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Spartan Hockey

The name “Stanstead College” has become synonymous with hockey excellence. Over the past decade, the school has developed one of the finest hockey programs in Eastern Canada, with top-notch training and an intensive schedule against highly competitive prep teams in New England and beyond. Over the years, Spartan alumni have gone on to play elite junior and college hockey and attend quality North American universities.

The Varsity Boys Spartans have developed a reputation as a smart, fast-skating team that can hold its own against the toughest competitors.  More importantly, the program has turned out young men with the maturity, leadership skills and perseverance to succeed.

The Varsity Boys were the top team in the Midwest Hockey League Bower Division in 2015-16 but came up short in the MPHL playoffs.

Since being reintroduced in 2002, varsity girls hockey at Stanstead College has steadily grown in quality and reputation. With actively recruited scholar-athletes and a full schedule that includes a solid core of games against New England, Midwest and Canadian prep schools, today’s Girls Hockey Spartans are exciting, competitive and definitely a team to watch.

In 2015-16, The Stanstead Girls Spartans were undefeated in North American Prep Hockey Association play, winning the league and later the playoff championship. The girls capped off their season by capturing the North American Hockey Academy (NAHA) Tournament in Stowe and followed up by winning their own home invitational tournament. They also won the Philips-Exeter Tournament and were also finalists at the Northwood School Tournament in Lake Placid, NY.

Stanstead College also offers a junior varsity boys andbantam boys programs made up of younger aged boys who play a local high school and tournament-based schedule. In 2015-16, the Junior Varsity Spartans won the ETIAC league banner for the second straight year and then capped it off with the ETIAC playoff championship.

All three hockey teams at Stanstead College benefit from a schedule that begins in September and finishes in the middle of March. During the season, teams practice 3-5 times per week with 3-4 off-ice sessions as well. Our teams are proud to boast wonderful new state-of-the-art locker rooms in one of the finest new ice hockey facilities in Canada, the Pat Burns Arena.


Recent news

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March 2, 2017
Looking at rivals BCS in a big-picture kind of way. More...

February 28, 2017
Girls win NAPHA championship for second year. More...

February 22, 2017
Varsity Boys come up short in MPHL final. More...

December 19, 2016
VB win Barber Tournament at St. Mark's School More...

December 8, 2016
VB at the top of their MPHL division More..

November 28, 2016
Hockey Night in Stanstead vs our BCS rivals More...

November 22, 2016
Coach Thompson says "Be like Alex" More...

November 9, 2016
VB travel to prestigious IIT More...

October 24, 2016
VB Spartans get season under way with a pair of road trips. More...

April 25, 2016
After two outstanding seasons with the Stanstead College Spartans, Chris Smith (2016) has just completed a tremendous first year with the Hawkesbury Hawks in the CCHL and has earned an opportunity to play NCAA DI College Hockey at Mercyhurst University for the 2018 season. After starting the year in the BCHL, Chris moved over to Ontario early in the fall. By the end of the season, he finished second on the team in scoring with 32 goals, 24 assists and 56 points in 53 games. The speedy forward from St-Bruno, Quebec also had a strong playoff performance, finishing first on the team in scoring with 4 goals, 4 assists and 8 points in 10 games. Congratulations, Chris!


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Contact us

Director of Hockey Operations
James Rioux  (819) 876-7891, ext. 289

Varsity Boys Hockey
Head coach: Dan Poliziani; Assistant Coach/Goalie Coach: Matthew Thompson; Strength and Conditioning Coach Varsity Hockey: Justin Underhill

Varsity Girls Hockey
Head Coach: Sarah Vaillancourt, Assistant Coaches: Brittany Sharman, Michael Wolfe

Junior Varsity & Bantam Boys Hockey
Head coach: James Rioux, Assistant Coaches: Luc Charest, Logan Vanasse

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