STANSTEAD — This past weekend in Buffalo, New York, the Stanstead College Girls Spartans displayed the same impressive skill and team play that made them undefeated regular season champions as they skated off with the North American Prep Hockey Association playoff title. They scored a 3-0 victory over Gilmour Academy (Cleveland, Ohio) in the championship game.
Katie Peddle, Shayla Coates and Katerina Bukolska scored in the final for the Spartans, who had previously defeated Lake Placid’s Northwood School 5-2 in the quarter finals and Ridley College of St. Catharines, Ontario 5-0 in the semis. Goalie Edith D’Astous registering both of the team’s shutouts.
This is the second time the girls have won the NAPHA trophy, having brought it home in 2011.
Next up for the Spartans is the North American Hockey Academy’s spring tournament in Stowe, Vermont this coming weekend, before they host their own invitational tournament March 11-13.
The varsity boys had a more disappointing result at their MPHL final.
After winning their first game 8-2 against Loyola, the Spartans lost 1-0 to Gilmour in the semi-final, the lone goal coming in the dying minutes of the third period.
In their final game of the playoff, Stanstead beat Lake Forest 2-1 in overtime to come up with a third-place finish.