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Message from the Coach

Kent School has a long tradition of hockey - the first team dates back to 1911. Historically, this tradition has been carried on by young men who have represented Kent through hard work, selflessness and dedication to academics and to their sport. Kent competes in the Founder’s league, which is consistently one of the highest levels of hockey competition for high school-age players in the country. Players learn not only the skills of the game, but leadership and teamwork that will last well past their high school careers.

This highly competitive schedule and focus on development has led many of our players to aptly pursue their hockey aspirations in college and beyond.  Recent alumni have continued to excel on the ice and in the classroom at colleges such as Harvard, Brown, Michigan, Providence, Northeastern, Vermont, Massachusetts-Lowell, Penn State, Vermont, St. Lawrence, Army, and several other highly competitive NCAA Division I and III schools. Over the last several years Kent has had four former players selected NHL entry draft. In 2008 Kent had two players taken, one in the third round and the other in the seventh by the San Jose Sharks. In the 2012 draft Kent had two players selected on in the second round and another in the fifth round. Kent Hockey prides itself on the development of student athletes using the most up-to-date training techniques ranging from game video analysis to player conditioning through personalized training programs. Player readiness is developed in the rink, the outdoor synthetic ice surface, and in Kent’s new state-of-the-art fitness center. Kent Hockey prides itself on being competitive in the rink while also teaching young men the skills that will carry them well into their future.

Coach Dale Reinhardt is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross where he was a four-year letter-winner and voted assistant captain for his senior season. He helped the Crusaders to an Atlantic Hockey Championship in 2006 and a berth in the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament.  In 2008 he was a finalist for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS award, which honors the attributes of community, classroom, character and competition. After his college career, Coach Reinhardt played professional hockey for the “AA” affiliates Anaheim Ducks (Bakersfield Condors) and LA Kings (Ontario Reign) in the ECHL. Coach Reinhardt brings experience and knowledge of the game to Kent Hockey and a philosophy of developing young men in both the classroom and on the ice. Coach Reinhardt is also a member of Kent's History Department, an advisor, a dorm parent, and a coach of Boys Varsity Golf.

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A Tribute To Kent School Hockey Coaches Peter W. Bragdon & Theodore F. Morse, Saturday, June 10, 2017

Read about Pete Negron '17 and Boo Nieves '12 in this recent article about Hispanic hockey players here.

Check out Bruin Noel Acciari '11 talking about his Kent days here.

Recent Success

2013-14 Founders League Champions
2013-14 NEPSIHA Elite 8 Quarterfinalist
2013 Avon Tournament Champions
2012-13 NEPSHIA New England Elite Eight Tournament Runner-up
2011-12 NEPSHIA Large School Tournament Semi-Finalists
2010-11 NEPSHIA New England Elite Eight Tournament Runner-up
2010-11 Founders League Co-Champions
2010  Avon Christmas Classic Tournament Champions
2009-10 Founders League Champions
2009-10 NEPSHIA New England tournament Quarter-Finalists
2009 Avon Christmas Classic Tournament Champions
2007 Avon Christmas Classic Tournament Champions

Recent Boys Hockey News

  • Max Kaufman '15 and Greg Krisberg '14 won USA Hockey U-18 National Championships over the March 2015 break with their club team.  Both Max and Greg were among the leading scorers in the tournament.
  • Noel Acciari '11, Drew Brown '11, and Connor MacPhee '11 won the 2015 National Championship with the Providence College Friars.  Noel is one of the captains on the Providence team and was awarded the East Regional MVP. Upon graduation, he signed an NHL contract with the Boston Bruins and will most likely start the season with their AHL affiliate, the Providence Bruins.
  • David Quinn '84 was named Head Coach at Boston University. In 2015, BU won the Beanpot title. Prior to his return to BU, Quinn was an Assistant Coach for the Colorado Avalanche and Head Coach of the Lake Erie Monsters, an AHL affiliate of the Avalanche. 
  • Former Kent assistant hockey coach and faculty member Matt Greason led Trinity College to the NCAA D-III National Championship.  Matt has been the head coach at Trinity since 2011 and led them to their first ever National Championship.
  • Kevin McLaughlin ’81 is the Senior Director of Hockey Development at USA Hockey.  McLaughlin served as liaison to the 2012 U.S. Under-18 Select Team, a team coached by Kent Boys Varsity Hockey Coach Matt Herr.
  • Jack Capuano ’85 is the Head Coach of the New York Islanders.  Capuano played college hockey at the University of Maine and spent parts of three seasons in the NHL in the late 1980s and early 1990s.  Following his career, Capuano moved into coaching, first at an ECHL team and then as an assistant coach for the New York Islanders.
  • Sean Tuohy ’07 was named to the All-New England League Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) for Connecticut College. Tuohy, a defenseman, was a starter for the hockey team for four years.
  • Justin and Drew Daniels ’08 have both been drafted to the National Hockey League by the San Jose Sharks. Justin was third pick in the third round and Drew was picked in the seventh round.
  • Former Kent player Mike McKee was a 5th round pick of the Detroit Red Wings in 2012.
  • Cristoval “Boo” Nieves ’12, from Baldwinsville, NY, is a freshman at the University of Michigan.  The New York Rangers selected Nieves in the second round of the 2012 NHL draft.  The 6’3” forward was the 59th draft pick overall.
  • Check out "The Right Angle" by Bob Rich and hear tales of Kent hockey player Dates Fryberger '59 who went on to play at Middlebury and then the 1964 Olympic team. 
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