Varsity Ice Hockey - Boys
The Pingree boys’ hockey team competes in Division I of the New England Prep School Ice Hockey Association (NEPSIHA), one of the premier leagues in the country. Pingree is also a member of the Holt Hockey Conference and won the 2015 Holt Championship. The program provides its players with the opportunity to receive an excellent academic education as well as a competitive athletic experience. A typical week during the season consists of two games, four eighty-minute practices, off-ice workouts, and film study. Alumni have gone on to play in NESCAC, ECAC West and Hockey East, with many going on to careers in the professional ranks.
Pingree Alumni Collegiate Athletes:
Nate Soter '12, Stonehill College
Conor Clement '12, Endicott College
Matt MacDonald '09, University of Southern Maine
Adam Rimmer '09, Connecticut College
Brenden Rimmer '07, St. Michael’s College
Colby MacDonald '07, St. Michael's College
Ben MacLaughlin '08, New England College
Chris Higgins '04, Boston University
Mike Corbelle '04, Bowdoin College
Marc Concannon '04, UMass Amherst
Dan Gordon '04, UMass Amherst
|1||Matthew Suny||G||2017||North Reading, MA|
|2||Kyle Emery (captain)||D||2018||Reading, MA|
|4||Robert Carpentier||D||2019||North Andover, MA|
|5||Tyler McGoldrick||D||2019||Andover, MA|
|7||Drayton Sawyer||D||2019||Gloucester, MA|
|8||Amogh Prakash||F||2020||Andover, MA|
|9||William Varsano||G/D||2018||Marblehead, MA|
|10||Sean O'Connell (captain)||F||2018||Stoneham, MA|
|11||Matthew Hulse||F||2019||Newburyport, MA|
|12||Vito Visconti||F||2019||North Andover, MA|
|13||Christian DiMeglio||F||2020||Danvers, MA|
|14||Brendan Parent||F||2018||Pelham, NH|
|16||Cole Ablow||F||2020||Newbury, MA|
|18||Paul Duffy||F||2020||Marblehead, MA|
|19||Zachery Mitchell (captain)||F||2017||Gloucester, MA|
|20||Connor Sweeney||F||2019||North Andover, MA|
|22||Alexander Suny||D||2019||North Reading, MA|
|24||John Crehan||D||2020||Manchester, MA|
|31||Shea Grant||G||2020||Salem, MA|
Head Coach: Chris Connolly
Chris Connolly was appointed the fourth Head Coach in school history in May of 2016 after serving the program as an assistant since 2012. Connolly was born in Colorado Springs, CO and grew up in Melrose, MA. A 1997 Pingree graduate, Connolly holds the school record for wins as a goaltender. Connolly played at Hobart College; was an ECAC West All Star, participated in the Division III Senior All Star Game game and had a brief stop in the CHL. He has deep roots in the MA hockey coaches community and is passionate about making Pingree the destination spot for student athletes on the North Shore looking for a day school educational experience.
Assistant Coach: Owen Carpino
Owen Carpino joined Pingree after teaching and coaching for four years at the Cardigan Mountain School in Canaan, NH. During his time at Cardigan, Owen taught Spanish and served as the Assistant Coach of the Varsity Ice Hockey program. In addition, he coached soccer, lacrosse, and sailing. A graduate of Norwich University, he earned a B.A. in both English and Spanish. As a member of the men's ice hockey program at Norwich, he was part of team able to win four consecutive ECAC East Championships, play in three consecutive NCAA Final Fours, and win a NCAA DIII National Championship. Owen served as captain of the team during his last two seasons with the Cadets. He is grateful to be part of a school with such a strong tradition of both academic and athletic excellence.
Assistant Coach: Jerry Toomey
Coach Jerry Toomey started coaching for Pingree Varsity boys team in 2016. He played his youth hockey in Woburn, where he was fortunate enough to be apart of two National Championship teams(pee-wee and midgets). Coach Toomey graduated from Pingree in 1997 and then moved on to play hockey at Hobart College. As a coach he spent 9 years at Matigon High School and later spent two years at Groton- Dunstable Regional High School. He now resides in Chelmsford with his wife Nicole and daughter Ava.
Strength and Conditioning Coach: Tara Kelly Sartori '98
Tara Sartori is a certified personal trainer, certified TRX instructor and former MMA bootcamp instructor. She has a vast array of experience in athletics as she ran DI Cross Country and served as the head women's lacrosse coach at Salem State University for six years. Tara is employed at Pingree as an Athletics Coordinator and assistant track coach. She believes a strong work ethic builds champions!