10 Things You Might Not Know About the Junior Hockey Team


The Junior Team celebrates a win against prep rival Shattuck St. Mary’s. (Photo: Mr. Michael Aldridge)

Northwood’s Junior Hockey team is consistently one of the best teams in North American prep hockey. This team has players from all around the US and several international players. Most of them have played together for 2 or 3 seasons. In this article, we are going to share 10 things about the hockey team that you may not know.


1. There are four players already committed Division I colleges: Tommy Bannister ‘20, Jared Lambright ‘20, and Cody Monds ‘19 to St. Lawrence University and Reid Leibold ‘20 to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

2. They have a player from Finland. His name is Jerkko Ramo.

3. The youngest player is 16 years old. His name is Nate Boak.

4. They have some of the best coaches in the country in Chadd Cassidy (former coach of the Rochester Amerks of the AHL and the US National Development Program) and Trevor Gilligan (former head coach of SUNY Canton).

5. Fourteen of the twenty-two players on the Junior Team are seniors.

6. The team travels throughout the United States and Canada to play the best teams. See their schedule here.

7. They train and play their games at the Olympic Center, home to the 1980 Miracle on Ice.

8. They have a strong team culture and tradition.

9. They are consistently ranked as one of the best prep hockey teams in the United States.

10. They are off to a 2-1-2 start this year and take on the PAL Islanders at home this weekend. Good seats are still available.



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