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TPH Academy to Become Official Academic Provider of The Kitchener Rangers

TPH Academy is thrilled to launch its newest location, TPH Academy – Waterloo Region, coming this fall of 2023. Located in the historic Kitchener Memorial Auditorium, “The Aud,” TPH Academy will be the ultimate athletic, academic, and mentorship programme for grades 6-12 and serve as the official academic partner of the Kitchener Rangers of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL.) 


Alan Keeso, CEO, TPH Academy

“To bring TPH Academy to the Waterloo Region is incredibly exciting for so many reasons, including for me personally,” shared TPH CEO, Alan Keeso. “Having been born and raised just down the road in Listowel, attended my first hockey school at The Aud, and growing up a Rangers fan, so much is coming full circle. I’m grateful to the Kitchener Rangers for working with us to house a TPH Academy in The Aud, which to many in the community is hallowed ground. We’re excited to bring our individualized, flexible educational, athletic, and mentorship model to Waterloo Region and surrounding area families.”


TPH Academy is honored to be named the Official Academic Provider for the Kitchener Rangers and its high-school-aged players. Recognizing the Kitchener Rangers as one of the most renowned and respected Canadian Hockey League (CHL) franchises in the game, Team TPH is honored to serve in the area of academics, which the Rangers take very seriously for their players and families. TPH Academy’s customizable academic programme offers the Rangers an unrivaled flexibility to complete and monitor their academic progress, whether studying in TPH’s classroom environment or while traveling for hockey. 


Student-athletes will earn their academic credentials through Blyth Academy’s virtual learning platform, with in-person, on-site academic support and facilitation from TPH Academy’s dedicated and trained staff. Courseware can be completed at any time, from any laptop, tablet, or mobile device, whether in the classroom or on the go for sports travel. With a comprehensive course catalogue including university prep courses, foreign languages and a wide range of elective course offerings, TPH Academy Waterloo Region student-athletes are well-positioned to receive a world-class, Ontario-certified education all while pursuing their athletic goals. 


Kitchener Rangers Training

“We’re thrilled to bring in TPH Academy’s holistic academic programme to elevate our athletes’ learning experience,” said Joe Birch, Chief Operating Officer of the Kitchener Rangers. “TPH Academy’s well-rounded approach offers our players the opportunity to continue to pursue their hockey goals and be a part of the team, while thriving academically as well.”


“The Aud”

TPH Academy – Waterloo Region student-athletes will enjoy the unique opportunity of on-ice training at The Aud and utilizing the Kitchener Rangers’ fitness facilities. In an environment built and experience facilitated for holistic development and advancement, TPH Academy – Waterloo Region student-athletes will be inspired, encouraged, and motivated to discover newfound levels of potential, taking ownership of their development on the ice, in the classroom, and in life.

A truly holistic programme, TPH Academy offers opportunities for field trips, guest speakers, community service outings, mentorship, personal development, and college and university prep, helping to position graduates for success in every aspect of life. Learn more about holistic development at TPH Academy here.


Please head to our website or consider joining us for our first TPH Academy – Waterloo Region Virtual Info Session taking place via Zoom Webinar on Thursday, April 6th at 7:30 PM EST. RSVP here.


For additional information, please contact Alan Keeso, TPH Academy CEO, at

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