in the full school experience offered by the Ottawa Catholic School Board.

Class sizes are limited so don't delay, reserve your spot early! Registration for the inagural season is now open!

  • Nine Month Program
  • Five mornings per week,  3 hours on-ice and 3 hours off-ice per week
  • High-intensity training designed to elevate a player's overall game & performance
  • Goalie specific training available
  • Two classes available:
    • Grade 7and 8 Students (2005 - 2006 birth years)
    • Grade 9 to 12 Students (2001 - 2004 birth years)

For more information regarding the athletic portion of the program please contact [email protected]

For more information regarding the academic portion of the program please contact [email protected]

Why Choose CCHA powered by OSHP?


- Certified teachers follow the Ontario school curriculum

- Integrated education and hockey program challenges students both in the classroom and on the ice

- Hockey training and development contributes to students earning Physical Education requirements

- Hockey specific classes and integrated education affords the students the individual care they need to be successful

- A unique nine-month hockey program at the state-of-the-art Richcraft Sensplex and Titan Performance Centre

- Tuesday to Thursday on-ice skill development sessions with CCHA Head Coach, Marc Franche and other elite-level instructors from the Ottawa Senators Hockey Programs

- An emphasis on individual skill development consisting primarily of station-work, this program is suitable for any caliber of player.

- Monday and Friday off-ice development sessions at the Titan Performance Centre with elite-level off-ice strength and fitness experts.

- Integrated athletic and academic program allows athletes access to the full school experience while continuing to develop their hockey knowledge and skill

- Academy experience prepares students for high-school and  post-secondary education by developing leadership, organizational skills and self-discipline

- Planned activities, events and outings build camaraderie and foster long-lasting relationships

- Unique Ottawa Senators Experiences including access to games and behind the scenes content

Hockey is a unique sport that demands teamwork, commitment and perseverance on and off the ice. The Central Canada Hockey Academy powered by the Ottawa Senators Hockey Programs wants to empower students to be their best self in the classroom, at the rink and in life. 


All in-class components will take place at Lester B. Pearson H.S. Participants in the program would have a special timetable to accommodate their on and off ice training.  

The program will include components of the Ontario School Curriculum with qualified teachers from LBP part of the team of instructors so as to ensure that the training would contribute to participants earning a credit in Physical Education.

Participants in the program will also have a team of teachers from LBP who will be teaching and closely monitoring their academic progress in all subject areas so that all participants understand the importance of academics going hand in hand with an elite sports program. 

Please contact Lester B. Pearson High School principal William Walsh [email protected] for more information regarding the academic portion of the program.



All athletic components, including on-ice and off-ice training, will take place at the Richcraft Sensplex (813 Shefford Road). The qualified CCHA and Titan Performance Centre staff will provide a fun, safe environment for male and female students to learn individual technical and tactical skills. Under the guidance of professional coaches, including a goal-tending instructor, they will work to develop and enhance skating as well as individual hockey skills. The CCHA aims to help fill the individual skill development gaps from the club system. 

The Central Canada Hockey Academy will consist of: 

  • 3 on-ice training sessions per week
  • 2 dry-land hockey-specific strength and conditioning sessions with Titan Performance Centre per week

On-ice development sessions will be designed and led by CCHA Head Coach Marc Franche. 

With more than 25 years of experience working with hockey schools and skill development camps, Marc has developed players who have gone on to play in the NHL, AHL, NCAA, OHL, QMJHL and CCHL. Marc specializes in developing and improving game situation skills through progression drills and repetition. 

  • Twenty five (25) years of overall coaching and development experience
  • Seven (7) years with CCHL Cumberland Grads organization as coach and manager
  • Head Coach HEO Midget AAA Grads
    • 100% Placement rate of 19 players from HEO Midget AAA team; 2 to OHL, 4 to CCHL, 7 to CCHL2, 2 to Prep School and 4 returning to the HEO program


Off-ice development sessions will be designed and led by Strength and Conditioning Coach Joey Kwasniewski, Lead Instructor Justin Cherrier and the Titan Performance Centre team.

During his ten year career as a performance coach Joey has worked with a multitude of elite level High School, CIS/USport and professional athletes with notable tenures with the Calgary Stampeders (6 years) and the Ottawa RedBlacks (2 years) of the CFL. Joey is a passionate and hardworking coach who teaches movement literacy by empowering his athletes with education to improve mobility, speed & strength using movement based training techniques

  • University of Calgary - Masters of Kinesiology
  • Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) designation from the NSCA (National Strength & Conditioning Association)
  • uOttawa Gee-Gees Head Varsity Performance Coach
  • Human 2.0
  • Program and Staff Development - Titan Performance Centre


Program Details

Dates, Times & Cost

Richcraft Sensplex: September 2018 – June 2019

Program Eligibility: Children entering Grade 7 to 12; beginning September 2018.

Each class will be limited to 28 participants including a maximum of 4 goaltenders. All on-ice sessions will be held at the Richcraft Sensplex (813 Shefford Road in East Ottawa).

Cost: $6,750

Program payment plan is availableof four installments is available. A 2% financing fee is associated with the payment plan. 

Upon registration: $1,815             Sep. 1/18: $1,690              Nov. 1/18: $1,690                   Feb. 1/19: $$1,690      


** Early bird registraion extended to February 28th, 2018! Register today! **

Early Bird Cost: $6,500

Now is the time to reserve your spot in the 2018-19 Central Canada Hockey Academy!  Deposit $500 to secure the early-bird registration price of $6,500.

Early bird registration rates end on Wednesday, February 28th at 11:59pm (eastern time).

Equipment & Apparel

CCHA is pleased to provide students with a full apparel package which will include:

  • A reversible CCHA jersey with matching hockey socks
  • CCHA tracksuit
  • CCHA workout gear including shorts and moisture-wicking shirts (2) which are to be worn during all training sessions.

The CCHA requires that all students wear full CSA approved equipment for all ice sessions.  Any player missing a piece of equipment will not be permitted on the ice for that session. A mouth guard is optional, though recommended.

Following each training session, storage space will be provided for participant’s equipment at Lester B. Pearson H.S. 

Central Canada Hockey Academy Weekly Schedule (subject to change)


8:00am-9:20am  Off-Ice Training

Richcraft Sensplex 

8:15am-9:15am On-Ice Training

Richcraft Sensplex 

8:15am-9:15am On-Ice Training

Richcraft Sensplex

8:15am-9:15am On-Ice Training

Richcraft Sensplex

8:00am-9:20am Off-Ice Training

Richcraft Sensplex 


Lester B Pearson H.S


Lester B Pearson H.S


Lester B Pearson H.S


Lester B Pearson H.S


Lester B Pearson H.S

Morning drop-off between 7:30am-8:00am at Richcraft Sensplex. 


Bus transportation between the Richcraft Sensplex and Lester B. Pearson High School during the school day is included in the cost of registration and will be provided for all CCHA participants.  

Parents and/or Guardians are responsible for arranging morning drop off at the Richcraft Sensplex and afternoon pick up at Lester B Pearson High School. All participants will also be issued an OC Transpo Presto pass to aid with transportation. 


Please call 613 599 0222 or email [email protected] for more information regarding the athletic training portions of the program.

Please contact Lester B. Pearson High School principal William Walsh [email protected] for more information regarding the academic portion of the program.

For a list of Frequently Asked Questions please click here.

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