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Missing Schedules, Rosters

On the eve of what is -- for most -- opening day of the '21-22 prep hockey season, we are still missing some rosters and schedules.

The schedules are extremely important, as we need every single game recorded. When tabulating schools' won-lost record for the playoffs, a single missing game involving any NEPSIHA schools can spell the difference between a team making the playoffs -- or not. It often comes down to the most minute difference -- we're talking decimal points here. Every game affects everyone else's fortunes. There are no inconsequential games. We need every one to be accounted for.

With that in mind, we ask coaches that haven't uploaded their schedules into our database to please do so as soon as possible. We are only missing a handful, but even one is too many. As you can see, we take this responsibility very seriously.

As for rosters, we know teams have been paring down, but for a bunch of teams that play Wednesday, rosters are still missing. We all want to see players properly and accurately credited for their achievements.

All NEPSIHA coaches, as well as NEPSIHA associate members, should have received a letter and instructions on how to set up and use their administative passwords about four weeks ago. If any coaches failed to receive the instructions (or the dog ate them), please contact us immediately at admin@ushr.com and we'll set you up.

That's it. We hate nagging, and hopefully won't have to do it again.

Thank you and good luck to you and your teams this season. It's good to be back!


 

73rd Lawrenceville Invitational Tournament Schedule

At the Lawrenceville School; Lawrenceville, NJ. (except as noted)
Fri.-Sun. Dec. 17-19, 2021


Schonheiter Division: Lawrenceville, Nichols, Taft, Upper Canada College
Bernard Division: 
Belmont Hill, Choate, Northfield Mt. Hermon, Stanstead College
 
Fri. Dec. 17, 2021
 1:00 pm -- Choate vs. Belmont Hill       
 3:00 pm -- Lawrenceville vs. Upper Canada College
 5:00 pm -- Northfield Mt. Hermon vs. Stanstead
 7:00 pm -- Nichols vs. Taft

Sat. Dec. 18, 2021
 9:30 am -- Choate vs. Northfield Mt. Hermon
 9:30 am -- Stanstead vs. Belmont Hill (@ Cure Insurance Arena; Trenton, NJ) 
11:30 am -- Lawrenceville vs. Taft
11:30 am -- Upper Canada College vs. Nichols (@ Cure Insurance Arena)   
 2:30 pm -- Belmont Hill vs. Northfield Mt. Hermon
 4:30 pm -- Stanstead vs. Choate 
 6:30 pm -- Nichols vs. Lawrenceville
 8:30 pm -- Taft vs. Upper Canada College

Sun. Dec. 19, 2021
 8:00 am --  4th vs. 4th
10:00 am -- 3rd vs. 3rd
12:00 pm -- 2nd vs. 2nd
 2:15 pm -- Championship Game -- 1st vs. 1st

Home teams listed first.

 



Prep Composite Schedule, Week of Nov. 22, 2021

Mon. Nov. 22, 2021
Belmont Hill @ St. Sebastian's, 4:30 pm (S)

Prep Hockey Conference Showcase (Final Day)
At Mount St. Charles Academy; Woonsocket, RI
9:30 am - South Kent vs. Shattuck-St. Mary’s
12:00 pm - Northwood vs. St. Andrew’s College
2:30 pm - Mount St. Charles vs. Culver Academy

Tues. Nov. 23, 2021
Stanstead College @ Exeter, 5:30 pm -- ppd., makeup date TBD

Wed. Nov. 24, 2021
Rivers @ Noble & Greenough, 9:00 am (S)

Thurs. Nov. 25, 2021
No Games Scheduled. Enjoy your Thanksgiving!

Fri. Nov. 26, 2021
Upper Canada College @ Belmont Hill, 3:00 pm (S)
Hoosac @ St. Francis Prep, 6:00 pm

Sat. Nov. 27, 2021
Hoosac @ Shady Side Academy, 10:00 am
Rivers @ Thayer, 1:00 pm (S)
St. Sebastian's @ Nobles, 2:00 pm (S)
Hoosac @ Wyoming Seminary, 4:00 pm

Belmont Hill Jamboree (One day only)
All games are scrimmages.
8:30 am -- Belmont Hill vs. Proctor
10:00 am -- St. Marks vs. Winchendon
11:30 am -- Proctor Academy vs. Upper Canada College
1:00 pm -- Winchendon vs. Brunswick
2:30 pm -- Upper Canada College vs. St. Mark's 
4:00 pm -- Brunswick vs. Belmont Hill 


Sun. Nov. 28, 2021
St. Paul's Jamboree (Day 1)
At Concord, NH
All games are scrimmages.
10:00 am -- St. Paul’s vs. Taft
12:15 pm -- Loomis vs. Tabor
4:00 pm -- St. Paul’s vs. Tabor
6:15 pm -- Taft vs. Loomis

Mon. Nov. 29, 2021
Westminster @ Avon Old Farms, 2:00 pm (S) -- now 2:45 pm
Brooks @ Lawrence Academy, 4:30 pm (S)

St. Paul's Jamboree (Day 2)

All games are scrimmages.
10:00 am -- Tabor vs. Taft
12:15 pm -- St. Paul’s vs. Loomis 

13th Annual Lawrence T. Piatelli Berkshire Jamboree (one day only)
At the Berkshire School; Sheffield, Mass.

