INTRODUCTION TO THE ACADEMY

THE BOSTON IMPERIALS HOCKEY ACADEMY AT MATIGNON HIGH SCHOOL

Welcome to the next step in your journey on and off the ice.

Located minutes from downtown Boston in Cambridge, MA, we are the first High School Hockey Academy in Greater Boston, offering high-end development alongside an academic and cultural experience unmatched by any other program.

Matignon High School has a rich hockey tradition, producing decades of NCAA Div 1 college players and dozens of NHL draft picks including Shawn McEachern (Pittsburgh), Steve Leach (Washington) and Niko Dimitrakos (San Jose), along with MA Hockey Hall of Fame coach Marty Pierce.

Located in the heart of college hockey, we have programs representing three major Div 1 conferences (Hockey East – BU, BC, Northeastern, U-Lowell, Merrimack; ECAC – Harvard University; Atlantic Hockey League – Bentley University) minutes from our campus, allowing us to maximize player exposure. Additionally, Greater Boston is home to more NHL scouts than any other area in North America.

Boston Imperials Hockey Academy Players will receive elite training and coaching, on and off the ice, to properly prepare them for Junior, NCAA college, and professional hockey. Our staff and management team will also ensure that players have the necessary development, exposure, and advancement opportunities to take the next step in their hockey careers.

For local students, Boston Imperials Hockey Academy is an affordable alternative to private boarding schools, allowing students to live at home while still receiving a private education. Benefits include a longer season (August-March), more games (50-60), specialized coaching (skating, skills, goaltending), game video review sessions, and a National Midget schedule that includes both US and Canadian prep schools. For out-of-state and international players, you will receive the same benefits, along with the cultural experience of living with a guardian host family.

Academically, Matignon High school is a co-educational, college preparatory, Catholic school located in Cambridge, MA. Founded in 1947, Matignon High School embraces experiential learning as an integral aspect of its academic curriculum and student programs.

Their mission is to provide our students with the skills necessary to thrive in a 21st century world that rewards innovation and the abilities to think critically and collaborate.

This educational model, along with the structure of the Boston Imperials Hockey Academy, will help prepare these young men for careers well beyond hockey.

Our mission is to use athletics to enhance the academic and social development of our student athletes.

Hockey Overview

Boston Hockey Academy at Matignon is built on 3 objectives: Development, Exposure, and Advancement. To meet these objectives, we provide a rich training curriculum with experienced staff to help your child achieve their goals.

Highlights of the Boston Hockey Academy at Matignon include:

  • USA Hockey Sanctioned Midget Tier 1 AAA and US/Canadian Prep Levels
  • Individual Development Plan with mid-season and year-end reporting
  • 50+ game schedule at National showcases vs. teams such as Mount St. Charles, Selects Academy, Shattuck St. Marys, Honeybaked, Little Ceasars, Buffalo Jr. Sabres, etc.
  • 5+ hours of ice per week, which will include practices, skills development and games
  • Home rink features two ice surfaces – one full sheet and another 150’ x 50’ skills rink (in conjunction with the USA Hockey model)
  • Each team has their own private locker room
  • Weekly sessions with a highly specialized skills and skating coach 
  • Off-ice training and nutritional education lead by a certified personal trainer
  • Two designated weight rooms: one at the school and another at the rink to maximize workout schedules
  • Transportation to the rink, along with billeting options
  • Additional services include Family Advising, Total Pro Evaluation Scouting Reports, and access to a sports psychologist

Academic Overview

We partnered with Matignon High School as the perfect match for the Boston Imperials Hockey Academy. Not only does Matignon have a rich hockey tradition, it has an academic model which is relevant to what today's students need to succeed in life.

  • 11:1 student teacher ratio
  • 99% of students pursue post-secondary education
  • College Preparatory Curriculum with a wide selection of Advanced Placement offerings in English, Biology, Physics, Calculus, French, Latin, Psychology, Spanish, U.S. History and World History
  • Experiential learning model designed to give students real hands-on experience
  • Father Matignon Honors Program created to academically challenge students with unique academic skills
  • Partnerships with local colleges such as Harvard University, Northeastern, Boston College, MIT and Emmanuel College
  • To learn more, visit the Matignon website

Culture & Values

The Boston Imperials Hockey Academy along with Matignon High School are founded on these core values:

  • Bridging athletics and academics with social development
  • Respect for one’s self and others
  • Personal accountability
  • Service to others and community

As a college preparatory school serving a diverse student population, Matignon High School is dedicated to educating the whole person spiritually, academically, and socially so as to inspire compassionate and confident advocates for the greater good.

The Boston Imperials Hockey Academy believe these core values and service to others is critical for developing well-rounded student athletes for life beyond the game.

"As a graduate and hockey player at Matignon High School, it's nice to see the Boston Imperials bring hockey back to a school with such a great hockey tradition.

— Shawn McEachern
Matignon High School ‘88 | Boston University | US Olympic Team '92  | Pittsburgh Penguins

U16 Academy Head Coach 

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