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    Athletics

    Overview
    Competitive Sports
    Lifetime Sports
    2015 AAA Provincial Field Hockey Championships
     
    The Hockey program’s vision is to combine a much-valued Shawnigan education with a high quality hockey experience. All the strands of a truly “complete education” are pursued, with academic excellence at the heart of everything we do. For 2014-15, Shawnigan’s ice hockey program includes two teams, one each at the Bantam and Midget levels. Each team’s season of play begins in September and runs until Spring Break in mid-March.

    When not on the ice, athletes take part in SAT Prep programs beginning in grade 10. Teams also “tour” each year to Eastern Canada and the United States, where they compete in tournaments before top tier coaches. In 2015 they will also compete in the National Independent School Invitational Championships (NISIC), co-hosted by Upper Canada College and St. Andrews College in Ontario.

    The Varsity team, made up of students in grades 10-12, competes in the prestigious Canadian Sport Schools Hockey League (CSSHL). The CSSHL was created in 2009 and includes teams from British Columbia, Alberta and Idaho. It has grown from five sport schools to 11 across five divisions (U18 Prep, U18 Varsity, Elite 15s, Bantam Prep and Bantam Varsity).

    The CSSHL was specifically designed to enable like-minded players increased level of competition and exposure. The league’s mandate is to provide student-athletes with a high-level hockey experience that complements their academic commitments. Each team plays 24-30 league games, followed by playoffs to determine the final standings for the season. The games are scheduled on weekends to minimize school conflicts.

    Despite a relatively short existence, the CSSHL has already produced seven players selected in the National Hockey League draft, and two alumni who have competed in the NHL, including Mathew Dumba (Minnesota Wild) and Curtis Lazar (Ottawa Senators). More than sixty former players have gone on to play Major Junior hockey, while sixteen have earned scholarships to NCAA Division I programs.

    It is hoped that the Bantam program will debut in the CSSHL’s Bantam Prep division in 2015-16, once the Shawnigan Arena is completed. In addition to their CSSHL fixtures, the Varsity and Bantam teams also compete in a number of tournaments throughout the season of play. Long-term plans for the Hockey program include the addition of another Midget-aged side and the creation of a girls’ program, taking advantage of hockey’s growing prominence in female athletics. 
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    Coaching Staff
    Mr. Kevin Cooper
    Admissions Associate, Director of Hockey
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    Mr. Jeff Compton
    Coach
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    Mr. James Pollock
    Assistant House Director - Ripley's, Assistant Hockey Coach
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    Mr. Paul Morris
    Mathematics, Science
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    Mr. Tim Murdy
    Head of Sport, Head of Rugby, Physical Education
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    Competitive Sport Options
    Basketball
    Field Hockey
    Ice Hockey
    Rugby
    Rowing
    Soccer
    Squash
    Tennis
    Volleyball