Hotchkiss Hockey has a proud and successful history that includes not only winning New England Championships but also sending players on to college and professional careers. Recent alums in the National Hockey League have included Torrey Mitchell ’04 and Luke Glendening ’08. Many of our players have enjoyed outstanding college careers, ranging from schools across North America. We have had graduates play at a member school in all of the major Division I conferences, as well as every Division III NESCAC School.
We are continually looking for players who want to challenge themselves on and off the ice. As a hockey player at Hotchkiss, players will know they are a part of a special team and program, which extends well beyond their current season or high school careers. We want players who want to be a part of a team that values hard work and a commitment to their teammates. Working with others to achieve a defined common goal (winning games and championships) is a rewarding and valuable skill that we reinforce in our players daily.
-- Mike Doyle, Head Coach, Boys Varsity Hockey
The hockey programs at Hotchkiss have benefited from the state-of-the-art 212,000-square-foot Forrest E. Mars Jr. Athletic Center. Our athletic facility includes two rinks, the Thomas Schmidt Rink (NHL size) and the Andrew K. Dwyer and Martin Dwyer III Rink (Olympic size). The fitness center and training room are only steps away from the newly renovated locker room.
The quality of our rinks and athletic facility plays a major role in the development of our highly skilled players. This beautiful dual-rink facility allows the varsity and junior varsity teams to practice four times per week, play games, and complete their strength and conditioning programs and any necessary rehabilitation on site with our certified strength and conditioning coaches and athletic trainers.
Phone: (860) 435-3207
This fall Michael Doyle joined the Hotchkiss community as an Associate Director of Admission. In addition to working in the admission office, Coach Doyle will be taking over the reins of the boys’ varsity hockey team. Coach Doylel comes to Hotchkiss with experience as the former head coach from Brewster Academy where the team had their most successful season and highest win total in over a decade. He also served as an assistant coach at Berkshire School.
Coach Doyle played at Choate Rosemary Hall where he was the captain in his junior and senior seasons leading the team to a 2010 Large School New England Title. Coach Doyle went on to play for four years at Connecticut College where he earned his bachelor’s degree in History. He also earned a MS in Education from the University of New England. Prior to Hotchkiss, Coach Doyle had various roles in admissions, teaching, residential life, and coaching responsibilities at Brewster Academy and Berkshire School.
Craig Naclerio joined the Hotchkiss faculty in the fall of 2022. He is an instructor in physics and chemistry, and the assistant boys varsity hockey coach. Craig lives and is a dorm parent in the Redlich dormitory with his wife, Jaymie, daughter, Ayda, son, Luca, and two dogs. Craig graduated from Loomis Chaffee in 2009 as a two-sport varsity athlete in both ice hockey (captain senior year) and lacrosse. Following Loomis Chaffee, he graduated from the University of Connecticut in 2013 with a Bachelors Degree in biological sciences. Craig was a member of the men's Division I ice hockey team his freshman year and ended his hockey career playing on the Division II club ice hockey team. For the past 8 years, Craig has worked and lived at the Rumsey Hall School, a junior boarding school in Washington Depot, CT. He was a dorm parent, a teacher in chemistry, physics, and biology, as well as a tri-varsity coach for girls soccer, boys ice hockey, and boys lacrosse.
Coach Traggio graduated from Hotchkiss in 1991 after four successful years playing on the varsity team. After Hotchkiss, he attended Brown University, earning ECAC All-Rookie Team honors in 1992, 1st Team All-ECAC and 1st Team All-Ivy honors in 1995, and twice (‘94,’95) winning the ECAC’s Best Defensive Defenseman Award. In 2011, Coach Traggio was elected into the Brown Athletic Hall of Fame.
Upon graduating in 1995, Coach Traggio attended training camp with the San Jose Sharks before signing a pro contract to play in Italy. A knee injury late in the season ended Mike’s playing career, leading him back to San Jose where he was the Director of Hockey at Logitech Ice (now Sharks Ice) until 2002.
Coach Traggio started his coaching career at Hotchkiss as an assistant coach in the 2003-2004 season, taking over as Head Coach in 2012. Coach Traggio lives in Sharon, CT with his wife Anna (the girls varsity lacrosse head coach), and their four kids: Nick ‘20, Ellie ‘22, Giaco and Tieler.
Brandon Zangel '03 -- Amherst
Brett Shirreffs '03 -- Middlebury
Jocko DeCarolis '03 -- Middlebury
Sam Bowles '03 -- Union
Todd Sheridan '03 -- Brockport State
Brandon Jackmuff '04 -- Williams
Joe Gardner '04 -- Bowdoin
Robert Bracho '04 -- St. Lawrence
Shane Lennox '04 -- Amherst
Steve Bruch '04 -- Williams
Torrey Mitchell '04 -- Vermont
Bo Armstrong '05 -- Hamilton
Zach Pych '05 -- Hamilton
Zane Kalemba '05 -- Princeton
Brian Fry '06 -- Bowdoin
Cory Korchin '06 -- Tufts
Gavin Carson '06 -- Amherst
Leonard Verrilli '06 -- McGill
Matt Bruch '06 -- Bowdoin
Ryan Moses '06 -- Wesleyan
Andrew Palombaro '07 -- Concordia
Joe Buicko '07 -- Hamilton
Joe Colianni '07 -- Salve Regina
Mark Znutas '07 -- Holy Cross
Brendon Hew '08 -- Jr. Hockey / Amherst
John Yancheck '08 -- Middlebury
Luke Glendening '08 -- Michigan
Peter Massar '08 -- Vermont
Stephen Maier '08 -- Williams
Brian Infante '09 -- Hamilton
Derek Deblois '10 -- Michigan
Mac Bennett '10 -- Michigan
Kenny Matheson '10 -- Hamilton
Castan Sommer '10 -- Holy Cross
Dom DiMascia '11 -- Lake Forest
Petr Placek '11 -- Harvard
Michael Holland '11 -- RIT
Philippe Saviuk '11 -- Babson
Jay Williams '12 -- Miami (OH)
Michael Warner '12 -- Babson
Robbie Gardner '12 -- Hamilton
Robert Kirk '12 -- Hamilton
Andrew Lux '13 -- Trinity
Ryan Begoon '13 -- Harvard
Connor Roth '14 -- Oxford
Wiley Sherman '14 -- Harvard
Frederic Letourneau '15 -- Bowling Green
Greg Pezza '15 -- Connecticut College
Louis-Philippe De Courcy '15 -- Lake Forest College
Roberto Cellini '15 -- Williams
Tim Allen '15 -- Skidmore
Brady Collins '16 -- Trinity
Will Somers '16 -- Williams
Tyler Haywood '17 -- Tufts
Gavin Puskar '20 -- Connecticut
Henry Wilder '20 -- Boston College
Jeremy Abraham '20 -- Wesleyan
Nicholas Traggio '20 -- Brown
Jack Kane '21 -- Wesleyan