Cardigan Mountain School A boarding and day school for boys in grades 6 through 9

Hockey Program

Cardigan Ice Hockey

Since 1945, Cardigan has developed a rich tradition of top pre-prep hockey. Many of our players have gone on to the finest secondary schools and junior programs in the country, and several Cardigan alumni have enjoyed successful college and professional careers.

Cardigan Mountain School takes great pride in providing a structured and supportive environment in which boys develop into responsible young men. We understand that athletics can play a key role in the development of a boy's character, and we remain committed to our student-athletes in the classroom and on the ice. We have four teams, each with a dedicated and experienced coaching staff. There is place for every boy to play in an environment that fosters skill development and understanding of team concepts.

Watch: Coach McCusker Describes Cardigan Hockey

Cougars in College and Beyond

These former Cougars are playing or recently played collegiate, international, or professional hockey.

Cardigan players line up for the face off against Belmont Hill

Wakely Center & Turner Arena

Cardigan hockey players practice and play in Turner Arena at the Wakely Center, located on campus just a few steps away from our dormitories and classrooms.

A view of the Johnson-Wakely Fitness Center's weights and exercise equipment

Johnson-Wakely Fitness Center

Built in 2013, the beautiful Johnson-Wakely Fitness Center is a modern athletic training facility featuring the latest technology in fitness equipment, cardiovascular training equipment, and free weights.

Ben Lovejoy ’99 Gives Commencement Address

Veteran National Hockey League defenseman and Stanley Cup Champion Ben Lovejoy ’99 delivered the Commencement Address at Cardigan's 2019 graduation.

We place an emphasis on character development and leadership, skill acquisition, and game sense development to maximize player growth as they progress through our hockey program and eventually onto their next destinations.

Head Coach Cam McCusker ’10

Cam McCusker

Cam McCusker ’10 

head Coach

After graduating from Cardigan in 2010, McCusker matriculated to St. Paul’s School in Concord where he graduated cum laude, captained the Big Red team which was a runner-up in the 2014 New England Large School Tournament, and was named to both the 2014 All-Independent School Team and the 2014 All-New Hampshire Team.  He played collegiate hockey at Wesleyan University, helping the Cardinals reach the NESCAC semi-finals in 2017 and 2018.  

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Alumni in the NHL

Greg Brown ’83
Eric Nickulas ’91
Deron Quint ’92
Freddy Meyer ’97
Ben Lovejoy ’99
Gavin Bayreuther ’09
Reilly Walsh ’14

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