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Hamilton, Darren '83 - Hockey

Darren Hamilton from the Class of 1983 was an athletic force at Ridley from his earliest days at the school, playing on five Ridley teams in his grade nine year alone: soccer; hockey; squash; tennis and cricket. Later, he played on the First Tennis team, and captained both First Soccer and First Hockey. After graduating, he attended Middlebury College in Vermont, where he played varsity hockey from 1983-1987. His favourite memories from his Ridley days include a hockey trip to Belgium, France and Germany with coaches Dennis Hull, Brian Iggulden and Keith Mawhinney. He’s also grateful for the bonds of friendships forged with teammates, particularly during many long bus rides. Clearly, a competitive spirit still burns in the eye of this Tiger. Trading his hockey stick for a golf club, he fondly recalls victories in Muskoka with classmate Michael Croxon ’83 “defeating numerous Ridley and UCC alumni!”
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With more than 700 students from 60 countries, the largest boarding programme in Ontario and the third largest in Canada, Ridley College is a truly international, co-educational, day and boarding school of the world that prepares students for the world. It has provided enriching learning and life-shaping experiences focused on the arts, academics, and athletics since 1889. Ridley’s Lower School offers JK-Grade 8, its Upper School consists of Grade 9-PG, and Ridley graduates attend some of the top universities and colleges around the world. Ridley is the only   co-ed independent boarding school in Canada and one of only three in North America authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) continuum programme.