Junior Team Splits Final Weekend at Home [Photo Album]

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During the final weekend of the season, the last two games had more meaning than just another two-game series. It was the seniors’ last games wearing the Blue N on their chest. This year’s senior class is one of the smallest in junior team history and includes five student-athletes: Patrick Callahan, Sam DiBitetto, Daniel Lambert, Shane McGrath, and Santeri Hartikainen.

In the first game of the weekend versus Seacoast Prep, the Huskies got off to a fast start. Will Arquiett (Forward, 2019) started the scoring, tipping a shot from Hartikainen (Forward, 2018). The group added to that with a rocket from the top of the circles by Tommy Bannister (Forward, 2020), who made it 2-0. Seacoast would get a goal early in the 3rd period, and the game saw chances back and forth, but still 2-1 Huskies. With 58 seconds left in the game, Seacoast got a lucky bounce and was able to put one in the back of the net, to knot it up at two. The game would need overtime. In OT, the Huskies dominated play, but couldn’t score. Eventually the game went to a shootout to decide the winner. Cody Monds (Forward, 2020) and Arquiett both scored, but that wouldn’t be enough. It was a tough loss, but goaltender Rico DiMatteo ‘20 played extremely well in net, helping the Huskies the entire game.

With one game left, the group wasn’t going out with a loss. A win was the only option. The Huskies started the scoring with a goal from Stephen Panico (Forward, 2019). Seacoast score two quick goals to make it 2-1. The boys weren’t going to back down. With a goal late in the second period by Coal Leal (Defense, 2019), it was 2-2 to start the third. Holding nothing back, the Huskies dominated the entire period, netting goals by Arquiett and Bannister, who was fed a beautiful pass by Callahan. The Huskies won 4-2, making the seniors’ last game in the uniform one to remember.

The entire Junior Team would like to thank the seniors for all they have done this season. You will all be greatly missed next season but they wish you nothing but the best in the next chapter of your careers.


Girls Hockey Sends Seniors Out With a Win


Senior Class ‘18 : (From left to right) Olvia Skriloff, Hanna Rose, Kendall Dubin, Nicki Kendrick, Kylie Kroes, Moe Tsukimoto, Sierra Benjamin, Sara Donatello, Keeley Rose, Ashley Davis

Saturday night the girl’s hockey team hosted their final game of the season at the Olympic Center in honor of the 10 graduating seniors. On an emotional night, the Huskies were able to channel their energy and crush CP Dynamo 10-1.

The game began with all 6 “Four Year Survivors” starting in the first puck drop. In the first minute, Moe Tsukimoto (Forward, 2018) and Keeley Rose got on the board, allowing the Huskies to take a quick 2-0 lead. The pressure continued to be all Northwood throughout the first as 4 more goals were scored before the end of the period. Aimee Headland (Forward, 2019), Kendall Dubin (Forward, 2018), Hadley Swedlund (Forward, 2020) added one a piece and Tsukimoto picked up her second of the game to make the score 6-0.

In the second, play began to even out as the Huskies struggled to maintain their high intensity pace. Halfway through the second period Ashley Davis (Goalie, 2017 PG) exchanged positions with Olivia Skriloff (Goalie, 2018). In the last half of the period Miranda Bookman (Forward, 2020) got on the board pushing the lead to 7-0. In the final seconds a breakaway was allowed and CP Dynamo capitalized to cut the lead to 7-1.

The third period was more in tune with the first as the Huskies regained control and netted 3 more goals to complete the 10-1 win. Hanna Rose (Defense, 2018) added a goal, Headland added her second of the game, and Tsukimoto completed her hat trick.

With this weekend win, the Huskies move to 31-14-6 on the season. This coming weekend the girls will travel to Buffalo, NY to compete in the state tournament. If they win, the girls will extended their season into April where they will compete at nationals.

Follow Northwood Girls Hockey games on Twitter (@nwsgirlshockey) live play by play updates year round.

