We are very excited to announce the introduction of our King’s-Edgehill Girls’ Prep Basketball Programme that will begin play in the 2018-19 school year.
The programme will be led by our new Director of Basketball Operations and Girls’ Prep Basketball Team Head Coach Marc Ffrench.
King’s-Edgehill Athletic Director Kim Walsh has been instrumental in the planning and development of the addition to the King’s-Edgehill athletic programme. "We are pleased to welcome Marc to our coaching staff. He believes fervently in our School mission and is an extremely well organized and passionate coach who will inspire student-athletes to “Be More” in all aspects of the KES experience. He is a great choice to instill our School ethos to a new Prep School athletic programme that will enhance our overall student experience at KES."
Mr. Ffrench, who is a Kentville, Nova Scotia native, is a successful high school coach who has been living and coaching in Ottawa, Ontario. His programme at AY Jackson Secondary School has had a strong run including appearing in 2 consecutive NCSSAA Championship games in 2015-16 and 2016-17.
The KES varsity snowboard team hit the Martock slopes last Tuesday, February 20th to compete in our 1st boardercross competition of the season.
Our U16 Boys Prep Hockey Team competed in the last showcase for the season hosted by Newbridge Academy at the Dartmouth 4 Pad. The team faced some tough competition but had a successful weekend with a 2-1-1 finish. Game one played out with no score until Assistant Captain James MacGregor deked out Blyth Cougars goalie with 2.6 seconds left in the game. An instant celly erupted with Isaac Wilson and Will Keating, who assisted McGregor’s goal. Goalie Rustam Kulizade earned the shutout. Still competing against Blyth (Warriors) in the second game only a few hours later, KES battled with 100% effort until the end, falling short in overtime 3-2. Nigel Morris opened the scoring for KES with Ryan Costello tying up the game towards the end of the second period. Marshall Plandowski, James MacGregor, Noah Wilson and Isaac Wilsoneach had an assist in game two.
Next match up was a competitive game against rivals Bishops College. This early Saturday morning game brought out plenty of fans including students, teachers and family. KES entered the second period behind 1-0, however, MacGregor evened the score while Plandowski and Keegan Gilbert brought the team ahead by two. Josh Hunt, Noah Wilson, Will Keating, and Isaac Wilson all had assists in this game.
The last and final meeting brought the only loss for the weekend against Newbridge Academy. The players and coaches certainly appreciated the support from fans, especially their family members. This was the first weekend of the season that each player had at least one family member travel to cheer them on in game action while other family members and friends still had the opportunity to show support via Facebook live.
The boys head back for a week of practice at the Windsor Arena before they venture out for their longest road trip to date on February 28th. This takes them to the Prep School Hockey Federation League Championship in Rockland, Ontario on March 2-4, followed by a few days of practice and preparation in the quiet suburbs of Ontario before heading to downtown Toronto for the Prep School National Championship at Upper Canada College March 8-11.
Sharon Estrada won GOLD at the recent Atlantic Wrestling Club Championships. She was assisted by Téa Racozzi who won SILVER and Mona Mohamed who won BRONZE.
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We are excited to announce that one of our co-captains of this year’s Girls’ Rugby team, Morgan Rogers, has recently committed to study and play varsity rugby at the University of Ottawa. The Gee Gees are the defending USports (Canadian inter-university league) national champions and have consistently been one of the top programmes in the country for the last number of years. Morgan, who is also a co-captain of our Girls’ Prep Hockey team, only began playing rugby part-way through her Grade 10 season. From very early on it was clear that she had all of the physical tools and drive to be an elite player. Not only has she been a part of our provincial rugby programme, she was a recent attendee at the Rugby Canada Regional Identification Camp. Gee Gee’s head coach, Jen Boyd, who is also the head coach of the Rugby Canada’s National Under-20s team, identified Morgan as a player who would be able to make a positive impact on her programme. Boyd commented that, “uOttawa is excited to welcome Morgan to the team in the fall. Morgan fits the profile of a Gee-Gee WRugby player: hardworking, accountable and a good person. She will contribute on the field, in the classroom and in the community.”
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