Boys Hockey

Boys Hockey Game

Philosophy

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. As an alumnus (I graduated in 1991) and coach, I have seen the Hotchkiss Hockey program develop numerous Division I and Division III players.  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 Traggio ‘91, Head Coach, Boys Varsity Hockey

Highlights

1992 - New England Champions
1995 - New England Champions
2003 - Flood-Marr Tournament Champions
2007 - Flood-Marr Tournament Champions
2007 - New England Tournament participant 
2008 - Flood- Marr Tournament Champions
 

 

 

Facilities

​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.

Coaching Staff

Mike Traggio Head Coach Mike Traggio '91
Phone: 860-435-3103
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Biography:
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.

Ted Weihman

Assistant Coach Ted Weihman
Phone: 860-435-3103
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Mark Knapp

 

Assistant Coach Mark Knapp
Phone: 860-435-3865
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Notable Alumni

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, Los Angeles Kings
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, Detroit Red Wings
Peter Massar '08 - Vermont
Stephen Maier '08 - Williams
Brian Infante '09 - Hamilton
Derek Deblois '10 - Michigan
Mac Bennett '10 - Michigan
Kenny Matheson ‘10 - Hamilton
Dom DiMascia ’11 - Lake Forest/Salve Regina
Petr Placek ‘11 - Harvard
Robbie Gardner ‘12 - Hamilton
Andrew Lux '13 - Trinity
Ryan Begoon ‘13 - Harvard
Connor Roth '14 - Oxford
Wiley Sherman '14 - Harvard
Frederic Letourneau '15 - Bowling Green
Louis-Philippe De Courcy '15 - Lake Forest College
Tim Allen ’15 - Skidmore
Greg Pezza ‘15 - Conn College
Roberto Cellini '15 -  Williams
Brady Collins '16 -  Trinity
Will Somers '16 -  Williams
Tyler Haywood '17 -  Tufts

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Prospective Athletes

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