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  • Ice Hockey - Varsity

    2017 - 2018
    Head Coach: Christopher Spahn
    Coach: Mark Novom

    The varsity hockey team plays in the Independent School Hockey League. The ISHL's other members are Sewickley Academy, Western Reserve Academy, Shady Side Academy and Linsly. In the ISHL's inaugural season, 2012-2013, the Cougars won the league Championship defeating Linsly in the finals. In 2015-2016, the Cougars won the league Championship for a second time defeating Western Reserve Academy in the finals. The 2015-2016 squad finished the year 16-2-1 and played outstanding hockey. The 2016-2017 Cougars were equally impressive with a record of 15-3. The team repeated as ISHL Champions, while also winning the Academy of the New Church Tournament, as well as the Midwest Hockey Tournament Championship.  Kiski will travel to Ohio, Philadelphia and Canada for non-league contests. The Cougars' aggressive non-league schedule is designed to prepare the team for the league tournament at the end of the year.

    Head Coach Christopher Spahn returns for his fourth season behind the bench after a three year hiatus to lead the Cougars into the 2017-2018 season. Coach Spahn was the head coach of Kiski from 2006-2011 when the team enjoyed unprecedented success. Prior to Kiski, Coach Spahn coached prep school hockey in New England and played collegiately at Elmira College. Mark Novom will once again be behind the bench this year and will assist Coach Spahn. Coach Novom, a native of California, where he played club hockey, will once again work with the offense and special teams.

    The 2017-2018 team will dress two seniors, however, the juniors and underclassmen all have significant hockey experience. The coaching staff looks forward to working with this group of young men and looks for this team to improve every game.
    If you have any questions about Kiski and our hockey program, please do not hesitate to contact Athletic Director and Head Coach Christopher Spahn at 724-639-8040 or email him at

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Established in 1888, The Kiski School is one of the oldest, private, all-boys, college preparatory boarding schools in Pennsylvania and the United States.  Home to 200 boys, Kiski offers an academically rigorous curriculum that includes AP and Honors courses, 12 varsity sports, and a community that allows boys to thrive through project-based learning and self-discovery.
Kiski's beautiful, 350-acre campus is located in Saltsburg, Pennsylvania, 30 miles east of Pittsburgh, PA.