BUILT FOR HOCKEY PLAYERS BY HOCKEY PLAYERS
The Hockey Super League was created to provide an opportunity for players to participate in a privately-operated program that’s goal is to develop high level hockey players and create leaders both on and off the ice. The HSL is not a registered league with Hockey Canada or Hockey Alberta, we are independent of these organizations. We believe that hockey is defined by the people who play game. We are not restricted by borders or boundaries. We are a fully insured organization that feels that athletes should not have to uproot their academic commitments to pursue a hockey program that aligns with their own developmental goals.
We believe that consistent high-level instruction is required over a long period of time in order to reach optimal athletic development and that success should not be measure by short term wins and losses but rather on individual skill development and athletic growth within a team setting. Similar to the European hockey and soccer development model; we believe that it is essential to have a higher ratio of practice sessions to games in order to improve an athlete’s skills and performance in competition. Access to professional skills coaches are mandatory requirements of acceptance into the league as a way of ensuring the athletes receive the best training and development possible. This consistency and fundamental belief in coaching and development removes the interruptions of the present conventional hockey programs and results in limited player turnover and the development of high-level hockey players and leaders.
League Mission Statement
All stakeholders in the Hockey Super League will work in collaboration to create an environment to establish the following core values in its athletes:
2018 - 19 HSL SEASON
After a successful inaugural campaign, the 2018-19 HSL season featured a total of 32 teams across 6 divisions. HSL teams span across Alberta from Fort McMurray to Calgary, including 11 teams from the South and 21 teams from the North. The 2018-19 HSL season also unveiled the launch of the HSL Prep division. The HSL Prep division has showcased some of the top 2005 and 2006 born players from around Alberta, including one of the top 2006 born teams in Western Canada. This division featured many new and exciting initiatives including a 24 game regular season with full body contact with three specific rules to protect the safety of our athletes.
2019 - 20 HSL SEASON
Multi-Province (possible expansion to BC and Saskatchewan);
2007 Major Division playing Body Contact with the Modified Checking Rules'; and
Expansion of 2006 / 2005 HSL Prep Division.