For Brian Schiff, Mamaroneck Hockey Star, Childhood Goals Met And Surpassed

The Mamaroneck High School Senior took to the ice when he was 3, and played with the Mamaroneck youth hockey program.

As a child, Brian Schiff watched the Mamaroneck High School hockey team and saw his future on the ice.

“My parents would bring me to the varsity games,” Schiff recalls. “It was always something that I looked forward to and a goal that I had, to make it there.”

He made it there and then some; this winter, Schiff concluded a four-year varsity career with the Tigers and cemented his place among the program’s top players. He garnered an all-state honorable mention as a junior(editor’s note: he was nominated again this year, but as of press time, final selections had not been made) and finished his career as the sixth-highest-scoring defenseman in Mamaroneck history, according to Coach Michael Chiapparelli.

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“We’ve been really successful through the years, and I know a lot of the names on that list and what great players they are,” Schiff says, “so it’s an honor to be put in that category with them.”

Schiff took to the ice when he was 3 years old, and played with the Mamaroneck youth hockey program until he was 8 or 9. From there he continued to hone his skills on the travel circuit with the Westchester Express, the Ramapo Saints, and the Brewster Bulldogs.

But Schiff’s Mamaroneck legacy took shape during his freshman year, when he made the varsity for one of Westchester’s top programs, playing alongside his brother, Craig, then a senior. Schiff will add to his hockey accomplishments at Cornell University, where he will skate again with Craig next season for the school’s club hockey team.

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