Hockey Academy

We offer a division Hockey Academy for students in Grades 4 - 9. 

The academy is offered at the following sites:

Grades 4-6 French Immersion students - Lois E. Hole
Grade 4-6 English program students - Ronald Harvey
Grade 7-9 French Immersion students - Sir George Simpson
Grade 7-9 English program students - William D. Cuts

Hockey Academy Coordinator: Mr. Mike Fiorillo

Mike Fiorillo
St. Albert School Division
60 Sir Winston Churchill Avenue
St. Albert, AB  T8N 0G4
Phone: 780-458-8585 (office located at W. D. Cuts)

Register for 2023-24 here


All skill levels of hockey talent are welcome to participate in the hockey Academy, as well as both male and females.

We want student-athletes who are passionate about the game of hockey, who want to improve themselves on and off the ice, and have a desire to learn and commit to improvement and progression. Each student-athlete must be self-motivated, have a positive attitude, have a high work ethic, be dedicated to success and have a desire to become leaders.

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The academy will welcome hockey players of all abilities and will offer a dual track developmental model for both elite and developmental student-athletes. This will be accomplished by: challenging each student, individualizing certain lesson plans, and providing personal-pace development for each player. Student-athletes will also be exposed to multiple coaches coaches who work on all fundamental skills, be introduced to multiple sports and activities, and learn key life skills.

On Ice: The focus on the ice is total hockey skill development: skating, shooting, passing, puck handling, offensive and defensive tactics, position specific teaching, goal scoring, and positioning on the ice. This will be taught by running high level intensity on-ice sessions designed to develop all of the hockey player’s fundamental skills. No Hockey Team systems will be taught. Student-athletes can focus on their individual skill development in order to enhance their growth as hockey players so that they contribute to their club teams and their team’s coach. We desire to work with a player’s club team and its coach and wish to enhance each player’s own personal development and growth as a hockey player.

Off Ice: To become a successful hockey player and to enhance a player’s on-ice skill development, the off-ice training component must be taken seriously. Players must be dedicated to the off-ice sessions in order to grow and develop, and to improve sports performance. There will be one off-ice session per week, it will expose the students to multiple sports in the hopes that student’s will recognize the benefits of training different aspects of the body and the correlation of skills in different sports to the game of hockey.
The main components of the off-ice sessions are:

Multi-Sport Exposure/Fitness: testing, flexibility, plyometrics, strength, aerobic and anaerobic conditioning, cross training, and speed and agility. As well as, multi-sport exposure (Curling, badminton, soccer, football, lacrosse, etc.)

Mental Training: goal setting, relaxation, visualization, imagery, focusing, leadership, and self-awareness.

Health/Physical Education: nutrition, team building, guest speakers, fitness/wellness, sports injuries, yoga, and other sports.

Fun: Remember, this is also meant to be a fun experience for students and some activities are booked with that in mind.


Acceptance into the Academy will not be confirmed until the non-refundable deposit of $230 is remitted with your child’s registration. The first month’s payment of $240 (due September 1) will be withheld for withdrawal from the Academy once the student is accepted into the program.

During “Registration Week” in September, regular school fees must be paid in full.
Academy Monthly installments of $240

Student-athletes will not receive their apparel package or any essential documents until the first installment is made.

**If the first installment is not paid by September 15th the student may be excluded from the Academy program until the payment has been made.


Date Cost Date Cost

At Registration $230 (non-refundable deposit) January 1 $240
September 1 $240 February 1 $240
October 1 $240 March 1 $240
November 1 $240 April 1 $240
December 1 $240 May 1 $240

A portion of the Academy fees are determined by expenses incurred for advance booking of facilities, staffing, transportation and activities. Early withdrawal from the Academy may result in administrative charges to cover the student’s portion of these expenses. Such charges will be pro-rated and determined on an individual basis.


The Athletic Academy is very pleased to announce that the St. Albert Public Schools is making busing available to all Academy students to the Academy schools. 

