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Sarah Vaillancourt and a trio of her players putting Stanstead College in the national spotlight

Sarah Vaillancourt and a trio of her players putting Stanstead College in the national spotlight

The following article appeared on www.habseyeontheprize.com on Monday, August 28, 2017 featuring former Harvard standout Sarah Vaillancourt, who is the head coach at Stanstead College.

By Jeared Book

Stanstead College has a history of their female students playing hockey dating back to the early 1900s. In the early 2000s, there was a girls’ hockey program, but it was made up of female students who were already at the school that wanted to play rather than a program that recruited players to prepare them to be student athletes.

The high school, founded in 1872, is in the town of Stanstead, Quebec, 45 minutes south of Sherbrooke, and about two hours from Montreal in the province’s Eastern Townships. The town literally sits atop the Canada/USA border, making it attractive to American and Canadian universities alike.

The institution is now known for its hockey programs, and recent alumni include Calgary Flames 2012 first-round pick Mark Jankowski, Les Canadiennes’ Sarah Lefort, and Czech Women’s National Team member Michaela Pejzlova.

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