The Peterborough Petes Hockey Club prides itself on education. 100% of Petes players attend school at some level, whether it be Thomas A. Stewart Secondary School, Fleming College, or Trent University. 95% of all OHL players attend high school, college, or university.
Being centrally located in Ontario, the Petes are fortunate to have a travel schedule that allows all players to regularly attend school. The OHL is primarily a weekend league with 90% of games being scheduled between Thursday and Sunday. With a 68 game unbalanced regular season schedule, and a two-conference, four-division format, the Ontario Hockey League has taken steps to minimize the number of school days missed, maximizing opportunity for the student athlete. Last season, Petes players missed just five full days of school due to hockey, one of the lowest numbers in the OHL.
The Petes also pride themselves on their education packages, as they were the first team in the OHL to offer their players an education package to attend any Canadian University or College after they were finished playing in the OHL. Every player who does not sign a professional hockey contract is eligible for the Petes education package (packages may differ between players).
Ms. Janet Wylie serves as the Peterborough Petes Academic Advisor at Thomas A. Stewart Secondary School. Ms. Wylie assists all secondary school players with educational questions, and provides guidance in their studies. If you have been drafted by the Petes and have any questions regarding education as a member of the organization, you can contact Ms. Wylie at (705) 743-5230 ext. 583.