In eight seasons of Division I play, Brunswick’s hockey program has solidified itself as one of the most competitive high school programs in New England, securing tournament berths in 2010–2011, 2011–2012, 2014–15, when the team won a school-record 26 games; and 2015-16, when the Bruins earned their first-ever berth in the Elite 8 Tournament, featuring the top eight teams in New England.
Most recently, in 2016-17, Brunswick won its first-ever playoff game at the Division I level and advanced to the semifinals of the Large School Tournament.
At the collegiate level, in the past decade, ’Wick hockey alumni have laced up the skates for Harvard, Boston University, Yale, Holy Cross, Quinnipiac, Colby, Middlebury, Trinity, Williams, Bowdoin, Connecticut College, and Amherst — along with a host of other top Division I and Division III programs.
In the past 14 years, four hockey alumni have been selected in the NHL Draft. Hugh Jessiman ’02 was selected in the 1st Round in 2003 and recently retired from playing professional hockey. Kevin Shattenkirk ’07, who spent his freshman and sophomore years at Brunswick before playing for the United States National Team Development Program, was selected in the 1st Round in 2007 and is currently a member of the New York Rangers. John Hayden ’13, who followed Shattenkirk’s track, was selected by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 3rd Round of the 2013 draft. He captained Yale University during his senior year in 2017 and made his professional debut for the Blackhawks last spring. And Phil Kemp '17, who also played for the USNTDP and is now a freshman at Yale, was drafted in the 7th round of the 2017 draft by the Edmonton Oilers.
Luke Esposito '12, a Brunswick captain and four-year letterman at Harvard, is now a member of the Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL).
All Brunswick hockey games are held at Hartong Rink, on our King Street Campus.
Jack Forrest’s rebound goal with 11:20 left in overtime gave Brunswick its first-ever championship in NEPSAC Tournament play, as the #5 Bruins topped #3 Thayer by a 4-3 margin in the Martin/Earl Large School Tournament on Sunday.
After a 5-0 dismantling of top-seeded Northfield Mount Hermon (NMH) in the semifinal round of the NESPAC’s Martin/Earl (Large School) Tournament on Saturday afternoon, #5 Brunswick earned a spot in the tournament finals against #3 Thayer Academy on Sunday at St. Anselm’s College in Manchester, N.H.
In the quarterfinals of the NEPSAC Martin/Earl (Large School) Tournament, #5 Brunswick topped fourth-seed Williston Northampton on Wednesday, 2-0. With the shut-out win, the Bruins (16-12-4) advance to a semifinal showdown against the top-seed, Northfield Mount Hermon (24-6-3), on Saturday, March 3.
Christian LeSueur added another accolade to his impressive hockey resume, as the two-time Brunswick captain earned a place on the 2018 All-NEPSAC West Hockey Team. LeSueur is the fourth All-NEPSAC selection in the past three seasons for head coach Ron VanBelle.
Brunswick locked up its fourth-straight trip to the post season, garnering the fifth seed in the NEPSIHA Martin/Earl (Large School) Tournament. The Bruins (15-12-4, 14-10-4) will travel to #4 Williston Northampton (14-10-2) in the quarterfinal round on Wednesday, February 28.
Brunswick’s Christian LeSueur finished off a combined seven-goal third period against Albany Academy, netting the go-ahead goal with just five seconds left to play. The tally gave the Bruins an improbable 7-6 win over the Cadets (9-19-2, 6-18-2) in the consolation game of the Empire Cup at Hartong Rink on Saturday. With the win, the Bruins earned the #5 seed in the upcoming NEPSAC Martin/Earl (Large School) Tournament.
Brunswick dropped a 2-1 decision to Trinity-Pawling in the opening round of the Empire Cup, held at Millbrook on Friday. Both teams return to action at Brunswick’s Hartong Rink on Saturday, as the Bruins will host the consolation and championship games of the Empire Cup.
Brunswick netted four third period goals en route to a 5-1 road win over Gunnery on Sunday. The win is the second for the Bruins (14-11-4, 13-9-4) over the Highlanders (17-10-2, 15-8-2) in the past nine days, as Brunswick beat Gunnery by a matching 5-1 score in Hartong Rink back on February 9.
Trailing 3-0 against Shattuck-St. Mary’s, Brunswick scored a pair of third period goals, but ultimately fell to the powerhouse from Minnesota, 4-2, at the Gunnery Showcase on Saturday. Following the non-league contest, the Bruins (13-11-4, 12-9-4) face Gunnery on Sunday, February 18.