In seven 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, and 2014–15, when the team won a school-record 26 games.
Most recently, in 2015-16, the Bruins earned their first-ever berth in the Elite 8 Tournament, featuring the top eight teams in New England.
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, and Amherst — along with a host of other top Division I and Division III programs.
In the past decade, three hockey alumni have been selected in the NHL Draft. Hugh Jessiman ’02 was selected in the 1st Round in 2003 and is currently playing professional hockey in Austria. 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 St. Louis Blues. And John Hayden ’13, who followed Shattenkirk’s track, was selected by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 3rd Round of the 2013 draft. He is currently the captain at Yale University.
All Brunswick hockey games are held at Hartong Rink, on our King Street Campus.
As the chase for the Stanley Cup in professional hockey gets underway, three Bruin hockey players were a part of another championship, held from April 6-10 in Pittsburgh, Pa. Nick VanBelle, Christian LeSueur, and Strauss Mann were vital components of the Mid-Fairfield hockey team, winners of the 2017 Tier I U-18 USA Hockey Youth National Championship.
Senior Jack Stefanou documented the memorable 2016-17 varsity hockey season. The video highlights some great moments, accomplishments, and milestones for the Bruins. Stefanou filmed a number of player and coach interviews, along with game footage and behind-the-scenes events over the 19-minute film. Click here to see the video.
Brunswick’s hockey season came to an end on Saturday, as Avon Old Farms ousted the Bruins from the NEPSIHA Large School Tournament inside a jam-packed Hartong Rink, 7-2. The loss finishes the season for the Bruins (17-10-5), while Avon Old Farms (16-6-5) heads to the tourney finals to play Albany Academy at St. Anselm College on Sunday.
Brunswick jumped ahead of Milton Academy (Mass.) with an early goal and piled on five straight goals en route to a 6-1 victory in the quarterfinals of the NEPSIHA Large School Tournament, hosted by Choate on Wednesday. With the win, the Bruins (17-9-5) advance to the semifinals and will host Avon Old Farms on Saturday at Hartong Rink.
Brunswick locked up its third-straight trip to the post season, garnering the second seed in the NEPSIHA Large School Tournament. The Bruins (16-9-5) will play seventh-seed Milton Academy (12-9-3) in the quarterfinal round on Wednesday, March 1, at Choate’s William C.S. Remsen Arena. Face-off is scheduled for 4:30 p.m.