Mike Fiorillo


  • Adrian College, Michigan
  • Grant MacEwan University
  • University of Alberta, Faculty of Education


  • 7 years Hockey Academy Coordinator
  • 2018 KC Midget AAA Major
  • 2017 – Present Team Brick Alberta
  • 2016-2018 KC Midget Minor AAA
  • 2014 St. Albert Midget AAA
  • 2011 St. Albert Bantam AAA
  • 7 years Hockey Academy Instructor (St. Edmund)


  • 2011-2012 University of Alberta Golden Bears (CIS)
  • 2010-2011 Grant Macewan Griffins (ACAC)
  • 2007-2009 Adrian College Bulldogs (NCAA)
  • 2003-2007 St. Albert/Spruce Grove Saints, Sherwood Park Crusaders, Fort Saskatchewan Traders (AJHL)

Alex Aldred – Instructor

Alex Aldred


  • University of New Brunswick


  • University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds (2007-2010)
  • CIS Champion (2009)
  • AUS Champion (2009)
  • Team Captain Tri-City Americans (WHL) (2005-2007)
  • Portland Winter Hawks (WHL) (2002-2005)
  • St. Albert Sabres Bantam AAA (2000-2002)


  • 2015 KC Bantam AA
  • 2016-2018 KC Midget AAA Minor

 Debbie Klatt – High Performance Power Skating Instructor



  • 26 years Donna Stewart Power Skating
  • St Albert Minor Hockey
  • St Albert Ringette
  • RQB Minor Hockey
  • Westlock Minor Hockey
  • Sherwood Park Ringette
  • Edmonton Ringette
  • Morinville Fun Minor Hockey
  • Golden Bears Summer Hockey School
  • U of A Summer Ringette School
  • Cloverdale Community League
  • Future Champion’s ringette School
  • The Athletic Academy Hockey
  • Assist Coach With Provincial winning teams
  • Certified on Hockey, Ringette and Figure Skating

 Mat Knoll  – Instructor


  • 3 years Minnesota State University
  • 2 years University of Alberta
  • Bachelor of Education in Elementary Education


  • KC Pats Midget AAA
  • Lloydminster Bobcats AJHL
  • Spruce Grove Saints AJHL
  • Minnesota State University NCAA DIV 1
  • Stony Plain Eagles Senior AAA


  •  Coaching Development 1
  •  Mankato Hockey Camp Instructor

Melissa Kueber – Instructor


  • Bachelor of Arts with a focus in Educational Studies, Colgate University
  • Bachelor of Education, University of Alberta 


  • 2007-2008 St. Albert Bantam AAA Raiders (boys) 
  • 2008-2011 St. Albert Midget AAA SLASH, AMMFHL 
  • 2011-2015 Colgate University Raiders, ECAC 


  • 2011-2015, Edmonton Oilers Hockey School On Ice and Off Ice Instructor 
  • 2015-2016, St. Albert Midget AAA Slash Assistant Coach
  • 2016-2018, St. Albert Bantam Elite Raiders Assistant Coach
  • 2018-2019, St. Albert Midget AAA Slash Assistant Coach 


Kane Lafranchise – Instructor 

Ehren Menard – Instructor 

Nate Reinhart – Goalie Instructor

Priority #1

Has to be development. This is in the form of personal growth and development, hockey development, and educational development. We want each student-athlete to grow in terms of being responsible and accepting one’s own level of accountability, to improve each student’s individual skill and talent level; as well as their understanding of the game, and to achieve academic success in the classroom.

Priority #2

Commitment to the sport of hockey and to the academy hockey program. To provide the best environment for the improvement of on-ice hockey skills, a high level of commitment and dedication, focusing on excellence and execution, must be made by each student-athlete. The objective is to see improvement in each individual’s own hockey skills and talents.

Priority #3

There must be a certain level of enjoyment and satisfaction for each student-athlete. This clearly translates into everyone having “fun.” It is important to remember that, for how important we think this sport of hockey is to us – it still remains a game, of which we are privileged to be a part.

Priority #4

Image. It must be seen as a privilege to participate in this hockey academy – not an entitlement. This is a unique opportunity and expectations are to put forth a positive student-athlete image; in the school, in the community, at the facilities we use, and with the student’s club team. Image considerations are: character, pride, discipline, and work ethic.

There is a difference between having Character and being a Character; and we must know that difference, and when each may be appropriate.

If you have any further questions, please contact the school principals or district office for any additional information.

Sue Anderson - Ronald Harvey (English - Gr 4-6)
Cory Albrecht- W. D. Cuts (English - Gr 7-9)
Kevin Jones - Lois E. Hole (French Immersion - Gr 4-6)
Jennifer Bruinsma - Hillgrove (French Immersion - Gr 7-9)