Mike Kennedy is a Brunswick hockey lifer.
Entering his sixth season as head coach of the Bruins’ boys hockey team, he spent the previous 13 years as an assistant under associate director of athletics Ron VanBelle. Brunswick has evolved plenty during his time around the program.
Growing up in nearby Darien, Conn., he attended Brunswick from fifth to ninth grade when the Bruins still played a local high school schedule. Kennedy decided to move on to play prep at Westminster before playing college hockey at Middlebury, winning a national championship as a senior.
But he immediately returned to coach and teach in the English department at Brunswick. In his 19 total years behind the bench with the program, the Bruins have established themselves as a big program on the prep scene. They’ve secured tournament berths in nine of their 14 seasons of Division 1 play, capturing their first title in 2018 when they won the Large School tournament.