UNIVERSITY Hockey FACTS
Wanting to play big time NCAA division 1 or Canadian university is a great dream, but less than 1% of student athletes will earn a scholarship to play at that level. Although OHA percentage for scholarships are much higher than the average, to play at a top ranked school you better be one of the top players in a program that all of our coaches agree with. Some of the best scholarship packages come from CIS or Division III programs, so waiting too long for the D1 you really want may cost you losing out on another opportunity.
Technically, Division III programs do not offer athletic scholarships, but they do offer academic scholarships. These smaller private schools give merit grants and other scholarships for student accomplishments. Be sure to keep all your options open when you consider your school and you may receive more financial aid as a result.
Several OHA players make it to a National team
Many OHA players will receive a scholarship, academic scholarship or some sort of student financial support .... graduates will have University options
OHA Players will be contacted by an NCAA and/or CIS team. Many receive multiple interest from university scouts.
OHA UNIVERSITY SELECTION
Finding the right school for our graduates is the best part of our job, its very stressful for parents and players, many of you know I've been through it many times. Ladies your job is to get your conditioning test scores up. University teams that are doing well in the standings get the most interest from players. Top schools receive up to 500 inquiries for the 3 or 4 spots available. I tell all of our players from day one, to play at a top NCAA D1-Canadian school, you better become a skilled top scorer, or a quick great puck moving defensmen or a brick wall goaltender and top 10 in our conditioning test. It's a hard fact, sometime players have a hard time understanding. I don't want to burst any ones dream, but facts are facts.