No other hockey academy provides a campus environment quite like Elite Hockey Academy at Notre Dame. From training alongside student-athletes from around the globe with the same aspirations and goals to learning directly from former NCAA Division I players and experienced professionals, EHA provides the ideal platform to prepare for the next level.

With an emphasis on individualized player development as well as academic excellence, Elite Hockey Academy student-athletes understand the skill sets necessary to reach their full potential while also learning the key factors that allow them to be widely recruited. With a training and competition schedule that mirrors that of a collegiate program, EHA student-athletes develop a foundation that ensures they're prepared and confident as they enter the next level of their career.

Each EHA player has a support system in place to aid in the developmental process that includes:

Head Coach: Peter Alden

Assistant Coaches: Scott Davidson, Geoff Marottolo

Goalie Coach: Craig Ryan, CT Crease

Strength Coach: Mike Bouchard

Academic Liaison: Michal Piepoali

Elite Hockey Academy’s boys hockey program’s year-round training regimen incorporates foundational, position-specific skill work, strategic development, mental toughness and leadership skills, and competitive situations against some of the nation’s most competitive schools and academies.

The program also places a significant emphasis on academics and college placement. Each student-athlete has a support system around them inclusive of lacrosse coaches, strength and conditioning coach, athletic trainers, teachers, college advisors, and more to aid in the developmental process that includes:


Program Highlights

  • Team meetings and Strong communication 
  • Coaches will begin to learn each student-athlete's game and will structure practices to ensure complete on-ice development and progression
  • Conditioning and skill training throughout the season along with individual player evaluations
  • Coaches Provide game video analysis and review
  • An athletic and Academy personal development plan
  • Leadership training through the EHA Mentorship Program

EHA players will also be challenged to develop the mindset and characteristics that allow them to be successful at the next level, such as confidence, work ethic, grit, strategy, and more.


16U Academy Team Information: 

  • 4 Practices Per Week - 60 Minutes in length
  • Additional Skills Sessions 3-time per week - with EHA Skill Coach Scott Davidson
  • 5 Stickhandling and shooting sessions per month
  • Weekly team video session (15-20 minutes) with coaching staff

Academic Information: 9-12 and Post-Graduate (PG)


The hallmark of an Elite Hockey Academy education is a robust curriculum that they receive at our partner school, Notre Dame of West Haven.  Notre Dame offers an abundance of learning experiences that require collaborative problem solving, and subject-specific assignments in which learners critically and creatively examine the world around them. The Notre Dame faculty forms the core of a much greater academic support team that includes parents, administrators, coaches, and campus life staff members, all of whom work tirelessly to positively impact academic, athletic and character growth.


The focus of the Notre Dame curriculum is to develop critical thinking, collaboration, perseverance and communication skills through the study of traditional subject areas. The school's curriculum is designed to prepare student-athletes for the rigors of university life.


Competition and Game Count:

  • Full Schedule of 65-70 Games
  • Trips to prep schools and tournaments in the northeast to take on the best in the country
    • Past notable competition has included: Mount St. Charles, Philadelphia Jr Flyers, NJ Avalanche, Gilmour Academy, Bishops College School, Yale National, Midfairfield, Nichols School, Boston Hockey Academy, South Kent School and more!

Primary League Affiliation:

  • Atlantic Youth Hockey League (AYHL)
    •  The Best Tier 1 AAA Travel League on the East Coast 
  • Power Prep Hockey League (PPHL)
    • Top Academy League in North America

First Class Facilities and Amenities:

  • Northford Ice Pavilion, Three Sheet Arena
  • Professional locker rooms with Private bathrooms
  • Coaches' office, and team meeting rooms for practice and game video analysis and review
  • Access to Mike Bouchard Strength Training Program
  • Yoga studio
  • Private 54 Passenger Coach Bus for the team

The EHA players and families will also enjoy social engagements and fundraising events, such as Skate for a Cure, Pink in the Rink, Stuff a Bus, Family weekend and an end of the season banquet! The EHA staff also provides our community with weekly Newsletters, Players of the Week Awards and fun engagement on our EHA social media platforms to share, like and comment!



APRIL 16 AT EAST HAVEN | 9:45-10:55 AM


Eleven  year coaching veteran and former Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) forward, Peter Alden was named the head coach of the 18U & 16U Elite Hockey Program teams.  He enters his fourth season as head coach of the Elite Hockey Academy along with being the President of the Academy

Before coaching, Alden was a Division 1 hockey player. He played his freshmen year at UMass Amherst in Hockey East under the tutelage of the legendary Don "Toot" Cahoon. After a year he transferred home to play for Rand Pecknold and the Quinnipiac University Bobcats. He played three years for the Bobcats and was apart of the first team that played in the ECAC in the history of Quinnipiac. 

After college he spent four years at the Choate Rosemary Hall School in Wallingford CT, coaching the boys' hockey program. As a coach, he has developed three NHL draftees and over 20 Division 1 athletes. 

Alden was asked the strategy  on building teams for the future at EHA.

“It’s really mostly about building relationships, creating a strong culture and getting quality players who want to be held to a high standard, everyday.” Said Peter Alden

Peter is married to his wife Elisabeth for 14 years. He has two sets of twins Caiden and Connor 11-years-old, Elise, and Emma 5-years-old.


Hailing from small town Trail, BC Canada, with 20+ years of hockey experience, Scott played his junior hockey in the BCHL for his hometown, Smoke Eaters and the Chilliwack Chiefs; prior to a four year D1 career at Quinnipiac. As a freshman, Scott helped the Bobcats to their first Whitelaw Cup, on their way to a berth in the Frozen Four final. Scott was named an assistant captain for his junior and senior campaigns.

After graduating Scott joined the Charlotte Checkers on their Calder Cup Championship run, followed by a year in Charleston playing for the ECHL South Carolina Stingrays. Davidson started his coaching career at the Maine Nordiques Academy playing a key role in developing players, coaching responsibilities and on-site operations.  Davidson was also part of the 18U Nordiques team that took a trip to finals at the New England Tier 1 championship.