Coach Shaun McGinty, proud alumni of The Gunnery is sharing some wonderful news!
HIGHLANDERS EARN BID TO ELITE EIGHT PLAYOFFS
Following a highly intense victory over Berkshire to complete the regular season, The Gunnery Highlanders received a call yesterday confirming a spot in the New England “Elite Eight” Tournament. This is Gunnery’s fourth consecutive playoff bid and third time in the Elite Eight Tournament. The team, earning the #6 seed, travels to Pomfret School to play Phillips Exeter Academy on Wednesday afternoon. The time is still to be determined as of this article.
Gunnery enters the Elite tournament as the ONLY classified “small” school (based on size), an accomplishment that current players, students, faculty, recruits, and alumni should be very proud of. The opportunity to receive a personalized education at an intimately sized school, while also playing the top level hockey in New England, obviously stands as completely unique. The Gunnery’s academic strength and hockey program allow student-athletes to attend any and every school possible. Recent commitments, acceptances and matriculations into schools such as Colgate, Brown, Boston University, RPI, Vermont, Providence, Lowell, West Point, Williams, Wesleyan, Middlebury, Trinity, Hamilton, and others only solidify that point.
The Gunnery finishes the regular season with an exciting 24-8-1 record, and a perfect 7-0-0 record in league play. They pride themselves on a balanced attack rooted in hard work and discipline. Nine players currently sit with 20 or more points, and the team strives to be the hardest working in New England. We hope that all families and alumni can make the trip to Pomfret to support the team.
2011-2012 PREP WEST CHAMPIONS
Christopher M. Baudo
Dean of Students