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2022

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  • September

    Athlete of the Week: Emilie Labonté

    The Athlete of the Week is a first-year Spartan from Orford, Quebec. Playing for the senior girls red soccer team and in her first game ever as a Spartan, this Grade 8 student scored four goals in her team’s 8-0 win over Richmond. Her work effort never faltered, and she constantly pressured the opponents’ defence and goalie throughout the game, but especially in the second half. Congratulations, Emilie Labonté.
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  • Bernadette von Campenhausen tussles for the ball.

    SG Soccer White: Home Opener

    By Erik Van Dyke
    Finally it was time. The first game of the season. Right here at home, an ETIAC tilt vs Massey Vanier, on a misty/rainy September day. After a week and a half of practice, we were ready – and a little nervous – to get the 2022 season under way.
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  • VG Hockey Kick Off Season with Tournament Banner

    By Bernie Pimm
    The 2022-2023 Stanstead College Varsity Girls Hockey Spartans picked right up where they left off in 2022, by winning the prestigious NAHA Labour Day Classic in Wellesley, MA.
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  • Procrastination - Big Word, Big Problem

    By Andrea Schmitt
    You have just arrived at Stanstead for the new school year. You have come with good intentions, a positive mindset and ready to go (sort of)! This time, you will start studying earlier for your exams because you know that if you work on it every day, you will be very well prepared. You have also decided to do your homework when you get it, because you want to be on top of things this year.
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  • Moritz Lackner, Class of 2022

    Spartans New and Old Wrap Up Busy Summer

    It was a busy summer for Stanstead College hockey Spartans, as current and former players made a splash on the regional, national and international stage. Here’s a quick update:
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  • August

    Trigger Happy: How To Manage Those Automatic Reactions

    By Andrea Schmitt
    Triggers are actions, words, gestures or your own thoughts that cause you to have certain feelings. They can also be sensory reminders that make some symptoms or memories resurface. These can be smells, sounds, sights or physical sensations. They can be positive or negative.
     
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  • July

    Second-Year Spartan Drafted in QMJHL

    Varsity Boys Hockey Spartan Jeremy Leroux was selected Monday by the Chicoutimi Saguenéens as the 18th pick in the first round of the QMJHL draft.
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  • June

    PHOTO: MICHELINE VELUVOLU / HHOF-IIHF IMAGES

    IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship ends with Gold Medal for Two Spartans

    On Monday, June 13, Team Canada secured the gold in the International Ice Hockey Federation Ice Hockey (IIHF) U18 Women’s World Championship in Wisconsin. Spartans Karel Préfontaine and Alexia Aubin were key players in Canada’s 3-2 win over the Unites States.
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  • Athlete of the Week: Jamie Arsenault

    From Sackville, New Brunswick, Jamie was a force to be reckoned with at this past week’s junior badminton tournament. Stepping up to compete in two divisions, the Grade 10 student-athlete never left the court. She jumped between girls singles and girls doubles in two separate gyms all afternoon long. She never complained, made zero excuses and had perfect sportsmanship. In the end, she brought home a silver medal in singles and a gold medal with partner Emma MacIntyre in doubles. Congratulations, Jamie.
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  • May

    Spartans Competing in the IIHF U18 Women's World Championship

    Two Stanstead College varsity girls hockey players, Alexia Aubin and Karel Prefontaine, have been selected to represent Canada in the IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship in Wisconsin. Joining them at the tournament will be Svenja Voigt, who will be representing her home country, Germany.
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  • Changing of the Guard for Prep Boys Hockey

    Stanstead’s prep boys hockey team will see a change in the coaching staff for the 2022-2023 season. James Rioux will be stepping down as head coach after 7 years to focus solely on his role as Director of Hockey Operations. Taking his place will be former NHL player Olivier Magnan. Coaching by his side and continuing his responsibilities with the team will be assistant coach, Guy Ouellet.
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  • Athlete of the Week: Matteo Paradis

    This golfer from Nun’s Island had an impressive week on the course. In the second RSEQ event, Matteo was low gross of his division and second overall amongst all divisions. The next day, in the first ETIAC event of the season, he was low gross overall! Matteo is only in Grade 10, so the future is bright for him. Congratulations, Athlete of the Week, Matteo Paradis.
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  • Athlete of the Week: Shun Hatano