All games are scrimmages.
Rink 1:

 9:30 am -- Salisbury vs. Trinity-Pawling
11:30 am -- Berkshire vs. Hotchkiss
 1:30 pm -- Canterbury vs. Salisbury
 3:30 pm -- Berkshire vs. Northwood
Rink 2:
10:00 am -- Gunn School vs. Canterbury
12:00 pm -- Northwood vs. Kent
 2:00 pm -- Hotchkiss vs. Trinity-Pawling
 4:00 pm -- Gunn School vs. Kent

 

 

Scrimmage Season Gears Up

Some prep schools have played games, but for most NEPSIHA members scrimmage season is underway. Today we hit several, with Dexter-Hill being our primary pick, almost certainly because it was a morning game, and the reception room was open. Bagels for breakfast! A free meal! Here are some notes.

@ Dexter 3, The Hill 3  (OT)
On Friday night, Dexter thumped Williston-Northampton, 9-1. Some of those goals might have been better saved for today's 3-3 tie against a Hill team that was outskilled and outshot but hung together, skated hard, and played a good, solid team game. They were rewarded too: after giving up a 1-0 lead by allowing Dexter three power play goals in the second, the visitors came back to tie it with a pair in the third. For Hill, we liked the play of sophomore LW Lucas Zimovcak, who notched a hat trick, as well as a pair of seniors in LW Brandon Spaulding  and center Tyler Chenevert. On defense we liked the strong skating and solid overall play of Jack O'Brien, a sophomore, and junior Caden Olenczak. In goal, junior Ryan Sanborn, an RPI commit, faced a lot of rubber and allowed nothing but the three previously-mentioned PP tallies. Sanborn is crucial to his team's success.

The Hill has a new head coach in Sean O'Brien, most recently director of hockey ops at Harvard. O'Brien is taking over for former Hill/Harvard/Ottawa Senators forward Chris Bala, who remains at the Pottstown, Pennsylvania boarding school but needed a break. O'Brien brought in 14 new players, including his son, introduced in the paragraph above. Though Dexter got its three PP goals in the second, it should be mentioned that the Hill PK unit came up big when the game was on the line,  as a Hill player was given a 5-minute major for a leg trip which left his team short-handed for the final couple minutes of the third and the first three minutes of OT. But Sanborn came up big in net, the penalty killers did their job, and Hill came away with a well-deserved tie.

As for Dexter, which is scrimmaging three times this weekend (they face Delbarton Sunday at 10:00 am), they are strong on D. And all three goals today came from the blue line. 6'2" junior LD Mick Frechette (he and his older brother Fitz, a forward, were formerly at St. Paul's) had a pair of goals sandwiched around one from senior D and captain Matt Fusco, a puck-moving Harvard commit who plays very much in the style of his father, 1983 Hobey Baker Award winner Matt Fusco. Fusco the Younger, in our opinion, was probably the top player on the ice. We also really liked junior LD Sean Keohane, who's grown to 6'4" over the past couple years. Keohane has several Div. I offers and is expected to make a decision soon. Up front, our eyes were drawn to junior forward Grayson Badger, who was at Brookline (Mass.) HS before coming to Dexter. Badger is a quick, smooth-skating right wing who scored 5 goals in Friday's win over Williston. Took an unneccessary penalty, but is dangerous, and likely to draw his share as well. He's committed to Northeastern. One thing Dexter doesn't have -- at least yet -- is a proven go-to guy up front, a game-breaker, like they've had in recent years with the likes of Ryan Donato and Jay O'Brien.

"We outshot them every period, but they kept coming," said Dexter coach Dan Donato. "They play with pace. When we turned it over they capitalized and had a couple of breakaways. We looked like a team that's four days into the season. We just gotta clean it up. That's why we're playing three this weekend."

Note: Dexter lined up like this: Wilson-Landry-Badger; Sutherland-Emery-Hughes; Naumann-Larkin-Hurton; Dwan, F. Frechette, Alexander. Defensive pairings were: M. Frechette-Fusco; Keohane-Lanza; O'Keefe-Mullahy. 7th D: Cahill. In net: Alexander Mickanin.

@ Milton 3, Winchendon 1
After leaving Dexter, this typist headed over to Milton Academy, but only got there in time for the tail end of the second, and all of the third. Didn't see enough to say much of any value, except for the fact that Milton junior RD Chris Romaine, a Providence College recruit, was the best player on the ice. This was very much a scrimmage. We'll have more on these teams the next time we see them.

Scoring
Milton -- 2nd per. -- Kelechian (unn.)
Milton -- 2nd per. -- Cohen (Romaine, Cannata)
Milton -- 3rd per. --  Romaine (Young, Allieri)
Winchendon -- 3rd per. -- O'Malley (Duffy)

@ Nobles 3, Cushing 3
Much more of a scrimmage, especially for the Nobles' players, all of whom wore numberless black sweaters. This typist had to leave after the second period. Cushing had a 3-1 lead at the time but Nobles came back with a pair of goals in the third. Cushing players circled on our card included senior G Jackson Irving, junior D Ryan Philbrick, senior D Owen Paskowski, senior center and BC recruit Billy Norcross, senior F Mason Kesselring, sophomore F Landan Resendes, freshman F Axel Favreau, and junior F Linas Dedinas.



 

Team Schedules Uploaded (As of 11/19/21)

The following is a list of schools whose coaches have uploaded their 2021-22 team schedules as of Fri. Nov. 19th. Our weekly composite schedules -- and more -- are drawn dynamically from these individual schedules, so we urge coaches to post their schedules as soon as possible. Right now, we have more than half. We thank you in advance.

