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'Elite training': OHL's Centre of Excellence coming to area

Development program available for U10 to U18 age groups entering 2023-24 season
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The Ontario Hockey League today (March 3) announced the launch of Centre of Excellence locations across Ontario in partnership with Power Edge Pro Hockey (PEP).

The OHL/PEP Centre of Excellence is a development initiative creating a premier and unparalleled in-season development experience for minor hockey players in Ontario to complement the development programs provided by their club team and minor hockey association.

Both the OHL and PEP are excited to introduce a progressive and engaging performance proven program that creates an opportunity for players to be exposed to OHL quality teaching methods and new skill acquisition through PEP’s Reactive Countering & Reactive Linear Crossover trainings.

The Ontario Hockey League is regarded as one of the top player development leagues in the world and continues to be a leading supplier of talent to both the National Hockey League and Canada’s National Teams at all levels, as well as U SPORTS (Canadian University) hockey.

PEP Hockey is the leading player development program in the world. PEP delivers a patented, unmatched elite training experience with a consummate record of developing players to the NHL and OHL.

PEP’s innovative training has been adopted by the NHL’s Vancouver Canucks, Nashville Predators, Detroit Red Wings, Minnesota Wild, Columbus Blue Jackets and numerous OHL teams.

Launching in September 2023, the Centre of Excellence locations will be offered in Barrie, Belleville, Kitchener, London, North Bay, Oakville, Oshawa, Ottawa, Sault Ste. Marie, St. Catharines, Thunder Bay, and Toronto. Additional locations will be announced for year two.

The program will be available for the U10-U18 age groups with all players required to be a registered participant in a Hockey Canada Program, entering the 2023-24 season.

Applications can be submitted up until April 30 for acceptance to the OHL/PEP Centre of Excellence programs.

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