Athletic Requirements

The program is open to players of advanced skill levels, male (grades 8-10) and female (grades 8-10).  The students must be keen to improve their individual game and to maximize their own potential.



Academic Requirements & Support

Students must remain in good academic standing as discussed with each parent/guardian prior to beginning the program. Academic integrity protected as PE/Health Education learning outcomes are overseen and evaluated by EMS teaching staff. Credit for Independent Directed Studies projects will also be overseen and evaluated by EMS teaching staff. Educational support provided for all academic areas. Academic success is a priority and an essential aspect in our planning.

The Earl Marriott Secondary Principal, Counseling Department and P.E. Department are all partners in the Skills Academy program.


Daily Teacher Support

Tanner Murray

SD 36 Teacher and Program Coordinator


On ice training, fitness training and credited course content instruction will be conducted under the supervision of EMS Teacher, Tanner Murray. Tanner holds a Degree in Education from the University of

Alberta and an Associate Diploma in Kinesiology. He has worked in the Surrey School District as a Physical Education Instructor and Learning Support Teacher for 10 years. With this experience, he has developed a special skill set for teaching student athletes how to achieve athletic and academic success. This will be Tanner’s sixth year coordinating the EMS Hockey Programs.



All applicants must submit the following electronically. Remember to "save as" once you open the PDF application form (computer access may be required to properly complete PDF document) :

· Hockey Academy Application form 

· Hockey Academy Medical form 

· Program Contract 


Registration begins October 31, 2020 and closes February 15, 2021. Returning students must reapply to the Hockey Academy every year. 


Completed Application Form, Medical Form, and Contract must be submitted via email to Tanner Murray at 


You will receive an email confirming that EMS has processed your completed application within a week. 


Selection for the Hockey Academy 

Priority 1 - Returning students 

Priority 2 - Waitlisted players from previous year

Priority 3 - Lottery for remaining players 


Note: Those players not selected via lottery will be placed on a waitlist.



High Performance Hockey Skills Academy


Total cost for the 5 month Hockey Academy program is $2,000.00.


September 1, 2021 - down payment $500.00

February 15, 2022 - 1st installment $750.00

April 15, 2022- 2nd installment $750.00

All inquiries can be directed to Tanner Murray, Program Coordinator, Earl Marriott Secondary School: