It’s hard to find a consensus opinion among the coaches of prep school hockey teams on almost any topic. But we tried anyway.
And if there’s one dominant theme that emerged from Hockey Journal’s survey of NEPSAC (New England Preparatory School Athletic Council) head coaches this spring, it’s that Richard Gallant of St. Mark’s is a stud.
That’s the first takeaway from our survey, which sought to gauge coaches’ feelings on the past season and the state of hockey in the NEPSAC overall. Several players from the New York region — like Conor Callaghan and Eli Friedman — drew plaudits from the coaches' responses.
We’ve broken the survey results into two parts: This first version, which reveals coaches’ reactions to on-ice performances, and a second part that will explore coaches’ feelings on the state of NEPSAC hockey now and its future.