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Athletics Team

Overview

Hockey- Varsity

The Program

The St. Sebastian’s Hockey Program has a rich tradition dating back to the opening of the school in 1941. The program consists of four teams, with practices taking place for all teams in our campus rink, the Henry T. Lane Rink, named in honor of Henry Lane ’49, who served St. Sebastian’s for over 40 years – starting as the Varsity Hockey coach before becoming the Athletic Director. There are locker rooms for each team as well as shower facilities. Currently, the Varsity team has been coached by Sean McCann and Jed Doherty. All coaches in the program are full time teachers at the School. At the sub-varsity levels there are no cuts, and all who would like to play are encouraged to do so.

The Varsity Team

Our Varsity team plays in the Keller Division of the Independent School League (ISL), which includes Belmont Hill, BBN, Governor’s Academy, Lawrence Academy, Milton Academy, Nobles, St. Paul’s, and Thayer. Since entering the league in 1976 the Arrows have won league championships five times, with the most recent being a three-year stretch from 2001-2003. During that span two New England Division One championships were also won, and in the third year the team went to overtime in the final, just missing out on an unprecedented three straight New England championships. The league schedule consists of 16 games. There are six non-league games in addition to hosting an annual Christmas tournament as well as participating in the Tabor Academy New Year’s Tournament.

Two of the non-league games have turned into annual benefit games. The Travis Roy Cup, started by St. Sebastian’s to benefit the Travis Roy Fund, is played against Tabor Academy. Another annual game is the Kevin Mutch Cup against Catholic Memorial. Kevin Mutch was a 1980 graduate of St. Sebastian’s who captained the Murphy Cup Championship Team in 1980 and went on to star at Boston University. Kevin returned to St. Sebastian’s to help fellow alumni Dan Williams ’64 and Jack Doherty ’62 coach the Varsity during their ISL title run in 1991–92. He was tragically killed in September 1992.The proceeds from the game are donated each year by St. Sebastian’s to a local charity.

After St. Sebastian’s

For years our former players have gone on to enjoy tremendous success at the collegiate level and beyond. In recent years players have gone on to play at Boston College, Boston University, UNH, Hobart, Harvard, Northeastern, Princeton, Colgate, West Point, Bowdoin, Colby, Babson, Middlebury, Norwich, Tufts and Connecticut College. Brian Boyle ’03 and Sean Sullivan ‘03 have earned All American honors for their play at Boston College and Boston University, respectively. Additionally, Arthur Fritch '04 was an All American defenseman for Colby College.

At the professional level there are sixteen players playing, including Mike Grier, Noah Welch and Rick DiPietro in the National Hockey League. NHL scouts are no strangers to St. Sebastian’s, as 18 Arrows have been selected in the Entry Draft. The 2003 Draft saw the Arrows tie a record for most picks from one high school or prep school, with four players selected. Brian Boyle was selected in the first round by the L.A. Kings, marking the first time a school has produced first round picks in consecutive years, with Mike Morris having been selected by the San Jose Sharks in the 2002 Draft. Kenny Roche (Rangers), Kevin Regan (Bruins), and Sean Sullivan (Coyotes) were the other players chosen in 2003.


