Prep school hockey ac­tion this week­end in Stanstead

Stanstead Journal - - SPORTS - Spe­cial col­lab­o­ra­tion Ross Mur­ray Stanstead

ThePat Burns Arena will be the host of the Stanstead Col­lege Prep Show­case this Satur­day and Sun­day. Hockey will be­gin Satur­day af­ter­noon with a var­sity boys game be­tween Cush­ing Acad­emy from St. Ash­bur­nam, MA and North­wood School from Lake Placid, NY at 1:30 p.m. The Stanstead Col­lege Var­sity Boys Spar­tans will then take on Kim­ball Union Acad­emy from Mered­ith, NH at 4:00 p.m. The Stanstead Col­lege girls var­sity team will then take on the Sher­brooke Midgets at 6:30 p.m. Ac­tion con­tin­ues Sun­day with the Stanstead var­sity boys play­ing Cush­ing Acad­emy at 11:00 a.m., with North­wood and Kim­ball Union fac­ing off at 1:30. The fi­nal game of the week­end will see the Col­lege’s prep (ju­nior var­sity) boys play Ot­tawa Sil­ver Seven at 4:00 p.m.

Both the Stanstead Col­lege var­sity boys and girls squads are com­ing off strong week­ends in their re­spec­tive league play. The boys trav­elled to Burling­ton, Ver­mont, for the MPHL kick-off. Over the course of the week­end the team played five games and fin­ished with a record of 4 wins and 1 loss. The week­end opened with 5-1 wins over both St. Fran­cis (Buf­falo, New York) and Loy­ola Acad­emy (Chicago, Illi­nois). On Satur­day the win­ning ways con­tin­ued as the Spar­tans beat both Gil­mour Acad­emy (Gates Mills, Ohio) and Shady Side Acad­emy (Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­va­nia), both games end­ing with a score of 3-1. On Sun­day morn­ing in the fifth and fi­nal game the Spar­tans lost 3-1 to Lake For­est Acad­emy (Lake For­est, Illi­nois).

The Stanstead Girls en­joyed a per­fect week­end in NAPHA ac­tion at the Pat Burns Arena, win­ning all 4 games, by scores of 6-0 over King’s Edge­hill School, 5-1 over Rothe­say Nether­wood School, 7-0 over North­wood School and 6-0 over Rice Me­mo­rial. It was an out­stand­ing week­end of girls hockey, with nu­mer­ous scouts in at­ten­dance; no­tably from Hockey Canada, McGill and Car­leton Univer­sity, as well as Dart­mouth, Cor­nell, Mer­ri­mack, Providence, Nor­wich and Mid­dle­bury col­leges. Many thanks to all com­mu­nity mem­bers for com­ing out to watch the games.

The pub­lic is en­cour­aged to come out and see some great hockey ac­tion this week­end at the Pat Burns Arena. Also, note that our Prep Boys team will be par­tic­i­pat­ing in the an­nual Alexan­der Galt Tour­na­ment on Novem­ber 20-21. Satur­day will be our Par­ent’s Day at the col­lege and we look for­ward to a big crowd to cheer on our teams. Spar­tan Jeanne Chouinard takes

a shot in a game last week­end.

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