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Stepping in the Ontario Hockey Academy (OHA), located on Vincent Massey Drive in Cornwall, the first thing greeting visitors are several pictures of smiling, successful athletes.
Wearing either the jersey of their home countries, as they participate in the Olympics, or the markings of famous university hockey teams, the athletes all have one thing in common: they all attended the OHA.
“We are a fully accredited educational institution,” says Giles Lascelle, director of girl’s hockey and co-founder of the academy. “We’re one of only three schools in the country that does what we do. We are our own school, with our own teachers.”
The OHA is a high-performance academic-athletic private school dedicated to providing ambitious boys and girls the very best in academics along with elite hockey. They provide on-ice hockey practices, off-ice training in their own hockey specific training facility, an extensive game schedule, and numerous scouting opportunities coupled with strong university preparatory academics in an Ontario Ministry of Education credit-granting private high school.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Lascelle and his wife established the Academy seven years ago. It seems that the whole family has hockey running in their veins. “Both my oldest daughters play for university teams, while my son plays for the Colts,” explains the obvious proud man. “My youngest daughter is currently playing for the Cornwall Typhoons.”
Following a brief explanation of what the OHA is all about, the director gets up from his office chair and walks out of the doorway. “Let’s take a tour of the establishment shall we,” he says.
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