Hockey – Boys (Bigside)

Trinity College School’s boys hockey program includes two teams. The Varsity team, or Bigside, is typically made up of older and more experienced players. Our second team, or Junior Varsity, is a springboard to playing at the Bigside level and is open to all grades.

Competition

The training season starts in early September for both teams, while competition normally runs from October to March Break. Our teams play in the Conference of Independent Schools Athletic Association (CISAA), a league made up of independent schools from across Ontario. The 2018-2019 season saw both teams return to Division I after a 14-year hiatus (having played in Division II). They play a 10-12 game regular season schedule, plus playoffs. We supplement the league schedule with exhibition games as well as four or five tournaments, for a total of 40-50 games each season for the Bigside team, and 35-40 games for the Junior Varsity team.

Development

  • Between games, practices and off-ice sessions, the teams are together at least five times per week – typically on the ice four times. This provides an ideal ratio of two practices to every game day. In total, the Bigside team is on the ice over 100 times during the season, beginning in early September with advanced skills sessions.
  • Dedicated skating sessions take place throughout the season.
  • Off-ice training programs are designed to develop strength, conditioning and, most importantly, overall athletic ability.
  • A built-in video system in our rink is used for honing team systems and tactics.
  • Support for players interested in pursuing hockey after TCS is provided.
  • Dedicated goalie sessions with a goalie coach are provided.

Bigside Hockey (Varsity) Coaches

Rick Traugott, Head Coach
Coach Traugott is a lifelong coach who has been working with young athletes in many sports for the past 38 years. Since the 2010-2011 season, Coach Traugott has been working with Canada's National Women’s Team hockey program, serving in a number of roles including camp coach with the Under-18 and development teams, and video coach with both the U-18 and the National Women's Team. Mr. Traugott was a member of the staff who won a gold medal with the U-18 team at the IIHF World Championship in Budapest, Hungary, in 2014, and medals at world championships in Sweden, Kazakhstan and Russia at the national U-18, university and senior level.

Coach Traugott’s résumé includes coaching the Varsity boys and girls programs at Trinity College School, the Ryerson University men’s team, Wexford Raiders Tier 2 Junior A, Wexford Raiders Minor Bantam and Midget AAA, as well as the Brampton Thunder of the CWHL. This past season he served as video coach for the National Women’s U-18 Team that won a bronze medal at the IIHF World Championship in Dmitrov, Russia. A former player with the University of Toronto Varsity Blues, Mr. Traugott is also an NCCP Level 3 certified hockey coach.

Danny Minnings, Associate Coach
A former junior player, Coach Minnings realized his passion for coaching in 1995 spending the next 25 years taking on different roles such as skills instructor, assistant and head coach in both the Greater Toronto Hockey League and the Ontario Minor Hockey Association. He has spent the last 11 years as head coach in the Ajax/Pickering Raiders AAA organization.

Coach Minnings has lead his teams to multiple OMHA championship tournaments as well as to two OHL Cup appearances while helping guide some of his players toward realizing their hockey dreams of being drafted and/or playing in the OJHL, USHL, NCAA, OHL and NHL.

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 the Bigside (Varsity) and Littleiside (Junior Varsity) team have a dedicated dressing room with individual compartments (“stalls”) 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.

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 born from good athletes – athletes who can excel in different sports – and all of our players are expected to be contributors on spring teams.

