Varsity A Boys Hockey

Since its founding in 1976 the Culver hockey program has had over 200 players advance on to NCAA hockey following graduation.  Additionally, the hockey program has produced 26 NHL draft picks, a Stanley Cup Champion, a Calder Trophy recipient, a Hobey Baker Award winner and several Olympians. Nationally recognized for more than 35 years, the hockey program at Culver has evolved from a perennial powerhouse in the world of prep school hockey to an annual contender for USA Hockey National Championships at the U18 and U16 age levels.

Culver’s success is due in large part to its practice model which focuses on skating and playmaking.  Edge and stride work are also important components of each player’s development.  The style of play is fast, aggressive hockey where players work daily to improve awareness, move the puck, find open space and make plays.  The program also utilizes a strength and conditioning coach for off-ice work on vertical jump and 40-yard dash times, both of which translate to greater acceleration on the ice.

Daily practice takes place at Henderson Ice Arena located on campus just a short walk from the students’ living units.  The two-sheet facility features locker rooms for each team, a performance center, an athletic training room and a lounge. Ice goes in at the beginning of September and optional preseason skill development and strength training begins for any player not participating in a fall sport with weekend ice time available to multisport student-athletes.  Once the winter season starts, 90-minute practices take place four to five days a week, exceeding the minimum recommendations set forth by USA Hockey in its American Development Model (ADM).

Improving skills at the rink is not the only growth that can be expected in a Culver cadet student-athlete.  Mirroring the school’s mission, the hockey program emphasizes the cultivation of character. While our hockey teams continually strive for excellence, winning is not prioritized at the expense of personal growth and development.  The coaches expect players to honor themselves, the team, and the school by striving to be exceptional leaders both on and off the ice.

With four boys’ teams, Culver Academies provides an opportunity for more than 80 students at various levels of ability to compete for the school.

The Varsity A team plays top Varsity High Schools throughout the Midwest, including teams from Indiana, Minnesota, Ohio, Illinois, Pennsylvania and New York. Varsity A also competes in the ISHSHA (4A) in pursuit of an Indiana state championship. Culver has amassed 22 state championships with its latest title earned in 2017. The Varsity A team also hosts the annual Cornfield Cup which brings in some of the top Varsity programs in the Midwest.

