|Title:||Head Men's Ice Hockey Coach|
Andrew Boschetto just finished his third season as head coach of the Salve Regina men's ice hockey program in 2012-13.
This past season, Boschetto led the Seahawks to the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Northeast championship game for the first time in program history. The Seahawks finished the 2013 campaign 10-14-3, tied for the second most win total in program history.
Under his guidance, three Seahawks were named to the ECAC Northeast all-conference teams and seven earned all-academic honors, while Boschetto was named the ECAC Northeast Co-Coach of the Year. Sophomore John Scorcia was named to second team while freshmen Lucas Sousa grabbed a pair of honors, as he was an honorable mention selection as well as an all-rookie defender. Freshman Marc Biggs joined Sousa on the all-rookie team.
As a team, Salve Regina finished the season ranked 15th in the nation in scoring offense, averaging 3.63 goals per game. Individually, several Seahawks finished the year ranked in the top 25 in the nation in different categories. Scorcia was 17th in the country in assists per game (0.80) while Biggs was 15th in rookie scoring (0.96 ppg) and 23rd in the DIII with six power play goals. Freshman Peter Gintoli was fifth in rookie scoring with 1.04 points per game to end the year.
Boschetto continues to make strides to bring Salve Regina into the national spotlight, scheduling some of DIII best hockey programs, such as Utica, Bowdin, Hobart and Neumann. “We are making strides into national competition and continue to get better each year. The only way to get better is to play better competition, and the team has been rising to that challenge and making great steps forward.”
In 2012, the Seahawks tripled their win total from the previous campaign. Coach Boschetto's first recruiting class made an immediate impact during the 2011-12 season, producing the team's top two scorers in freshmen John Scorcia and Chad Goodwin.
During his first full year at Salve Regina, Boschetto was instrumental in fundraising nearly $30,000 for the men’s ice hockey program. He oversaw the complete renovation of the Seahawks locker room at Portsmouth Abbey Arena as well as the design and purchase of new blue jerseys. Following the season, Boschetto helped spearhead the efforts to renovate the playing surface at Portsmouth Abbey, including new pipes, boards and glass.
Boschetto comes to Salve Regina after serving as an assistant coach at Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Northeast rival Curry College. While at Curry, Boschetto was responsible for scouting and recruiting high school and junior league players while assisting in both practice and game preparation. He also helped evaluate game film and develop off-ice workouts for the Colonels, who captured the 2009-10 ECAC Northeast Championship and qualified for the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Tournament.
Prior to his arrival at Curry, Boschetto served as the head coach of Northern New England in the Fall Prep Elite League, where he guided his team to a 10-3-1 record, a first-place finish in the regular season, and a second-place finish in the playoffs. He was also the head coach and general manager of the Metro Team in the Bay State Games in 2009, this after spending the 2008-09 season as an assistant varsity coach at Proctor Academy in New Hampshire. Boschetto previously worked with N.H. USA Hockey.
Boschetto began his collegiate playing career at Hobart (2001-02), where he established a new single-game points record (five) before transferring to Suffolk University following the 2002-03 academic year. He notched 55 points in 77 career games and earned his bachelor of science in operations and strategic management from Suffolk in 2005.
Coach Boschetto is a native of Watertown, Mass.
|Title:||Assistant Men's Ice Hockey Coach|
DJ Fimiani enters his second season as assistant coach
of the Salve Regina men's ice hockey program in 2012-13.
Fimiani attended Boston College High School from 2001-2005, playing three varsity seasons while totaling 34 goals and 48 assists for 82 points. While at BC High, he played on the Greater Boston Junior Bruins U-18 midget select team and was a part of three consecutive state championship teams, as well as two national championship teams (2004 and 2006).
Following BC High, played 20 games for the Walpole Stars of the Eastern Junior Hockey League scoring 5 goals and 10 assists for 15 points.
Fimiani arrived at Norwich University in the fall of 2006 and went on to play four seasons for the Cadets, scoring 25 goals and 61 assists for a total of 86 points in 102 career games and was the assistant captain on the 2010 Division 3 National Championship team.
Upon graduating from Norwich with a bachelor of science degree in business management and marketing, Coach Fimiani played for the Louisiana Ice Gators and the Fayetteville FireAntz of the Southern Professional Hockey League where in 46 games he tallied 10 goals and 11 assists for 21 points.
Coach Fimiani currently resides in Middletown, R.I., and is working on obtaining an MBA in project management from Norwich University.