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VG Hockey: Heading Strong Into Final Stretch

By Bernie Pimm
It was another successful month for the varsity girls hockey program. January 2020 saw the return of two players who participated for their country at their respective World U18 Championships.

Captain Marianne Picard (Team Canada) came back with silver after a heart-breaking overtime loss to USA. Picard finished second in team scoring with 2G +1A in four games. Svejna Voigt (Germany) returned home with gold from the World U18 Championships (Division I). Despite getting injured, Svegna generated 1G +1A in three games.

As a team in January, the Spartans went 11-2-1, capturing the Bishop’s University Jamboree in Sherbrooke, Quebec. Alexia Moreau had a huge month, scoring 8 goals while adding 9 assists, bringing her point total to 47 in 51 games, an exceptional feat for a player just in Grade 10. Upon her return, Marianne Picard continued to bring her veteran presence by scoring 5 and adding another 7 assists in 10 games.

The new line of Kennedy Wilson, Audrey McCutcheon and Laurence Frenette showed why the future of Spartan hockey is in good hands, as they combined to 15 points over three games against Boston powerhouse prep schools BBN, Nobles & Greenough and NAHA. Spartans defence and goaltending (15 shutouts this year) continue to thrive, allowing just 19 goals over 14 games.

Heading towards February, the girls secured their fifth NAPHA regular season title by going 10-0-2, securing their five-year streak of no losses.

Spartans take their #1 seed into the NAPHA championship weekend February 22-24 at Stanstead College, kicking off their efforts to win their fifth championship in a row. It won’t be easy, as Northwood Prep comes into the tournament as the 15th-ranked team in USA according to U19 Myhockey Rankings, and Rothesay-Netherwood School continues to beat everyone else not called “Spartans.”

Prior to championship weekend, the Spartans take their 37-10-4 record to Washington, DC for the JWHL Showcase. With three more wins over their final 10 games, the varsity girls will stake their fifth 40+ win season in a row, an unheard of accomplishment revealing how sustainable our program has been over time.

Finally, with another eight players having achieved provincial or national team status, Stanstead College varsity girls lead the way in preparing players for provincial and national team play. We continue to develop some of the very best U18 players in world.