    This senior boy rugby player from Tsurumaki, Japan was a leader on the field from start to finish. Playing in every single minute of the GMAA 7s tournament last week, Shun Hatano was instrumental in every success the team had over the day. He is the kicker, the play caller and takes all the penalties. For his consistent performance, he was recognized by the organizers as the tournament MVP. He followed that up with two more gutsy performances the next day at the opening RSEQ jamboree. Only in Grade 10, Shun plays the game the right way and loves his teammates. A student of the game, he has a bright future ahead of him. Congratulations, Athlete of the Week, Shun Hatan.
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  • Athlete of the Week: Jack Treacy

    This week’s athlete of the week from Stoufville, Ontario scored the first goal of his lacrosse career then followed that up with eight more goals to finish the Montreal tournament last week. Jack also went above 90% on faceoffs in Peterborough and Montreal. The Grade 11 student has been practising a ton on his off time and it's paying off. This week’s Athlete of the Week, from boys lacrosse, Jack Treacy.
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  • Hockey Weekend Recap - April 28 - May 1

    Over the past weekend, the prep boys competed in the RSEQ M18 D1 Provincial Championship in Quebec City, and the varsity girls headed to Winnipeg, Manitoba to compete in the Female World Sports School Championship (FWSSC).
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  • April

    Athlete of the Week: Adam Larsson

    This past week the prep boys hockey team played their semi-final series vs College St-Anne. Friday night the team were in a 2-2 tie before this first-year Grade 10 student from Turku, Finland sniped the game winner and then added an empty netter for a 4-2 win.
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  •  Aksel Jalojarvi, Jorge Correia, Stephanie Bourque, Rosemary Lefebvre, Melissa Kakayuk-Antoine, Rosalie Bouchard, Eli Antoine

    Winter Assembly Honours Top Athletes

    Closing a season that was interrupted by a COVID surge, only to see teams finish strong, the Winter Athletic Assembly Tuesday evening celebrated the triumphs, lessons and top performances of the past several months.
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  • March

    Athlete of the Week: Chaka-Benjamin Ntumba-Muntu

    From Laval, Quebec, this varsity boys hockey player put the team on his back in Saturday’s semi-final at the Canadian Prep School Hockey Alliance championship. Down 4-1 after two periods, Chaka replied by scoring the first three goals in what would be a 6-5 comeback victory. He didn't stop there, as he continued to lead the offensive charge in the final. A two-year Spartan in Grade 12, Chaka was determined to bring home the CPSHA championship to Stanstead. He was vocal in support of others, and the look in his eyes sparked confidence in the rest of his team the entire weekend. Congratulations, Chaka-Benjamin Ntumba-Muntu.
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  • Climbing a Mountain… Standing Alone at the Top

    By Matthew Thompson
    I should start off by saying that I have never climbed a mountain, but from what I have heard or seen on documentaries it is not an easy feat. Many years ago I did climb a volcano in Ecuador while travelling with kids, and even in this couple hour climb, the air got thinner and with that the climb got harder. 
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  • Hockey Weekend Update – March 11-13 

    Championship wins, heartbreak losses, and regular season play fueled this weekend’s Spartans Hockey. Varsity girls competed in the JWHL Playoff Tournament in Boston, Varsity Boys competed in the CPSHA Championship Tournament in Toronto and both prep teams held down the fort at home. 
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  • SG D3 Basketball: Pandemic Repercussions

    By Erik Van Dyke
    The long layoff – 86(!) days between games this season – really did a number on us. And it was the heart of our schedule we missed, i.e. the MIS, the BCS Inv, the Anderson-Bailly and the Visser-MacLeod. The best two months of the season, bonding-wise AND basketball-wise, as we lost out on the instant feedback/improvement that same-day tournament games give you. January and February are why Stanstead historically improves more than anyone else over the course of a season.
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  • Varsity Boys Win National Tourney

    By Kyra Borsoi
    The Varsity Boys Hockey Spartans captured the Canadian Prep School Hockey Alliance championship on Sunday, the first time Stanstead College has won a national independent school tournament.
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  • SG Basketball Trip to New Brunswick

