Hoosac School has a proud history of hockey as the Owls were formerly a Division II power prior to moving to Division I. The program plays a competitive independent schedule each year which consists of games against both traditional New England prep schools as well as other independent programs throughout the Northeastern United States and Canada. The team plays between three and four tournaments each year, including the prestigious Shadyside Thanksgiving Classic, where the Owls won the tournament championship in 2011, defeating Lawrenceville School in overtime.
Hoosac hockey’s top accomplishment to date came during the 2006-2007 season as the program was crowned champions of the Division II New England Prep School tournament, defeating Vermont Academy 7-3 in the final game.
Graduates from Hoosac and our ice hockey program have gone on to play at a variety of schools at the Division I, II, and III levels, including Clarkson University, University of Massachusetts-Lowell, Bowdoin College, SUNY Geneseo, University of New England, University of Southern Maine, St. Anselm College, Castleton State College, Franklin Pierce University, SUNY Canton, and Plymouth State University.
The Hoosac hockey program focuses on developing on and off ice character through the boys’ participation within the team. It is of utmost importance that the players within the program exhibit strong character along with a respectful attitude and strong work ethic, preparing them for success at the next level, both academically and athletically.
For more information regarding the hockey program at Hoosac, please contact Head Coach Kurt Colling at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Head Coach - Kurt Colling
Kurt Colling enters his 3rd season as Head Coach of the hockey program at Hoosac. A native of Ripley, Ontario, Canada, Colling arrived at Hoosac from Castleton State College, where he completed his Master of Arts in Education while also assisting the men’s varsity hockey team as a graduate assistant coach. Prior to Castleton, Colling played four years of Division I hockey at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, New York while earning his degree in Industrial and Management Engineering.
In 2011-2012, Colling’s second year at Castleton, the team experienced great success as he helped guide the squad to 19 wins as they advanced to the ECAC East Championship for the first time in the program’s history. Also, he coached one ACHA All-American while helping the team achieve the best combined special teams in the nation at the Division III level.
The 2010-2011 season, his first year with the Spartans, the program achieved new heights, posting a school-record 22 victories and rising as high as No. 3 in the country over the course of the season. The progam also produced its first-ever ACHA All-Americans and reached the ECAC East Semifinals.
During his time at RPI (2005-2009), Colling was a four-year player for the Engineers ending his playing career as a forward with 123 games played, 11 goals and 24 assists for 35 career points. Colling also excelled in the classroom earning Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) All-Academic Team honors three times.
Prior to his collegiate playing career, Colling played for the Vernon Vipers of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) compiling five power play goals, 30 assists for 51 points in 73 games during the 2004-05 season. That season, the Vipers won the BCHL Interior Division regular season and playoff championships.
Colling teaches in the Math and Science departments at Hoosac while also serving as a dormparent.
Where Are They Now?
Stephen Whyte - Class of 2012 - Franklin Pierce University
PJ Lepage - Class of 2012 - University of New England
Felix Page - Class of 2012 - Nepean Raiders (Central Canadian Hockey League)
Tony Jorgensen - Class of 2011 - New Jersey Jr. Titans (Eastern Hockey League)
Attila Pavuk - Class of 2010 - MOL Liga (Hungarian Professional League)
Matthew Stewart - Class of 2010 - SUNY Canton
Sean Jenkins - Class of 2009 - St. Anselm College
Lorne Miller - Class of 2009 - University of Southern Maine
Stephen Buco - Class of 2009 - University of Massachusetts-Boston (Division 3) and University of Massachusetts-Lowell (Division 1)
Phil Moore - Class of 2009 - Plymouth State University
Peter Bouchie - Class of 2007 - Assumption College
Kyle Hardy - Class of 2007 - Bowdoin College
Sy Nutkevich - Class of 2007 - SUNY Potsdam
Andrew Stewart - Class of 2007 - Plymouth State University