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NHL, Yale Come Calling for SM Hockey Players
NHL, Yale Come Calling for SM Hockey Players

St. Mark's has a long tradition of ice hockey success, with 29 league titles and eight New England championships over 120 years of the sport at the School. There have been many St. Mark's skaters, young men and women, who have gone on to play at colleges and universities. A few have seen action on junior, national, Olympic, and professional teams, and a trio of Lions went on to NHL careers. Now two more St. Mark's hockey veterans will have that chance.

In the most recent National Hockey League draft, Ian Moore, co-captain of the 2019-2020 Lions, was selected in the third round by the Anaheim Ducks, while Sean Farrell, who played for St. Mark's in 2016-2017, was picked in the fourth round by the Montreal Canadiens.

Farrell (pictured top left) won the Maker Prize as the leading scorer for St. Mark's boys' varsity hockey in 2017, with 27 goals and 28 assists for 55 points. Since then, the 5' 9" 174 lb. left wing has tallied 78 points over two seasons with the U.S. national teams U17 and U18 and scored 56 points for the Chicago Steel of the U.S. Hockey League (USHL).

Moore (pictured top right), one of the top-ranked prep school defenseman in the country, was a two-time All-ISL selection at St. Mark's, earning MVP honors with the 19-9-2 Lions in 2019 and serving as one of the captains of Coach Carl Corazzini's 2020 team, which set a program record with 22 victories. That year, he led all New England prep defensemen with 46 points. Over three seasons with the Lions, the 6'3" 170 lb. defender collected 29 goals and 67 assists for 96 points.

In addition, Tucker Hartmann '20 (pictured top center), another captain of Coach Corazzini's record-setting 2020 team, has joined the long line of college and university-level hockey players from St. Mark's by committing to play at Yale. In four years at St. Mark's, the 5' 10" 170 lb. defenseman scored 13 goals and garnered 96 assists, totaling 109 points. Hartmann also received the 2020 Tudor Prize for the Lions, recognizing his leadership and sportsmanship. At Prize Day this past June, Hartmann was awarded the Fearing Prize, St, Mark's highest athletic honor.

Congratulations to these three St. Mark's athletes and best wishes to all of them in their future endeavors.