Prep Hockey Program

Paramount Sport Management

Our goal is the player’s development.
So that they’re prepared for the next step in their “Marathon”

The King Heights Academy Prep Hockey Team is powered by Paramount Sport Management and is designed to take elite athletes to the next level in a team environment. Prep team players have daily team practices on ice and fitness practices off ice in conjunction with their academic schedules.

We aim to instil the qualities of hard work, consistency, passion, goal setting, and time management into our players while giving them the tools they need to excel in the sport of hockey. Our coaching staff is dedicated to improving the team’s development and technical skills through practices, games, and tournaments.

The Canadian Sport School Hockey League’s mission is to be national leaders in education-based hockey, using skill development programs, strength and conditioning exercises, off-ice seminars, and daily practices. The league is specifically designed for elite-level athletes, in hopes of helping them increase their hockey skills both on and off the ice, as well as providing them with competition and exposure. The CSSHL is an accredited school sanctioned by Hockey Canada and follows provincial guidelines.

During the 2023-2024 season, the CSSHL will feature 26 accredited schools/schools with residence and 94 teams in eight different divisions. Their goal is to create a competitive environment for athletes who share the values of sportsmanship, citizenship, academic excellence, and hockey development.

Prep Hockey Season

  • Daily practices and office strength & conditioning
  • Weekly video sessions
  • Approx. 90 practices per year
  • Up to 50 Games per year
  • Proud member of the CSSHL Sanctioned by Hockey Canada
  • InSeason September to June
  • Canadian and American tournaments
  • Team dressing room and team bus
  • S.A.T. Prep
  • Team building
  • Amiability Workshops inclusive of sport psychology

Next-level development, exposure, and placement

Showcase Tournaments

Toronto Tirans Early Bird
GTHL Tounament

Vaughan Kings Classic
GTHL Tournament

Silver Stick (Sarnia)

US College Showcase

King Heights Academy powered by Paramount Sports Management


  • Combined Ministry-Approved University Stream Curriculum & International Baccalaureate
  • Board Certified Teachers – over 70% of whom were Students/Athletes themselves
  • Elementary & Secondary School
  • Average Class Size of 14 student-athletes
  • 95% of the students graduate with
    credentials for post-secondary


  •  7 Sports at the School
    • Hockey
    • Lacrosse
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Golf
    • Martial Arts
    • Dance
  • 70% of students are hockey players
  • 14 Hockey Coaches in the Elite Hockey Program

Prep Hockey Staff

Doug Orr

Prep General Maneger, KHA Prep

Doug has been developing hockey talent in the GTA for over 20 years. During his playing career he had the opportunity to play at McGill University, as well as five years of professional hockey.

Following his playing, he went on to become the Head Coach and General Manager for many very successful programs in the GTA.His experience brings a value of knowledge to King Heights, that will continue to help foster and develop student-athletes.

Coaching Experience

HEAD COACH: York Simcoe Express (OMHA AAA) – 2020-present
GM/HEAD COACH: The Hill Academy 2012-2020
HEAD COACH: Markham Majors (GTHL AAA) 2017-19
ASSISTANT COACH: Stouffville Spirit, Jr. A: 2011-2012

Playing Experience

Essen Moskitos, GerObl:2010-2011
Nijmegen Devils, Dutch Eredivisie: 2009-2010
EV Fussen, GerObl: 2008-2009
EC Peiting, GerObl:2007-2008
Central Hockey League:2006-2007

Justin Peca

Head Coach

Justin received his Bachelor of Liberal Arts from Michigan Technological University. He is a dedicated and passionate leader with demonstrated success in hockey development. Following his distinguished amateur and international professional hockey career, he transitioned into coaching.

To this day, he continues to provide hockey development training to players at all levels including OJHL, OHL, NCAA, AHL, and NHL.

