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Coaching Staff 2018

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  • Bernie Pimm - Head Coach

    Bernie Pimm is the current head coach of the Stanstead College Varsity Girls Spartans, a team that has won the North American Prep Hockey Association league and playoff title three years running and ranked as one of the top prep school girls teams in Canada. 
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  • Britni Smith – Assistant Coach

    A former standout at St. Lawrence University from Port Perry, Ontario, Britni Smith is a valuable member on the Clarkson University Women’s Hockey staff since joining the program in 2014-15. 
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  • Whitney Colbert - Assistant Coach

    Colbert joined the Union College coaching staff in June 2016 and will be entering her third season with the Dutchwomen. Prior to Union College, Colbert helped lead Connecticut College to a program-best fourth-place finish in the NESCAC in 2015-16 with an overall record of 15-8-3. 
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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. Our experienced coaches know what is expected from elite athletes to make it to the next level. The sessions are high intensity, with lots of feedback and correction.
  • Hockey-specific off-ice training
  • 2.5 hours per day of on-ice skills development
  • 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

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. Our experienced coaches know hot 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 15 in the afternoon and ending July 20 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

Our program at the Elite Girls Hockey Camp is designed to enhance and improve the players’ on-ice performance. 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. Our off-ice training includes:

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

Dates & Fees

July 15-20, 2018
Boarders: $1,200 CAD taxes included
Days: $1,000 CAD taxes included

Ages & Requirements

For girls ages 12-17 at the following levels:
  • For all positions
  • 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

Former Participants

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  • 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 Lefort, Team Canada U18, U22, Boston University, Montreal Canadiennes
  • Our Renowned Program

    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 our experienced coaches, 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. Our 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
  • Past coaches

    • Marie-Philip Poulin - 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 

Contact Us

Summer School
Telephone: (819) 876-7891, ext. 246
Fax: (819) 876-5891