We have been skating this fall with regular weekly practices five times per week. Our girls have also enjoyed weekly Red-vs-White scrimmages for game play. Our varsity and prep U16 teams have been able to compete vs Bishop’s College School (close in proximity and similar COVID protocols). However, our girls have not been able to play games due to the current COVID situation in the province. We will continue our current plan until the December break and remain hopeful that the situation may improve come our January return.
Our hockey staff have provided a safe and positive environment for our student-athletes to practice and train off ice throughout the fall. We have focused on small group skills sessions as well as complete team practices. All of our efforts have followed safety measures put in place by the government and hockey federation. In fact, Stanstead College has gone above and beyond with our safety measure. In addition to regular on-ice activity, our players have benefited from frequent guest coaches to supplement the work of our staff.
Our hockey teams will continue to play at the highest levels, whether it be competing internally or externally based on changing guidelines/schedules. Regardless, given the stature and reputation of our teams, our athletes will be immersed in a high-caliber environment in which to practice and improve. In addition, we will train off-ice under the expertise and guidance of our strength coaches. Training will be both indoors and outdoors depending on weather.
In particular, our players can expect:
- An opportunity to be a part of world-class school and hockey program committed to working with student-athletes and moving players to the next level;
- A world-class facility (Pat Burns Arena) that includes locker rooms and a weight room with enhanced and frequent sanitization measures;
- A first-class group of on-ice coaches, strength coaches and caring medical team, including our athletic-therapist, school nurse and doctor;
- Regular on-ice and off-ice practices;
- Weekly team meetings online with guests from the college or junior hockey communities;
- Weekly in-person opportunities to learn about college and junior hockey;
- A committed staff preparing the best possible developmental hockey experience while adjusting to daily, weekly and long-term schedules as needed.