Coaching Experience

Italian National Team – 2001-2006
IIHF World Championships – Pool B (2002 – 2005)
IIHF World Championships – Pool A (2001)
Italian League, SERIA A – HC Milano, Milano, Italy – 2002-2006
2nd Bundesliga – EV Duisburg, Duisburg, Germany – 2001-2002
Italian League, SERIA A – HC Milano, Milano, Italy – 2000-2001
Team Canada – Father David Bauer Cup – 2000
French League – HC Milano, Milano, Italy – 2000-2001
1st Bundesliga – GEC Ritter, Northern, Germany – 1997-1999
Erie Panthers/Mobile MySticks, ECHL: 1995-1996
Michigan Tech University, NCCA – 1991-1994

Playing Experience

Head Coach, Eastern Canada Cup All-Star Challenge (OJHL) – 2018
Associate Coach, Trenton Goldenhawks (OJHL) – 2018
Assistant Coach, Brampton Beast (ECHL) – 2017
Assistant Coach, North York Rangers (GTHL AAA) – 2015-2017
Assistant Coach, Mississauga Steelheads (OHL) – 2015
Head Coach, Eastern Canada Cup All-Star Challenge (OJHL) – 2013
Head Coach, Newmarket Hurricanes Jr. A Defence Coach, York Simcoe Bantam AAA – 2011-2012
Defence Coach, York Simcoe Midget AAA – 2010-2011
Defence Coach, Streetsville Derby’s Jr. A Hockey Club – 2009-2010
Head Coach/General Manager, Villanova Knights Jr. A Hockey Club – 2007-2009

Elite Hockey Staff

Our Elite Hockey Staff train and develop students during their regular skills sessions.

Brian McLaughlin

director of hockey
and Head Instructor

Peter Sarno

On-Ice Instructor

Brad Bonello

On-Ice Instructor



Zac Rinaldo

On-Ice Instructor

Mark Joslin

On-Ice Instructor

Dan Erlich

On-Ice Instructor

CJ Clarke

On-Ice Instructor

Corey Tarnow

On-Ice Instructor

Kristyn Capizzano

On-Ice Instructor

Dave Dolecki

The Crease Goaltending

Michael-Antonio Vergara

MAV goa

Strength and Conditioning Staff

Tyler Russo

Strength and
Conditioning Trainer

Phil Zullo

Zullo Health and Fitness

Paramount Sport Management

Typical Student-Athlete Grades 9-12 Schedule

Period 18:30 am - 9:30 amOn-Ice Practice
Period 210:00 am - 11:10 amAcademic
Period 311:15 am - 12:00 pmLunch
Period 412:00 pm - 1:10 pmAcademic
Period 51:20 pm - 2:30 pmOff-Ice Fitness Training
Period 62:45 pm- 4:00 pmAcademic
times/periods subject to change

Skills Development Plan

individual workDefensive ZoneNeutral ZoneOffensive ZonePower PlayPenalty KillSituational Work
Conditioning5 on 5Faceoffs centre-ice and dotsOffensive EndBreakout and Neutral zoneForecheck 4 on 5 & 3 on 53 on 2 Off. and Def.
Shooting4 on 5ForecheckingOffensive End First AttackGain EntryDef. setup Static 4 on 5 & 3 on 52 on 1 Off. and Def.
Passing3 on 5BackcheckingOffensive End Chaos ControlSetup PlaysDef. 4 on 5 Press3 on 3
Puck Handling3 on 3Attacking -Gain EntryOffensive End Forecheck(s)FaceoffsDef. End Faceoff
FaceoffsFaceoff SetupsRegroupingFaceoffsNeutral Zone Regroup
Puck Board WorkFaceoff PlaysTransitional
DeflectionsBreakout Controlled
SkatingBreakout Pressured
Puck Battles

The Prep Hockey Program Is Hydrated By Biosteel

 The students receive a Biosteel Package inclusive of their top products: pre-workout, a variety of protein powder, recovery drinks, towel and shaker bottles.

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