We would like to honor all of our seniors and thank them for their time at Northwood:

“I’m going to miss the seniors. Though all the ups and downs of the season they have always found a way to show us underclassmen how to keep our heads high. They’ve been there since the first day to help us as new students and make us all comfortable in a new environment. They have been great influences on all of us and made my first year and great one. Thank you to all the seniors and I wish you all the best of luck in all of your futures” – Marina Alvarez ‘21

#2 Nicki Kendrick – 4 Years
#7 Hanna Rose – 2 Years
#8 Sara Donatello – 4 Years
#12 Keeley Rose – 2 Years
#20 Kylie Kroes – 4 Years
#21 Kendall Dubin – 3 Years
#22 Moe Tsukimoto – 4 Years
#24 Sierra Benjamin – 4 Years
#30 Ashley Davis – 4 Years
#31 Olivia Skriloff – 3 Years

Junior Team Falls in USPHL Semi-Finals

With the season winding down, the boys still had work to do. They were in the USPHL playoffs, and were looking to bring some championship hardware back to Lake Placid. The first weekend of playoffs was played in Worcester, MA versus the Northern Cyclones and Springfield Pics. These two games were must-wins in order to advance. [Read more…]

Girl’s Hockey Falls Short in NAPHA League Championship

The girls hockey team traveled to Port Hope, ON this past weekend to compete in the NAPHA league championship tournament. The Huskies were 1st seed in the MacLeod division heading into the tournament and secured that title after going undefeated in the round robin play. The girls went 3-1 on the weekend, ultimately placing 2nd in the league. [Read more…]

U16 Racers Dominate Gore Super G

In late January, the skiers traveled to Gore, eager to race Super G after being let down in NH the previous weekend. The athletes had two races on Saturday, and one race on Sunday. The weather was sunny with mild winds, which made for a perfect day for racing. The course was set extraordinary tight for Super G, which challenged the racers ability to carve tight radius turns. By the second race the course had become faster by the number of athletes shaving off the slow top sheet of snow exposing the fast ice, and the rain clouds covering the sun.

Both races on Saturday went smoothly, but made for a long day because the athletes were booted up by 8am, and weren’t off the hill till 4pm. Saturday night it was 40 degrees and began to rain. The foul weather led to the hill freezing much like an ice rink. This excited many athletes, at least those who had tuned the night before. Unfortunately, the slick ice caused for a one-hour delay to let the hill soften; however, many turns on the course remained slick that were hidden from the sun.

The ski team had a very successful weekend, with the U16 boys coming home with two podium sweeps and the girls with three podiums.


Magnus Sheffield ’20, Ben DeGirolamo ’21and Andrew Van Slyke ’20 on the podium at Gore.


Beth Fisher ’19 atop the podium  at Gore.

Northwood Men (Race 1)

Magnus Sheffield ’20 in 1st U16 and Overall

Ben DeGirolamo ’21 in 2nd U16 and 4th Overall

Andrew Van Slyke ’20 in 3rd U19 and 5th Overall

Martin McDonough ’20 in 3rd U16 and 9th Overall

Zack Zientko ’21 in 7th U16 and 13th Overall


Northwood Women (Race 1)

Ava Day ’21 in 3rd U16 and 4th Overall

Chelsea Smith ’19 in 3rd U19 and 6th Overall

Gabrielle Cote ’21 in 5th U16 and in 9th Overall

Imani Hawman ’20 in 10th U16 and 14th Overall

Beth Fisher ’19 in 6th U19 and 19th Overall

Amelia Brady ’21 in 28th U16 and 41st Overall

Ana Spencer ’20 in 32nd U16 and 45th Overall

Audrey Higgins-Lopez ’21 DNF1


Northwood Men (Race 2)

