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.
Head Coach: Dan Gordon '04
Coach Gordon came to Pingree with over 10 years of coaching experience. For the last four years he was and Assistant Coach at Endicott College. Before that he coached junior hockey, semi-professional, and at the Collegiate level.
Gordon played two seasons professionally, Europe and US. In College, Coach Gordon played two seasons at the University of Southern Maine (USM) where he was a finalist for the Joe Concannon Award for the best American-born player in the NCAA Division II/III ranks. He compiled 64 points over his two seasons with USM, which was highlighted by his senior season when he ranked as the regular-season leading scorer for the ECAC East/NESCAC.
Gordon also played two seasons in the Hockey East at UMass Amherst. He is a Pingree School alum, '04, and was named a first-team Division II Prep School All-Star with 92 points senior year. Gordon finished his four-year high school career with a career of 167 points.
Gordon earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern Maine in 2009. Coach Gordon helped move 11 players to NCAA Division I programs and 24 players to the Division III ranks while coaching junior hockey for three seasons.
Coach Gordon also runs his own skating and skills company called ProSkill Development. Additionally, he runs team skill sessions for many of the surrounding programs on the North Shore in the Fall.
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: Jon Gistis
Coach Gistis joined Pingree in 2012 as a member of the History Department and coach. He works with both the hockey and tennis programs. Prior to Pingree, Coach Gistis was an assistant coach for the Winchester Girls' Varsity hockey program and assistant coach of the U16 Bay State Breakers. In his former athletic career, Coach Gistis competed in both hockey and tennis at various levels.
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 Matignon 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.