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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.

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
Invitational Hockey Tournament

January 8-10, 2016, Pat Burns Arena

Visit our tournament page for schedule and results.

Recent news

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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!

February 17, 2016
SC to host AAESQ hockey tournament More...

January 20, 2016
Filip Dusek appears on NHL Scouting list More...

December 17, 2015
Maude Poulin-Labelle, commits to UVM; feature story in La Tribune

December 8, 2015
Varsity Boys 3-0-1 as they host MPHL weekend More...

November 30, 2015
A road trip to remember for Varsity Boys Spartans More...

November 27, 2015
Recap of VB's Prep School Showcase

November 23, 2015
In October, our Spartans participated in Rogers Sportsnet's "Hometown Hockey" broadcasting from Sherbrooke. You can see our players interviewed here and here.

November 16, 2015
Varsity Boys have strong opening weekend at MPHL kick-off More...

November 10, 2015
VB Hockey host UCC  More...

October 19, 2015
Ariane Julien commits to Providence More...

June 5, 2015
Pejzlova commits to Clarkson 2016 More...

May 22, 2015
Brochu and Champigny move on to university. More...

May 12, 2015
Catherine Quirion (2013) named co-captain of Colgate Raiders. More...

May 11, 2015
Senior Spartan Samantha Rhainds commits to Concordia University Stingers (CIS). More...

April 13, 2015
Congratulations to Mark Jankowski (2012) and the Providence Friars on winning their first NCAA DI National Championship over Boston U Saturday. More...

March 9, 2015
The Norwich University (DIII) women's ice hockey team won its fourth straight Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) East Tournament title with a 1-0 win over Castleton State on Sunday. Vanessa Champagne (2011) scored the sole goal and was named MVP. More...

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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: Patrick Colomb

Varsity Girls Hockey
Head Coach: Sarah Vaillancourt, Assistant Coaches: Dugie Ross,Brittany Sharman

Junior Varsity & Bantam Boys Hockey
Head coach: James Rioux, Assistant Coaches: Patrick Fraser, Luc Charest, Logan Vanasse; Strength and Conditioning Coach: Patrick Colomb

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