Magnus Sheffield ’20 in 1st U16 and Overall

Andrew Van Slyke ’20 in 1st U19 and 2nd Overall

Ben DeGirolamo ’21 in 2nd U16 and 6th Overall

Zack Zientko ’21 in 4th U16 and 10th Overall

Martin McDonough ’20 in 5th U16 and 9th Overall


Northwood Women (Race 2)

Ava Day ’21 in 2rd U16 and 2nd Overall

Chelsea Smith ’19 in 1st U19 and 2rd Overall

Audrey Higgins-Lopez ’21 in 4th U16 and 7th Overall

Gabrielle Cote ’21 in 9th U16 and in 13th Overall

Imani Hawman ’20 in 10th U16 and 14th Overall

Beth Fisher ’19 in 5th U19 and 15th Overall

Amelia Brady ’21 in 27th U16 and 41st Overall

Ana Spencer ’20 in 31st U16 and 46th Overall


Northwood Men (Sunday)

Magnus Sheffield ’20 in 1st U16 and Overall

Andrew Van Slyke ’20 in 1st U19 and 2nd Overall

Ben DeGirolamo ’21 in 2nd U16 and 3rd Overall

Zack Zientko ’21 in 3rd U16 and 9th Overall

Martin McDonough ’20 in 7th U16 and 21st Overall


Northwood Women (Sunday)

Ava Day ’21 in 6th U16 and 8th Overall

Audrey Higgins-Lopez ’21 in 8th U16 and 10th Overall

Gabrielle Cote ’21 in 12th U16 and in 16th Overall

Imani Hawman ’20 in 15th U16 and 20th Overall

Beth Fisher ’19 in 1st U19 and 2nd Overall

Amelia Brady ’21 in 28th U16 and 40th Overall

Ana Spencer ’20 in 25th U16 and 37th Overall

Girls’ Hockey Splits 1-1 With Hill School at Home


Senior Sierra Benjamin rushed the puck.

The Girls’ Hockey team hosted Hill School twice on their home sheet. Moe Tsukimoto’s (Forward, 2018) hat trick stole the first win but the Huskies struggled to string together a second game, ultimately splitting the weekend 1-1.

The first game took place Saturday night. The girls faced off against Hill School for the first time this season, in exciting comeback fashion. Hill started the game with a fast pace that took the Huskies by surprise. They controlled the puck in the Huskies’ defensive zone for the majority of the period, eventually capitalizing on the rush taking the lead 0-1. Just a few minutes later Hill struck again off a screen and tip in front of the net, extending their lead to 2-0. After a flat start, Tsukimoto was able to cut Hill’s lead in half and close the period out 1-2. Coming back on the ice for the second period the Huskies were able to even out the pace of the game. Tsukimoto collected her second of the game off of her own rebound to tie the game 2-2. The third period remained scoreless as both goaltenders held strong. As overtime began Hill took back control of the play yet the Huskies prevailed. Off a rebound from Ashley Davis (Goalie, 2017 PG) Tsukimoto collected the puck and scored blocker side on a breakaway to win the game 3-2. Davis posted the win in net.

Less than 12 hours later the puck dropped again. This time the Huskies were stronger from the start but small defensive breakdowns proved to be too much to overcome. After controlling the puck in the Huskies’ defensive zone for a few minutes Hill was able to strike first and take the lead yet again, 0-1. They held their lead into the second period until Aimee Headland (Forward, 2019) scored backdoor tying the game at 1. Just a few minutes later a defensive breakdown led to a breakaway and Hill was able to regain their lead, pushing the score to 1-2. The third period started with Hill scoring a weak goal that extended their to 1-3. The remainder of the period played out until the final minutes when Madison Novotny (Defense, 2021) scored her first Northwood goal from the point. In the final minute of play the Huskies pulled the goalie for the extra skater but the effort wasn’t enough. Hill scored an empty net goal to finish the game 2-4. Davis posted the loss in net.

With this weekend’s results, the Huskies move to 27-13-6 on the season. Next weekend, the Huskies have two games against New Jersey prep Hill School.