Submitted schedules (Additions since Nov. 13th list are in bold):

NEPSIHA Member Schools: Albany Academy, Andover, Avon Old Farms, BB&N, Brunswick, Canterbury, Choate, Cushing, Exeter, Frederick Gunn School, Hoosac, Kent, Lawrence Academy, Millbrook, New Hampton, North Yarmouth Academy, Northfield Mt. Hermon, Pomfret, Portsmouth Abbey, Proctor, Rivers, Salisbury, St. Paul's, Tabor, Tilton, Trinity-Pawling, Vermont Academy, Westminster, Williston-Northampton, Winchendon.

NEPSIHA Associate Member Schools:
  Lawrenceville, The Hill School.

We will be updating this list as more schedules come in. If anyone needs technical assistance, please email admin@ushr.com

 


 

Updated Central Scouting Players to Watch List


NHL Central Scouting released an updated version of its Players to Watch list to NHL teams this morning.

Here it is:

 
Changing of the Guard, Exeter Style

Exeter hosts Hoosac today, and it's the first NEPSIHA game of the season. It is also, since the pandemic made a total hash of last season, the first official NEPSIHA game in 20 months. 

Today's game will also mark the first time Exeter has had a new head coach in 30 years, as Tim Mitropoulos, an eight-year assistant at the school, takes over the head position from Dana Barbin. Barbin, with 500 plus wins under his belt, has downsized himself, becoming an assistant coach, the same post he took on when he was hired at Exeter in 1987. Back then, Barbin was 29, a former UNH forward who went on to play pro in Denmark. (While there, Barbin became a player/coach and later coached the Danish National Team for two seasons. Denmark was also where he met his future wife, Marianne.) At Exeter he served under Bill Dennehy for several seasons before taking over as head coach -- at which time Dennehy became Barbin's long-time assistant. Now, 500-plus wins later, Barbin's closing out his Exeter career just where he started, as an assistant. Round and round. Seems to be an Exeter tradition.

Mitropoulos came to Exeter as a PG the fall of 2009, having played four years for John Messuri at Winchester (Mass.) High School. After Exeter, Mitropoulos played four years at Tufts. He graduated in 2014, and while mulling over possibly going to grad school, received a call from Barbin telling him that a position was open at Exeter. That was eight years ago. Now, Mitropoulos, who is also head coach of the Exeter baseball team, is bench boss of the hockey team.

He was asked if he was nervous.

"It's more a feeling of being nervous and excited at the same time," Mitropoulos said. "It hasn't fully sunk in yet. Probably won't until game time. Dana will still be on the bench. We'll be talking the whole game, like always."

"We're just changing titles," Mitropoulos said. "He set a high standard and I want to keep that going. It's a great opportunity for me, to be able to do what coach Barbin has been doing for the last 30 plus years. I want to be able to do for students what he did for me."

"Both Dana and Bill have been huge mentors," he said.

Mitropoulos says "the excitment and energy around the team has been outstanding."

Co-captains are forward Kurt Gurkan, a Yale commit, and senior D Manan Mendiratta, an Irvine, Calif. native who played youth hockey with the Anaheim Jr. Ducks and was a new 11th grader last season. Michael Salvatore, a current 11th grader from Newburyport, Mass. and the Boston Jr. Bruins organization, will be in net.

On the bench, Mitropoulos will benefit from the coaching staff's familiarity with each other. In addition to Barbin, Brandon Hew, a defenseman at Hotchkiss who went on to become a captain at Amherst, will work with the D, while Jake "Shakey" Evans, a UNH backstop in the '70s, will be working with the goalies.

If you're going -- or even if you're not -- puck drop will be at 5:00 pm.



2022 Tabor New Year's Tournament

Joshua H. Weeks Tournament
At Tabor Academy, Marion, Mass. (except as noted)
Mon.-Tues. January 3-4, 2022

Monday, January 3, 2022
Game 1: 9:00 am – St. Paul’s vs. St. George's
*Game 2: 9:00 am – Pomfret vs. Proctor (at Gallo Arena)
Game 3: 11:00 am – Tabor vs. Kents Hill
*Game 4: 11:00 am – Andover vs. Winchendon (at Gallo Arena) 
Game 5: 2:00 pm – Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2
Game 6: 4:00 pm – Loser of Game 3 vs. Loser of Game 4
Game 7: 6:00 pm – Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2
Game 8: 8:00 pm – Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4

Tuesday, January 4, 2022
9:00 am – Loser of Game 5 vs. Loser of Game 6
11:00 am – Winner of Game 5 vs. Winner of Game 6
1:00 pm – Loser of Game 7 vs. Loser of Game 8
3:00 pm – CHAMPIONSHIP -- Winner of Game 7 vs. Winner of Game 8

*Asterisk denotes games at Gallo Ice Arena, 231 Sandwich Rd, Buzzards Bay, MA 02532.