Roster

No Name Position Grad year Last Team
1 Zhang, William Goalie 2020 Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf
2 Skeete, MAlcolm Defence 2021 Selwyn House Gryphons
3 Lindstrom, Mika Defence 2022 KJT Haukat (Finland)
4 Hameury-Béliveau, Emile Forward 2021 Montreal National MAAA
5 Shaw, Braden Defence 2021 Clarington Toros MMAAA
6 Bertucci, Salvatore Defense 2020 College Sainte-Anne Dragons M18
7 Ranno, Tristan Defence 2021 Montreal Rebels U16
8 Gay, Henry Defense 2020 TCS Bigside Bears
9 Fodor, Hunter Forward 2020 Selwyn House Gryphons
10 Avedesian, Luke Forward 2020 Selwyn House Gryphons
11 McGiery, Logan Forward 2022 Whitby Wildcats BAAA
12 Knight, Dillon Defense 2020 Clarington Toros AA
13 Julien, Kwami Defense 2020 LSL Tigers Midget Espoir
14 Di Marco, Nicolas Forward 2021 Collége Notre-Dame U18
15 Lu, Colin Forward 2020 College Sainte-Anne Dragons M18
16 Joss, Garrett Forward 2022 Oshawa Generals BAAA
17 Gibson, Quinton Forward 2021 TCS Littleside Bears
19 Deichmann, Nico Forward 2021 Lower Canada College Varsity
31 Nadler, Josh Goalie 2020 Selwyn House Gryphons
Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 18:30
TCS vs. Ontario Hockey Academy
Event Type: Senior School Athletics
Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 15:30
TCS vs. Blyth Academy-Burlington
Location: Ridley College
Event Type: Senior School Athletics
Friday, September 27, 2019 - 13:25
TCS vs. A21 Academy
Location: Ridley College
Event Type: Senior School Athletics
Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 11:45
TCS vs. Academie St. Louis
Location: Ridley College
Event Type: Senior School Athletics
Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 19:40
TCS vs. Loyola High School
Location: Ridley College
Event Type: Senior School Athletics
Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 13:30
TCS vs. St. Francis- Buffalo
Location: Ridley College
Event Type: Senior School Athletics
Saturday, October 5, 2019 - 14:00
TCS vs. Somang Hockey
Location: P.C.M. Rink
Event Type: Senior School Athletics
Sunday, October 6, 2019 - 11:00
TCS vs. Somang Hockey
Location: P.C.M. Rink
Event Type: Senior School Athletics
Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 16:00
TCS vs. Stanstead College
Event Type: Senior School Athletics
Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 12:30
TCS vs. Stanstead College
Event Type: Senior School Athletics
Friday, October 25, 2019 - 20:00
TCS vs. Blyth Academy-Georgetown
Location: P.C.M. Rink
Event Type: Senior School Athletics
Friday, November 1, 2019 - 20:00
TCS vs. A21 Academy
Location: Windsor
Event Type: Senior School Athletics
Saturday, November 2, 2019 - 10:00
TCS vs. A21 Academy
Location: Windsor
Event Type: Senior School Athletics
Friday, November 15, 2019 - 10:00
TCS vs. Scollard Hall
Location: P.C.M. Rink
Event Type: Senior School Athletics
Friday, November 15, 2019 - 20:00
TCS vs. Rebels-Montreal
Location: P.C.M. Rink
Event Type: Senior School Athletics
Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 14:00
TCS vs. Blyth Academy-Georgetown
Location: P.C.M. Rink
Event Type: Senior School Athletics
Sunday, November 17, 2019 - 15:00
TCS vs. Le Sommet Hockey Academy
Location: P.C.M. Rink
Event Type: Senior School Athletics
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 15:30
TCS vs. Ridley College
Location: P.C.M. Rink
Event Type: Senior School Athletics
Friday, November 22, 2019 - 09:00
TCS vs. Ottawa Valley Wolves
Location: To Be Announced
Event Type: Senior School Athletics
Friday, November 22, 2019 - 17:30
TCS vs. Rebels-Montreal
Location: To Be Announced
Event Type: Senior School Athletics
Saturday, November 23, 2019 - 11:00
TCS vs. Le Sommet Hockey Academy
Location: To Be Announced
Event Type: Senior School Athletics
Saturday, November 23, 2019 - 16:00
TCS vs. Andre Grasset
Location: To Be Announced
Event Type: Senior School Athletics
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - 16:30
TCS vs. St. Michael's College
Location: P.C.M. Rink
Event Type: Senior School Athletics
Saturday, November 30, 2019 - 11:00
TCS vs. Ridley College
Location: Ridley College
Event Type: Senior School Athletics
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 16:30
TCS vs. Nichols School
Location: P.C.M. Rink
Event Type: Senior School Athletics
Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 12:00
TCS vs. St. Andrew's College
Event Type: Senior School Athletics
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 16:00
TCS vs. Upper Canada College
Event Type: Senior School Athletics
Sunday, January 12, 2020 - 10:00
TCS vs. Ottawa Valley Wolves
Location: P.C.M. Rink
Event Type: Senior School Athletics
Friday, January 17, 2020 - 20:00
TCS vs. Bowling Green High School
Location: P.C.M. Rink
Event Type: Senior School Athletics
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 15:45
TCS vs. St. Michael's College
Event Type: Senior School Athletics
Friday, January 31, 2020 - 19:30
TCS vs. Nichols School
Location: Nichols School
Event Type: Senior School Athletics
Saturday, February 1, 2020 - 13:00
TCS vs. Shady Side Academy
Location: Pittsburgh PA
Event Type: Senior School Athletics
Sunday, February 2, 2020 - 10:00
TCS vs. Shady Side Academy
Location: Pittsburgh PA
Event Type: Senior School Athletics
Friday, February 7, 2020 - 10:00
TCS vs. Hoosac School
Location: P.C.M. Rink
Event Type: Senior School Athletics
Friday, February 7, 2020 - 20:00
TCS vs. Kings Edgehill
Location: P.C.M. Rink
Event Type: Senior School Athletics
Saturday, February 8, 2020 - 14:00
TCS vs. Upper Canada College
Location: P.C.M. Rink
Event Type: Senior School Athletics
Sunday, February 9, 2020 - 13:00
TCS vs. To Be Announced
Location: P.C.M. Rink
Event Type: Senior School Athletics
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 16:30
TCS vs. St. Andrew's College
Location: P.C.M. Rink
Event Type: Senior School Athletics
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 16:30
TCS vs. Upper Canada College
Location: P.C.M. Rink
Event Type: Senior School Athletics
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 14:00
TCS vs. St. Michael's College
Event Type: Senior School Athletics
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 10:00
TCS vs. Blyth Academy-Burlington
Event Type: Senior School Athletics
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 18:00
TCS vs. Academie St. Louis
Event Type: Senior School Athletics
Friday, March 6, 2020 -
TCS vs. To Be Announced
Event Type: Senior School Athletics
Saturday, March 7, 2020 -
TCS vs. To Be Announced
Event Type: Senior School Athletics
02/24/2020
TCS 2
St. Michael's College 4
02/08/2020
TCS 1
Upper Canada College 1
02/07/2020
TCS 6
Hoosac School 5
02/07/2020
TCS 6
Kings Edgehill 3
02/02/2020
TCS 1
Shady Side Academy 5
02/01/2020
TCS 2
Shady Side Academy 3
01/31/2020
TCS 0
Nichols School 8
01/17/2020
TCS 9
Bowling Green High School 1
01/12/2020
TCS 4
Ottawa Valley Wolves 1
01/08/2020
TCS 1
Upper Canada College 5