Follow Northwood Girls Hockey games on Twitter (@nwsgirlshockey) live play by play updates year round.

Five Alumni Competing in PyeongChang Winter Games

Five Northwood School alumni will compete in the XXIII Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. Two athletes, Andrew Weibrecht ’03 and Tony Granato ’83, are participating in their third Olympic Games, while Kevin Drury ’06, Mike Testwuide ’05, and Will Rhoads ’13 are first-time Olympians.

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Northwood’s Rich Olympic History

The XXIII Winter Olympic Games begin today and Opening Ceremonies are tomorrow in PyeongChang, South Korea. Athletes from around the world have arrived in the Olympic Village ready for the upcoming competitions. In the Winter Games, these top-level athletes will compete for 259 medals in 15 sports, including alpine skiing, ice hockey, ski jumping, and bobsleigh. The 2018 United States Olympic Team is comprised of 244 athletes — 135 men, 109 women, the largest Winter Olympic team for any nation in history.In this 16-day winter sports celebration featuring athleticism and life-changing accomplishment, five Northwood alumni have been named to Olympic teams. As athletes (Andrew Weibrecht ’03, Mike Testwuide ’05, Kevin Drury ’06, Will Rhoads ’13) and a coach (Tony Granato ’83), these alumni will join an exclusive club of twenty-three former Northwood students who participated in the Winter Olympic Games over the past seven decades. The history of Northwood School alumni who made it to the world stage to represent their respective countries goes back to the 1952 Winter Olympics in Oslo, Norway.

On the occasion of the opening of the Twenty-Third Winter Olympic Games, here’s a look at Northwood’s Olympic Alumni. We are grateful for the research and writing of Phil Frommholz ‘65, who has previously written about Northwood’s Olympic tradition. We are in debt to his work.

John Francis “Jack” Mulhern ’47


John Francis “Jack” Mulhern (Photo: Epitome)


Jack Mulhurn ’47 (photo: Boston College)

“Jack Mulhern deserves special recognition as the first Northwood athlete to step up on the Olympic Podium after winning a Silver medal in 1952 on the Men’s Hockey Team,” wrote Phil Frommholz in his personal blog, “The Northwood Blogger.” Mulhern was also one of the founding members of a club with nineteen Northwood Olympians as its members.

Annibale John “Ni” Orsi, Jr. ’64


Ni Orsi ’64 (Stockton Hall of Fame)


Annibale John “Ni” Orsi, Jr. ’64 (Photo: Sports Illustrated)

“The decade of the 60s brought notice to Northwood School, for not only an outstanding hockey program, but also for its nationally-known ski program,” mentioned Mr. Frommholz. Californian Ni Orsi had just graduated from Northwood when he competed in the 1964 Winter Olympics in Innsbruck, Austria. At 19 years of age, he ranked 14th as the first American finisher in the Men’s Downhill in alpine skiing.

Ulf Kvendbo ’68


Ulf Kvendbo (Photo: Epitome)


Ulf Kvendbo at the 1968 Games in Grenoble, France. (Photo: Canadian Ski Hall of Fame)

Ulf Kvendbo from Stockholm, Sweden was a ski jumper from the Team Canada who competed in two Winter Olympic Games: in 1968 and 1972. In 1968, he finished 53rd in Men’s Normal Hill, Individual and 55th in Men’s Large Hill, Individual. 4 years later, in Sapporo, Japan, he ranked 44th and 45th, respectively, in the events.

Thomas Robert Mellor ’68

Tom Mellor

Tom Mellor (Photo: Epitome)


Tom Mellor with the Red Wings, following his participation in the 1972 Winter Olympics in Sapporo, Japan. (Photo: legendsofhockey.net)

While a student-athlete at Boston College, hockey player Tom Mellor, the older brother of current English teacher Donald Mellor, competed for the United States in the 1972 Winter Olympics and took home a silver medal. Another highlight of Mellor’s hockey career was when he joined NHL’s Detroit Red Wings in 1973-74. He spent most of his time with its minor league club, the Virginia Wings.

