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Mar. 6, 2015

Hockey Nova Scotia is proud to announce the launch of a brand new division in our prestigious High Performance Program.

The Male Under-13 High Performance Program is the latest addition to Hockey Nova Scotia’s provincial development program. For the first time, first-year Peewee AAA players will be invited to participate in the program and prepare themselves for an opportunity to vie for a spot on future provincial, regional and national teams within Hockey Canada’s High Performance Program.

Development will be the primary objective of the Under-13 division and this group of players (2003) will form the core of what will eventually become the Canada Winter Games boys team that will compete at the Canada Winter Games in Red Deer in February of 2019. After our recent fifth-place finish (our best finish since 1979) at the Canada Winter Games, we recognized that having the top players in the 2003 birth year together earlier would:

  • expose them to a High Performance environment
  • benefit their personal skill development
  • hopefully help our program take the next step on the national stage at the Games in 2019.

In 2007, Hockey Nova Scotia created the Male Under-14 Program. The goal of this program was simple: to provide an opportunity to bring the best players in that age division together for a summer development camp. No team was selected at this camp. Following that initiative, other provinces followed suit. Today, that team and others take part in the Atlantic Challenge Cup.

The Under-13 Program is the first of its kind in Atlantic Canada and Hockey Nova Scotia believes that offering this opportunity to Peewee-aged players will assist participants by exposing them to a high performance hockey environment earlier and by helping them gain a stronger understanding and appreciation for what it will take to succeed at higher levels in the game.

While our High Performance Program is focused on preparing and identifying the very best players in our province for future national program opportunities, it also maintains a strong commitment to player development. The program will concentrate on exposing players to high level training programs including a focus on skill development, off-ice training and conditioning, as well as class sessions on many topics relevant to aspiring hockey players. The Under-13 Program will also provide Hockey Nova Scotia the platform to bring together the players who will eventually be selected to go on in the High Performance Program to higher divisions.

Peewee AAA aged players born in 2003 (1st Year Peewee AAA)
NOTE: AA players may be considered if room is available

Location: BMO Centre, Bedford, NS

April 17-19, 2015


To register for the Under-13 High Performance Program, please click here.

All players interested in the
Male Under-13 camp must register by completing the registration and medical information forms and returning both documents to Hockey Nova Scotia no later than Tuesday March 31st. The registration cost for the Under-13 spring camp is $225

Registration includes:

§  On-ice sessions

§  Camp t-shirt/sweater


Players who attend the Spring Camp will have the opportunity to attend the Summer Development Camp in Antigonish at St. FX University from July 25-29, 2015. Further registration and camp details will be communicated after Spring Camp.

Camp will include:

§  On ice sessions (skills session and inter squad games)

§  Off ice sessions (presentation and training sessions)

§  Focus will be on off ice education and skill development

§  All meals

§  All accommodations

§  T Shirt and Short

Please note the following payment options:

§  Visit to pay online by credit card

§  MONEY ORDERS made payable to Hockey Nova Scotia and must accompany the registration information to 

Hockey Nova Scotia
Attention: High Performance Program
7 Mellor Ave. Unit 17
Dartmouth, NS
B3B 0E8 

Registration for the program will be restricted and will be on a first come first serve basis for 1st year Peewee AAA player’s for the Under-13 Division only. Players interested in registering should complete the attached registration form and forward it to:

After March 31, 2015, refunds will only be available should a player become injured and be unable to attend at the time of the camp. If a player becomes injured and cannot attend, requests for refunds must be accompanied with a written medical certificate from your family doctor specifying the reasons why the player should not attend. In the case of all refunds, a $50.00 administration fee will be levied. All such requests must be forwarded to Hockey Nova Scotia, attention High Performance Programs, at fax 902.454.3883.

For further details on the High Performance Program and the Under-13 Male division, please contact Darren Sutherland, Development Director at 902.454-9400, by e-mail at or visit our website at

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