Athletics

Hockey

Play high-level hockey and get a world-class education—you can do both! FVS Hockey players are scholar-athletes, and our program ensures that you will thrive both on the ice and in the classroom.
FVS is part of the North American Prospects Hockey League (NAPHL) prep division, which is highly competitive and gives players major exposure to junior and college scouts. Fountain Valley is the only college prep boarding school west of Faribault, Minnesota.

Do you like to play a lot of hockey? The season runs from mid-August through February. The team trains and plays six days a week and plays nearly 50 games. This includes seven to eight tournament/showcase weekends around the country. 
 

2019-20 Tournament & Showcase Schedule:

  • September 19-22:  NAHL Showcase, Blaine, Minn.
  • October 19-21:  NAPHL League Event #1, Blaine, Minn.
  • November 13-16:  CPHL Tier 1 Playoffs, Denver 
  • December 6-8:  Las Vegas Tier 1 Showcase, Las Vegas 
  • January 18-20:  NAPHL League Event #2, Blaine, Minn.
  • January 31- February 2:  FVS Showcase, Colorado Springs 
  • February 14-16:  NAPHL Playoffs, Detroit

In Colorado Springs, you’ll also compete against 18AAA club teams. In the spring season, you will still have opportunities to touch ice as a complement to your spring sports choice.
 

Garret Van Wyhe ’15

I just want to say ‘thank you’ to everyone connected with FVS hockey—coaches, family and players who helped me along my journey, and to other FVS players to come!

Fantastic Facilities

Julie & Spencer Penrose Athletic Center

The Penrose Athletic Center is state of the art and the primary training facility for all athletic teams at FVS. You’ll have access to the 60,000 sq.-ft. facility that features an Olympic-style weight room, athletic training room, outdoor turf field, world-class climbing wall, indoor running track, spin room, basketball gym, eight-lane pool, student lounge, classroom, and a full-time hockey and lacrosse locker room. The Penrose Athletic Center rivals most university facilities!

 

Broadmoor World Arena

FVS hockey partners with the Broadmoor World Arena, home to the NCAA Division 1 Colorado College Tigers. With three ice sheets, the World Arena is the hub for youth hockey in Colorado Springs.

Honnen Ice Arena

Honnen Ice Arena serves as FVS hockey’s home rink. Located on the Colorado College campus just minutes away in the heart of downtown Colorado Springs, Honnen is where the majority of FVS practices and games take place throughout the season.

Meet Our Hockey Coaches

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  • Head Coach | Mike Payne

    Among his accolades, head coach Mike Payne has been recognized regionally and statewide as coach of the year by the Colorado Springs Gazette and Denver Post. He is also History Department chair and house director for a boys’ residence hall. His connections with players in the classroom and dorm enable him to get to know the students on a deep level and influence their character development in several areas. He previously coached the midget hockey team at Northwood School in Lake Placid, N.Y., for eight years. Many players Payne coached went on to junior, ACHA, NCAA and professional hockey. NCAA colleges include the University of Wisconsin, Harvard University, Colorado College, Middlebury College, University of Michigan, Manhattanville College and New England College. Payne played hockey at Culver Academies in Indiana and Colby College in Maine. He has worked as an evaluator and coach at various state, regional and national camps on behalf of USA Hockey and the International Ice Hockey Federation. 
     
  • General Manager, Assistant Coach | Luc Trombetta

    Luc Trombetta has been a fixture in the Colorado hockey community since 1997 and has served as the associate coach for the FVS Danes since 2016. Prior to FVS, he served as director of the NAPHL for the North American Hockey League, where he oversaw the day-to-day operations of the 15U, 16U and 18U Tier 1 divisions. Additionally, Trombetta helped develop the NAHL Central Scouting program (NAHLCS) and serves as a scout for NAHLCS. He spent 11 seasons as director and head coach at the Tier I youth level with the Colorado Springs-based Pikes Peak Miners. He was one of the original members of the North American Prospects Hockey League Development Committee and was instrumental in the formation and creation of the NAPHL. Trombetta coached the Pikes Peak Miners 16U team to back-to-back Championships. A significant number of his former players have moved on to play Junior A, NCAA and professional hockey throughout North America and Europe. Trombetta grew up playing minor hockey in Denver before moving to Michigan to continue his development with the Marquette Electricians AAA program and the North American Hockey League's Compuware Ambassadors and Michigan Nationals. He graduated cum laude from Northern Michigan University.
  • Goalie Coach | Brent Seidel

    Brent Seidel works with FVS goaltenders throughout the season. He currently serves as manager of USA Hockey's Coaching Education Program, and he works as the goaltending coach for Colorado College's NCAA Division I program. Seidel has prior experience as a goaltending coach for the Kent Valley Youth Hockey Association, Sno-King Junior Thunderbirds and the Western Washington Female Hockey Association. He is a native of Spokane, Wash., and holds a Level 5 USA Hockey coaching certification along with a bachelor's degree from Eastern Washington University, where he played ACHA hockey for four years. In 2014, he earned a master's degree in Sport and Athletic Administration from Gonzaga University.
FVS is a private, college-preparatory, co-ed, day and boarding school for grades 9-12 in Colorado Springs.
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