Education as a Peterborough Pete
The Peterborough Petes pride themselves on education. 100% of Petes players attend school at some level, whether it be High School at Thomas A. Stewart Secondary School, college at Fleming College, or University at Trent University. 95% of all OHL players attend high school, college, or university.
The Petes, being centrally located in Ontario are fortunate to have a travel schedule that still allows the players to attend school regularly. 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 and maximize the opportunity for the student athlete. Last season Petes players missed just five full days of school due to hockey. This number is one of the lowest in the OHL. The OHL is primarily a weekend league with 90% of games being scheduled between Thursday and Sunday, thus allowing players to attend school regularly.
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).
The Peterborough Petes have an Academic Advisor at Thomas A. Stewart Secondary School to assist the players with any educational questions they may have, and provide guidance in their studies. The Petes Academic Advisor is Ms. Janet Wylie. 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 Thomas A Stewart Secondary School at (705) 743-5230 ext. 583.