Draft Day Hockey

What is Draft Day Hockey?

Draft Day International Athletics is a professionally run and strategically structured full service hockey company, providing programs, events and services for all levels and ages of players in the hockey community. Through a focused approach, Draft Day has created a new platform to build relationships with NCAA/CIS University coaches in order to take our players to the next level with sport. Draft Day staff will work to ensure that each athlete has its own unique structured plan set in place to help maximize their athletic potential.  Draft Day is here to take the uncertainty out of the recruiting process and provide many options in order that our athletes (clients) have success at the university level.

Why did Riggers Hockey Academy Team up with Draft Day Hockey?

Draft Day Hockey can provide some unique experiences for any player ages 9-14 in Western Canada.  Riggers Hockey Academy will be putting together teams for National, North American and International tournaments.  Click on the link below for a list of upcoming tournaments.  


Have famous NHL stars ever played in the Draft Day Tournaments?

Oh yes!!!  Please click on the link below to see your favorite NHL superstars that have played in this tournament.  


Do I have to be part of Riggers Hockey Academy to join these Western Canadian teams?

The easy answer is that it sure doesn't hurt.  Riggers Hockey Academy provides some of the most professional development in Canada and will allow your athlete to obtain the skills necessary to compete on the National and World stages.  We do have an obligation to Draft Day Hockey to build teams with the best athletes available in Western Canada. Even if you are part of a different Academy you can be considered for our teams.  

How can I learn more or tryout?

Tryout Dates will be announced on this part of our website as we agree to join in tournaments.  You may also email riggershockeyacademy@outlook.com if you would like your athlete to be considered for future tryouts.  Please provide their full name, birth year, current hockey club and any other relevant information.  

Major Announcement

Riggers Hockey Academy has reached an affiliation agreement with DRAFTDAY International Athletics.  This agreement will provide RHA athletes with access to DRAFTDAY’s extensive network of tournament opportunities both in North America as well as on the International stage facing off against top International and European competition.


These hockey events will not only provide the RHA players and families with outstanding hockey experiences but will also provide exceptional personal growth for our athletics through interaction with other like-minded athletics while experiencing culturally diverse opportunities through the sport. 

Riggers Hockey Academy will be responsible for player evaluations and the recruitment of high caliber players for DRAFTDAY International Athletics in Western Canada. 

Through this affiliation RHA athletes will gain valuable experience and exposure to people, events and experiences that otherwise would not be available.

Riggers Hockey Academy would like to thank DRAFTDAY International Athletics and we look forward to expanding the relationship and to many great years of showcasing our hockey athletes in Western Canada in top end events and on the International stage.