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    Date Time Sport Location Opponent
    10/28/17 12:10 PM Boys Varsity B Ice Hockey @ Bishop Noll at Midwest Training Ice
    10/28/17 03:30 PM Boys Varsity B Ice Hockey @ Munster at Midwest Training Ice
    10/28/17 05:30 PM Boys U 16 Ice Hockey vs Madison Capitols
    10/28/17 06:30 PM Boys Varsity A Ice Hockey @ Hamilton Southeastern HS
    10/28/17 07:30 PM Boys Prep Ice Hockey vs Madison Capitols
    10/29/17 10:00 AM Boys U 16 Ice Hockey vs Madison Capitols
    10/29/17 11:00 AM Boys Varsity A Ice Hockey @ Hamilton Southeastern HS
    10/29/17 11:00 AM Boys Varsity B Ice Hockey vs Brebeuf Jesuit Prep School
    10/29/17 12:00 PM Boys Prep Ice Hockey vs Madison Capitols
    10/29/17 03:00 PM Boys Varsity B Ice Hockey vs Brebeuf Jesuit Prep School
    11/01/17 07:45 PM Boys Varsity A Ice Hockey vs Penn High School
    11/03/17 02:20 PM Boys U 16 Ice Hockey @ CCM/STX Chicago vs. Madison Capitols
    11/03/17 08:50 PM Boys U 16 Ice Hockey @ CCM/STX Chicago vs. MN Magicians
    11/04/17 08:10 AM Boys U 16 Ice Hockey @ CCM/STX Chicago vs. Team North Dakota
    11/04/17 02:30 PM Boys U 16 Ice Hockey @ CCM/STX Chicago vs. Nashville Jr. Preds
    11/04/17 06:30 PM Boys Prep Ice Hockey @ Nichols School
    11/04/17 07:00 PM Boys Varsity A Ice Hockey vs Bloomington Blades
    11/05/17 12:00 AM Time: TBA -Boys U 16 Ice Hockey @ CCM/STX Chicago vs. TBD
    11/05/17 11:30 AM Boys Prep Ice Hockey @ Nichols School
    11/05/17 12:00 PM Boys Varsity A Ice Hockey vs Bloomington Blades
    11/05/17 12:00 PM Boys Varsity B Ice Hockey Carmel vs Carmel vs. Valpo
    11/05/17 03:00 PM Boys Varsity B Ice Hockey vs Carmel High School
    11/05/17 06:00 PM Boys Varsity B Ice Hockey vs Valparaiso HS
    11/08/17 07:45 PM Boys Varsity A Ice Hockey vs South Bend St. Joseph HS
    11/10/17 03:00 PM Boys Prep Ice Hockey Alliance Cup-St. Laurent vs Alliance Cup-St. Laurent vs. Shattuck
    11/10/17 05:30 PM Boys Prep Ice Hockey Alliance Cup-Northwood vs Alliance Cup-Northwood vs. St. Andrews
    11/10/17 08:00 PM Boys Prep Ice Hockey Alliance Cup-CMA vs Alliance Cup-CMA vs. Valor
    11/11/17 12:00 PM Boys Prep Ice Hockey Alliance Cup-St. Laurent vs Alliance Cup-St. Laurent vs. Northwood
    11/11/17 02:30 PM Boys Prep Ice Hockey Alliance Cup-St. Andrews vs Alliance Cup-St. Andrews vs. Valor
    11/11/17 03:00 PM Boys U 16 Ice Hockey vs TPH Thunder
    11/11/17 05:00 PM Boys Prep Ice Hockey Alliance Cup-CMA vs Alliance Cup-CMA vs. Shattuck
    11/11/17 06:00 PM Boys Varsity A Ice Hockey @ Toledo St. John
    11/12/17 09:30 AM Boys Prep Ice Hockey Alliance Cup-Northwood vs Alliance Cup-Northwood vs. Shattuck
    11/12/17 10:00 AM Boys Prep Ice Hockey Alliance Cup-Valor vs Alliance Cup-Valor vs. St. Laurent
    11/12/17 11:30 AM Boys Varsity A Ice Hockey @ Toledo St. John
    11/12/17 11:30 AM Boys U 16 Ice Hockey vs TPH Thunder
    11/12/17 12:00 PM Boys Prep Ice Hockey Alliance Cup-CMA vs Alliance Cup-CMA vs. St. Andrews
    11/15/17 07:45 PM Boys Varsity A Ice Hockey vs Penn High School
    11/17/17 05:00 PM Boys U 16 Ice Hockey vs Detroit Catholic Central High School
    11/17/17 06:00 PM Boys Varsity B Ice Hockey vs Detroit Catholic Central High School
    11/17/17 07:00 PM Boys Prep Ice Hockey vs Detroit Catholic Central High School
    11/18/17 09:00 AM Boys U 16 Ice Hockey vs Detroit Catholic Central High School
    11/18/17 10:00 AM Boys Varsity B Ice Hockey vs Detroit Catholic Central High School
    11/18/17 11:00 AM Boys Prep Ice Hockey vs Detroit Catholic Central High School
    11/29/17 08:00 PM Boys Varsity B Ice Hockey vs South Bend St. Joseph HS
    12/01/17 02:30 PM Boys Varsity A Ice Hockey @ NISS Tourney vs. Cathedral PA
    12/01/17 09:00 PM Boys U 16 Ice Hockey @ Chicago Fury
    12/02/17 08:00 AM Boys Varsity A Ice Hockey @ NISS Tourney vs. Bayard Rustin
    12/02/17 11:00 AM Boys U 16 Ice Hockey @ St. Louis at Chicago
    12/02/17 02:00 PM Boys Varsity B Ice Hockey vs Crown Point High School
    12/02/17 03:00 PM Boys Varsity A Ice Hockey @ NISS Tourney vs. Medina
    12/02/17 04:00 PM Boys Prep Ice Hockey vs Tri-State Spartans
