Hockey arrived as an interscholastic sport during the winter of 1904-1905 when twelve boys turned out for practice on frozen Lake Washinee. After winning New England's Division II Cup in 1991 the team stepped up to Division I competition. Under the guiding hand of coaches Dan Donato and then Andrew Will, the squad earned championship and co-championship honors of the Housatonic Hockey League between 2002 and 2017. Salisbury has won a total of five New England Division I Championships. The team garnered its first title in 2006, followed by an additional four New England Division I Championships with consecutive titles in 2013, 2014 and 2015.
Coach Will won the honor of ALL-USA Boy's Hockey Coach in 2015.
Over the years Salisbury graduates have joined the rosters of the nation's best college hockey teams.
NHL Draft Picks
- Pittsburgh - 4th Round in 2013
- Carolina - 3rd Round in 2010
- Colorado - 5th Round in 2007
- Tampa Bay - 3rd Round in 2006
- Buffalo - 6th Round in 2006
- San Jose - 9th Round in 2003
- NY Islanders - 9th Round in 1998
- Colorado - 9th Round in 1997
NHL Free Agents
- NY Islanders in 2017
- Edmonton Oilers in 2011
- Pittsburgh Penguins in 2011
Where Are They Now?
Our Knights have gone on to play at the following colleges and universities:
Boston College, Colby College, Connecticut College, Harvard University, Holy Cross, Mercyhurst College, University of Michigan, Northeastern, Norwich University, Notre Dame, Penn State University, Providence College, Quinnipiac, Sacred Heart University, Skidmore College, UMass, UConn, Wesleyan University, and Yale University.