Jay J. Rand, II ’68


Jay Rand (Photo: Epitome)

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A European press clipping featuring Jay Rand (Photo: USA Nordic Story Project)

As a world-class ski jumper who competed nationally and internationally with the U.S. Ski Jumping Team from 1966 to 1977, Jay Rand represented the United States in the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble, France. He placed 42nd in Men’s Normal Hill, Individual and 35th in Men’s Large Hill, Individual. He later became manager of the Lake Placid Olympic Ski Jumping Complex. After several years in that position, he was made the manager of the Whiteface Mountain Ski Area and then executive director of New York Ski Educational Foundation, also known as NYSEF. Today Rand coaches ski jumping for NYSEF and is a North Elba town councilman. Three-time Olympian Andrew Weibrecht is Rand’s son-in-law.

Brent Rushlaw ’70


Brent Rushlaw (Photo: Epitome)


Brent Rushlaw driving the USA sled at an international competition. (Photo: bunksplace.com)

Brent “Stuntman” Rushlaw, from nearby Saranac Lake, NY, is the only Olympic Bobsledder among Northwood School alumni. He established himself as the No. 1 bobsledder in the U.S., winning the national championship five times and 18 of the 26 two-man races he had entered in the U.S. (Matthew Roy, a science teacher at Northwood was the second-most decorated US bobsledder). Rushlaw competed in four Winter Olympic Games, more than any other bobsledder: 1976 in Innsbruck, Austria; 1980 in Lake Placid, 1984 in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia, and 1988 in Calgary, competing in Men’s Two and Men’s Four races. Despite just missing out on an Olympic medal in the ’80 and ’88 Olympics, placing 6th and 4th, respectively, Rushlaw earned the title as one of the best bobsled drivers in the world.

Joseph V. Lamb III ’73


Joe Lamb (Photo: Epitome)


Joe Lamb jumping in Lake Placid in preparation for the 1972 Games in Sapporo, Japan. (Photo: USA Nordic)

Joe Lamb ’73 is one of the youngest ski jumping and Nordic combined competitors in the history of the Olympic Games. At the age of 16, Lamb took a leave of absence from Northwood to compete in the 1972 Winter Olympics in Sapporo, Japan. Since then, he has attended seven Winter Olympic Games as a coach, a commentator, a technical advisor, and official for ski jumping, skiing, and Nordic combined. Starting in 1991, Lamb served as a U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association representative to the International Ski Federation (FIS). In 1995 he received the Bud and Mary Little Award to honor his significant contribution to skiing interest in the United States through a long-term involvement in the FIS and Olympic communities, earning U.S. Skiing recognition. From 2014 to 2016, Lamb was named to the New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority board as one of the town of North Elba’s representatives. His grandson is a member of the class of 2019.

Anthony Lewis “Tony” Granato ’83


Tony Granato (Photo: Epitome)


Tony Granato (Photo: University of Wisconsin)

Tony Granato came to Northwood from Illinois and was an impact player on a team that included legendary goalie Mike Richter. Before his senior year, he was drafted by the New York Rangers and went on to play at hockey power University of Wisconsin. After Wisconsin he represented the United States in the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary. Granato was second in scoring for the U.S. at the 1988 Winter Olympics with eight points on a team that finished seventh. After the Olympics, he went on to have a successful career in the NHL. Upon retirement as a player, Granato has been a successful NHL coach. Since 2016 he has been the head coach of the Wisconsin men’s hockey team. Three decades after the Calgary Games, Tony Granato will be making his Olympic head coaching debut with the 2018 U.S. Men’s Ice Hockey Team in PyeongChang, South Korea.

