The girls’ varsity ice hockey team is a New England Division II program that competes against the top teams in the division along with several strong Division I programs. This competitive schedule allows players to develop at a higher level, and in some instances, gain exposure to college coaches to reach their goal of playing collegiate ice hockey.
During the past several seasons the program has built a great deal of momentum. With the ice arena located on campus, players are allowed an opportunity to access open ice and often begin working on their strength and endurance during the fall season. At Tilton, the players and coaching staff are focused on the continued improvement of both individual skills and team cohesiveness. Expectations for the program are high.
Ben Tefft enters his second season with the Rams in 2016 -2017. He joined Tilton School with extensive experience coaching high school aged athletes. A believer in “will beats skill,” Tefft is someone who prides himself on a hands-on practice environment and teams built on hard work and respect. Prior to Tilton he spent three seasons as the Associate Head Coach of the New Hampshire Fighting Spirit, a Junior A hockey team that is a member of the NA3EHL. Prior to coaching with the Spirit, Tefft was the Head Coach of Boys’ Prep Hockey at the National Sports Academy in Lake Placid, N.Y. He was also spent time as a Volunteer Assistant Coach for the Queensbury, N.Y. high school hockey team, which experienced tremendous success during his two seasons with the team.