Taking the Prep School Hockey Route

Connecticut Hockey Prep Schools

Over the past few years, Connecticut has seen several local high school players further their hockey careers by going on to play for one of the many prep schools located throughout New England. Given the high concentration of schools in the Northeast (60+ either in or within driving distance of Connecticut), the higher level of play combined with a close proximity to home make prep school boys ice hockey a great option for players with the skill and desire to take their game to the next level. (The education is a fantastic plus, as well.)

 

Some notable players from this season that have used prep school as a stepping stone to college hockey are:

Name Pos. CT High School Team Prep School College (Projected Enrollment)
Colin Sullivan D Fairfield Prep Avon Old Farms Yale University (2012)
Jake Bolton D Tri-Town Westminster Prep Holy Cross (2012)
Kyle Garvin F Fairfield Prep Canterbury School Trinity College (2011)
Michael Flynn D Cheshire Avon Old Farms Trinity College (2011)
Ray Zeek F Sheehan Pomfret School Colby College (2011)
Robbie Baillargeon F Enfield Cushing Academy Boston University (2013)

 

Hopefully this trend continues for the latest crop of prep school hockey hopefuls. The rumor mill from around the rinks** has several players from this past high school hockey season making the move to prep school for 2011-2012. The list includes:

Name Pos. CT High School Team Prep School Notes
Andrew “AJ” Beckwith D Notre Dame-West Haven Trinity-Pawling School
Andrew Hamilton F East Haven St. Thomas More School ’10-’11 STATS: 21-21-42 [2]
2011 New Haven Register All Area, Honorable Mention
Andrew Zona F Lyman Hall Trinity-Pawling School ’10-’11 STATS: 31-20-51 [2]
2010 All-SCC, Division 2, 1st team
2010 CHSCA All State, Division 2, 1st team
2010 New Haven Register All State, 3rd team
2011 All-SCC, Division 2, 1st team
2011 CHSCA All State, Division 2, 1st team
2011 CHSCA Division 2 MVP
2011 New Haven Register All State, 2nd team
Austin Essery G Xavier Canterbury ’10-’11 STATS: 14-8, .913 SV% [3]
2011 Hartford Courant Fab Fifteen All-Courant, 1st Team
2011 New Haven Register All State, Honorable Mention
Charlie Zuccarini F Notre Dame-Fairfield Trinity-Pawling School ’10-’11 STATS: 7-15-22 [2]
2011 New Haven Register All State, Honorable Mention
Chris Hemhauser G Glastonbury Worcester Academy ’10-’11 STATS: 2.39 GAA, 442 saves [3]
2011 All-CCC (North)
2011 CHSCA All State, Division 1, 1st Team
2011 Hartford Courant Fab Fifteen All-Courant, 1st Team
2011 New Haven Register All State, Honorable Mention
Greg Harney G Notre Dame-West Haven Trinity-Pawling School ’10-’11 STATS: 1.89 GAA, 93.1 Sv%, 4 SO
2011 New Haven Register All Area, 1st team
2011 New Haven Register All State, 2nd team
Jim Burt F Hamden Trinity-Pawling School ’10-’11 STATS: 13-18-31 [2]
2009 New Haven Register All State, Honorable Mention
2010 All-SCC, Divison 1, 2nd Team
2010 HockeyBarn All State, Divison 1, 2nd Team
2010 New Haven Register All State, 1st Team
2011 All-SCC, Divison 1, 1st Team
2011 CHSCA All State, Divison 1, 1st Team
2011 New Haven Register All Area, 1st Team
2011 New Haven Register All State, 1st Team
John Cunningham D Cheshire Pomfret School 2011 CHSCA All State Division 2, 2nd team
2011 All-SCC Division 2, 1st team
Matt Muzyka F Cheshire Salisbury School ’10-’11 STATS: 17-8-25 [2]
Owen Powers F Cheshire Choate Rosemary Hall ’10-’11 STATS: 16-12-28 [2]
2011 Hartford Courant Fab Fifteen All-Courant, Honorable Mention
2011 New Haven Register All Area, 1st team
2011 New Haven Register All State, 2nd team
Paul Amarone F Hamden Trinity-Pawling School ’10-’11 STATS: 8-8-16 [1]
Ryan “RJ” Bishop D Notre Dame-West Haven Trinity-Pawling School
Zach Carrano G St. Joseph South Kent School 2009 CHSCA All State, Division 3, 2nd team
2010 All-FCIAC, 2nd team
2010 CHSCA All State, Division 2, 2nd team
2010 New Haven Register All State, Honorable Mention
2011 All-FCIAC, Honorable Mention
2011 New Haven Register All State, Honorable Mention

STAT SOURCES: [1] MaxPreps | [2] New Haven Register | [3] Hartford Courant

**NOTE: We make no claim that this list is 100% complete or accurate. This only represents information that has been passed along to us from a variety of sources (web, contacts, etc.). If anything stated here is incorrect, or if you have some information to add, please feel free to contact us.