Michael Thomas Richter ’85


Mike Richter (Photo: Epitome)


Mike Richter in the 2002 Games in Salt Lake. (Photo: Library and Archives Canada)

Pennsylvania native Mike Richter is widely-regarded as the best American goaltender in NHL history. Richter played with Tony Granato at the 1988 Olympic Games to represent the United States before making his NHL debut in the 1989 playoffs. Despite a series of knee injuries, Richter was selected as the top goaltender for Team USA in the 1998 games in Nagano, Japan and in the 2002 games in Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S. Olympics, winning a silver medal in the 2002 Games. He was named to the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame in 2008 for his contribution during his 14-year NHL career.

David A. Tretowicz ’87


David Tretowicz (Photo: Epitome)


David Tretowicz at the 1992 Games in Albertville. (Photo: Clarkson University)

While at Northwood, Liverpool, NY native Dave Tretowicz was one of the most highly-recruited defensemen by college coaches. He ended up at Clarkson, and represented the United States in the 1992 games in Albertville, where the U.S. lost to the Czech Republic in the bronze medal game. Drafted by the Calgary Flames, Tretowicz played professionally in the International Hockey League from 1991 to 1994.

Kent Salfi ’89


Kent Salfi (Photo: Epitome)


Kent Salfi playing profesionally in Austria. (Photo: http://www.meinbezirk.at)

Kent was the third Salfi boy to attend and play hockey for Northwood. After graduation, he attended University of Maine, where he was part of the the 1993 NCAA National Championship team. After college, he played professionally in Europe and eventually settled in Austria, where he became a naturalised citizen. He represented Austria in the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake, where his team finished in 12th place.

James Tower “Jim” Campbell ’91


Jim Campbell (Photo: The Epitome)


Jim Campbell at the Lillehammer Games in 1994. (Photo: Trading Card Database)

Massachusetts native Jim Campbell was drafted 28th overall by the Montreal Canadiens in 1991. After Northwood, he went on to Lawrence Academy and then chose the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League over college. He played for the United States in 1994 Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway where his team placed eighth. He had a sixteen-year career that included stints in the NHL, AHL, IHL and Europe.

Craig Michael Conroy ’90


Craig Conroy (Photo: Epitome)


Craig Conroy at the 2006 Games in Torino, Italy. (Photo: Alamy)

A native of Potsdam, NY, Craig Conroy was one of the best players in college hockey, playing for his hometown school, Clarkson University. His NHL career spanned seventeen years and more than 1,000 games for the Canadiens, Blues, Flames and Kings. Internationally, he played in the 2006 Turin, Italy Winter Olympic Games, where the United States placed eighth. Today, Conroy is the assistant general manager of the Calgary Flames of the National Hockey League.

Christopher Bowie Therien ’90


Christopher Therien (Photo: Epitome)

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Chris Therien at the 1994 Lillehammer Winter Olympics. (Photo: Library and Archives Canada)

Therien spent his first of three years at Northwood on the JV team, but quickly became a force on the varsity squad his junior year. After Northwood he attended Providence College for three years, leaving to join the Canadian Olympic Team to compete in the 1994 Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway, where he won a silver medal. Therien played 12 National Hockey League seasons for the Philadelphia Flyers and Dallas Stars. He is currently a color commentator for the Flyers on Comcast SportsNet and occasionally provides commentary on NBC Sports.

Thomas Vonn ’94


Thomas Vonn (Photo: Epitome)

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Thomas Vonn during the men’s giant slalom in Salt Lake. (Photo: Oliver Morin/Getty Images)

Thomas Vonn was late to develop into one of the best ski racers in his age group. He did two PG years at Northwood before training with the US Ski Team’s C squad and then attending St. Lawrence University. Primarily a giant slalom racer, Thomas Vonn’s best finish in international competition was in the Men’s Super G at the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, where he placed ninth. He was 19th in the Men’s Giant Slalom event in those games.

