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Program of Excellence

The Program of Excellence established by the NGHA in 2018 to identify and allow elite female hockey players to participate in a highly competitive and favourable learning environment. By participating in the Program of Excellence, players are exposed to high caliber coaching and training methods designed to better prepare the players to compete against the top teams in the Province.

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The Program of Excellence, is designed to expose participants to the demands of playing at an Elite level. It allows for the long term development of our athletes by pooling our coaching resources and creating individual development programs for our players.

The goals of the program include: to introduce players, families and staff to high performance hockey, the Hockey Canada Program of Excellence and the Provincial Women’s Hockey League; to create a unique and special life and hockey experience for all players and staff involved; and to develop players and staff both on and off the ice.

The Program of Excellence seeks to provide an elite program with high standards of commitment, leadership and skill development. The program wants to prepare players to play at the highest levels possible such as; University, and possibly Provincial and National levels. It will do this by creating a culture of continuous improvement of the entire team and all players rather than individual statistics and winning all games.

Some of the ways we will achieve these goals are through:

  • Shared ice practices between POE Teams (Bantam, Midget, Intermediate)
  • Individualized feedback and development programs for players
  • POE Training camps
  • Topic specific seminars that including nutrition, fitness, social media, mental health, leadership, recruitment and many others
  • Recruiting and retaining the best coaching staff available
  • Player affiliation with higher level teams

We realize that the defining factor in success within this program is the player and their commitment and dedication to achieve these goals.
In order to achieve we will make every effort to develop individual skill. The goal is to get players to use their strengths to make the team stronger and instill confidence in the player.

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The Program of Excellence allows our athletes the opportunity to showcase and prepare for the National Collegiate Athletic Association, USPORTS, the Professional Canadian Women's Hockey League, as well as the Canada Women's national ice hockey team.

Latest News

ODWHA Championship Day

March 12, 2020 |

BCAA & MCAA Qualify for the ODWHA Championship Day! Both teams finished first in the standings and punched their ticket to the ODWHA Championship game on Sunday March 28th and 29th, 2020 in Smith Falls, ON. The Bantam AA team won all 4 playoff games and will be playing the Ottawa Lady 67’s on Saturday…

OWHA Provincials

March 12, 2020 |

Bantam AA & Midget AA Qualify for the OWHA Provincials! Congratulations to the Nepean Wildcats Bantam and Midget AA teams for qualifying for the 2019-2020 OWHA Provincial Championship the weekend of April 3-5, 2020. The Bantam AA team went 3-0-1 earning 7 of 8 possible points finishing first in the Region. The Midget AA team…

10 Graduating Nepean Jr Wildcats

February 21, 2020 |

Congratulations to the 10 graduating Nepean Jr Wildcats, all of whom will be moving on to University next fall. A remarkable accomplishment! They will be recognized this Sunday at 12:00pm at the last home game of the season. Best of luck, your future looks bright!

Upcoming Events

2020 / 2021 Head Coaching Staff

Jr. Wildcats U22

The NGHA is please to announce Kevin Mason as Head Coach of Jr. Wildcats U22 for the 2020 / 2021 season.

Wildcats U18

The NGHA is please to announce Shannon Donnelly remaining Head Coach of Wildcats U18 for the 2020 / 2021 season.

Wildcats U15

The NGHA is please to announce the hiring of Joel Yates for Head Coach of Wildcats U18 for the 2020 / 2021 season.

2020 / 2021 Team Information

Jr. Wildcats U22

The Program of Excellence seeks to provide an elite program with high standards of commitment, leadership and skill development.

Wildcats U18

The Program of Excellence is to introduce players, families and staff to high performance hockey, the Hockey Canada Program of Excellence and the Provincial Women’s Hockey League

Wildcats U15

The Program of Excellence, is designed to expose participants to the demands of playing at an Elite level.

Contact the Nepean Girls Hockey Association

The NGHA is pleased to announce our first coach selection as part of the 2019-2020 Program of Excellence. Shannon Donnelly, former NGHA player, will be joining us to coach one of our Midget AA teams next season. Welcome home Shannon!

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