Boys Prep Hockey: Mid-Atlantic/Midwest Teams

Gary Demopoulos
Gary Demopoulos has been covering prep school hockey for the HNIB News for over 30 years, and has been the editor of the HNIB News since 2005. A former sportswriter and news editor at the Woburn (MA) Daily Times Chronicle, he has been the HNIB News' key reporter for Mens Prep School hockey since 1988, as well as womens hockey, both at the prep school and high school levels. for almost 20 years. Gary also helps organize and oversee HNIB's many summer tournaments and festivals for scholastic players.

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A look at some prep school prgrams from outside the region. Schools like Hill, Lawrenceville and Wyoming Seminary will faceoff with many NEPSAC opponents.


Coach: Sean O’Brien

Brandon Spaulding Hill School

The Blues once again will take on several New England prep schools. Coach O’Brien is in his first year behind the bench, taking over for longtime Hill mentor Chris Bala.

A group of forwards returning are senior captains Tyer Chenevert and Will Schaller and senior Tom Beaudoin. Post-grad Brandon Spaulding will contribute after a solid HS career at Pope Francis (MA). Junior Nick Jamain and sophomore Lucas Zimovcak are two key newcomers up front.

Senior Michael Kapral will be a defensive backbone for the Blues. New sophomore Jack O’Brien looks for a key role.

Junior goaltender Ryan Sanborn has committed to RPI.


Coach: Keith Dupee

A group of 10 seniors and post-grads will lead this team and they have already set the tone early on.

Up front, seniors Alexander Maner, Justin Solovey and Nicolas Gingras all bring good size to the rink. Juniors Liam Mathews and Eric Vivinetto are back ready to step up their roles. Look for post-grad Barrett Oxenreider to have an impact. Four sophomores – Lucas DiMarco, Luke Benitez, Jeff Kremer and Austin Lundmark – hope to open some eyes.

The Big Red returns four solid defensemen in senior brothers Kyle and Kenneth Baek, senior William Yee and junior Harrison Bylin.

Junior Richard Smith is back between the pipes.


Coach: Justin Lyle

The Knights, out of Pennsylvania, will make appearances at the Albany Academy touranments (December, February) and the St. George’s Tournament (December).

Captain George Kolovos and seniors Jace Phillips, Alex Lee and Evan White are back up front for coach Lyle. Joining the crew are juniors Alessio Nardelli, Tristen Friedman, Alexis Billequey and Mathis Pellerin.

Assistant captains Petrus Nykanen (senior) and Ford Brook (junior) power the defense. New juniors David Taylor and Willem Posthumus add to the mix.

The goaltending room consists of sophomore Andrew Caron and juniors Matthew Spera and Caleb Chabot.


Coach: Alex Morse

Even though the schedule is limited a bit (14 games total), the Cavaliers will be excited to get going with what shapes up to be a young team.

An offensive leader will be junior Jordan Freund. Two new skaters to the program who will help out are junior Indiana Wright and sophomore Zach Marvin.

In goal, senior Jacob Hellinger is solid as rock. Junior Daniel Gittleman and Jordan Jaenish will be key on the Harvey blue line.

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