Hockey

Hockey. Is. Back.

Wilbraham & Monson's Hockey program has been off ice for nearly two decades. But starting in the winter season of the 2021-2022 academic year, the Titans will be back on the ice. WMA is very excited to announce that Hockey will be offered as a winter afternoon activity at the club level.

Meet our Girls' Coach

Contact Coach Ugalde at sugalde@wma.us.

Meet our Boys' Coaches

WMA announced the hiring of a head coach and assistant coach for its Boys' Club Ice Hockey team on March 30, 2021. Click here to read the full press release.

Barry Almeida
Head Coach
Boys’ Hockey

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Almeida led Boston College to two NCAA Division I national championships and played for seven seasons in the minor league systems of four National Hockey League teams. Almeida is Co-Founder and Owner of Readiness Hockey and First Step Hockey School - two summer hockey camp development programs in West Springfield.

Almeida, 32, was a three-time captain and an assistant coach for Worcester in the New York Islanders organization through the 2019-2020 season. He also played for four seasons in the Anaheim Ducks, Nashville Predators and Washington Capitals organizations. His playing career also includes a season with the Coventry Blaze Hockey Club in England.

TJ Syner
Assistant Coach
Boys’ Hockey

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Syner was a two-time team captain and Hobey Baker Award nominee during his four-year playing career at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Syner, 32, spent six seasons playing in the minor league circuit and was an assistant coach at UMass during the program’s national championship runner-up season in 2019.

Athletic Recruiting

Interested in playing for the WMA Titans? Our coaches would love to hear from you!

 

Key WMA contacts

Kate Gaw, Admission; 413.596.9174; kgaw@wma.us

Don Nicholson '79, Athletics; 413.596.9124; dnicholson@wma.us

Visit our Admission page.


 

WMA on Social

Introduction webinar, Feb. 25

... Our History

Western New England Prep School Division 2 Champions

  • 1972-73
  • 1984-85
  • 1985-86

Notable Alumni Corner

Bill Guerin '89

  • General Manager of NHL's Minnesota Wild
  • Four-time Stanley Cup Champion
  • Three-time U.S. Olympian
  • U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame

Rick Bennett '86

  • Head coach of Union College, NCAA Division I champions
  • Played three seasons in NHL

Chris Porreca '90

  • Executive VP Lehigh Valley Phantoms (AHL)

John Joyce '81

  • Owner Boston College Junior Eagles Hockey Club