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.

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  • 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
  • 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

    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 VarsityMidget PrepBantam PrepElite 15
    Stan Sibert

    Assistant Coach
    Cole Todd
    Jason Becker

    Assistant Coach
    Naeem Bardai
    Todd Harkins

    Assistant Coach
    Nicklas Harkins
    Jamie Jackson

    Assistant Coach
    Mike Nardi
  • Cost

    Day Students: $17,000
    Boarding Students: $7,000

    Payment plans for the 2019-20 season are available upon request. Please contact Chris Blackman at for more information. 


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St. George’s School acknowledges that we are situated on the unceded traditional territory of the Musqueam First Nation.
Contributions to St. George's School are tax creditable as prescribed by Canadian law. St. George's School's Charitable Registration Number is: 11917-5511 RR0001.
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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