Hockey – Girls

Trinity College School’s girls hockey program is for high performance student-athletes. The program is designed to develop the player’s hockey skills and nurture academic excellence to facilitate future academic and athletic goals.

Schedule

There are three important components to a comprehensive schedule: games, practices and exposure to universities – both U.S. and Canadian. Our Bigside girls hockey team plays in two leagues. CISAA, a league made up of independent schools from across Ontario, currently has six Division I teams and we play a 10-game league schedule, plus playoffs. In 2005-2006, we became a founding member of the North American Prep Hockey Association (NAPHA). This league is comprised of teams from across Canada and the United States: Northwood School (Lake Placid, NY), Nichols School (Buffalo, NY), Rice Memorial School (Burlington, VT), Ridley College (St. Catharines, ON), Rothesay-Netherwood School (Rothesay, NB), Stanstead College (Stanstead, QC), King’s-Edgehill School (Windsor, NS), Hoosac School (Hoosick, NY) and Trinity College School, and includes a total of 16 games, plus playoffs. We supplement the league schedule with exhibition games as well as tournaments, for a total of 40-45 games each season. Our tournament schedule typically includes both club and prep school tournaments in Canada and the U.S.

The hockey season begins the first week of school with training camp and runs until March Break. Our players are on the ice 3-5 times a week at our arena on campus. They also make gains in strength and conditioning off the ice with a dryland/fitness program embedded in the week to week schedule. The players have access to our livestream video system where they can create clips of themselves, or send full games to university/college coaches. Our goal is to understand where our players want to go and to help them achieve their post-secondary athletic and academic aspirations.

Facilities

We are very fortunate to have our own arena on campus. The Peter Campbell Memorial Rink provides us ample ice time to support four teams and each team has a dedicated dressing room with individual compartments for players to store equipment for the season. The rink is often available during the day, after school and on weekends for informal practice and shinny sessions.

TCS’s athletic facilities also include eight full-size multi-purpose fields for football, soccer, rugby, cricket and field hockey, an indoor pool and a 5km cross-country running course that hosted the 2002 and 2017 Ontario high school championships. Our new athletic centre (2017) includes such facilities as a resistance and cardio training room, three new gymnasiums (for a total of five) and two new squash courts (for a total of five), in addition to classroom, changeroom and office space. There is ample opportunity for our hockey players to train both in and out of season. TCS also has a new, state-of-the-art physiotherapy clinic on campus, staffed full time by two certified athletic therapists.

Coach

Jacqueline Priolo
Ms. Priolo is the head coach for girl’s hockey at Trinity College School. She played forward for five years at the University of Toronto for the Varsity Blues hockey team, leading the team in two seasons as an assistant captain. In 2013, Ms. Priolo was ranked second in points at Nationals, tied with Canadian Olympian Hailey Wickenheiser. Graduating from U of T with honours, receiving a B.Ed. degree (health & physical education and biology), she also played with Team Berlin and trained with the German National Team. Ms. Priolo is also a certified personal trainer, strength and conditioning coach and certified nutritionist. Her previous coaching experience includes seven years working with the Sk8 Georgian Bay Hockey School and she held the position of head coach at Central Technical School for the boys varsity hockey team in 2015. In the summers, Ms. Priolo coaches at the West Coast Hockey Prep Camp on Vancouver Island. She is passionate about hockey, education, leadership, training, nutrition and getting young student-athletes to the next level!

Athletes

Our coaching staff works diligently to identify student-athletes who we feel will fit into our school program. Above all, we look for hockey players who are strong academically and can handle the rigours of a full hockey schedule and a complete academic program.

We also believe that good hockey players are borne from good athletes – athletes who can excel in different sports. We insist that all our students participate in sports in all three terms and most of our hockey players are often the top players in their other sports in the spring term.

Notable Alumni

  • Chloe Cyr ’17, York University
  • Catherine O'Connor '15, Western University
  • Liv Hodder '14, Brock University
  • Chelsea Ripley ’13, Nippissing University
  • Julianne Bruce ’12, Carleton University
  • Sarah Waycott ’11, St. Francis Xavier University
  • Stef Thomson ’10, Union College
  • Sydney Kidd ’10, Western University
  • Jenn Guenette ’09, UOIT
  • Kelci Lanthier ’08, University of Vermont
  • Kristen Pallen ’08, Hamilton College
  • Daniela Gagnon ’08, York University
  • Mira Trebilcock ’08, Lake Forest College
  • Kyrsten Venasse ’07, St. Lawrence University
  • Jenna Briggs ’06, Mt. Allison University