The Vermont Academy Boys Junior Varsity Ice Hockey program is open to players of any level, although as numbers have improved in recent years, the team is developing into a true feeder program for the varsity squad. We encourage participation from newcomers and experienced players alike, focusing on individual skill development as well as team chemistry and sportsmanship. We play a schedule of 15 games against some of the region’s top prep school teams, such as KUA, Holderness, Cardigan, Eaglebrook, and Proctor, among others. As the season progresses, players learn a number of offensive and defensive systems in an effort to improve their “hockey I.Q.” and develop a better sense of positioning on the ice. Most importantly, this team shares a love for the game and a desire to work hard and improve every day.