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.
In 2014-15, the Spartans had a record of 33-14-5. Highlights included winning their home invitational tournament for the first time since 2010 and coming first in the Bowers Division of the MPHL with the best regular-season record in the league. The team also won bronze at the National Independent Schools Invitational Tournament in Toronto. The season ended with a trip to Switzerland.
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 2014-15, the girls went 23-19-9, growing stronger as the season progressed. The team made it to the final in their NAPHA league playoff championship but fell to Nichols School.
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 2014-15, the Junior Varsity Spartans won the regular season ETIAC Senior League banner for the first time since 2009.
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.
2016 Stanstead College Varsity Boys
Director of Hockey Operations