 

Tabor Invitational Schedule

At Tabor Academy; Marion, Mass.
Sat.-Sun. December 4-5, 2021

Saturday, December 4, 2021
Tabor vs. Albany Academy, 6:30 pm
Pomfret vs. Andover, 8:30 pm

Sunday, December 5, 2021
Pomfret vs. Albany Academy, 12:00 pm
Tabor vs. Andover, 2:00 pm


 

Prep Composite Schedule: Week of Nov. 15, 2021

 
Wed. Nov. 17, 2021

Mount St. Charles @ Cushing, 1:30 pm (S)
North Yarmouth Academy @ Bridgton Academy, 4:00 pm
The Hun School @ Princeton Day School, 4:00 pm (S)
Hoosac @ Exeter, 5:00 pm

Fri. Nov. 19, 2021

Proctor @ Milton, 4:30 pm (S)
North Yarmouth Academy @ Exeter, 5:30 pm
Hoosac @ Northfield Mt. Hermon, 5:30 pm
Trinity-Pawling @ Frederick Gunn School, 6:00 pm (S)

Sat. Nov. 20, 2021

Hill School @ Dexter, 10:00 am (S)
Pomfret @ Rivers, 10:00 am (S) -- @ Rivers
Pomfret vs. Williston Northampton, 11:00 am (S) -- @ Rivers
Winchendon @ Milton, 12:00 pm (S)
Albany Academy vs. New Hampton, 1:00 pm (S) -- @ New Hampton School
Albany Academy @ Rice Memorial, 2:00 pm (S) -- @ New Hampton School
Millbrook @ Avon Old Farms, 2:00 pm (S)
Brunswick @ Avon Old Farms, 2:00 pm (S)
Northfield Mt. Hermon @ Brewster Academy, 2:30 pm
Rice Memorial @ New Hampton, 3:00 pm (S) -- @ New Hampton School
Cushing @ Noble & Greenough, 3:00 pm (S)
Millbrook vs. Brunswick, 3:00 pm (S) -- @ Avon Old Farms
Hoosac @ Holderness, 3:00 pm (S)
Kents Hill @ Exeter, 5:00 pm

Prep Hockey Conference Showcase (Day 1 of 3)
@ Mount St. Charles Academy; Woonsocket, RI

10:00 am - Northwood vs. Shattuck-St. Mary’s
12:30 pm - Mount St. Charles vs. St. Andrew’s College
3:00 pm - South Kent vs. Culver Academy

Stanstead College Showcase Weekend (Day 1 of 2)
@ Pat Burns Arena; Stanstead, Québec
2:00 pm -- Stanstead Prep U16 vs. Kuper Academy
4:30 pm -- Bishop’s College vs. Kimball Union Academy

Sun. Nov. 21, 2021

Deerfield @ Hill School, 12:00 pm
 
Prep Hockey Conference Showcase (Day 2 of 3)
@ Mount St. Charles Academy; Woonsocket, RI

10:00 am - South Kent vs. St. Andrew’s College
12:30 pm - Mount St. Charles vs. Shattuck-St. Mary’s
3:00 pm - Northwood vs. Culver Academy

Stanstead College Showcase Weekend (Day 2 of 2)
@ Pat Burns Arena; Stanstead, Québec
12:30 pm -- Stanstead Prep U16 vs.  Bishop’s College U16
3:00 pm -- Stanstead College vs. Kimball Union Academy

Mon. Nov. 22, 2021

Prep Hockey Conference Showcase (Day 3 of 3)
@ Mount St. Charles Academy; Woonsocket, RI

9:30 am - South Kent vs. Shattuck-St. Mary’s
12:00 pm - Northwood vs. St. Andrew’s College
2:30 pm - Mount St. Charles vs. Culver Academy

 

 

2021 St. Sebastian’s Holiday Tournament Schedule

@ St. Sebastian’s School; Neeedham, Mass.
Fri.-Sun. Dec. 17-19, 2021

Friday, December 17th, 2021
Game 1 – 2:00 pm -- St. Sebastian’s vs. Winchendon
Game 2 – 4:00 pm -- Albany Academy vs. Brunswick
Game 3 -- 6:00 pm -- Northwood vs. Rivers
Game 4 – 8:00 pm -- St. Andrew’s College vs. Williston-Northampton

Saturday, December 18th, 2021
Game 5 -- 11:00 am -- Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2
Game 6 -- 1:00 pm -- Loser Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4
Game 7 -- 3:00 pm -- Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2
Game 8 -- 5:00 pm -- Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4

Sunday, December 19th, 2021
Game 9 -- 9:00 am -- Loser Game 5 vs. Loser Game 6
Game 10 -- 11:00 am -- Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6 (Consolation)
Game 11 -- 1:00 pm -- Loser Game 7 vs. Loser Game 8 (Third Place Game)
Game 12 -- 3:00 pm -- Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 8 (Championship Game)



 

2021 Barber Memorial Tournament Schedule

At St. Mark's School (Southborough, Mass.) and Middlesex School (Concord, Mass.)
Fri.-Sat. Dec. 17-18, 2021

Participants: Canterbury School, Hill School, Kents Hill, Middlesex, Portsmouth Abbey, St. Mark's, Vermont Academy, Worcester Academy

Fri. Dec. 17th, 2021
Game 1 -- Middlesex vs. Worcester Academy, 5:00 pm (@ Middlesex)
Game 2 -- St. Marks vs. Portsmouth Abbey, 5:00 pm (@ St. Mark's)
Game 3 --  Vermont Academy vs. the Hill School, 7:00 pm (@ Middlesex) 
Game 4 --  Kents Hill vs. Canterbury School, 7:00 pm (@ St. Mark's)

Sat. Dec. 18th, 2021
Game 5 -- Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 3 (@ Middlesex), 8:30 am
Game 6 -- Loser Game 2 vs. Loser Game 4 (@ St. Mark's), 8:30 am
Game 7 -- Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 3(@ Middlesex), 10:30 am
Game 8 -- Winner Game 2 vs. Winner Game 4 (@ St. Mark's), 10:30 am
Game 9 -- Loser Game 5 vs. Loser Game 6 (@ St. Mark's), 1:30 pm
Game 10 -- Consolation -- Winners of Games 5 & 6 (@ Middlesex), 1:30 pm
Game 11 -- Loser Game 7 vs. Loser Game 8 (@ St. Mark's), 3:30 pm
Game 12 -- Championship -- Winners of Games 7 & 8 (@ Middlesex), 3:30 pm

Team listed first will wear colored uniforms.

