Quinn: NBA Predictions

As the mid-season NBA All-Star Break approaches, The Mirror’s NBA expert Kein Quinn makes his predictions. [Read more…]

“True Freshman” DiBitetto on the Transition to College Hockey


Sam DiBitetto ’18, back row, second player from the left, with his teammates and coaching staff (Photo: Norwich University)


DiBitetto in action at Norwich (Photo provided)

Sam DiBitetto ‘18 graduated from Northwood School in 2018. The true freshman from Rochester, NY decided to forgo junior hockey and matriculate at Norwich University, a perennial Division III power. Senior Fin Ulrick, a teammate of Sam’s last year, caught up with Sam to talk about his transition to college and college hockey.

Sam was the captain of the junior team during his last year at Northwood. If you attended Northwood last year, they will say that Sam loved Northwood more than anyone. He influenced many others around him to be the best they can be and to enjoy every day we have together. He now plays NCAA Division III hockey at Norwich. [Read more…]

Soccer Team Struggles in NYC


Players from Northwood School (in black) and NYCFC pose after a friendly match at Columbia University (Photo: Black Rock FC).

The Black Rock Residential Academy soccer team at Northwood School traveled to New York City January 12-13 for four matches against elite club/academy opponents and suffered some of their worst losses of the season. [Read more…]

Winter Weekend Features Hockey Tournament and Much More

shddhdThere is little doubt that the best part of winter at Northwood is Winter Weekend, when the school community — including students, parents and alumni — comes together to celebrate winter sports, catch up with friends, and appreciate unique experiences available in Lake Placid.

Winter Weekend is also the year’s largest sporting event at the school, featuring the 40th Annual Northwood Invitational hockey tournament, in which thirty-six teams will compete in four divisions.


Northwood and Shattuck-St. Mary’s players in the handshake line after a Northwood INvitational game in 2017 (Photo: Mr. Michael Aldridge).

The Junior Team will have three games this weekend in the Showcase Division, which features some of the best U20 hockey teams in North America. On Saturday, January 19th, the Junior Team will play Nichols School. On Sunday, they face St. Andrew’s College, one of Northwood Hockey’s biggest rivals, and on Monday they take on Albany Academy.


Junior team action at the 2018 Northwood Invitational Tournament (Photo: Mr. Michael Aldridge).

The Prep Team will play in the Invitational Division against NH Avalanche and North Broward Prep on Saturday, and against Islanders Hockey Club on Sunday.

For some Northwood athletes, this weekend will be an opportunity to be scouted by junior and college teams and rise to a higher level in their hockey career.


Aimee Headland ’19 celebrates a goal in the 2018 Northwood INvitational (Photo: Mr. Aldridge).

Girls’ Hockey will also be in action this weekend, playing in the Girls’ Invitational Division, with games against Walpole Express and OHA on Saturday, and Rice Prep, the girls’ most bitter geographical rival and league foe, on Sunday.

Complete tournament schedules and results are available on the tournament website.



Pond Hockey on Mirror Lake.


The hockey tournament isn’t the only Northwood event in town this weekend. There will also be receptions for alumni ski racers and for all alumni and parents, a cross country ski outing, and even a pond hockey tournament. A schedule of events is available here.

So no matter if you live and breath ice hockey, or just want to experience beautiful Lake Placid in her winter glory, this weekend at Northwood is the place to be.

Norfolk and Klebba Win at Belleayre; Zientko Takes Second

Ten Northwood students competed in the Giant Slalom Race at Belleayre Mountain. Three out of the ten earned a spot on the podium and seven racers finished top ten. Rowen Norfolk and Zach Zientko finished 0.54 apart, with Rowen taking the win. The next closest racer was three seconds behind them. Sophomore Jaden Klebba won the ladies’ event.

norfolk at cg

Rowen Norfolk competes in the 2019 International Children’s Games (Photo: lakeplacid2019.com)


U16 Empire Cup Giant Slalom Race at Belleayre Mountain on January 13, 2019.


Ladies’ Results

Place Competitor
1 Jaden Klebba ’21
4 Ava Day ’21
5 Audrey Higgins-Lopez ’21
6 Gabrielle Cote ’21
7 Madison Kostoss ’22
16 Kate Broderick ’22


Men’s Results

Place Competitor
1 Rowen Norfolk ’22
2 Zach Zientko ’21
57 Matthew Brady ’22
DNS Ben DeGirolamo ’21


Complete results

Girls’ Hockey Goes Undefeated Against NAHA

On January 12-13, the Northwood girls hockey team hosted NAHA for two home games The Huskies went undefeated on the weekend with a record of 1-0-1. [Read more…]

Bennett Wins GS at Mont Garceau


Sarah Bennett ’19 atop the podium at Mont Garceau, Quebec on January 15, 2018 (Photo provided).

Senior Sarah Bennet won the Ladies’ Giant Slalom race at Mont Garceau, Quebec today, scoring 35.71 FIS points. It’s Bennett’s first win since she won back-to-back Super G races at Burke Mountain last spring. She has scored in seventeen races so far this season and earned thirteen top-ten finishes.

Bennett, who hopes to make the Canadian National Team, is training and competing with Team Quebec.

See all of Bennett’s results here.

Two U16 Racers Train, Compete at Camp for Best in U.S.

The best U16 athletes in the country converged on Burke Mountain last week for the US Ski and Snowboard National Performance Series. Northwood racers Jadenlin Klebba ’21 and Benjamin DeGirolamo ’21 participated in the series, which brings the best American U16s together for training and racing. The purpose of the NPS camps is to stimulate long-term growth and prepare athletes for future international competition. Approximately sixty U16 racers from all over the United States participated in the camp, which entailed several days of training and two days of races. [Read more…]

Northwood Students Have Strong Showing in Children’s Games

Northwood School student-athletes took home three medals and a lifetime of memories in the International Children’s Winter Games held in Lake Placid last week. The Games attracted young athletes from all over the globe to compete in various events including Ice Hockey, Alpine Skiing, and Freestyle Skiing. Northwood School had six students competing in the games: Iliana Smith ‘22 and Paige Melicant ‘22 for girls hockey, Lukas Klemm ‘22 and Peppi DelliQuadri ‘22 for boys hockey, and Kate Broderick ‘22 and Rowan Norfolk ‘22 for Alpine Skiing. [Read more…]

Higgins-Lopez and Norfolk Win at West

Six Husky ski racers earned top-ten finishes at the U16/U19 Empire Cup Slalom Race at West Mountain on January 6, 2019. Audrey Higgins-Lopez ‘21 and Rowen Norfolk ‘22 won the race and four other racers earned top-ten finishes.


Audrey Higgins-Lopez ’21 at a race in 2016 (Photo: NYSEF).


U16/U19 Empire Cup Slalom Race at West Mountain on January 6, 2019



Place Competitor
1 Audrey Higgins-Lopez ‘21
2 Ava Day ‘21
7 Madison Kostoss ‘22
6 Kate Broderick ‘22



Place Competitor
1 Rowen Norfolk ‘22
9 Zach Zientko ‘21
58 Matthew Brady ‘22


Complete results

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