2021 - 2022 DIVISION I TEAM
2021 - 2022 DIVISION II TEAM
SMCHS Eagles Ice Hockey
Established in 2009, Eagles Ice Hockey complements Santa Margarita's college-preparatory academics by developing player's skills and confidence for success in hockey and life.
The Santa Margarita Eagles are led by David Walker, a highly respected figure in the hockey community. Coach Walker has 8 seasons coaching Anaheim Jr. Ducks Tier I teams, a member of the ADHSHL Advisory Board, and Tier II Director of Coaches for the Jr. Ducks. The Varsity Division 1 and Division 2 teams compete in the Anaheim Ducks High School Hockey League and California Amateur Hockey Association, as well as North American Elite Invitational Tournaments and Showcases.
The new $110 million Great Park Ice and FivePoint Arena in Irvine, CA unifies Eagles Ice Hockey's activities. It is the home of the team's practice ice and exclusive locker-room, as well as its strength & conditioning program with Scot Prohaska.
COACHES AND STAFF:
- Kris Badame, General Manager
- David Walker, Head Coach
- Joe Hunter, Assistant Coach
- KC Groon, Assistant Coach
- Peter Megariotis, Goalie Coach
- Shawn Badame, Team Manager
Eagles Ice Hockey players continue to have success beyond SMCHS:
- Ryan Johnson: first-round selection in the NHL Draft by the Buffalo Sabres; Gold Medalist World Junior A Challenge
- Annie Pankowski: U.S. Women’s National Team; Gold Medalist IIHF Women's World Championship
- Six NCAA Division 1 Ice Hockey Program commitments
The internationally recognized SMCHS Eagles have won back-to-back (2018 and 2019) USA Hockey National Championship Titles. In 2013, the program became California's first and still only USA Hockey National High School Varsity Champion.
- USA Hockey High School National Champion (2019, 2018 & 2013)
- USA Hockey High School National Championship Silver Medalist (2017 & 2015)
- USA Hockey High School National Championship Bronze Medalist (2021 & 2011)
- California State High School Champion (2018, 2017, 2013, & 2012)
- ADHSHL Varsity Division 1 Champion (2018, 2014 & 2013)
- ADHSHL Varsity Division 1 Regular Season 1st Place Finish (2022, 2019, 2018, 2014, 2013, 2012)