The Manitoba Junior Hockey League has long been a supporter of its players achieving excellence both on the ice and in the classroom. Countless MJHL alumni have successfully moved on to higher levels of hockey, and combined post-secondary education – be it the NCAA Division I, NCAA Division III, U Sports, ACAC or via WHL scholarships.
The MJHL encourages its players and their parents to educate themselves as to the many available opportunities which combine hockey and education.
The WHL provides the top young talent in the west with the opportunity to develop their skills on the ice at the highest possible level, without compromising their academic goals. The WHL is committed to recognizing academic excellence. Awards are presented annually to the WHL’s Scholastic Player and Team of the Year.
A player is able to attend any post-secondary or career-enhancing institution of his choice, including universities, colleges, technical institutes, trade schools, or any other institution which will help the player achieve his academic and career goals.
While playing in the WHL, all players have access to post-secondary courses through various universities, colleges, and virtual schools. As part of the comprehensive WHL education program offered to all players, tuition and textbook costs for these courses are covered by WHL Clubs. These costs, however, do not impact WHL Scholarship benefits available to the player upon graduating from the League. Each year, more than 150 WHL players enroll in post-secondary courses while playing in the WHL. VISIT WHL.CA FOR MORE SCHOLARSHIP DETAILS.
College hockey offers players the unique opportunity to pursue a professional hockey career at the highest levels while earning a college degree from some of the world’s most prestigious institutions of higher learning.
More than 90 percent of college hockey players graduate with a college degree, setting themselves up for success after their hockey career. Each year men’s Division I hockey programs award more than $30 million in scholarships, unquestionably the most significant education program in the sport.
College hockey is played primarily on weekends to maximize class and study time, allowing student-athletes to enjoy a full college experience while becoming part of the campus community. Hockey has the best Graduation Success Rate (GSR) and the best Academic Progress Rate (APR) of any NCAA men’s sport, further proof of the success college hockey players enjoy in the classroom. VISIT COLLEGE HOCKEY INC FOR MORE NCAA DETAILS.
The national brand for University Sports in Canada. Like CIAU and CIS, U Sports will continue its role as the leader of university sports in Canada. But we are becoming much more. The U Sports brand aims to create a massive change in the way Canadians see university sports in the digital era. Our commitment is to revitalize our place in the national sport conversation by using every technology possible to highlight, celebrate, and present the accomplishments of these remarkable young individuals who pursue the toughest double major of all. Full-time scholar and full-time athlete.
U Sports spans over 43 cities across Canada, it is comprised of 4 conferences; Atlantic University Conference (AUS), Ontario University Athletics (OUA), Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec (RSEQ), and Canada West. VISIT USPORTS.CA FOR MORE DETAILS.