Boys Varsity Ice HOCKEY
Ice hockey has a long and proud tradition at Kents Hill School. The game has been played here since the early 1900’s and over the past 100 years the program has seen its share of great players, coaches, teams and advances in facilities. Legendary players such as Amo Bessone (US Hockey Hall of Fame as well as Michigan State Hall of Fame), George Balestri, Robert Irving, Hans “Whitey” Ohlin, NCAA All-American goalie Casey Tuttle, All-ECAC defenseman Brad Richard, and All New England goalie Brian Fleming are just a few of the great players who have come through the program. In 2001 the hockey program began play in the Alfond Athletic Center, a 7 million dollar athletic facility on campus that features pro style locker rooms and hockey rink. The 2008 boys’ hockey team was the first athletic program in school history to capture a New England championship when they won the Division II title that year. In 2009 the boys’ hockey program took another step in its advancement by becoming a Division I prep program and in the 2011-2012 season qualified for the New Prep School Ice Hockey Association playoffs.
The vision of the Kents Hill hockey program is threefold; to develop individuals who are motivated to improve as people, students, and players, while representing themselves and Kents Hill School with the highest degree of sportsmanship, effort and respect, to advance our players to the next level of hockey, and to compete for the NEPSIHA playoffs and ultimately, win a championship.
Head coach Larry Cockrell has led the boys’ varsity hockey program for the past eight seasons. During that time the program has qualified for the NEPSIHA playoffs three times and won the New England Prep School Division II Championship in 2008.