    Heading into the second half of our season it was looking like we’d go two years without an overnight trip. We as coaches were determined to not let that happen. So, we reached out to friends who we normally see every year at CAIS and were lucky enough to head to NB – we are SO thankful! Although we lost both games, we improved immensely in the second game and learned a lot about who we are as a team. I’ve never been so happy to watch Coach Carter or listen to the loud singing on the bus or sit in the lobby until 11:30 pm talking about nothing and everything or see this team enjoy every second they had together. These three days reminded me why I coach and why I love it so much. Thanks to the whole team for the great memories! J  – Coach Wolfe 
     
    To the team: You have no idea how disappointed I was that I wasn’t able to go. But you also have no idea how thrilled I was that you guys WERE able to go. For some of you it was the only team overnight trip you’ll get in your SC career. So the fact that you all enjoyed it so much – it makes me feel as happy as Coach Carter did when he walked into that gym and saw everyone studying – never forget, you are all “powerful beyond measure”! – Coach Van Dyke
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  • Athlete of the Week: Melissa Kakayuk

    This past week, the senior girls D3 basketball team traveled to New Brunswick, and this player from Montreal, Quebec made the most of it. Melissa is a calm, determined, focused presence on both the offensive and defensive end. When the ball is in her hands, she makes things happen for her teammates with some of the prettiest passes we have seen. Not to mention, she has an incredible floater! On defence, she reads the play and reacts quickly to disrupt whatever the other team tries to do. All this, and she is only in Grade 9! Mature beyond her years and an awesome teammate, this week’s Athlete of the Week, is Melissa Kakayuk.
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  • February

    Athlete of the Week: Arianne Leblanc

    This talented varsity girls hockey goaltender from Repentigny, Quebec had an incredible weekend between the pipes.  Saturday, she had a 38-save shutout and was instrumental in the victory with a depleted lineup. On Sunday, she made 35 saves in a 2-1 overtime loss (19 seconds left, breakaway goal, after making 2 breakaway saves in overtime to keep the game alive). All of this after a broken skate blade in first period. As the only goalie on the trip, Arianne (Grade 11) was forced to wear NAHA’s backup goalie's skates for the rest of the game. Not only were they not hers, they were half a size too small. These two performances came against a top 10 team in North America and #2 in independent school rankings. Congratulations, Arianne Leblanc.
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  • SG D3 Basketball: Rematch at La Ruche

    By Amy Wolfe
    I knew this past Saturday’s game was going to be eventful. Not only was I coaching it alone (Coach Van Dyke wasn’t able to make it), but we were playing at La Ruche, in a gym where we notoriously play poorly. I was admittedly a bit nervous, and to top it off I wasn’t even able to travel with the team to the game. This was going to be interesting!
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  • Elijah Young (Mom not shown)

    Good to Get Back to Life Lessons on the Road

    By Matthew Thompson  
    The varsity boys hockey team, like all amateur sport teams and athletes, have had a trying couple of years. COVID-19 is well documented and has taken away much more than sport, but as a coach of young men, seeing sport taken away has at times been very difficult. As coaches, teachers and educators, we pride ourselves on being able to reach our students and athletes. We constantly seek ways to motivate and bring real life into the lessons that we are teaching on the ice.
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  • SG D3 Basketball: And We're Back...

    By Erik Van Dyke
    Little did we know, walking triumphantly off the court at Triolet last November, that it would be 86 days(!) before we would play another actual basketball game. Are we finally done with COVID now?
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  • Athlete of the Week: Eli Antoine

    This past weekend the prep boys hockey team played three games in three days, and Eli Antoine from Varennes, Quebec was a force to be reckoned with, leading the Spartan charge. Overall, he tallied 5 goals and 3 assists in the three games, resulting an 8-point performance. Statistics aside, Eli was simply a dominant leader, competing hard and generating opportunities every time he was on the ice. Most importantly, this Grade 11 student plays the game the right way, with gentlemanly class and sportsmanship. It was great team effort this weekend, and Eli was a big part of it. Congratulations, Eli. 
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  • January

    Spartan Named to Canada U18 Women's Team

    While the 2022 IIHF U18 Women's World Championship was cancelled earlier this month, Hockey Canada nonetheless revealed its roster, and includes Spartan Karel Préfontaine.
     
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  • Katerina Bukolska and Michaela Pejzlova celebrating their teams' NAPHA championship, 2016

    Hockey News: Olympics Bound, NHL Ranked   

    By Kyra Borsoi
    Two Stanstead College alumnae have been selected for the Czech National women’s hockey team to compete in the 2022 Beijing Olympics next month.  
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