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Head Coach

Jason Nowicki

Head Coach Jason Nowicki is entering his 14th year with the Black Knights and his 9th year as Head Coach. Coach Nowicki was named as the Division 1 National Conference “Coach of the Year” for Section III Ice Hockey during the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 seasons. He has led the RFA Hockey Team to the Section III playoffs in each of his seasons as head coach. A native Roman, Nowicki played for the RFA Hockey team from 2003 to 2007 and served as the team captain his senior year. He also played football and was selected as a 1st Team, Section III all- star as team captain of the Black Knights baseball team. Nowicki was a member of the Henry P. Smith Post baseball team from 2006 to 2008, leading his team to 3 state tournament appearances. He was a key contributor for the 2007 and 2008 NYS American Legion State Finalist teams. He was selected as an Oneida County American Legion all-star in each of his three seasons. After high school, Nowicki attended Marist College and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Science. He is also a proud graduate of LeMoyne College Masters of Science for Teachers program and is employed as a Living Environment teacher at Rome Free Academy.  Nowicki lives in Rome with his wife Melissa and sons, Cameron and Jackson.

Varsity Assistants- Dave Petrelli, Bill Fleet

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RFA Hockey has a long storied history of pride and tradition.  The program has won a record (13) Section 3 Titles (Sectional Championships started in 1970-71) and 2 State Championships in 1986 and 1988.  They also hold the NYSPHSAA Record Consecutive Wins @ 49 (1987-89). They have a program record of 874-543-67 since 1940.  The program has produced many college and professional players both past and present.  This years Black Knights are looking towards building on to that tradition in this years season.

League Championships

1969 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 2010 2012 2013

Sectional Championships

1942 1943 1944 1945 1970 1971 1980 1981 1984 1987 1988 1989 1991

State Championships

1986 1988

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