Frank Trivigno was born on March 19th, 1996. He was welcomed into this world by his parents, Nick and Lisa, and two sisters, Nicole and Alyssa.
From early on, you could see that Frank had an outgoing personality. He did not have any fear. Frank loved going to family parties. He would clear the dance floor and dance to Vanilla Ices’ “Ice Ice Baby!” He loved performing in front of everyone and he was very loyal to his family and friends.
Frank had many passions in his short life. They included ice hockey, BMX, skateboarding, snowmobiling, snowboarding, motor cross, and ATV riding. Frank started playing ice hockey at 4 years old. Together with his teammates, they won many championships while playing on a travel team, called the Long Island Edge. They had many accomplishments and won numerous Tier 1 and Tier 2 tournaments. The ‘96 Long Island Edge had much success while playing in the Long Island Amateur Hockey League (LIAHL). They won three LIAHL Championship titles and played in two NYS Championships 2007-2009. In 2009, they earned the NYS Championship title and made one USA Hockey National Tournament appearance.
Frank also had an opportunity to play for Team USA at the Peewee International Tournament in Quebec, Canada. He earned team MVP accolades during two of the games. Frank and his good friend stayed with a billet family and had so many memorable experiences while they were there!
During Frank’s time playing travel hockey, he also played spring hockey for the Sound Shore Warriors, Bike Line Selects, and Long Island Knights.
Frank loved to go to his grandparent’s country house in upstate New York. He loved to ride his dirt bike and quad with his family and friends. Frank had been riding ATV’s for many years and was an accomplished rider. On August 31, 2013, while riding his ATV, Frank had an accident and passed away from his injuries. He was only 17 years old.
To honor Franks’ memory, his family started the Frank Trivigno Memorial Scholarship Fund. The goal is to raise funds to award yearly scholarships to travel hockey player’s. This is to help offset the often substantial costs related to playing travel hockey.
Photos of Frank Trivigno