Jim Davis - Head Coach
The Lyndon Institute Boys Ice Hockey Team practices twice a day on ice during the season and plays 24 games during the season. The hockey season begins the second week of November and ends March 5th.
Fenton Chester Arena, the on-campus hockey facility, opens for play October 12th, approximately four to five weeks prior to the start of the high school ice hockey season in which our players have ice time daily prior to the start of the season. In addition, team members participate in local adult pickup league as an opportunity to play one or two times a week with former high school and college players in a high level game atmosphere. This provides our players with three extra hours of high level game experience weekly though out the season. Fenton Chester Arena also offers stick and puck time during the week and weekend that provides additional opportunities for skill development. Future plans for the arena include the installation of synthetic ice to extend its skating season.
Our team also participates in strength training with a professional service (XIP Training Systems). This training is scheduled three days a week throughout the school year, utilizing the Performance Center facility on our campus. Further development comes in the form of team meetings every Friday evening during the season. Our players and coaches us this opportunity to review the team’s game videos, and watch videos of elite college programs such as Dartmouth College, Middlebury College, Norwich University, Castleton University, and the University of Vermont as well.
Our coach Jim Davis is a former college hockey player and collegiate level coach. He is a former four-time First Team All-Star selection as a Vermont high school ice hockey player and went on to play four years of varsity hockey at Middlebury College where he was the captain of the ice hockey team during his senior year. Mr. Davis has coached over 35 years at all levels including youth, high school and at the collegiate level.
Jim Davis began coaching at Lyndon Institute in 2013 where he is a faculty member and dormitory parent living on campus, providing additional support to hockey players within the academic and residential programs.