About Us

Columbia Valley Hockey School was founded in the summer of 2014 by Chris Bruton, Kevin Noble, and Brett Ponich. CVHS offers camps for motivated athletes ages 5-17 and all skill levels. Having been created by 3 current professional players, CVHS is designed to focus on what professional players wish they had focused on in their years of developement. All three instructors bring multiple years of experience at the professional level and share a passion for passing on their craft to the upcoming generations.

Having instructed multiple camps over the course of the past decade, our instructors know what it takes to get the most out of young athletes. From skating mechanics, shooting, and stick handling, to off-ice training, mental training and current NHL guest instructors, Columbia Valley Hockey School will bring your game to next level.

Being based in the beautiful Invermere, B.C, we offer an opportunity for parents to relax and enjoy themselves with the local attractions while trusting our head instructors to maintain a focused and fun camp for their young athlete.

Our goal is to create an opportunity for the up and coming generation to use each off-season so that they are best prepared for not only the start of next season, but also making the transition to higher levels.

Initiation Group

Starting this Summer, the Columbia Valley Hockey School is changing the way hockey school age players are introduced to ice hockey. We believe that young players must first be introduced to proper skating and skill instruction from the outset. This specially designed program allows beginners to learn the fundamentals in a low stress environment. This camp focuses on

  • Balance and proper positioning
  • Stickhandling
  • Forwards and backwards skating
  • Fun and skill development games

Elite Camp

The Elite camp combines the best of both the High Performance and Try out prepBe ready for a fast paced, high intensity camp covering the necessary skill enhancement both on and off ice with our partners from ATHX. Available to players and goalies aged 13-16.camp.
This camp provides the player with the opportunity to develop and advance their skills in a demanding yet positive fun environment while meeting new teammates and making new friends.