    12/03/17 12:00 AM Time: TBA -Boys Varsity A Ice Hockey @ NISS Tourney
    12/03/17 02:00 PM Boys Prep Ice Hockey vs Tri-State Spartans
    12/03/17 04:00 PM Boys Varsity B Ice Hockey vs Lake Central High School
    12/06/17 08:00 PM Boys Varsity B Ice Hockey vs Riley High School
    12/08/17 05:45 PM Boys U 16 Ice Hockey @ Mission at Shattuck St. Mary
    12/08/17 06:00 PM Boys Varsity A Ice Hockey Cornfield Cup Shattuck vs Cornfield Cup Shattuck vs. Latin School
    12/08/17 06:15 PM Boys Varsity A Ice Hockey Cornfield Cup Walsh Jesuit vs Cornfield Cup Walsh Jesuit vs. Carmel
    12/08/17 08:00 PM Boys Varsity A Ice Hockey Cornfield Cup CMA vs Cornfield Cup CMA vs. SW Michigan
    12/08/17 08:15 PM Boys Varsity A Ice Hockey Cornfield Cup Buffalo Grove vs Cornfield Cup Buffalo Grove vs. Gilmour
    12/09/17 09:00 AM Boys Varsity A Ice Hockey Cornfield Cup Walsh Jesuit vs Cornfield Cup Walsh Jesuit vs. Latin School
    12/09/17 09:15 AM Boys Varsity A Ice Hockey Cornfield Cup Carmel vs Cornfield Cup Carmel vs. Shattuck
    12/09/17 11:00 AM Boys Varsity A Ice Hockey Cornfield Cup CMA vs Cornfield Cup CMA vs. Gilmour
    12/09/17 11:15 AM Boys Varsity A Ice Hockey Cornfield Cup SW Michigan vs Cornfield Cup SW Michigan vs. Buffalo Grove
    12/09/17 05:00 PM Boys Prep Ice Hockey @ Victory Honda
    12/09/17 05:15 PM Boys Varsity A Ice Hockey Cornfield Cup Latin School vs Cornfield Cup Latin School vs. Carmel
    12/09/17 05:30 PM Boys Varsity A Ice Hockey Cornfield Cup Shattuck vs Cornfield Cup Shattuck vs. Walsh Jesuit
    12/09/17 06:45 PM Boys U 16 Ice Hockey @ Omaha at Shattuck St. Mary
    12/09/17 07:15 PM Boys Varsity A Ice Hockey Cornfield Cup CMA vs Cornfield Cup CMA vs. Buffalo Grove
    12/09/17 07:30 PM Boys Varsity A Ice Hockey Cornfield Cup Gilmour vs Cornfield Cup Gilmour vs. SW Michigan
    12/10/17 09:00 AM Boys Varsity A Ice Hockey vs Cornfield Cup TBD
    12/10/17 09:00 AM Boys U 16 Ice Hockey @ Shattuck-Saint Mary
    12/10/17 09:15 AM Boys Varsity A Ice Hockey vs Cornfield Cup TBD
    12/10/17 09:30 AM Boys Prep Ice Hockey @ Victory Honda
    12/10/17 11:00 AM Boys Varsity A Ice Hockey vs Cornfield Cup TBD
    12/10/17 11:15 AM Boys Varsity A Ice Hockey vs Cornfield Cup TBD
    12/14/17 04:00 PM Boys Prep Ice Hockey @ Groton Lawrence Tourney vs. Groton
    12/15/17 10:30 AM Boys Prep Ice Hockey @ Groton Lawrence Tourney vs. Dexter
    12/15/17 06:00 PM Boys Prep Ice Hockey @ Groton Lawrence Tourney vs. Proctor
    12/15/17 06:30 PM Boys Varsity A Ice Hockey vs Hamilton Southeastern HS
    12/15/17 08:15 PM Boys U 16 Ice Hockey vs Chicago Young Americans
    12/16/17 12:00 AM Time: TBA -Boys Prep Ice Hockey @ Groton Lawrence Tourney vs. TBD
    12/16/17 09:00 AM Boys U 16 Ice Hockey vs Chicago Young Americans
    12/28/17 12:00 AM Time: TBA -Boys Prep Ice Hockey @ Cushing Tournament
    12/29/17 12:00 AM Time: TBA -Boys Prep Ice Hockey @ Cushing Tournament
    12/30/17 12:00 AM Time: TBA -Boys Prep Ice Hockey @ Cushing Tournament
    01/05/18 05:00 PM Boys Prep Ice Hockey @ Alliance Showcase Toronto vs. Northwood
    01/06/18 02:30 PM Boys Prep Ice Hockey @ Alliance Showcase Toronto vs. St. Andrews
    01/07/18 11:00 AM Boys Prep Ice Hockey @ Alliance Showcase Toronto vs. Nichols
    01/10/18 07:30 PM Boys Varsity A Ice Hockey @ Penn at Compton Ice Arena
    01/12/18 07:30 PM Boys U 16 Ice Hockey vs Shawnigan Lake School
    01/12/18 09:30 PM Boys Varsity A Ice Hockey @ Walsh Jesuit Classic vs. Shaker Heights
    01/13/18 12:00 AM Time: TBA -Boys Prep Ice Hockey @ Shattuck-Saint Mary
    01/13/18 01:15 PM Boys Varsity A Ice Hockey @ Walsh Jesuit Classic vs. Rocky River
    01/13/18 07:00 PM Boys Varsity A Ice Hockey @ Walsh Jesuit Classic vs. Findlay
    01/13/18 07:00 PM Boys U 16 Ice Hockey vs Team Meijer Hockey
    01/14/18 12:00 AM Time: TBA -Boys Prep Ice Hockey @ Shattuck-Saint Mary
    01/14/18 10:00 AM Boys U 16 Ice Hockey vs Shawnigan Lake School
    01/14/18 10:45 AM Boys Varsity A Ice Hockey @ Walsh Jesuit Classic vs. Olentangy
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Roster

