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Student Athletes of the Month-November

Congrats Lara & Garret  on being the CdA Academy Student Athletes of the Month for November!
Two year veteran Lara Truelove has been an outstanding model of what the young women on our female varsity team strive to be. Her fierce spirit and enthusiasm keeps the team going on a daily basis wherever she goes. She leads the team in goals this season, as well as working hard to keep an A average in the classroom.  Keep up the great work, Lara!
Also returning to the Academy for a second season, Garret Weisenburger joins Lara in leading by example for his team, both on and off the ice. Battling back from an injury early in the season, along with a late start on a foreign language class, Garret is topping off this holiday season with stellar achievements on both fronts. Scoring a goal and assist his first game back, he also doubled down with help from his billet family to accelerate progress in the German class and earn high marks at midterms in all of his studies. You rock, Garret! 
We are so proud of our incredible student athletes at the CdA Academy, and very pleased to recognize these two for maintaining our high academic standards!

Mission Statement

Coeur d'Alene Hockey Academy is committed to excellence both Academically and Athletically, and to developing the personal growth of our student athletes.  We stand together to serve and represent our Academy and Community with Integrity and Respect.

Vision Statement

Coeur d’Alene Hockey Academy aspires to be an outstanding educational and athletic organization that provides high quality experience to every Athlete.  We strive to provide the high quality experience in which every Athlete learns skills, tactics, and strategies of the game as they are improving as a player and individual while being coached using principles of positive coaching.  Our players work hard and have fun at practices and games, feel like an important part of their team regardless of performance, and learn life lessons that carry value beyond the ice rink.

USA Hockey Safe Sport

Our primary concern is always for the safety and integrity of our athletes first. If you have questions and would like to get more information on SafeSport or making a report, please contact USA Hockey Director and SafeSport Task Force member Scott Gray at (612) 685-0406 or email at

Boys Head to Shawnigan

The Boys Varisity team is riding the ferry to Vancouver Island to challenge the league leading team this weekend. Good Luck, Gentlemen!

Our Girls Varsity Hosted a Great Showcase!

Girls Varsity Showcase

Happy Holidays from CdA Academy!

Raptor Park Bird Sanctuary provided a great outting between games while at the Shawnigan Showcase this weekend

Team Building

We're enjoying the last few days of nice weather here in the Pacific Northwest, and having some fun together to bring a little festive holiday spirit to the rink!

Welcome Gary Redding

We are excited to announce Gary Redding as our new Midget Varsity Head Coach.  Joining Gary on the bench, will be his son Kurtis Redding.

Gary brings 30 years of experience in coaching, skill development, team building and recruiting to the program. Gary joins the Academy from Spokane, where he most recently was Head Coach of the Spokane Braves Junior Hockey Team which plays in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL). Gary was assistant coach of the team from 2008-2012 and head coach from 2013-2018. In years prior to the Braves, Gary has coached at every age, including teams at both AA and AAA levels. Gary was also a founder, operator, and coach of the PacWest Hockey School and PacWest AAA Spring Hockey Teams from 2001 to 2009. Gary has been part of the Spokane Chiefs main camp for eight years and has also been a guest coach at many camps and showcases throughout his time coaching.

Gary has been recognized as Coach of the Year by the KIJHL in both 2014 and 2018 and by the Spokane American Youth Hockey Association in 2002 and 2006. He was also awarded the Avista Community MVP in 2012 for his work in hockey over the years.

Gary has always focused on player development and during his five years as head coach of the Braves, along with many player accomplishments within the league and on the team, he proudly helped move 5 players to the WHL, 11 to Canadian Jr. A, 2 to NCAA Division I, 7 to NCAA Division III, 6 to the BCIHL, and 3 to ACHA programs. 

Kurtis, a Spokane native, joins the Academy having just graduated from Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota. Kurtis played five years of junior hockey. He spent time with the Spokane Braves of the KIJHL, where he was team captain, and also with the Battleford North Stars of the SJHL. After juniors, Kurtis played for the NCAA Division III, Bethel Royals. Kurtis’ work ethic, skill, and toughness were well known throughout his time playing hockey.

During his time at Bethel, Kurtis was a Dean’s List student and as a senior, he was one of only a few students to be given a position as Research Analyst for the Royals Investment Fund, LLC.  Kurtis recently received his BA in Business Finance.

Kurtis was recipient of the Matt Beamer Memorial Award in 2006 while playing youth hockey. He was named Player of the Year for 2016 in juniors and while in college he was recognized for his success both on and off the ice by the American Hockey Coaches Association (AHCA) as an AHCA All-American Scholar.


Next Puck Drop for Boys Varsity


College Bound!

Congrats Stokli & Karya

on your commitments to
Lake Forest College!


Thank You!

On behalf of all of our student athletes and our CdAA staff, a huge THANK YOU to all of our generous friends and families who donated to our SnapRaise fundraiser. We couldn't do all of this without your support!!

CdA vs. Shawnigan Dec 2

Check It Out! Shawnigan vs. Cda- Photos courtesy of Frank Guill Photography. Click photo to see the entire gallery-

Community Support

Special thanks to our Girl's Varsity team for helping at the rink's Learn to Skate last weekend!

Starting out Strong

The Boys Varsity team made their league debut this season with back-to-back wins against POE in Kelowna. Keep up the great work, guys!

Good Luck in Delta this Weekend, Ladies!

Our girls varsity team plays five games in the next three days in Delta this weekend. Have a great trip!

We are excited to announce our 2018-2019 Teams




We are fielding a Midget Varsity team  for the fourth season in a row, and will participate once again in the prestigious CSSHL.  Along with this extremely competitive division, we will also play other US-based teams and tournaments.

For our third season, our Female Varsity team will also be playing in the CSSHL, along with other Western Canadian Tournaments and US-based teams.

Please contact Gary Redding for more information on the Boys team or Kurtis for more information on the Girls team.

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2018-2019 Commitments

  • Camden Gallagher - Lloydminster Bobcats (AJHL)
  • Jessica VonRuden - Adrian College (NCAA Dlll)
  • Emily Reimche - Concordia University Wisconsin (NCAA Dlll)
  • Samantha Stubbs - Lake Forest College (NCAA Dlll)
  • Julia Mast - University of New England (NCAA Dlll)
  • Audrey Moore - St. Norbert College (NCAA Dlll)


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