Upcoming Games

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Roster

Athletics Roster

  • John Moffatt
    1
    G
    2019
    Wellesley, MA
  • Ryan MacDermott
    2
    D
    2020
    Hanover, MA
  • Jayden Struble
    3
    D
    2020
    Cumberland, RI
  • Jack Hughes
    4
    F
    '22
    Westwood, MA
  • William Elias
    5
    D
    '22
    Weston, MA
  • Timothy Delay
    6
    F
    2022
    Hingham, MA
  • Joseph Harney
    7
    D
    2021
    Needham, MA
  • Brendan Dumas
    8
    F
    '21
    North Attleboro, MA
  • Cameron Collins
    9
    F
    2021
    Raynham, MA
  • Liam Murphy
    10
    D
    2020
    Weymouth, MA
  • Declan Maguire
    11
    F
    2020
    Hingham, MA
  • Liam Connors
    12
    F
    2020
    Westborough, MA
  • James Davenport
    14
    D
    2019
    Natick, MA
  • Liam Gorman
    15
    F
    '19
    Wellesley, MA
  • Brendan Gorman
    16
    F
    '22
    Wellesley, MA
  • Jacob Lavoie
    17
    F
    2021
    Taunton, MA
  • Connor Joyce
    18
    F
    2020
    Dedham, MA
  • Liam Devlin
    19
    F
    2020
    Needham, MA
  • Thomas Lyons
    20
    F
    2019
    Westwood, MA
  • Thomas Messineo
    24
    D
    2021
    Westwood, MA
  • Jack-Patrick Milbury
    26
    F
    2019
    Needham, MA
  • Christopher Cataldo
    30
    G
    2020
    Norfolk, MA
  • Luke Garrity
    31
    G
    2020
    Duxbury, MA
  • Nicolas Derrien
    Video
    2020
    Medford, MA
  • Sean Duffy
    Manager
    2021
    Canton, MA

Coach Info

Coaches

  • Head Coach

    Originally from Canada, Sean first came to New England to attend Harvard University. There he distinguished himself as a hockey player and eventually joined the coaching staff after graduation. He came to St. Sebastian’s in 2009 to teach US History and serve as head coach of the varsity hockey team as well as assistant coach of the varsity baseball team. He lives in Needham with his wife Emily and their four children, Emma, Chase, Elle, and Cooper ‘22. In addition to his responsibilities at St. Sebastian’s, he serves as President of the New England Prep School Ice Hockey Association, a Board Member of the Needham Youth Hockey Association, and a Board Member of the Needham Baseball Association.

  • Coach

Scores

Scores and Recap

vs.
Rivers School
Home
St. Sebastian's
Loss 2-4
vs.
Milton Academy
Away
Milton Academy
Win 3-1
vs.
St. Mark's
Home
St Sebastian's
Win 8-4

vs.
Phillips Exeter Academy
Away
Phillips Exeter Academy
Loss 3-6
vs.
Brooks School
Away
Brooks School
Win 5-2

vs.
St Sebastian's Hockey Tournament, Winchendon School
Home
St. Sebastian's
Win 5-1

vs.
Albany Academy, St. Sebastian's Hockey Tournament
Home
St. Sebastian's
Win 3-2

vs.
St. Sebastian's Hockey Tournament, Northwood
Home
St. Sebastian's
Win 4-3

vs.
Catholic Memorial
Away
Warrior Ice Arena
Win 6-2

vs.
Williston
Home
St. Sebastian's
Win 8-3
vs.
Berkshire
Away
Noble & Greenough
Loss 1-4

vs.
Noble & Greenough
Home
St. Sebastian's
Win 3-2
vs.
Belmont Hill School
Home
St. Sebastian's
Win 2-1
vs.
Buckingham, Browne & Nichols
Home
St. Sebastian's
Win 6-1
vs.
Tabor Academy
Home
St. Sebastian's
Loss 3-6
vs.
Governor's Academy
Away
Governor's Academy
Win 4-0

vs.
Noble and Greenough
Away
Noble and Greenough
Win 4-3

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vs.
Thayer Academy
Home
St. Sebastian's
Win 4-3

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vs.
Milton Academy
Home
St. Sebastian's
Win 4-1
vs.
St. Paul's School
Away
St. Paul's School
Win 4-0

vs.
Proctor Academy
Home
St. Sebastian's
Win 8-1

vs.
Belmont Hill School
Away
Belmont Hill School
Win 5-2
vs.
Lawrence Academy
Home
St. Sebastian's
Win 9-2
vs.
Hoosac
Home
St. Sebastian's
Win 6-3

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vs.
Tabor Academy
Away
Tabor Academy
Win 5-4

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vs.
Governor's Academy
Home
St. Sebastian's
Win 6-2
vs.
Lawrence Academy
Away
Lawrence Academy
Loss 2-4
vs.
Thayer Academy
Away
Warrior Ice Arena
Win 3-2
Dexter Southfield
Home
St. Sebastian's
Loss 2-3