Experience

Prep

The Prep Boys Hockey team began and ended their 2017-18 campaign as the #1 ranked team in the nation by USA Hockey.  Congrats Eagles on a spectacular 43-4-1 season and your #1 overall ranking, the best in Culver’s hockey program history!  

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 Prep team (U18) plays a nationally competitive schedule against Midget Major AAA clubs, Prep Schools and High Schools. Prep competes as a guest in the HPHL and travels out East for 13 games throughout the year, including participating in the Yale Showcase, Lawrence Tournament and Cushing Tournament. The Prep team is also a member of the Interscholastic Hockey Alliance that showcases strong hockey development and talent at the prep school level.  Throughout the year, Prep plays games at college venues, which have included Michigan State University, Miami University, Western Michigan University, Yale University, University of Vermont, University of Massachusetts and Notre Dame. The season will culminate with a trip to the Mid-Am Regional tournament in pursuit of a U18 USA Hockey National Championship bid.  The Prep team’s most recent national successes are national runner-up and national semifinalist in the 2016 and 2017 campaigns, respectively.  

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Roster

# First Name Last Name Pos. Birth Year Hometown
1 Alexander Wisco G 1999 Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
4 Andrew Wisniewski D 2000 South Bend, Indiana
5 Brock Paul D 1999 Carmel, Indiana
6 Mason Lohrei D 2001 Verona, Wisconsin
7 Dylan Pitera F 1999 Culver, Indiana
8 Connor Merrill F 1999 Brentwood, Tennessee
9 Dominic Vidoli D 1999 Raleigh, North Carolina
10 Beau Fixari F 2000 Gahana, Ohio
11 Brennan  Coulson D 1998 Granite Bay, California
12 Saverio (Sam) Lucchese D 2000 Elkhart, Indiana
13 Spencer  Cox D 2001 Powell, Ohio
14 Spencer Weisgram D 2000 Fargo, North Dakota
15 Reece Chapdelaine F 1999 Petoskey, Michigan
16 Zach Richterman F 1999 Canton, Ohio
17 George Kozak F 2000 San Ramon, California
18 Jackson Pierson F 1999 Zionsville, Indiana
19 Nick Stapleton F 2000 Bellaire, Michigan
20 Jacob  Eckerle  F 2000 Indianapolis, Indiana
21 James Shea F 2000 Culver, Indiana
22 Connor  Caponi  F 2000 Brookfield, Wisconsin
23 Jack Schmiedlin F 2000 Culver, Indiana
24 Patrick Schmiedlin F 2002 Culver, Indiana
25 Ari Lerman F 1999 South Bend, Indiana
29 Grant Adams G 2000 Niles, Michigan

Manager: Nicolas Ortega

College Committments 

Grant Adams - St. Lawrence University

Connor Caponi - Yale University

Spencer Cox - Miami University

Mason Lohrei - Ohio State University

Brock Paul - Dartmouth College

Jackson Pierson - University of New Hampshire

David Pitera - Bentley University

Dominic Vidoli - Boston University

Coaches

Steve Palmer
Head Coach
steve.palmer@culver.org

Rene Chapdelaine
Assistant Coach

Nathan Phillips
Goaltending Coach

Stats

Current Season's Statistics

2017-18 Season Stats

Previous Season's Statistics

2016-17 Season Stats

Varsity A

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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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

Coaches

Jeff Badalich
Head Coach
jeffrey.badalich@culver.org

Jeff Henderson
Assistant Coach

Nathan Phillips
Goaltending Coach

U16

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 B team is a member of the ISHSHA (1A) and competes locally within the states of Indiana and Illinois, specifically against other JV teams in the local high school hockey leagues. The Varsity B team focuses on development and uses a higher ratio of practices to games in order to better develop skills. The team plays a 25-30 game schedule with their season culminating in February at the ISHSHA playoffs.  Most recently, the Varsity B team earned state runner-up honors in 2017. 

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Roster

2017-2018 
# First Last Pos. Birth Year Grade Hometown
4 Matthew Regan F 2001 10 Crown Point, IN
5 Troy Kirk D 2002 10 Yucaipa, CA
6 Cole Stofflet D 2002 10 McCordsville, IN
7 Noah Henry F 2001 10 Atlanta, GA
8 Carson Coiley D 2001 11 Fairbanks, AK
9 Kam Etchison F 2001 10 Greenwood, IN
10 Foster White F 2001 10 Columbus, OH
11 Jed Henderson D 2001 10 Chicago, IL
12 Joey Laufter D 2003 9 Westfield, IN
13 Timofey Spitserov F 2002 9 Saints-Petersurg, Russia
15 David Anderson F 2001 10 Cambridge, ON, Canada
17 Blake Lewis F 2002 9 Columbus, IN
18 Maksis Brimanis F 2001 10 Anchorage, AK
19 Cade Heinold F 2001 10 Mt Pleasant, SC
20 Gage Gessner F/D 2001 10 Tacoma, WA
21 Viktor  Hatina D 2001 10 Stupava, Slovakia
22 Matthew Peterson F 2001 10 Scottsdale, AZ
25 Gavin Fritch F/D 2001 10 Columbus, OH
29 Levi Gho G 2002 10 Fairbanks, AK
30 Cole Evans G 2003 9 Kalamazoo, MI

 

Coaches

TBD
Head Coach

Steve Palmer
Director of Hockey
steve.palmer@culver.org

Nathan Phillips
Assistant Coach
Goaltending Coach

Stu Wilson
Assistant Coach 

 

Varsity B

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 B team is a member of the ISHSHA (1A) and competes locally within the states of Indiana and Illinois, specifically against other JV teams in the local high school hockey leagues. The Varsity B team focuses on development and uses a higher ratio of practices to games in order to better develop skills. The team plays a 25-30 game schedule with their season culminating in February at the ISHSHA playoffs.  Most recently, the Varsity B team earned state runner-up honors in 2017. 

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Roster

2017-2018 
# First Name Last Name Pos.  Grade Hometown
1 Colin Flanagan G 10 South Bend, IN
3 Jack Campbell F 10 Columbus, IN
4 Harry Qin D 11 Beijing, China
5 John Brumback D 10 Culver, IN
6 Spencer Watson D 9 Delaware, OH
7 Ethan Elsaden D 10 Winnetka, IL
11 Patrick Brandeburg D 9 Bryn Mawr, PA
12 Andrew Douglass F 9 Wilmette, IL
13 Alfred Rotiroti F 10 Lemont, IL
15 Tyler Szabo F 11 London, ON, Canada
17 Caden Beckwith  F 11 Fishers, IN
17 Clayton Long D 9 North Liberty, IN
19 Ryan Smith F 9 Wheaton, IL
21 Kyle  Richards D 11 Rocky River, OH
22 George  Boardman F/D 9 La Porte, IN
25 Elbek Nazarov F 11 Fort Wayne, IN
27 Andrew Raymond F 10 Wahiawa, HI
30 Jack Callahan G 10 Elmhurst, IL

 

Coaches

Kevin Bowman
Assistant Coach
kevin.bowman@culver.org

Pat Callaghan
Assistant Coach

Nathan Phillips
Goaltending Coach