Pride Hockey honors beloved coach

The Pride welcomed rival Kent School to Tirrell Rink on Saturday, February 15 for a charity night game. Trinity-Pawling turned in their blue and gold uniforms for special edition green sweaters that all donned Coach Ferraris’ name. The stands were filled with a similar lime green – the color for Lymphoma research – as the community set out to honor their beloved coach.

The last time these teams faced-off, the game needed overtime to determine a winner. This game would prove just as exciting. Sophomore Tyler Fogu got in on the forecheck and caused a turnover that he would bury for the Pride to take an early 1-0 lead. Both teams settled in, and Kent tallied the next two for a 2-1 lead. The Pride quickly found an answer as Jared Mangan ’22 struck the back of the net off passes from Dean Rocco ’21 and Fogu. It was all Trinity-Pawling for the remaining 9 minutes. The Pride added goals from Spencer Ryall ’20, John Gelatt ’20, and Sam Nichols ’21. After the first period, Trinity-Pawling led 5-2.

During the second stanza, the capacity crowd saw less scoring but a similar back-and-forth pace. Kent scored 3 minutes into the period off of a low-angle shot that caught Cam Carroll ’21 off guard. The Pride responded when Gelatt added two more goals, including a shorthanded beauty. A chess-like atmosphere for the first six minutes of the third period finally resulted in a Kent goal. Four minutes later, Kent connected on a tough bounce off of a Trinity-Pawling defender. As the score got tighter, the Pride continued to play a hard game, and it wasn’t until a minute left when Gelatt blocked a shot and beat the Kent defender to the puck to bury his fourth goal of the game. Gelatt had 4 goals, Frank Djurasevic ’20 added 3 assists, and Caroll stopped 32 of 37 shots.

With a silent auction, a snack shack, and the support of shirt purchases, the fundraiser netted over $5,000 that will go towards cancer research and to support the Ferraris family. Overall, it was a winning night for the Pride.


by Chris Gillman ’05 and Cyrus Rothwell-Ferraris