Jeff Stonehouse, A Chatham-Kent Athlete Who Came baCK

Jeff Stonehouse

Chatham-Kent sends athletes across Ontario, Canada, and the globe each year to compete athletically. Sponsored by baCK to Chatham-Kent, we’ll be featuring local athletes who have left Chatham-Kent, and are now baCK, living, working, and staying connected to our own vibrant sports community in CK.

This week, we feature Blenheim’s Jeff Stonehouse. A former NCAA hockey player for Harvard University and local hockey star, Stonehouse is now baCK in Chatham-Kent raising his family, and coaching.

Here are Jeff’s responses to our baCK to Chatham-Kent athletes interview:

1. Where did you grow up?

Blenheim, Ontario

2. What is your favourite Chatham-Kent pastime?

Small-town junior hockey.

3. What did you do after high school?

Played 4 years NCAA D1 hockey at Harvard University. Graduated in 2002.

4. What are you doing now?

Residing in Blenheim with my wife Lisa, and our 3 kids Brady (15), Abby (13) and Brett (12). Have been working at The Andersons Canada (formerly Thompsons Limited) for 15 years as a commodity trader.

5. What has made you happiest, or been the best surprise about moving baCK to Chatham-Kent?

Raising our family in a small safe community surrounded by our family and friends where are children can experience many of the things Lisa and I were able to experience growing up in Chatham-Kent.

6. What would you tell someone who is considering living in Chatham-Kent?

No matter what your passion, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved in the community and pass along your knowledge and experience.

7. Why did you choose to move baCK to Chatham-Kent?

Small town boy and we wanted to raise our family here.

8. Describe your current sports involvement?

I have been involved in some capacity with coaching hockey for nearly all of my time back in Chatham-Kent. From the Maroons, to the Blades and since our kids started playing at all levels of minor hockey. Recreationally, these days I am mostly committed to my golf game playing at Maple City.

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