Team Details

Ice Hockey - Prep Boys

Boys Prep Hockey

Shady Side Academy has been setting the standard of excellence for hockey student-athletes since 1996. SSA offers five teams for boys and girls in grades 6–12 and boasts a state-of-the-art, on-campus ice arena for games and practices.

The boys' prep team competes in the Midwest Prep Hockey League (MPHL). The team also participates in highly competitive prep school tournaments and travels to Europe every three years for a unique international experience. The players' regimen includes six days a week on the ice plus an intense off-ice weight training program.

Watch a video livestream of hockey home games in McKnight Hockey Center at http://shadysi.de/ssasports.

History
The boys' hockey program at Shady Side Academy started in 1981-1982 as a club program in the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League. After experiencing success at both AA and AAA levels of the WPIHL, SSA moved the program up to the prep level in 1999-2000 under Head Coach Len Semplice, who founded the Midwest Prep Hockey League (MPHL) in 1999 along with Gilmour Academy, Lake Forest Academy, St. Francis School and Park Tudor Academy. Bulldog players have gone on to compete at the NCAA Division 1, 2, and 3 levels, as well as numerous junior programs in the United States and Canada.

Schedule
The prep schedule consists of 50-60 games over the course of the season. The Bulldogs play against MPHL teams such as Gilmour Academy, Lake Forest Academy, St. Francis, Rice Memorial High, Bishops College, Ridley College and Rothersay Netherwood School during five league weekends over the season, with four or five games per league weekend.

Head Coach Eric Tangradi
A second-round pick of the Anaheim Ducks in the 2007 National Hockey League (NHL) draft, Coach Tangradi enjoyed a professional hockey career extending more than 12 years and 700 games, including stints with the Pittsburgh Penguins, New Jersey Devils, Detroit Red Wings, Montreal Canadiens and Winnipeg Jets. He also played for several teams in the American Hockey League (AHL), including the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, Hamilton Bulldogs, Binghamton Devils and Grand Rapids Griffins, whom he helped win the 2017 Calder Cup as an assistant captain. Coach Tangradi has been an assistant coach for the Pittsburgh Penguins Elite 18U Prep team and has led skill development clinics and 1-on-1 training sessions with youth players across the Western Pennsylvania region. Early in his professional career, he conducted the Eric Tangradi Hockey School in Philadelphia, his hometown. The product of an independent school prep hockey experience himself, Coach Tangradi attended Wyoming Seminary in Kingston, Pa., where he was inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame. Prior to Wyoming Seminary, he attended Philadelphia's Archbishop Carroll High School, where he helped the Patriots win the Pennsylvania Cup Class AA state hockey championship in 2004.

LiveBarn

The Roy McKnight Hockey Center at Shady Side Academy is a LiveBarn Venue. LiveBarn is a subscription service that allows you to watch events Live or On Demand for 30 days. If you can’t get to the rink, you can still stay connected by watching all events Live and On Demand.

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Schedule

Pittsburgh Vengeance AAA
Home
SSA McKnight Hockey Center
Loss 3-5
vs.
Pittsburgh Vengeance AAA
Home
SSA McKnight Hockey Center
Win 4-3
vs.
Pittsburgh Predators U18 AAA
Home
SSA McKnight Hockey Center
Loss 3-4
vs.
Pittsburgh Predators U18 AAA
Home
SSA McKnight Hockey Center
Win 6-3
vs.
Fort Erie International Academy
Home
SSA McKnight Hockey Center
Win 4-2
vs.
Fort Erie International Academy
Home
SSA McKnight Hockey Center
Win 6-1
vs.
Pittsburgh Predators U18 AAA
Home
SSA McKnight Hockey Center
Win 4-2
vs.
MPHL Kickoff Weekend - Burlington, VT, Lake Forest Academy
Away
SSA McKnight Hockey Center
Loss 1-1
vs.
Bishop's College School
Away
Bishop's College School
Loss 2-5
vs.
MPHL Kickoff Weekend - Burlington, VT, Ridley College
Away
Loss 1-4
vs.
MPHL Kickoff Weekend - Burlington, VT, Rothesay Netherwood School
Away
Rothesay Netherwood School
Loss 1-3
vs.
SSA BP vs Somang HC, St. Francis Prep
Away
SSA McKnight Hockey Center
Win 3-0
vs.
MPHL Malloy Division Weekend, Gilmour Academy
Away
Lake Forest Academy
Loss 2-5
vs.
MPHL Malloy Divisional Weekend, St. Francis Prep
Away
Lake Forest Academy
Win 3-2
vs.
SSA Thanksgiving Classic, Wyoming Seminary
Home
SSA McKnight Hockey Center
Loss 3-6
vs.
SSA Thanksgiving Classic, Blyth Academy
Home
SSA McKnight Hockey Center
Win 2-1
vs.
SSA Thanksgiving Classic, A21 Academy Prep
Home
SSA McKnight Hockey Center
Win 5-2
vs.
Hun School of Princeton, The
Home
SSA McKnight Hockey Center
Win 4-3
vs.
Cleveland Barons U18 AAA @ Barons Arena, TBA
Away
SSA McKnight Hockey Center
Loss 1-2
vs.
St. Ignatius School
Home
SSA McKnight Hockey Center
Loss 3-4
vs.
Gilmour Academy Holiday Tournament, Blyth Academy
Away
Gilmour Academy
Win 4-1
vs.
Indy Fuel U18 AAA @ Gilmour Academy Holiday Tournament, Indy Fuel U18 AAA
Away
Gilmour Academy
Win 5-4
vs.
Holy Ghost Preparatory School
Home
SSA McKnight Hockey Center
Win 4-2
vs.
MPHL Malloy Divisional Weekend, Upper Canada College
Away
Ridley College
Win 4-1
vs.
MPHL Malloy Divisional Weekend, Wyoming Seminary
Away
Ridley College
Loss 3-4
-
vs.
Rice Memorial High School
Away
Ridley College
Loss 2-5
vs.
Team Maryland U18 AAA
Home
SSA McKnight Hockey Center
Loss 0-3
vs.
Team Maryland U18 AAA
Home
SSA McKnight Hockey Center
Win 4-3
vs.
MPHL Malloy Divisional Weekend, Gilmour Academy
Away
Gilmour Academy
Loss 3-4
vs.
MPHL Malloy Divisional Weekend, St. Francis Prep
Away
Gilmour Academy
Win 4-3