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Hockey - Boys' Varsity

Record: 14-7-1

Overview

Overview

2016-17 Founders League Champions 2008 Lawrenceville Tournament Champions
2016 Lawrenceville Tournament Champions 2006 Lawrenceville Tournament Champions
2011 Lawrenceville Tournament Champions 2005-06 Founders League Co-Champions
2008-09 New England Quarterfinalist 2005-06 New England Finalists

Boys hockey has been played at Taft since Horace Dutton Taft founded the school in 1890. Taft’s long-standing tradition of excellence in boys’ ice hockey dates back to the undefeated 1905 team. Moreover, Taft was the first school in New England to have an indoor artificial ice surface “Mays Rink” in 1950. Over the past century Taft also has had only seven head varsity boys’ hockey coaches, all of who have emphasized excellence not only on the ice, but also in the classroom and the dormitory. The Taft boys’ hockey program is not only proud of helping student athletes improve their individual skills and hockey “sense,” but also helping them to foster their leadership skills as well. Taft hockey boasts a rich history of preparing their players to become “captains” of their respective teams. Because Taft has two ice surfaces (Mays and Odden Arena), we are equally as pleased to celebrate hockey as an inclusive sport for Taft students, as we do our most recent graduates winning the Stanley Cup (Ryan Shannon ‘01 / Anaheim Ducks), being picked 22rd overall in the 2007 National Hockey League Entry Draft (Max Pacioretty / Montreal Canadiens), being a 2007 Hobey Baker Finalist (John Curry ’03 / Boston University), or winning the 2006 Lawrenceville School Christmas tournament. Hockey at Taft can be played by the student-athlete that aspires to play from the recreational to professional level.

Schedule

Schedule

Opponent Date Time Location Advantage Details Result Score Status
vs.
Salisbury School
Details Loss 0-5
vs.
Berkshire School
Details Loss 2-3
vs.
Avon Old Farms School
Details Win 3-2
vs.
Northfield Mount Hermon School
Details Win 4-1
vs.
Lawrence Academy
Details Tie 1-1
vs.
Canterbury School
Details Win 4-0
vs.
Brunswick School
Details Win 8-4
vs.
Avon Old Farms School
Details Loss 2-4
vs.
Westminster School
Details Win 5-2
vs.
Choate Rosemary Hall
Details Win 3-2
vs.
Loomis Chaffee School
Details Win 3-2
vs.
Canterbury School
Details Loss 2-3
vs.
Northfield Mount Hermon School
Details Win 2-1
vs.
Kent School
Details Loss 1-2
vs.
Trinity-Pawling School
Details Win 7-1
vs.
Kent School
Details Win 5-3
vs.
Salisbury School
Details Loss 3-7
vs.
Deerfield Academy
Details Win 4-2
vs.
Choate Rosemary Hall
Details Win 3-2
vs.
Trinity-Pawling School
Trinity Pawling Away Details Win 4-2
vs.
Hotchkiss School
Home Details Win 6-2
vs.
Albany Academies
Home Details Loss 1-3

Roster

Roster

# Name Position Class Hometown
Christopher Adamsons 2017 Portland, CT
Niklas Allain 2018 North Branford, CT
Aaron Barré 2017 Ithaca, NY
Riley Bragg 2017 Southbury, CT
Cameron Cokinos 2019 Norwell, MA
Ryan Colwell 2019 Levittown, NY
Shea Courtmanche 2019 Madison, CT
John-Michael Di Gregorio 2017 Montreal, QC
William Dobensky 2019 Shelton, CT
John Dorio 2018 Norwalk, CT
Azan Dorsett 2018 McKinney, TX
Andrew Farrier 2017 Montreal, QC
Jack Feinstein 2018 Norwalk, CT
Lawrence Foley 2017 Southport, CT
Dennis Franklin 2019 Oakland, CA
Caleb Hannon 2018 Clemson, SC
John Hartfiel 2018 Minneapolis, MN
Peter Horne 2018 Winnetka, IL
Peter Kenerson 2019 Watertown, CT
Jérémie Lavallée 2017 Montreal, QC
Matteo Mangiardi 2017 Lake Zurich, IL
Mikhail Mrotchek 2017 Morristown, NJ
John Sheehan 2018 New York, NY
Caroline Stewart 2017 Westmount, Quebec
Jordan Tonelli 2019 Armonk, NY
Finn Walker 2019 George Town
McKenzie Yerkes 2017 Tampa, FL

Coaches

Coaches

About Head Coach Dan Murphy

Dan, a 1993 graduate of the University of Maine, started his independent secondary boarding school career at his alma mater, The Gunnery, where he worked in the admissions office, the classroom, the library, the dormitory, and on the playing fields for two years. In 1997, he took advantage of an opportunity to become a full-time history teacher at Avon Old Farms School, where he taught U.S. History and AP U.S. History. While at Avon, he served as the head coach of the cross country team and was an assistant thirds' soccer coach and assistant track coach. After six years at Avon Old Farms, Dan was hired to teach history and coach boys’ varsity hockey at Taft. Over the years, he earned his master’s degree in history from Trinity College and has taught a wide variety of history courses ranging from Approaches to History to AP U.S. History. In addition to his work in the classroom, he has served as the co-director of the residential life program, and he continues to work in the admission office. He is the head coach for boys' varsity hockey and the boys' junior varsity golf coach. He loves to spend time with his wife, Caroline, and their two boys, Ryan and Liam, at their summer home on the southern coast of Maine.

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Record

Record

Year Record Year Record
2006-0713-6-42007-0813-9-1
2008-0914-6-42009-1011-11-3
2010-11 13-12 2011-12 10-12-1
2012-13 11-10-2
2013-14 11-12-2
2014-15 10-15
2015-16 9-15-1

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