Varsity Hockey

Team Overview

Philosophy

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.


History

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.


League

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.


Facilities

  • 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.

Meet the Coaches

Varsity Hockey Coaches

Robert Ferraris '93

Associate Director of Admission

Chris Gillman ’05

English Teacher, LEAD Teacher

Scott Harff

Co-Director of College Counseling, Economics Teacher

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.

Schedule

Varsity Hockey Schedule • 2019-2020 Season

Team Opponent Date Time Advantage Details
Hockey - Varsity vs.
Loomis Chaffee
Away Details
Hockey - Varsity vs.
Albany Academy
Home Details
Hockey - Varsity vs.
Avon Old Farms
Home Details
Hockey - Varsity vs.
Gunnery
Away Details
Hockey - Varsity vs.
Loomis Chaffee
Away Details
Hockey - Varsity vs.
Berkshire School
Away Details
Hockey - Varsity vs.
Westminster
Home Details
Hockey - Varsity vs.
Kent School
Away Details
Hockey - Varsity vs.
Deerfield Academy
Away Details
Hockey - Varsity vs.
Gunnery
Home Details

Season Scores

Varsity Hockey • 2019-2020 Scores

Opponent Date Result Score
vs.
Loomis Chaffee
vs.
Albany Academy
vs.
Avon Old Farms
vs.
Gunnery
vs.
Loomis Chaffee
vs.
Berkshire School
vs.
Westminster
vs.
Kent School
vs.
Deerfield Academy
vs.
Gunnery