Adam McLeish ’97


Adam McLeish (Photo: Epitome)


Adam McLeish at an international competition. (Photo: Team GB)

Adam McLeish was selected to represent Team Great Britain in Men’s Parallel Giant Slalom at the 2010 Vancouver, Canada Olympic Winter Games, in which he finished 24th. McLeish was a ski racer at Northwood, and only took on snowboarding when he was 20. McLeish is the only alpine snowboarder from Northwood School to appear in an Olympics so far.

Andrea Kilbourne-Hill ’98


Andrea Kilbourne-Hill (Photo: Epitome)


Andrea Kilbourne-Hill at the games in Salt Lake. (Photo: Adirondack Daily Enterprise)

Andrea Kilbourne-Hill (née Kilbourne) grew up in Saranac Lake playing hockey around the North Country with boys. She played hockey at Northwood before the school had a girls team and was named captain of her team. After Northwood, she went on to Princeton, where she was twice a finalist for the Patty Kazmaier Award, given to the top female college ice hockey player in the United States. At the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake, Andrea Kilbourne scored one goal and one assist, helping the United States Women’s Ice Hockey Team take the silver medal. After her playing career, Kilbourne played a critical role in helping establish a strong girls’ hockey program at Northwood School as head coach of girls’ hockey from 2008-2016. Kilbourne-Hill stepped down from her post in 2016. She currently lives in her hometown of Saranac Lake, NY where she teaches fourth grade.

Kei Takahashi ’99


Kei Takahashi (Photo: Epitome)


Kei Takahashi at the Salt Lake Games. (Photo: Clive Mason/Getty Images)

The only Olympic luge racer to attend Northwood, Kei Takahashi represented Japan in two Winter Olympics: the 1998 Games in Nagano, Japan and the 2002 Games in Salt Lake. He finished 14th in the Mixed (Men’s) Doubles event in 1998.

Andrew Weibrecht ’03


Andrew Weibrecht (Photo: Epitome)


Andrew Weibrecht at the Sochi Games.. (Photo: Alexander Hassenstein / Today)

Andrew Weibrecht, also known as the “War Horse” or “The Wombat,” is a two-time Olympic medalist from Lake Placid who attended Northwood for grades 9-11. At the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, he was one of the biggest surprises, claiming the bronze medal in Men’s Super G and finishing 21st and 11th in Men’s Downhill and Combined, respectively. Four years later, in Sochi, Russia, Weibrecht won the silver medal in the Super G race. In doing so, he became one of just five U.S. men to win multiple Olympic medals in alpine skiing. In this Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, the “War Horse” is looking to add to his growing list of Olympic medals. He will turn 32 on Feb 10, the first Saturday of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Fun fact: his father-in-law is Olympic ski jumper and Northwood grad Jay Rand

Mike Testwuide ’05


Mike Testwuide (Photo: Epitome)


Mike Testwuide playing for Team Korea. (Photo: ESPN)

Colorado native Mike Testwuide is getting ready to play on the world’s biggest stage with a South Korean flag stitched to his jersey for this upcoming 2018 Winter Games. He played for Colorado College from 2005 to 2010 and for four seasons in the AHL before taking his game to Seoul. He has played professionally Korea since 2013, receiving dual citizenship in 2015.

Kevin Drury ’06


Kevin Drury (Photo: Epitome)


Kevin Drury at a recent ski cross event. (Photo: Canadian Olympic Committee)

While at Northwood, Kevin Drury was an alpine ski racer, but he will be representing Team Canada in PyeongChang as a ski cross racer. In 2011, while attending the University of Vermont, he was the runner-up in the Giant Slalom at the NCAA national championships and was a First Team All-American in the Slalom. Drury also earned NCAA All-American Second Team honors for Slalom and Giant Slalom in 2014. After a successful NCAA career, Kevin Drury qualified for the Canada Ski Cross Team after an incredible 2015-16 season highlighted by a fourth place finish in Bokwang, South Korea, the site of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.

