Inspiring character on and off the ice

Ice hockey is one of Canada’s national pastimes and, as Canada’s World School for Boys, Vancouver’s St. George’s School offers talented student-athletes a hockey program that is motivating, demanding, and transformational. This program is part of the School’s overall compulsory Games Program, which offers 19 competitive and more than 30 recreational sports programs.

St. George’s School offers all age-appropriate students who meet the School’s admission requirements, the opportunity to also apply to play for a Bantam Varsity (birth year 2005-06), Bantam Prep (birth year 2005-06), and two midget-aged teams (details TBA). These teams are registered with the Canadian Sport School Hockey League (CSSHL), an organization whose mission it is “to be national leaders in education-based hockey.” In the coming academic years, we expect to fill out our hockey program by adding additional teams to accommodate older age categories.

Ice Hockey Information Brochure

List of 7 items.

  • Goals of the program

    In the spirit of the School’s mission, the goals of the hockey program are to:

    • Integrate academics and hockey so they benefit from each other
    • Develop fine young men using hockey as a vehicle for personal growth
    • Develop each boy’s sense of self-worth as a valuable member of a dynamic hockey program
    • Create a culture and identity that future teams will aspire to follow
    • Establish a hockey program that graduates student-athletes who are prepared for University and/or Collegiate-level hockey competition
  • Head of hockey

    Jaroslav ‘Yogi’ Svejkovský is a former National Hockey League (NHL) player who made his debut with the Washington Capitals in 1996. In 1999, Svejkovský was traded to Tampa Bay Lightning and then spent the 2000 to 2001 season in the International Hockey League with the Detroit Vipers. Svejkovský is currently a Skills Coach with the Vancouver Giants of the Western Hockey League.
  • Coaches

    The coaching team is comprised of qualified faculty and staff, a select few Old Boys with high-level hockey experience, and position-specific or skill-specific experts.
  • Format

    On-ice
    Two afternoons (after school) and two morning sessions (6:45 am and 7:00 am) per week. This includes a skills session and goaltending training weekly.

    Fitness and dryland
    Two afternoon sessions per week.

    Skating coach sessions and specific defence and forwards sessions occur biweekly.

    *On-ice training, home games, and fitness and dryland sessions are hosted at the University of British Columbia.
  • Seasonal Snapshot

    While each hockey season presents new opportunities for competitive play, a typical season can be characterized as follows:

    • Seven months – September 1 to March 30
    • 50 games, including showcases, tournaments, championships, etc. 
    • 130 hours of on-ice time 
    • 65 hours of dryland practice
  • Team information

    Bantam VarsityBantam PrepElite 15
    Coach: Stan Sibert
    Assistant Coach:James Wyatt
    Assistant Coach:Mike Anderson


    Coach: Mike Santorelli
    Assistant Coach:Mike Anderson
    Assistant Coach:Mark Santorelli
    Assistant Coach:Mike Nardi
    Coach: Jaroslav "Yogi" Svejkovsky
    Assistant Coach:Mike Anderson
    Assistant Coach:Naeem Bardai

  • Cost

    TBD
Founded in 1930, St. George's School is a world-class boys' university preparatory school, offering a day program in Grades 1-12 and an Urban Boarding program in Grades 8-12. With 1160 students, 110 of whom are boarders from over 20 countries worldwide, St. George’s School is a vibrant community committed to authentic learning.
St. George’s School
Junior Campus: 3851 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1T6
Senior Campus: 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6S 1V1
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