BORN SEPTEMBER 1ST 1974, he describes himself as a Canadian living in Australia, having grown-up in Winnipeg Manitoba where he attended Landmark Collegiate school (1992), the University of Manitoba (1993), and the Red River Community College (1995). He played for the Eastmen Selects in the Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League and the River East Royal Knights in the Manitoba Major Junior Hockey League (1995 and 1996). In Australia, he minded net for the local Blackhawks club in the Victorian league where he was awarded the Club's John Purcell Trophy (Club MVP) in 2001 and 2002, and Best Defenseman in 2003 and 2004. He was the Victorian league's Best Goaltender in 2002, 2003 and 2005.He became goaltender for the Melbourne Ice in 2003 and remained there for ten years until his retirement after the 2012 season. He was keeper during the Club's "3-Peat" years; AIHL Champion for a record three consecutive seasons — 2010, 2011 and 2012. He was also the first Trans Tasman Champion with the Ice in 2011. He played a total of 192 games for the Club with an average save percentage of 86.2% over the decade. His best regular season performance in the AIHL was in 2010 (SV 88.4%) and his best playoff results in 2008 (SV 92.6%) and 2011 (SV 91.5%).
Ross Carpenter, 'Denman, Stuart (1974 - )', Legends of Australian Ice, Melbourne, Australia, http://icelegendsaustralia.com/legends-2/bio_denman.html, accessed online .