The Boys’ Ice Hockey Team enjoys one of the richest traditions of those secondary schools competing in the Division I of the New England Prep School Ice Hockey Association (NEPSIHA), one of the premier leagues in the country. The season typically begins in mid-November with team tryouts and concludes in early March at the New England Prep School Tournament. The team practices four times per week with games on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Andover has proudly qualified for the New England Tournament Playoffs numerous times in recent years. Andover hockey players have gone on to play in NCAA Division 1 and NESCAC schools such as Amherst, Boston College, Bowdoin, Brown, Hamilton, Harvard, Middlebury, Trinity, Williams, and Yale, leagues such as the USHL, AHL, NHL, and in the Olympic games.
The varsity schedule of 26 games includes healthy rivalries with Exeter, Deerfield, Cushing, NMH, Tabor, Choate and Loomis. Andover also competes against ISL rivals Belmont Hill, Nobles, Lawrence Academy, Thayer, St. Paul’s and Governor’s Academy on an annual basis. The team competes in the Flood-Marr Tournament hosted by Milton and Nobles in mid-December. The tournament is a frequent stop for college coaches and a great opportunity for our players to be seen and evaluated.
The Phillips Academy Ice Rinks are comprised of two ice skating rinks. Opened in February 2002 and later officially dedicated on June 8, 2002, the Ted Harrison Rink is the home of Andover varsity hockey. In addition to the 200' x 94' playing surface, this new state-of-the-art facility includes locker rooms for all four PA hockey teams and visiting squads, plus an athletic training room and a spacious lobby and viewing areas. Later opening in 2004, the Gurry Rink offers an NHL-sized surface. The entire facility is utilized year-round for Andover teams, hockey camps, town youth hockey, figure skating and recreational skating. All players are able to pursue strength and conditioning programs through the academy’s Rosenau Fitness Center and its free weights, weight machines, cardiovascular and resistance equipment. Players have access to three full-time athletic trainers for injury prevention and rehabilitation.
Jack Legler '17 protects the slot for goalie Kyle Martin '17
Andover scores a go-ahead goal on the road
Defenseman Carter Giampietro '19 fires a pass from the point across the ice