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The Hill Academy Celebrates Nine Student-Athletes Selected in the 2024 OHL Priority Selection Draft

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Caledon, ON [April 16, 2024] - The Hill Academy congratulates nine student-athletes on their selection in the 2024 OHL Priority Selection Draft presented by Real Canadian Superstore. The Hill's draft class is headlined by six selections in the first three rounds, including three first rounders.

 

The OHL Priority Selection Draft is an annual event that dates back to the late 1960's, and is typically based on reverse order of the overall regular season standings beginning with non-playoff teams. 

 

"This is such an exciting time for each of these student-athletes to celebrate alongside their family, friends and the Hill family," said The Hill Academy's Director of Hockey, Ryan Toomey. "This is a testament to how hard they have worked, and we're thrilled to see them reach their next highest level of achievement. The real work starts now though, and as excited as I was to see them drafted, I was even more proud to see them back in the gym this morning."

 

With three selections in the first round, this year's draft class is one of the more prolific in recent history for The Hill Academy. The nine student-athletes that were selected have the distinct advantage of a balanced schedule that includes a full academic program, while also completing hockey training, leadership development and individualized performance training, delivered by sports scientists, sports psychologists and caring and dedicated teachers. Many of these student athletes have been with the Hill throughout their developmental years, attending the school from Grade 5 on.

 

2024 OHL Priority Selection Draft:

 

Round 1:

9: Alex McLean, Guelph Storm

17: Brady Smith, Oshawa Generals 21: Kohyn Eshkawkogan, Ottawa 67s

 

Round 2:

29: Kent Greer, North Bay Battalion

32: Blake Gowan, Peterborough Petes

 

Round 3:

62: Elliott Arnett, Owen Sound Attack

 

Round 5: 

88: Luca Bonomo, Ottawa 67s

 

Round 7:

140: Nolan Long, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds

 

Round 11: 218: Sam Rivet, North Bay Battalion

 

Enrolment is now open for the 2024-25 academic year, with limited spaces still available. Find out how you can reach your next highest level of achievement with The Hill Academy by booking a tour today https://www.thehillacademy.com/book-campus-tour. To inquire about The Hill Hockey program specifically, please contact Ryan Toomey, ryan.toomey@thehillacademy.com.

 

The Hill Hockey program for the 2024-25 academic year will include:

  • Junior Development (Gr. 5-8)

  • Varsity (Gr. 9-12)

  • U14AAA (2011)

  • U15AAA (2010)

  • U18 Prep 

 

The Hill Hockey will be hosting tryouts for the 2024-25 Academic year for the U14AAA (2011) and U18 Prep (2006-08):

  • U14AAA (2011): Thursday, April 25 - 7pm at CAA Centre and Saturday, April 27 - 7pm at CAA Centre

  • U18 Prep (2006-08): Thursday, April 25 - 8pm at CAA Centre and Saturday, April 27 - 7pm at CAA Centre

 

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About The Hill Academy

 

The Hill Academy was founded in 2006 in order to provide optimal academic and athletic programming for dedicated student-athletes. Located in Caledon, ON, just 45 minutes north of Toronto, The Hill campus sits on 134 acres of beautifully forested land. The campus offers students bright classrooms, daily outdoor education, a state-of-the-art athletic training experience, Hill Performance gym facilities, running and hiking trails, new turf field, exclusive off-site rink access, and an expansive boarding complex. 

 

Graduates from The Hill have been placed in some of the most prestigious academic and athletic institutions in the world. The Hill Academy is an institution for students who are committed to striving academically, and who would like an opportunity to take an in-depth exploration into their respective sport. 

 

For more information, visit www.thehillacademy.com and follow on social media: Instagram @thehillacademy, X (Twitter) @thehillacademy, and Facebook @thehillacademy1845 

 



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