We have four teams opening the season next week with new coaches. A couple of the names will ring a bell. Peter Thomas spent last season at RTH and is moving back to Rye, where he was a longtime assistant. Steve Forzaglia, who most recently coached RTH is now heading up the program at ETBE. (Keep reading that’s not a typo). Michael Chiacchia was approved last night by the Carmel board of education and Jason Head is now heading up Rye Town-Harrison.
Ossining will be playing with Sleepy Hollow-Irvington-Dobbs Ferry, and that group will be known as the River Town Legends on this blog. Edgemont is teaming up with Eastchester-Tuckahoe-Bronxville, and Dover is skating with Pawling.
We have also lost a lot of talented players, who are either gone to prep schools or committed to travel teams. This probably isn’t a complete list, but these are the kids I’ve heard are not coming back:
John Wojciechowski (Mamaroneck)
Matthew Holmes (Rye)
Brett Malinowski (Hen Hud)
Henry Girardi (Greeley)
Matt Zandi (Greeley)
Aidan Quaglino (SNS)
Wilson McCloy (SNS)
Alex Sheehy (SNS)