Pete Sears Class of 2016

Pete Sears

Born and raised in Lake Placid, NY, Pete played his youth and High School hockey for the Lake Placid Pee Wee Association and High School respectively. Following High School Pete was a standout goaltender at Oswego State University. In 1970 Pete earned All-American status while playing at Oswego State.


In 1972 he represented the United States as a member of the Olympic Team, winning a Silver Medal at the games in Sapporo, Japan. Following the Olympics Pete played in the AHL, IHL, and SHL.


Following his playing career Pete returned to Oswego where he coached both in the Oswego Minor Hockey Association and the successful Oswego High School team. Pete was also an Assistant Coach at Oswego State and Head Coach of the Central Region Team of the Empire State Games.


In 2008 Pete was awarded New York State’s Peter Rush Award for selfless, long-term dedication and commitment to the growth of youth hockey.