Will Rhoads ’13


Will Rhoads (Photo: Epitome)


Will Rhoads jumping in a recent international event. (Photo: Park Record)

New Hampshire native Will Rhoads is an American ski jumper making his Olympic debut in PyeongChang. He was at Northwood for his junior year, before his family moved to Utah. At just 22 years old, he already has three national titles to his name. His career took off when he graduated to the senior ranks in 2015 after competing in four consecutive Junior World Championships. Rhoads immediately found success, taking home two national championships in 2015 and 2016 on the large hill and another title on the normal hill in 2016.

Also of note:

Martin Jong-bum Hyun ’99 is a second-generation Korean immigrant in Germany who attended Northwood School in his senior year to further his education and pursue his hockey career at the same time. Upon graduation, Hyun played NCAA Division II hockey for St. Michael’s college, winning the ECAC Division II Northeast Championship in 2002. When he returned to Germany in 2004, he became the first Asian in the history of German hockey to make it to the nation’s highest professional league, Deutsche Eishockey Liga, signing with the Krefeld Pinguine. Although he has not competed in any Winter Olympic Games, in 2015, Hyun was appointed technical coordinator for the 2018 Winter Olympics by the PyeongChang Organizing Committee in the field of ice hockey and ice sledge hockey.


Martin Jong-bum Hyun (Photo: Epitome)


Martin Hyun in Germany. (Photo: EIS Hockey)

The legacy of 23 Northwood Champions in the past 70 years reflects the rich tradition of Northwood School, as students excel through a balance of rigorous academics and unique athletic opportunities. These Olympians share their experience, strength, and hope with all who follow them.

Northwood School is proud of our Northwood alumni! We will be watching the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang from our own Olympic Village of Lake Placid.

Read about the Northwood alumni in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.

Su Hae Jang is a sophomore at Northwood School. She lives in Seoul, South Korea. Read other articles by Su Hae Jang.

Girl’s Hockey Ties Lawrenceville School at Union

The Girls Hockey team traveled to Union College Saturday afternoon, to faced off against prep rival Lawrenceville School. The girls outshot Lawrenceville, 29-15, but ultimately the game ended in a 2-2 tie, as Northwood recorded their sixth tie of the season.


Lexi Hooper ’20 clears the front of the net in recent Girls’ Hockey action in Lake Placid. (Photo: Mr. Michael Aldridge)

The Huskies started the game strong and overcame the adversities of injured players and a long bus trip. The girls outplayed Lawrenceville from the start and were able to strike once in the first period. Lexi Hooper (Defense, 2020) scored blocker side to take the lead for the Huskies 1-0. Midway through the second, Lawrenceville was able to tie the game up 1-1 on a rush. Going into the third, the Huskies had the offensive lead and continued to push hard towards the Lawrenceville net. Despite maintaining control, Lawrenceville was able to capitalize on their power play and take the lead with just under 10 minutes remaining. Eight minutes later, Keeley Rose drew a penalty and the Huskies tied it up on the power play. Moe Tsukimoto (Forward, 2018) scored off a Sierra Benjamin (Defense, 2018) feed in front to knot the game at 2-2. Neither team could find the back of the net as time expired. Courtney Fairchild (Goalie, 2020) saved 13 of 15 shots in the tie.

With this weekend’s results, the Huskies move to 26-12-6 on the season. Next weekend, the Huskies have two games against New Jersey prep Hill School.

Follow Northwood Girls Hockey games on Twitter (@nwsgirlshockey) live play by play updates year round.

Is the Dawn of Soccer the End of Hoops at Northwood?

While Northwood School’s admissions team is recruiting student-athletes for the school’s new elite travel soccer team next school year, current students are starting to see changes to the facilities, including a new lighting system in what for decades has been known as the indoor tennis courts. Soon the concrete surface of the tennis courts will be covered in artificial turf, on which the soccer team will train. But this development brings questions: what will happen to basketball and tennis at Northwood? Both programs rely on the soon-to-be turf field for training. [Read more…]

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