MERRIMACK VALLEY TRYOUTS START 10/23
New England Hockey League
Skills Instructors

Andrew Andricopoulos

aandricopoulos@valley-associates.com

Andrew Andricopoulos is entering his second season as Player / Program Director with the New England Hockey League. 

Andrew attended Tabor Academy and was a member of the Men’s Varsity Hockey Team. At 16, he moved to Quebec City to play for the Quebec Remparts in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League where he lived with, and played for, NHL Hall of Famer Patrick Roy. Andrew was a member of the 2006 Memorial Cup Championship team and played alongside current NHL stars Marc-Edouard Vlasic and Alexandre Radulov. Andrew holds several defensemen scoring records in Quebec Remparts history. After his QMJHL career, Andrew attended several NHL and AHL camps before playing in the ECHL in the Washington Capitals and San Jose Sharks systems. Upon completion of his professional career, he returned to play Division 1 hockey in Fredericton, NB for St. Thomas University under the coaching of former NHL player Mike Eagles. Andrew was the U.S. scout for the QMJHL for the past four seasons. He’s currently in his 2nd season as Assistant Coach at Brooks School, working primarily with the defensemen. He is the Head Coach/GM of the Valley Jr. Warriors U18 Elite program, and helps run on-ice skills for all age levels.

Chris Dyment

Chris Dyment is the Head Instructor and Owner of Chris Dyment Hockey. He grew up playing hockey in Reading, MA and has been managing the Reading Youth Hockey Skills Program for over 6 years.

Chris graduated from Reading Memorial High School in 1998 and went on to play for Boston University. At the 1999 NHL Entry Draft, Chris was selected by the Montreal Canadiens with the first pick of the fourth round (97th overall). As a Terrier, he was a member of three Beanpot championship teams (1999, 2000, 2002) and was a two-time selection to the ACHA All-America Second Team (2000, 2002). Chris was named a Hockey East First Team All-Star as sophomore before earning second-team honors his senior year, when he was selected as the Hockey East Best Defensive Defenseman.

Chris earned one of the team's major awards each of his final three seasons, receiving the Most Improved Player Award in 2000 before being named the recipient of the Clifford P. Fitzgerald Scholarship the following year. As a senior, he earned the Bennett McInnis Award for Spirit. In 142 collegiate games, Chris tallied 72 points (20g, 52a) for the Terriers.

After his senior year at BU in 2002, Chris embarked on a professional playing career that lasted seven years, four of which were in the American Hockey League (AHL). He won the Calder Cup with the Houston Aeros in 2003 and then played a season with the Springfield Falcons before spending two years with the Providence Bruins, where he served as an Assistant Captain.

Chris went on to play for the Florida Everblades in the ECHL where he was also named an Assistant Captain. The following year, Chris moved to Italy to join the Cortina Squirrels in Italy's Serie A. His final stop was with the ECHL's Trenton Devils, where he served as team Captain during their 2008-09 season. 

After his season with the Devils, Chris decided to retire from professional hockey. He began teaching skills to players of all ages in various camps throughout the greater Boston area. In his clinics, he focused on the basics of skating, shooting, passing and puck control - keeping it simple and straightforward.