The Rice Memorial Boys’ Prep Program is excited to announce that we have moved forward and hired Brendan Boyce as the new assistant coach. Brendan is a St. Albans, VT native, and comes to us after successfully completing his career at Norwich University. After having a few conversations with some interested applicants, Brendan was someone that moved to the top of our list very quickly! He comes in with great experience having played at the Prep, and NCAA level.
Brendan Boyce steps in to replace Ross Kovacs, who has taken a position in the WSHL with the Ogden Mustangs of the WSHL. “Obviously, it’s disappointing to lose a member of your staff from the previous season, but we wish Ross the best with his new opportunity, and we couldn’t be more excited to have Brendan,” said Head Coach Dennis Vickers. “We think Brendan is someone that checks all the boxes, when you are looking for someone to come in and help lead a group of young men,” Vickers continued.
Brad Schuler, former Assistant Coach at Middlebury College, and current Assistant Coach for New Hampshire Monarchs (AHL) had this to say about Brendan. “Congrats to both Rice and Brendan on his new hire with the Boys’ Prep program. This hire is spot on! Brendan is a great person, good role model, and someone that cares about the development of these student-athletes both on and off the ice.”
Please join us in welcoming Brendan to the Rice Prep Hockey Family.