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Elite Girls Hockey Camp

July 15 - 20, 2018

For girls ages 12-16 at the following levels:

  • For forwards/defence (no goalies)Quebec – AA girls or higher

  • Ontario – A girls or higher

  • USA – Tier 1/ prep school girls or higher

  • All boys levels

  • International players (outside of USA and Canada) please contact us.

For all request and exceptions please contact us: (819) 876-7891, ext. 246

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About the camp 

The Stanstead College Elite Girls Hockey Camp is an intensive program designed to challenge players mentally and physically. The camp is run under the direction and vision of world-class athlete and Olympic gold medalist Sarah Vaillancourt who knows what is expected to make it to the next level. Her sessions are high intensity, with lots of feedback and correction.

  • 2.5 hours per day of on-ice skills development
  • Hockey-specific off-ice training, designed by Sarah Vaillancourt
  • Recruitment opportunity for Stanstead College hockey
  • Individual attention
  • 24-Hour supervision for boarders
  • Medical on staff
  • Residential and day camp options available
  • Spaces are limited to 40 players

About Sarah Vaillancourt

Born and raised in Sherbrooke, Que., Sarah Vaillancourt was a member of the Canadian women’s national team from 2005 to 2013. She won gold medals with Team Canada at the 2006 Olympics in Torino and 2010 Olympics in Vancouver. A graduate of psychology at Harvard University, she was named the Ivy League Player of the Year in 2008 and ECAC Hockey Player of the Year in 2009. In 2011, she was named MVP at the Clarkson Cup as a member of the Montreal Stars. She retired from the national team in 2013 and joined the staff at Stanstead College where she teaches ESL, Psychology, French and is head coach of the varsity girls hockey team.

Past coaches

  • Marie-Philip Pouliin - Team Canada and Boston University
  • Brian Hart - Scout, Hockey Canada
  • Celeste Doucet - University of Vermont
  • Mare MacDougall - St. Lawrence University
  • Josh Liegl - Dartmouth Women's Hockey
  • Britni Smith - Assistant Coach Clarkson University
  • Sophie Leclerc - Assistant Coach Colgate University
  • Kelly Nash - Assistant Coach Princeton University


 Coaching Staff 2018: coming soon



Intense On-Ice Training

The Elite Girls Hockey Camp is geared towards individual player skill development. Players improve on all the skills that make a complete player. Sarah Vaillancourt’s experience as a player and coach allows her to break down and teach specific individual skills that players need in order to  play at the next level.

Approximately 14 hours of ice time starting on July 21 in the afternoon and ending July 26 in the afternoon.

Skating: Skating is the basis of any good hockey player. Morning sessions will have a skating focus. Players will work on the following, both forward and backwards skating: edges, balance, transition skating, stride, stops and starts, crossovers, speed and agility and power.

Shooting: Feet positioning for shooting, shooting in stride, accuracy along with a variety of different shooting techniques (snap shot, wrist shot, slap shot, backhand shot, redirect shot and one-timers)

Stick Skills: Puck protection, puck positioning, puck control, dekes and a various tricks and game-like moves

Body Contact: Puck protection, race to puck/body positioning, receiving contact and giving contact for female hockey, angling.

Battling: 1-on-1 from defensive and offensive corners, in front of the net, along the boards, emphasis on how to angle and win pucks all over the ice

Hockey-Specific Off-Ice Training

We provide players with off-ice training designed by Sarah Vaillancourt over her many years of national competition. Our program at the Elite Girls Hockey Camp is designed to enhance and improve the players’ on-ice performance.

Our off-ice training includes

  • Speed and agility
  • Plyometric exercises
  • Functional lifting
  • Mobility work

We want players to leave the camp with a solid and safe foundation of off-ice training that will help them reach their full potential.

In addition to the hockey-specific off-ice training players will take part in different seminars throughout the week given by professionals in each field, this year the seminars will include;

  • Mental Preparation/Mindset Seminar
  • College/Prep School Information Session
  • Nutrition and Training Seminar
  • Game Video Analysis/Tactical Session

Our camp history

Stanstead College has hosted a girls hockey camp for over a decade. The camp has welcomed many high level players who have gone on to play at the collegiate, professional and national level over the years, including. 

  • Christina Kessler, Team Canada, Harvard Hockey, Clarkson Cup MVP

Jennifer Wakefield, Team Canada 2007-present, 2014 Olympic gold medalist, UNH, Boston University

  • Sarah Vaillancourt, Team Canada 2003-2013, two- time Olympic gold medalist, Harvard Hockey, 2011 Clarkson Cup MVP.

Sarah Lefort, Team Canada U18, U22, Boston University, Montreal Canadiennes

Hockey at Stanstead College

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 North America, with top-notch training, highly competitive schedule and quality coaching. With Sarah Vaillancourt at the helm, Stanstead College Girls Hockey has soared to new heights, becoming one of the premier girls programs in North America. Players are heavily recruited by NCAA and CIS teams and at the national level. Sarah’s coaching philosophy is to challenge players to achieve their highest potential in hockey and to grow as individuals. Four core aspects that all Stanstead College players have in common are: work ethic, passion, intelligence and honesty. Players have continued onto top universities and to compete at the national level:

  • Team Canada
  • Czech National Team
  • Clarkson University
  • Colgate University
  • Finnish and France National Programs
  • Boston University
  • Boston College
  • University of Vermont
  • Norwich University
  • McGill University
  • Team Quebec, Team Atlantic and Team Saskatchewan
  • Syracuse University
  • Concordia University
  • St. Mary’s University
  • Ottawa University
  • Lindenwood University
  • Middlebury College
  • University of Montreal



Boarder: $1200 taxes included
Day: $1000 taxes included

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Contact & Information

Summer Programs Administrative Supervisor
Tel: (819) 876-7891, ext. 246
Fax: (819) 876-5891

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