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Ice Hockey - Boys Varsity

Overview

Wyoming Seminary's hockey program is dedicated to developing student-athletes to their full potential, on the ice and in the classroom. Designed around the academic calendar, Sem’s hockey schedule exposes our athletes to the best competition while maintaining the academic integrity of the school.

Sem ice hockey began in 1991-92, with its first competitive season in 1992-93. In both 1993-94 and 1994-95, Seminary won the Lehigh Valley Scholastic League before moving to an independent schedule. Sem competed in the Midwest Prep School Hockey League from 2001-03 and now boasts a Division I National Independent Varsity team. The boy’s team plays a 30-35 game schedule with 5-6 tournaments and showcases a year. Some of the tournaments the program has participated in the past include: Northwood Tournament in Lake Placid, Albany Academy Tournament Rider Cup, Empire Cup, Philips Exeter Showcase, Shadyside Invitational and The St. Francis Tournament in Buffalo. In addition to the upper school boys programs, Seminary also fields middle school boys and upper school girls teams.

Recent Seminary student athletes have gone on to play in the NHL, AHL, ECHL, OHL, QMJHL, USHL, NAHL, EJHL as well as Division I, Division III and ACHA programs, including: Boston University, Bentley, Harvard, Alaska (Anchorage), American International, Norwich, Hamilton, Skidmore, New England College, St. Michaels, Hobart, Lebanon Valley, Elmira, SUNY Fredonia, Cortland State, Worcester State, Neumann, Penn State, Arizona, Drexel, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy and West Virginia.

Recent Seminary student Eric Tangradi ’05 was the first Sem player to play in the NHL for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Tangradi went onto the OHL after Sem and played for the Belleville Bulls before being drafted by the Anaheim Ducks and was eventually traded to the Penguins.

Dennis Packard ‘00 (Harvard ‘04) played for the U.S. Junior National Team during his senior year, was drafted and recently signed by the Boston Bruins, and now plays for the Providence Bruins of the AHL. Arpad Mihaly ‘01, a former member of the Romanian National Team alongside fellow Sem alumnus Zoltan Pal ‘99, has played with the ECHL’s Wheeling Nailers and for the ECHL’s Reading Royals.

Schedule

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Roster

Name Class
Ethan Decker 2019
Jeffrey Hooper 2021
Charles (Trey) Leo 2019
Harrison Kayton 2019
Jack Stamp 2019
Kevin Charles (KC) Medico 2019
Tyler Shedlock 2021
Vincent Baldassano 2021
Jared Weisenberger 2020
Spencer Stirewalt 2017
Armand Charland 2019
Harrison (Harry) May 2020
William Ziegler 2019
Tyler Kotowski 2020
Cole Ardoline 2018
Nikolai Stefanov 2019
Kameron Williams 2020

Coaches

Mike Dennis - Head Coach

For more information about the ice hockey program at Wyoming Seminary, contact Coach Dennis at mdennis@wyomingseminary.org.

Directions to Arena

Coal Street Complex
38 Coal Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18703
(570) 208-9471

From the North: I-81 south to Highland Park Blvd. (Exit 168). Turn left at the end of the ramp onto Highland Park Blvd. and proceed approx. 0.5 mile to Buisness Rt-309 (Highland Park Blvd. becomes Coal Street at the intersection of Buisness Rt-309). Continue onto Coal Street and proceed north approx. 0.5 mile to the Coal Street Park main entrance on the right.

From the South: I-81 north to Highland Park Blvd. (exit 168). Turn right at the end of the ramp onto Highland Park Blvd. and proceed approx. 0.5 mile to Buisness Rt-309 (Highland Park Blvd. becomes Coal Street at the intersection of Buisness Rt-309). Continue onto Coal Street and proceed north approx. 0.5 mile to the Coal Street Park main entrance on the right.

From Northeast Extention of the PA Turnpike: I-476 to Rt-115/Wilkes-Barre (Exit 105). Turn left at the end of ramp on Bear Creek Bldv. (Rt-115) and proceed north approx. 6 miles (Rt-115 becomes Rt-309) to Wilkes-Barre Blvd./Center City (Exit 2). Turn left at end of ramp on Wilkes-Barre Blvd. and proceed west approx. 1.74 miles to Coal Street (4th traffic light). Turn left on Coal Street and proceed south approx. 0.5 mile to the Coal Street Park main entrance on the left.