In running their winning streak to a season’s best 10 in a row, the Stanstead College Varsity Girls Spartans came up short of advancing to the semi-final of the Two Nations Cup in Brampton, Ontario last weekend
This past weekend the varsity boys hockey team took their annual trip to the State of Hockey, Minnesota. As much as hockey is stitched into the fabric of our culture within Canada, hockey and specifically high school hockey dominates the winter scene across Minnesota.
Penalty kicks are among the most stressful moments in all of sports, especially in sudden-death playoffs, and especially for the goalie. But this week’s Diego Badillo Hernandez doesn’t shy away from pressure. Instead, this young man thrives on pressure.
Every successful soccer team needs solid defence, which usually means four defenders at the back. But thanks to AOTW Tamara Wood-Downey and her two defensive teammates, Sophia Farfan and Joliane Legault, this year’s junior girls soccer team has been able to outnumber teams in the midfield by playing with just three defenders.
Last year, an injury kept Rosemarie Ladouceur from being able to compete in cross-country running. This year, she is back as a significant force on the team, putting in the time and extra effort to train and showing up to perform at meets.
In the last week, the senior girls rugby team, in dominant fashion, completed ETIAC league play (last Wednesday at MVR) and participated in the ETIAC playoffs (Monday at BCS). Over the course of this pivotal week, Mackenzy St-Pierre established herself as the most dominant kicker in the league (and probably out of all opponents we have played in 10s, 12s, 7s and 15s).
Friday, the senior boys traveled to Concordia University – Loyola Campus to compete in the Greater Montreal Athletic Association (GMAA) 7s rugby tournament. The boys are no strangers to this tournament, having won it in the past and losing in the finals last year to host Loyola High School.
Games like this are why we joined RSEQ Div II in the first place. The opposing teams are always tough, the opposing players work their tails off and are passionate about basketball, and the opposing coaches are smart.
Over the years hockey, has intertwined itself into the fabric that is my family. Long before I began coaching hockey, I have vivid memories of spending one week every summer in Fort Erie, Ontario at the Leisure Plex.
It wasn’t pretty this past Friday in Cowansville, but your Spartans did enough to clinch the coveted ETIAC regular season banner with a 41-13 victory over an over-matched but hard working Massey-Vanier team.
After a dominant performance at the BCS Invitational two days earlier, this past Monday’s tilt vs Triolet was going to be the true yardstick for how far we’ve come. Last December 8 they basically ran us out of their building, shellacking us 42-16.
Reflections – Sipping at the Stream of Consciousness… musings, observations and the occasional insight from our gold medal performance (St-George’s 38-12, Sacred Heart 50-22, ECS 43-10, KES 40-11) at the BCS Invitational Tournament this past weekend…