In the Trinity-Pawling hockey program, we build on our reputation of playing with passion and good sportsmanship. Our coaching staff recognizes the importance of skill development and good hockey habits. All hockey players are invited to engage in a dynamic program detailed by film, age-appropriate strength and conditioning, and on-ice training.
Our hockey traditions date back to the founding of the school, with boys playing on the pond from 1910 until Tirrell Rink was constructed in 1962. The rink is named for David Tirrell, head coach of the program from 1949 to 1955 and primary author of the NCAA Hockey Guidebook. Bill Cooper followed as head coach after Tirrell and his successful career lasted 20 years, including a Housatonic Championship. Most recently, the team took home the championship title for the Founders League 2017-2018 Championship.
Trinity-Pawling varsity hockey competes in the Founders League against schools such as Avon, Choate, Hotchkiss, Kent, Loomis, Taft, and Westminster. The Pride also competes against fellow Housatonic League members Deerfield and Salisbury. Other rivals include Albany Academy, Brunswick, Canterbury, Gunnery, and Millbrook.
- Tirrell Rink: Home of Trinity-Pawling Hockey and a historical NEPSAC arena. Renovated with new cooling systems, boards, glass, sound system, and a state-of-the-art video capture and analysis system (Playsight)
- Smith Field House: Opened in 2017
- Schreiber Weight Room: Renovated in 2014
- Pride Locker Room: Renovated in 2013
Questions about the Trinity-Pawling hockey program? Contact Head Coach Robert Ferraris ’93.
Varsity Hockey Coaches
About The Coaches
- Head Varsity Coach Robert Ferraris ’93 returned to Trinity-Pawling in 2015 after 12 seasons in NCAA Division I Men’s Hockey at Mercyhurst College, and he also serves as Associate Director of Admission.
- Assistant Varsity Coach Christopher Gillman ’05 rejoined the Pride in 2011. Chris captained the 2009 Western New England University hockey team. He is Dean of the Senior Class and teaches English.
- Assistant Varsity Coach Scott Harff is a Colby College graduate who played two seasons of professional hockey. Coach Harff is Assistant Director of College Placement and teaches Economics.
Varsity Hockey Roster • 2018-2019
|1||Evan Ruschil (captain)||G||2019||Katonah, NY|
|2||Cameron Grillo||LD||2021||Old Saybrook, CT|
|3||John Garvey (captain)||RD||2019||Hamden, CT|
|4||Philip Waugh||LD||2019||McLean, VA|
|5||Gabriel Blanchard||LD||2019||East Aurora, NY|
|6||Christian Colantonio||LD||2020||Meadville, PA|
|7||Jackson Breton||RF||2019||Stoughton, WI|
|8||Joseph Musa (captain)||LF||2019||Orange Park, FL|
|9||Nolan Laplante||LF||2019||Rocklin, CA|
|10||John Gelatt||LF||2020||Middletown, NJ|
|11||Shane Murphy||LF||2019||Oriskany, NY|
|13||Jack Musa||LF||2022||Orange Park, FL|
|15||Jack Kucharski||LF||2020||Solon, OH|
|16||Kyle Stober||LF||2021||Old Saybrook, CT|
|17||Taylor Ewing||RF||2020||Hammonds Plains, NS|
|18||Stephen Willey||RF||2020||Shelton, CT|
|19||CJ Zezima||LF||2021||New Canaan, CT|
|20||Caleb Hade||LF||2020||Wingdale, NY|
|21||Jake Aloi||LF||2021||East Haven, CT|
|22||Marcus Eldredge||RD||2019||Carver, MA|
|23||Stephen Perez||LD||2019||Bloomfield, NJ|
|29||Davvid O'Keefe||G||2020||Pickering, ON|
|33||Conor McKay||LF||2019||Norwell, MA|