 

 

Team Schedules Uploaded (As of 11/13/21)

The following is a list of schools whose coaches have uploaded their 2021-22 team schedules as of Sat. Nov. 13th. Our weekly composite schedules -- and more -- are drawn dynamically from these individual schedules, so we urge coaches to post their schedules as soon as possible. We thank you in advance.

Submitted schedules: Albany Academy, Avon Old Farms, BB&N, Brunswick, Cushing, Exeter, Frederick Gunn School, Kent, New Hampton, North Yarmouth Academy, Northfield Mt. Hermon, Pomfret, Proctor, Rivers, St. Paul's, Tilton, Trinity-Pawling, Vermont Academy, Westminster, Winchendon.

We will be updating this list as more come in. If anyone needs technical assistance, please email admin@ushr.com

 

 

Watkins New Year's Invitational Schedule

Edward G. Watkins Boys’ Invitational Hockey Tournament
December 31, 2021 - January 2, 2022
At Cushing Academy (Ashburnham, Mass.)

Fisher Division: Canterbury School, Cushing Academy, Lawrence Academy, New Hampton School.
Iorio Division: Dexter Southfield School, Governor’s Academy, Stanstead College, Thayer Academy.
 
Friday, December 31, 2021
Game 1 - 11:00 am  Dexter vs. Thayer
Game 2 - 1:10 pm  Governor’s vs. Stanstead
Game 3 - 3:20 pm  Cushing vs. Canterbury
Game 4 - 5:30 pm  Lawrence vs. New Hampton

Saturday, January 1, 2022
Game 5 - 11:00 am  Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2
Game 6 - 1:10 pm  Loser of Game 3 vs. Loser of Game 4
Game 7 - 3:20 pm  Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2
Game 8 - 5:30 pm  Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4

Sunday, January 2, 2022
Game 9 -  9:30 am  Loser of Game 5 vs. Loser of Game 6
Game 10 - 11:40 am  Winner of Game 5 vs. Winner of Game 6
Game 11 - 1:50 pm  Loser of Game 7 vs. Loser of Game 8
Game 12 - 4:00 pm  Winner of Game 7 vs. Winner of Game 8

Notes:
-- The home team is listed on the left side of the schedule.
-- The hospitality room will be open for coaches during all games.


 

47th Annual Groton/Lawrence Holiday Tournament Schedule

Thursday, December 16th - Saturday December 18th, 2021
At the Groton School (Groton, Mass.) & Lawrence Academy (Groton, Mass.)

Note:
The Groton/LA Tournament will be a little different this year, with two champions (one from each division). Winners will be determined with a point system after the three games are played.

Jonathan Choate Division: Groton School, Holderness School, Pomfret School, Proctor Academy.

Robert Kullen Division: Lawrence Academy, Cushing Academy, Dexter School, Thayer Academy.

Thursday, December 16th, 2021
3:00 pm -- Pomfret School vs. Holderness School (at Groton, Pratt Rink)
4:00 pm -- Proctor Academy vs. Groton School (at Groton, O’Brien Rink)
5:30 pm -- Thayer Academy vs. Dexter School (at LA, Grant Rink)
7:30 pm -- Cushing Academy vs. Lawrence Academy (at LA, Grant Rink)

Friday, December 17th, 2021
3:00 pm -- Dexter School vs Lawrence Academy (at LA, Grant Rink)
4:00 pm -- Holderness School vs Groton School (at Groton, O’Brien Rink)
5:00 pm -- Cushing Academy vs. Thayer Academy (at LA, Grant Rink)
6:00 pm -- Proctor Academy vs. Pomfret School (at Groton, O’Brien Rink)

Saturday, December 18th, 2021
9:15 am -- Holderness School vs Proctor Academy (at Groton, Pratt Rink)
9:30 am -- Pomfret School vs. Groton School (at Groton, O’Brien Rink)
9:30 am -- Dexter School vs. Cushing Academy (at LA, Grant Rink)
11:30 am -- Thayer Academy vs. Lawrence Academy (at LA, Grant Rink)

Teams listed second wear dark/home jerseys.


 

2021 Nichols-Belmont Hill Tournament Schedule

2021 Nichols-Belmont Hill Holiday Tournament
At Belmont, Mass.

Tues.-Thurs. Dec. 28-30, 2021

Blue Division: Belmont Hill, Millbrook, Northfield Mt. Hermon, Gilmour Academy.
Green Division: Nichols, Brunswick, Rivers, St. Francis School.

