Folks looking to get a look at the latest venture for Moose Jaw Minor Hockey will have a chance to do so next week.
Global Sport Academy will be holding a ‘test drive’ on Wednesday, Apr. 27 and Thursday, Apr. 28 with the goal of giving prospective players a chance to check out what the new school program is all about.
Minor hockey revealed their partnership with GSA at the beginning of April, with the program offering integrated hockey and education programs for players from Grade 5 to Grade 12.
Students in Grades 5 to 8 will be part of the Moose Jaw Morning academy, which will be a hockey-focussed multisport program geared toward position-specific development. Sessions will take place in the morning from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. at the Kinsmen Arena and through Gottselig Athletic Performance in the Golden Ticket Sports Centre.
Students in Grades 9-12 at Vanier Collegiate who enroll with GSA receive “cutting edge content and delivery, including skill development, ice times, multi-sport training, dryland training, leadership and character training and academic support sessions.”
Players will still be a part of Moose Jaw Minor Hockey and will have the opportunity to play for their respective representative teams.
The test drive will feature a pair of on-ice skills sessions, beginning at 4:30 p.m. for players born from 2010 through 2012 and at 8:15 p.m. for 2005 to 2009-born skaters.
Players and parents will have a chance to meet area manager and U15 AA Warriors coach Curtis Pereverzoff as well as GSA and U13 AA coach Colten Smith, who will both be on hand to answer questions about the 2022-23 program.
Participants will also have a chance to snag some GSA swag and take advantage of registration incentives.
The cost for the test drive is $40 per participant or $20 per skate.