2017-18

# First Last Pos. Grade Hometown
1 Nick Gill G 11 Tacoma, WA
2 Grant Boos D 11 Lisle, IL
3 Sam Ballard D 11 Hailey, ID
4 Tyson Struthers Van de Peer D 11 Dorchester, ON, Canada
5 Jackson Omilian F 12 Eagle, CO
6 Michael Perea F 11 Arvada, CO
8 Vladislav Eustace F 11 Crown Point, IN
9 Tim Perea F 12 Arvada, CO
10 Michael Kuhl F 9 Elmhurst, IL
11 Kaiden Mazaheri F 10 Scottsdale, AZ
12 Nathan Lukac D 10 LaPorte, IN
13 Tanner Koch F 12 Canal Fulton, OH
14 Jerry Whyte F 12 Rancho Cucamonga, CA
15 Kenny Gill F 11 Tacoma, WA
17 Tyler Heer 12 Huntington Beach, CA
18 Chris Doherty F 10 River Forest, IL
19 Josh Lerman F 10 South Bend, IN
20 Tom Polhamus F 12 Breiningsville, PA
21 Thomas Green F 12 Walkerton, IN
22 Nathan Cesarski D 11 Columbus, IN
29 Svens Sokolovskis G 9 Jurmala, Latvia
30 Alex Szabo G 9 London, ON, Canada
Manager: Adam Regan