Tues. Dec. 28, 2021
 9:00 am -- Belmont Hill vs. Millbrook
11:00 am -- NMH vs. Gilmour
 1:00 pm -- Nichols vs. Brunswick
 3:00 pm -- Rivers vs. St. Francis
 6:00 pm -- NMH vs. Belmont Hill
 8:00 pm -- Gilmour vs. Millbrook

Wed. Dec. 29, 2021
 9:00 am -- Nichols vs. Rivers
11:00 am -- Brunswick vs. St. Francis
 1:00 pm --  Millbrook vs. NMH
 3:00 pm -- Belmont Hill vs. Gilmour
 6:00 pm -- St. Francis vs. Nichols
 8:00 pm -- Rivers vs. Brunswick

Thurs. Dec. 30, 2021
 8:00 am -- 4th Place Teams
10:00 am -- 3rd Place Teams
12:00 pm -- 2nd Place Teams
 2:30 pm -- Championship Game


 

Nobles-St. Seb's New Year's Showcase Schedule

Fri.- Sat. Dec. 31-Jan 1
Hosted by St. Sebastian's (Dec. 31) and Nobles (Jan. 1)

Friday, December 31, 2021 (At St. Sebastian's School)
11:00 am -- Berkshire vs. St. Seb's
 1:15 pm -- Nobles vs. Williston

Saturday, January 1, 2022 (At Noble & Greenough School)
1:00 pm -- Berkshire vs. Nobles
3:15 pm -- St. Seb's vs. Williston


 

2022 True Hockey Prep Cup Schedule

Fri. Jan. 7-Sun. Jan. 9, 2022
At the Salem Icenter; Salem, NH

Participating Teams: Northwood, Kimball Union, St. Andrew's College, Dexter-Southfield, Frederick Gunn School, Culver Academy, Nichols, Mount St. Charles.

Fri. Jan. 7, 2022
Game 1 -- Northwood vs. Kimball Union, 10:20 am (Olympic Rink)
Game 2 -- St. Andrew's College vs. Dexter-Southfield, 11:30 am (NHL Rink)
Game 3 -- Frederick Gunn School vs. Culver Academy, 1:40 pm (Olympic Rink)
Game 4 -- Nichols vs. Mount St. Charles, 2:10 pm (NHL Rink)

Sat. Jan. 8, 2022
Game 5 -- Winner Game #1vs. Winner Game #2, 12:15 pm (NHL Rink)
Game 6 -- Winner Game #3 vs. Winner Game #4, 2:00 pm (Olympic Rink)
Game 7 -- Loser Game #1 vs. Loser Game #2, 11:20 am (Olympic Rink)
Game 8 -- Loser Game #3 vs. Loser Game #4, 9:30 am (NHL Rink)

Sun. Jan. 9, 2022
Game 9 --   Loser Game #7 vs. Loser Game #8, 9:15 am (NHL Rink)
Game 10 -- Consolation: Winner Game #7 vs. Winner Game #8, 10:35 am (Olympic)
Game 11 -- Loser Game #5 vs. Loser Game #6. 11:55 am (NHL Rink)
Game 12 -- Championship: Winner Game #5 vs. Winner Game #6, 1:15 pm (Olympic)

Tournament Bracket


 

56th Annual Flood-Marr Tournament Schedule

At Milton Academy (Fri. Dec. 17 and Sun. Dec. 19); at the Noble & Greenough School (Sat. Dec. 18).

Owen Division: Nobles, Deerfield, Andover, Salisbury 
Harding Division: Milton, Hotchkiss, KUA, Westminster.

Friday, Dec. 17 @ Milton
 9:00 am -- Milton vs. Hotchkiss
11:00 am -- KUA vs. Westminster
 1:00 pm -- Deerfield vs. Nobles
 3:00 pm -- Andover vs. Salisbury
 5:00 pm -- Milton vs. KUA
 7:00 pm -- Hotchkiss vs. Westminster

Saturday, Dec. 18 @ Nobles
 9:00 am -- Nobles vs. Andover
11:00 am -- Salisbury vs. Deerfield
 1:00 pm -- Westminster vs. Milton
 3:00 pm -- Hotchkiss vs. KUA
 5:00 pm -- Nobles vs. Salisbury
 7:00 pm -- Andover vs. Deerfield

Sunday, Dec. 19 @ Milton
 8:00 am -- 7th Place Game
10:00 am -- 5th Place Game
12:00 pm -- 3rd Place Game
2:00 pm -- Championship Game

Each game consists of three 15-minute periods.



2021 Rider Cup Schedule

At Albany Academy; Albany, NY
Fri.-Sun. Dec. 10-12, 2021

Friday, December 10th, 2021 
5:00 pm – Albany Academy vs. Pope Francis

Saturday, December 11th, 2021
12:00 pm – Wyoming Seminary vs. Rice Prep
5:00 pm – Pope Francis vs. Wyoming Seminary   
7:00 pm – Albany Academy vs. Rice Prep

Sunday, December 12th, 2021
9:00am -Albany Academy vs. Wyoming Seminary
11:00am – Rice Prep vs. Pope Francis



 

Belmont Hill Jamboree Schedule

At Belmont Hill School; Belmont, Mass.

All games are scrimmages.

Saturday, November 27, 2021

Belmont Hill vs. Proctor, 8:30 am
St. Marks vs. Winchendon, 10:00 am
Proctor Academy vs. Upper Canada College, 11:30 am
Winchendon vs. Brunswick, 1:00 pm
Upper Canada College vs. St. Mark's, 2:30 pm
Brunswick vs. Belmont Hill, 4:00 pm

All games will consist of three 15-minute periods, with ice cut between 2nd and 3rd periods.


 

St. Paul's School Jamboree Schedule

Sunday, November 28 and Monday, November 29, 2021
At Gordon Rink, St. Paul's School, Concord, NH

Participants: Loomis Chaffee School, St. Paul’s School, Tabor Academy, Taft School.

