Boys Varsity Hockey

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Program

The Boys’ Ice Hockey Team enjoys one of the richest traditions of those secondary schools competing in the Division I of the New England Prep School Ice Hockey Association (NEPSIHA), one of the premier leagues in the country. The season typically begins in mid-November and concludes in early March at the New England Prep School Tournament. The team practices in the afternoons and is on the ice six days a week. Andover has proudly qualified for the New England Tournament Playoffs numerous times over its storied history. Andover hockey players have gone on to play in NCAA Division I, II, and III at schools such as Amherst, Assumption, Babson, Boston College, Bowdoin, Brown, Colby, Conn College, Cornell, Hamilton, Harvard, Hobart, Middlebury, St. Anselm’s, Stonehill, Trinity, Tufts, UMaine, Williams, Wesleyan, and Yale, in leagues such as the NCDC, USHL, CCHL, BCHL, AJHL, AHL, NHL, NAHL and in the Olympic games.

Schedule

The varsity schedule of 28-30 games includes healthy rivalries with Cushing, NMH, Kimball Union, Dexter, Pomfret, Loomis, St. Paul’s, and Exeter. Andover also competes against ISL rivals Tabor, Belmont Hill, Nobles, Milton, and Thayer on an annual basis. The team competes in the renowned Flood-Marr Tournament hosted by Milton and Nobles in mid-December. Our highly competitive schedule allows our student-athletes optimal exposure to college, junior, and NHL scouts.

Facilities

The Phillips Academy Ice Rinks are comprised of two ice skating rinks. Opened in February 2002 and later officially dedicated on June 8, 2002, the Ted Harrison Rink is the home of Andover varsity hockey. In addition to the 200' x 94' playing surface, the facility includes locker rooms for all four PA hockey teams and visiting squads, plus an athletic training room and a spacious lobby and viewing areas. Later opening in 2004, the Gurry Rink offers an NHL-sized surface. The entire facility is utilized year-round for Andover teams, hockey camps, town youth hockey, figure skating and recreational skating. All players are able to pursue strength and conditioning programs through the academy’s Rosenau Fitness Center and its free weights, weight machines, cardiovascular and resistance equipment. The brand new Snyder Field House is adjacent to our hockey rinks. Players have access to three full-time athletic trainers for injury prevention and rehabilitation.

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Center William Hughes '22 making a deft move

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Mike Gallagher '20 fires to the goal

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Dawson Arkell '20 fights off two opponents

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Team Defense

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The joyful crowd

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Andover in the NHL

Coach: Paul Tortorella

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Coach Tortorella commands the huddle

2019-2020 Captains​​​​

Team MVP Quinn Doyle '18 and outgoing captain Jack Cusack '18 (second from right) hand over the ancient Captain's Stick to Carter Giampietro '19 and Christian Powers '19

The ancient hockey stick, representing all those before us whose hard work cut the path to the unity and success of Andover Hockey, is once again passed on to the new captains. Co-Captains Christian Powers (on left) and Carter Giampietro (on right) hand over the symbolic stick to (from l to R) Charlie Archer, Mike Gallagher, and Ray Galasso.​​

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Goalie Charlie Archer '20 holding down the fort​

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Chris Hocevar '21 toughing it out along the boards​

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Big Blue celebrates at center ice

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Ray Galasso '20 breaking the puck out of the zone

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Charlie Spence '21 moving the puck up ice

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Colin Dineen '20 feeds the point

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Andover scores a go-ahead goal on the road

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