A photo essay capturing the boys' hockey team's 2016-17 season is now a featured story on ESPN's website. The photos, taken by SPA parent and David Ellis, are a retrospective of the Spartans' season, from practices and team dinners to postgame meetings with the coaching staff. Ellis is a professional photographer and the father of Andy Ellis '20.
The feature, entitled "Small school, big-time hockey," notes that "Nowhere is hockey bigger than in Minnesota, even at small schools like St. Paul Academy and Summit School, which until last year hadn't made the state tournament in 41 years. See the Spartans make a spirited run at another postseason bid."