Sunday, November 28  
10:00 a.m.  St. Paul’s vs. Taft
12:15 p.m.    Loomis vs. Tabor
4:00 p.m.    St. Paul’s vs. Tabor
6:15 p.m.      Taft vs. Loomis                             

Monday, November 29
10:00 a.m.    Tabor vs. Taft
12:15 p.m.     St. Paul’s vs. Loomis 

 *Home team is listed first and will wear colors. Visitors will wear white. 


 


Brooks/Pingree Xmas Tournament Schedule
 
Fri.-Sun. December 17-19, 2021
Co-hosted by:
The Brooks School (North Andover, Mass.)
The Pingree School (South Hamilton, Mass.)

Brooks Division
Brooks School
Hebron Academy
North Yarmouth Academy
New Hampton School

Pingree Division
Pingree School
Berwick Academy
Millbrook School
Tilton School

Games at Brooks School:

Friday, December 17th
4:15 PM: Brooks School vs. North Yarmouth Academy 
6:15 PM: New Hampton School vs. Hebron Academy

Saturday, December 18th
9:00 AM: Brooks School vs. Hebron Academy
11:00 AM: North Yarmouth Academy vs. New Hampton School
5:00 PM: Hebron Academy vs. North Yarmouth Academy
7:00 PM: Brooks School vs. New Hampton School

Games at Pingree School:

Friday, December 17th
4:15 PM: Pingree School vs. Berwick Academy
6:15 PM: Tilton School vs. Millbrook School

Saturday, December 18th
9:00 AM: Pingree School vs. Millbrook School
11:00 AM: Berwick Academy vs. Tilton School
5:00 PM: Millbrook School vs. Berwick Academy
7:00 PM: Pingree School vs. Tilton School

Playoffs - Sunday, December 19th

There will be 9:00 AM and 11:30 AM games at both Brooks and Pingree. The championship game will be held at Pingree School, the third-place game at Brooks School and additional consolation games at each. The only exception would be if Brooks School were to make the championship game and Pingree School did not, then the championship game would be moved to Brooks School and the third-place game moved to Pingree School. The matchups and locations may also be subject to alteration due to the host school’s and/or teams’ COVID-19 protocols.

 

NYA Holiday Faceoff Schedule

North Yarmouth Academy Holiday Faceoff
December 29th and 30th, 2021
Travis Roy Arena – North Yarmouth Academy

Wednesday, December 29, 2021
1:00 pm -- Berwick at NYA
3:30 pm -- BB&N vs. Roxbury Latin

Thursday, December 30, 2021
9:00 am -- BB&N at NYA
11:00 am -- Roxbury Latin vs. Berwick
3:00 pm -- Berwick vs. BB&N
5:00 pm -- Roxbury Latin vs. NYA (at Bowdoin College)



Exeter Invitational Schedule

-- At Phillips Exeter Academy
Sat.-Sun. Dec. 4-5, 2021

Saturday, December 4, 2021
KUA vs. Vermont Academy, 3:30 pm (Rink A)
New Hampton vs. Brunswick, 4:00 pm (Rink B)
Exeter vs. Gunn School, 6:00 pm (Rink A)
Hebron vs. Kent, 6:30 pm (Rink B)

Sunday, December 5, 2021
Hebron vs. Vermont Academy, 12:00 pm (Rink B)
Gunn School vs. New Hampton, 12:30 pm (Rink A)
Kent vs. KUA, 2:30 pm (Rink B)
Exeter vs. Brunswick, 3:00 pm (Rink A)



Prep Hockey Conference Showcase Schedule

The newly-formed Prep Hockey Conference will have all six league members (18U) on hand for the inaugural East vs. West Showcase Sat. Nov. 20 through Mon. Nov. 22 at Mount St. Charles Academy's Adelard Arena (Woonsocket, RI).

Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021
10:00 am - Northwood vs. Shattuck-St. Mary’s
12:30 pm - Mount St. Charles vs. St. Andrew’s College
3:00 pm - South Kent vs. Culver Academy

Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021
10:00 am - South Kent vs. St. Andrew’s College
12:30 pm - Mount St. Charles vs. Shattuck-St. Mary’s
3:00 pm - Northwood vs. Culver Academy

Monday, Nov. 22, 2021
9:30 am - South Kent vs. Shattuck-St. Mary’s
12:00 pm - Northwood vs. St. Andrew’s College
2:30 pm - Mount St. Charles vs. Culver Academy


 

38th Annual Avon Old Farms Xmas Classic Schedule

 At Avon Old Farms except, where noted, Trinity College.
Thurs.-Sat. Dec. 16-18, 2021

Pierpont Division: Trinity-Pawling, Gunn School, Kent, Loomis Chaffee.
Trautman Division: Avon Old Farms, St. Paul's, Tabor, Berkshire.

Thurs. Dec. 16, 2021
1:00 pm -- Gunn School vs. Trinity-Pawling
3:00 pm -- Loomis Chaffee vs. Kent
5:00 pm -- St. Paul's vs. Avon
7:00 pm -- Berkshire vs. Tabor

Fri. Dec. 17, 2021
9:00 am -- Gunn School vs. Kent (@ Trinity College rink)
9:00 am -- Trinity-Pawling vs. Loomis Chaffee
11:00 am -- St. Paul's vs. Tabor (@ Trinity College rink)
11:00 am --  Berkshire vs. Avon
                   (Lunch break)
3:00 pm -- Kent vs. Trinity-Pawling
5:00 pm --  Loomis Chaffee vs. Gunn School
7:00 pm --  St. Paul's vs. Berkshire
9:00 pm -- Tabor vs. Avon

Sat. Dec. 18, 2021
8:30 am -- 4th Place Pierpont vs. 4th Place Trautman
10:30 am -- 3rd Place Pierpont vs. 3rd Place Trautman
                   (Lunch break)
1:30 pm -- 2nd Place Pierpont vs. 2nd Place Trautman
3:30 pm -- Championship -- 1st Place Pierpont vs. 1st Place Trautman

All games are to consist of two 25-minute halves except for the championship game, which will consist of three 18-minute periods.



