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Director of Education

 

 

A Message from the CCHL Director of Education – Jonathan Calof, PhD

Full Professor, Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa

calof@telfer.uottawa.ca

613-228-0509

 

 

 

 

A greeting to all our players, their families, supporters, teachers and all others interested in and committed to the academic success of our players.   The CCHL puts a lot of emphasis on the academic performance of its players and have a variety of personnel and programs in place to help. We have started a new academic support program in partnership with GradeSlam offering all of our players 24/7 online academic support. This new program provides tutoring at both the High School and University level as well as SAT preparation assistance and essay review.  At the team level, each team has an academic advisor (listed below) and a range of academic support programs and policies including SAT preparation assistance. Many teams require mandatory school attendance, even for their university and college age players. We provide regular recognition for those players that combine excellence in the classroom and on the ice through monthly academic players of the month (high school and post-secondary) and at the end of the year academic all-star teams and an academic player of the year award. 

The CCHL is proud of how academically successful so many of our players are with numerous academic awards, success with SAT’s and ACT’s, and many players with averages above 80%. We are also proud of the large and growing number of CCHL players who have received offers and are playing for USports and NCAA programs. Last year for example we had more than 50 of our players with accepted NCAA (Division 1 and 3), USports and Canadian college offers – among the top number per team in the country.

My role as academic director is to liaise with teams academic advisors who in turn work with the players, and parents to help our players make the most of their Central Hockey League opportunity from an educational perspective. While the coaches do their best to help the players improve on the ice, it the team academic advisors and myself assist the players improve academically off the ice. What does this involve?

  • Discussing University and College options
  • Assisting in course selections for High School, University or College to make sure they remain eligible to continue playing hockey in University and college.
  • Helping to enroll the player in appropriate classes
  • Monitoring player academic progress
  • Moving players through the maze of rules and regulations at post-secondary educational institutions to help them develop an appropriate course schedule
  • Providing on our CCHL website a list of links to both USports and NCAA materials to help maintain academic eligibility.

 

The CCHL provides the opportunity for players to move on to USports and NCAA through a host of academic programs but it is up to the players themselves to take advantage of these. My team of team academic advisors and myself are there to support all our players as seek to maximize their educational opportunities and move to the next level.

 

Regards

 

Jonathan Calof

CCHL Director of Education

Full Professor, Telfer School of Management

 

Team Academic Advisor Contact information
Brockville Braves Jaime McDougall j.mcdougall86@hotmail.com
Carleton Place Canadians Gary McGee Gary.McGee@tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca
Cornwall Colts Georges Bougie ian.macinnis@cornwallcolts.com
Cornwall Colts Keif Orsini keif.orsini@rapidhockey.com
Hawkesbury Hawks Ryan Cunning rccunning@hotmail.com
Kanata Lasers Ian Henderson ihenderson@kanatalasers.com
Kemptville 73’s Kristin Popovics-Kealey kristin.kealey@gmail.com
Navan Grads Bill Walsh william.walsh@ocsb.ca
Nepean Raiders Sean Bamford sean.bamford20@gmail.com
Ottawa Junior Senators Jamie Mayo jpmayo70@gmail.com
Pembroke Lumber Kings Keith Roach roachk@rcdsb.on.ca
Rockland Nationals Charles Lavigne charles.lavigne31@gmail.com
Smiths Falls Bears Robert Dopson rdopson@huntanddopson.com