We are fielding a Midget Varsity team for the fifth 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 fourth 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 Redding for more information on the Girls team:
Coach Redding: email@example.com
Coach Redding: firstname.lastname@example.org
Varsity Boys to the Rescue!
The U18s started their practices this week as well, and are working with Coach Maik to get the successful season underway. Keep up the hard work, boys!
Our campers are looking great with Coach Kurtis during our Stick Handling and Battle Camp last week!
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.
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.
Girls Varsity Showcase
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!
We are excited that Gary Redding will return as our Midget Varsity Head Coach. Coach Gary is looking forward to bringing the varsity boys to the top of their CSSHL division this year, following his inaugural season last year.
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.
Coach Kurtis, a Spokane native, returns to lead our girls varsity Academy again this season. Kurtis came to us last year after 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.
Our teams are already hard at work getting ready for the season with this week's Orientation activities.
Student athletes spent the weekend getting moved into billet houses, preparing for school, and starting the first week of practices and baseline fitness testing.
Welcome back, everyone!!
Our 2019-20 CdA Academy Net Minders
Our Ladies Varsity team did a fantastic job this weekend taking the Idaho Amateur Hockey Association U19 State Championship title! Congrats!!
Happy Holidays from CdA Academy!
It's been a busy week on and off the ice for all of our teams!
Our Boys Varsity is enjoying a few yoga stretches during dryland cool down
Bus Clean Outs
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!!
The boys found a pond to play some hockey on!
Special thanks to our Girls Varsity team for helping at the rink's Learn to Skate last weekend!
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!
Raptor Park Bird Sanctuary provided a great outting between games while at the Shawnigan Showcase this weekend
Signing day for our College Bound Varsity Senior Girls! We want to congratulate Lara Trulove (Bethel University), Stokli Ashcraft (Lake Forest College), Karya Dean (Lake Forest College), Kayla Savoie- Penton (Liberty University), and Isabel Hootselle (Concordia University Of Ann Arbor) for working so hard to achieve what they came to Coeur d'Alene Hockey Academy to do! Big thanks to the parents and coaching staff in helping get these student athletes to the next level!