Berkshire Jamboree Schedule

This fall's 13th Annual Piatelli Jamboree at the Berkshire School, scheduled for Monday, Nov. 29th, will have a slightly different look than previous incarnations. It will still be an eight-team tournament, but more-distant schools Pomfret, Nichols, and Brunswick will be replaced by nearby Salisbury, Hotchkiss, and Trinity-Pawling. Northwood (Lake Placid, NY) is the jamboree's outlier.

"We went more local this year in an effort to prepare against any Covid challenges that may arise," Berkshire AD and head hockey coach Dan Driscoll said.


Berkshire Jamboree
13th Annual Piatelli Jamboree
At the Berkshire School; Sheffield, Mass.

Monday, November 29, 2021
All games are scrimmages.

Rink 1:

 9:30 am -- Salisbury vs. Trinity-Pawling
11:30 am -- Berkshire vs. Hotchkiss
 1:30 pm -- Canterbury vs. Salisbury
 3:30 pm -- Berkshire vs. Northwood

Rink 2:
10:00 am -- Gunn School vs. Canterbury
12:00 pm -- Northwood vs. Kent
 2:00 pm -- Hotchkiss vs. Trinity-Pawling
 4:00 pm -- Gunn School vs. Kent

Note to NEPSIHA coaches: Please send send schedules of pre-season scrimmages, jamborees, and Christmas and New Year's Tournaments to cwarner@ushr.com Thank you!

  



Welcome to 2021-22!

The 2021-22 Prep Pages are now officially open.

We couldn’t be happier. In March 2020, several days after the prep championships were completed, the world went dark, quickly, as the mushrooming Covid-19 pandemic reached its tentacles into every corner of our lives – and stayed there, an unwelcome guest if there ever was one.

Thankfully, though not soon enough to salvage last season, vaccines arrived. Between that and masking, we’re in a far better place.

Here at USHR, we will be celebrating our 25th season. (Technically, last year would have been our 25th.)

All of last season’s news, rosters, schedules, and stats have been archived, and new material will start going into this season’s pages immediately, as coaches begin to upload their teams' schedules.

We want to remind new readers of a couple of features we introduced over the last two seasons. Players’ career prep statistics, for one. If you click on a player’s name on the roster you will see his final stats for all the seasons he has played prep hockey and, of course, running totals for the current season. If you click on the year, say 2019-20, it will show a player's game-by-game statistics.

It is also possible to download rosters, schedules, and all statistics pages in PDF form, which has the added benefit of giving pages a cleaner look when printed out.

Pretty much all columns are sortable. Just click on the top. This is useful for, among other things, separating scoring and goaltending leaders by school, birth year, position, points, etc. 

We’ve also done a lot of work on the back end, mainly behind-the-scenes stuff that you probably won’t notice beyond the fact that the site will be running more smoothly than ever.

Once we have a reasonable number of schedules posted, we will begin to keep you updated on which of them are actually up, so you won’t have to waste your time looking for those that have yet to be uploaded.

We will also be posting jamboree and holiday tournament schedules. Look for those to start going up over the coming week as well. Note to coaches: send 'em along, please.

We are also accepting advertising for the upcoming season. Please write ads(at)ushr.com for rates.

Of course, we will have the news coverage you have come to expect.

Welcome to the new season. We're glad to be here. We’re glad you’re here. And, as always, we thank you for your support.  

Chris Warner
Editor/Publisher
U.S. Hockey Report
Cambridge, Mass.

 

Around the Rinks

Nobles freshman G Thatcher Bernstein was named MVP of the 2021 Flood-Marr Tournament. Bernstein gave up a total of 3 goals over 3 games.
Nobles freshman G Thatcher Bernstein was named MVP of the 2021 Flood-Marr Tournament. Bernstein gave up a total of 3 goals over 3 games. (Photo: Dave Arnold Photography)
 
Senior F Shane Jellison's third period goal lifted Middlesex to a 3-2 win over host Berwick Friday.
Senior F Shane Jellison's third period goal lifted Middlesex to a 3-2 win over host Berwick Friday. (Photo: Dave Arnold Photography)
 
Brunswick sophomore F Brendan Giles (#19) scored the third period goal that broke a 0-0 tie vs. Exeter in Sunday action at the Exeter Invitational. Gi
Brunswick sophomore F Brendan Giles (#19) scored the third period goal that broke a 0-0 tie vs. Exeter in Sunday action at the Exeter Invitational. Giles then assisted on the second goal, a shorty from Eli Friedman. Brunswick rolled from there, adding two more to take a 4-0 decision. The Bruins won both their games here, and opened some eyes. (Photo: Dave Arnold Photography)
 
Williston D Ronan Robinson tries to halt Avon sophomore LW Joe Connor in Wednesday action. Avon won, 4-0. Connor scored Avon's third goal.
Williston D Ronan Robinson tries to halt Avon sophomore LW Joe Connor in Wednesday action. Avon won, 4-0. Connor scored Avon's third goal. (Photo: Isaac Archambault)