In 2009, the Ocean Township High School officially started a Varsity ice hockey team. Though the school had little involvement in the team itself, the parent organization which ran, and still helps run it today, played a major role in the program's success. Spearheaded by Lori Lane, the mother of player Nick Lane, the organization took command in making decisions for the team such as uniform creation and distribution as well as working the admissions gate at all home games. The high school did not fund the team, so for many years it was a pay-to-play sport, partially alleviated by fundraising. This parent organization consisted of parents of the players of the team volunteering their time to support this varsity sport. Tireless hours were put in to create and sustain such an organization. The team entered in a cooperative relationship with the Shore Regional High School, so that the team consisted of players from both Ocean and Shore schools. Eventually, the Spartan Booster Club adopted the Ice Hockey team and fully funded it in 2014, which eliminated the pay-to-play requirement, and turned the majority of the responsibility of the team over to the Ocean Township High School Athletic Department headed by Athletic Director Rusty Todd. From then on, the parents' organization continues to raise funds and work the admissions table at games under parent club president Tom Reu and, currently John Stuppi.
Dave Smith - Head Coach (8 years)
Entering his eight year as head coach of the Ocean Ice Hockey team, Coach Smith is the only head coach the program has had and played a key role in the program's prosperity and respect. His vast coaching experience provides him with knowledge unmatched in the area, and provides the team with a legitimate leader.
Mike Ryan - Associate Coach
Coach Ryan keeps all the statistics for the program along with contributing his profound knowledge of the game to Smith and the team. A goaltender himself, Ryan works with the team's goalies and passes on his own experiences to teach them the keys to success.
Devon Ribsam - Assistant Coach
A vital player in the early stages of the Ocean Ice Hockey program as well as Assistant Captain in his senior year, Coach Ribsam acts as a key motivator for the team and bonds with the players to create an environment comprised of hard work, team work, and ultimately, success.
John Stuppi Cell: 732-319-3886
All home games are at theJersey Shore Arena
Every Thursday @ 6:30 pm puck drop, unless schedule says otherwise
Student Admission - $2 Adult Admission - $3
Most home games are played in the Blue Rink, which offers a variety of vantage points from which to view the game, along with convenient snack bar and restroom facilities, and ice level viewing. Snack bar seating is also avaliable.