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Hockey arrived as an interscholastic sport during the winter of 1904-1905 when twelve boys turned out for practice on frozen Lake Washinee. Early opponents included nearby teams like Searles, Kent, and Lakeville. Play was suspended in 1913 due to the difficulty in maintaining acceptable playing surfaces. By 1922, matches had moved to a new hockey pond located next to Route 44. Interscholastic hockey was suspended during most of the 1930s but returned in 1939, when the old boards were resurrected and played on a rink built on the football field. The true "Father of Salisbury Hockey" was coach Roswell "Hop" Rudd, who arrived on the Hilltop in 1948. His teams won the Connatonic League Championship in 1956, 1965, 1966, and 1967. The team moved indoors in 1967, into what later was named Rudd Rink. Under Coach Matt Corkery the squad won three consecutive Rudd Conference Championships in 1984-1986 and then New England's Division II Cup in 1991. The team stepped up to Division I competition a few years later. Under the guiding hand of coaches Dan Donato and then Andrew Will, the squad earned co-championship honors of the Housatonic Hockey League in 2002, 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2011, while earning championship honors in 2012 and 2013. Salisbury garnered its first New England Division I Championship in 2006, its second in 2009 and its third in 2013. Over the years Salisbury graduates have joined the rosters of the nation's best college hockey teams.


New England Prep Champions

  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2009
  • 2006

Housatonic Hockey League Champions 

  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2009
  • 2006
  • 2005

NHL Draft Picks 

Ryan Segalla  UConn Pittsburgh – 4th Round 2013
Danny Biega   Harvard Carolina – 3rd Round 2010
Paul Carey BC  Colorado – 5th Round 2007
Kevin Quick  Michigan  Tampa Bay – 3rd Round 2006
Alex Biega  Harvard Buffalo – 6th Round 2006
Brian O’Hanley BC San Jose – 9th Round 2003 
Ben Blais  Quinnipiac NY Islanders – 9th Round 1998
Kyle Kidney  UMass Colorado – 9th Round 1997

NHL Free Agents

Marc Arcobello  Yale Edmonton Oilers   2011
Brian Gibbons   BC Pittsburgh Penguins  2011

Where are they now?

YEAR

PLAYER

COLLEGE

2013

Mark Hamilton

University of Maine

 

Jason Kalinowski

University of New Hampshire

 

Matt Pugh

Tufts University

 

Ryan Segalla

University of Connecticut - Pittsburgh Penguins – 4th Round

 

Aaron Titcomb

Merrimack

 

   
2012

Nate Bubacy

Connecticut College

 

Ondrej Krajnak

Skidmore

 

Zack Pryzbek

Brown University

 

John Stevens

Northeastern

 

Philip Zielonka

Harvard University

 

Marc Biega Merrimack College
2011

Gabe Antoni

Bentley University

 

Jack Barre

Dartmouth College

 

Matthew Caito                                          

Miami of Ohio

 

Joey DeConcilys

Brown University

 

JP Durso

Nazareth

 

Jon Gillies

Providence

 

Gunnar Hughes

St. Lawrence University

 

Kevin Morris

Miami of Ohio

 

   
2010

Steven Cook

Plattsburg

 

Max Edson

Air Force

 

Billy Fitzgerald

Dartmouth College

 

Kyle Hughes

Manhattanville

 

Andy Iles

Cornell University – 2011 US World Jr. Team (Goalie)

 

Michael McCann

Colgate University

 

Brandon Russo

Canisius

 

   
2009

Danny Biega

Harvard University – 3rd Round Draft pick of the Carolina Hurricanes

 

Francis Drolet

Brown University

 

John Guay

Wesleyan University

 

   
2008

Anthony Borelli

Brown University

 

Jack Clayman

Hobart College

 

Matt Clune

Holy Cross

 

Paul Jaskot

Trinity College

 

Shawn Manning

UMass-Dartmouth

 

Adam Pawlick

Clarkson University

 

   
2007

Michael Biega

Harvard University

 

Joe Capuano

Connecticut College

 

Brian Gibbons

Boston College – Signed as FA with Pittsburg Penguins

 

Justin Guttek

Williams College

 

Nick Jaskowiak

Yale University

 

Rudy Luther

Bowdoin College

 

Matt Masucci

Williams College

 

Dan Reed

Clarkson University

 

Kevin Quick

University of Michigan

 

   
2006

Mark Arcobello

Yale University – Signed as FA with Edmonton Oilers

 

Alex Biega

Harvard University – 5th Round Draft pick of the Buffalo Sabres

 

David Cavanagh

Providence College

 

John Cavanagh

Providence College

 

Greg Collins

Providence College

 

Jeremiah Cunningham

St. Lawrence University

 

Will Ortiz

UMASS Amherst

 

Sean Sylvester

Curry College

 

   
2005

Mike Atkinson

Quinnipiac University

 

Brian Baldelli

Babson College

 

Andrew Estey

Union College

 

Brian Hartigan                         

St. Anselm’s College

 

Jeff Mack

Hobart College

 

Jerry Pollastrone

University of New Hampshire

 

Phillippe Paquet

Clarkson University

 

Steve Smolinsky

Boston University

 

Tyler Quinn

St. Olaf College

 

   
2004

Matt Crum

Trinity College

 

Greg Goldman

Wesleyan University

 

Brian O’Hanley

Boston College

 

Luke Salscheider

St. Thomas University

 

Tim Trahon

Curry College

     
     
     
     
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