Tommy Crittenberger scored his second goal of the game with 1:27 left in overtime to give Landon a 3-2 victory over Calvert Hall in the MAPHL AA championship game at The Gardens Ice House in Laurel on Feb. 24.
Landon held a 2-0 lead deep in the third period before Calvert Hall stormed back with goals from Ivan Yuryev at 8:23 and Ryan Dieter with only a minute and 23 seconds remaining on the clock.
Both goalies--Jack Concannon for Landon and Mike Finn for Calvert Hall--made spectacular saves in the first period to keep the game scoreless. Concannon faced 28 shots and made 26 saves while Finn made 37 saves on 40 shots.
Crittenberger broke the scoreless game with a goal at 4:26 of the second period and Nico Kenary made it 2-0 with 1:27 left in the second.
This is Landon's third MAPHL championship in the last five years. The Bears won back-to-back championships in 2011 and 2012. Calvert Hall lost in the championship game for the third straight year.
Landon defeated Calvert Hall, 3-2, in overtime to capture the 2015 MAPHL AA Championship on Feb. 24 at Laurel.
MAPHL All Conference Teams
Player of the Year
Ryan Dieter, Calvert Hall
Coach of the Year
Tony MacAulay, DeMatha
AA First Team AA Second Team
Kevin Mackey, DeMatha Ethan Roth, St. Albans
Jack Finn, Calvert Hall Danny Overcash, St. John's
Ryan Dieter, Calvert Hall Patrick Giles, Landon
Patrick Fergus, Gonzaga Jack Olson, Georgetown Prep
John MacMulera, Georgetown Prep Ridge Slater, Gonzaga
Player of the Year
Mason Leahy, Good Counsel
Coach of the Year
Chad Sillery, Good Counsel
A First Team A Second Team
Will Langstaff, Potomac School Petar Stepanovic, St. Mary's Ryken
Drew Butler, St. Stephen's/St. Agnes Austin Kelly, Good Counsel
Will Jervey, Gonzaga 2 Jacob Pilkerton, St. Mary's Ryken
Cam Butler, St. Stephen's/St. Agnes Djordje Jaksic, St. Mary's Ryken
Mason Leahy, Good Counsel Ryan Kelly, Potomac School
Max Simpson, St. Steph./St. Agnes Ben Tasto, Good Counsel
DeMatha is the only undefeated team in the top-flight AA with an 9-0-4 record (22 points) and finished first in the North Division, five points ahead of second-place Calvert Hall.
Gonzaga, sporting a 10-1-1 record (21 points), are guaranteed of finishing first in the AA South Division, with a three point lead over second-place Landon with one game to play.
In the A Division, Good Counsel led the East with a 12-1 record (24 points), while St. Stephen's & St. Agnes led the West with a 10-1-1 record (20 points).
The play-in games are set for Monday, February 16:
AA - St. John's at St. Albans, 4 p.m. at Laurel
AA - Bullis at Mt. St. Joseph's, 4 p.m. at Reisterstown
A - Loyola at Bishop O'Connell, 3:15 p.m., at Wheaton
A - Georgetown Prep 2 at DeMatha 2, 5:45 p.m., at Tucker Road
The quarterfinal schedule:
Tuesday, February 17
Game 1: AA - Winner of Mt. St. Joseph's vs. Bullis @ Gonzaga, 4 p.m., at Fort Dupont
Game 2: AA - Winner of St. Albans vs. St. John's @ DeMatha, 3:50 p.m., at Laurel
Game 3: A - Winner of Loyola vs. Bishop O'Connell @ Good Counsel, 5 p.m., at Rockville
Game 4: A - Winner of play-in game (Georgetown Prep 2 vs. DeMatha) @ St. Stephen's/St. Agnes, 4 p.m., at Laurel
Game 5: AA - Spalding @ Landon, 4 p.m., at Wells
Game 6: AA - Georgetown Prep @ Calvert Hall, 4 p.m. at Mt. Pleasant
Game 7: A - Potomac School @ Gonzaga 2, 8 p.m., at Wheaton
Game 8: A - (Winner of DeMatha 2/Landon 2 @ St. Mary's Ryken, 4 p.m., at Reisterstown
The semifinal rounds in each division will be held on Wednesday, February 18, at The Gardens Ice House in Laurel, at Rockville and at Ft. Dupont. Game times are set with teams to be determined:
4 p.m. at Laurel
3:50 p.m. at Laurel
4 p.m. at Rockville
4 p.m. at Ft. Dupont
Calvert Hall and Gonzaga played an exhibition game to the support the Baltimore Saints before a packed house at the Mt. Pleasant Ice Arena in Baltimore on Friday, January 30.
While no MAPHL standings points were at stake, the exhibition game played on Friday night between Calvert Hall and Gonzaga at Mt. Pleasant Ice Arena had plenty of meaning. All proceeds from admission fees for the exhibition game (more than $1,000!) went to the Baltimore Saints, an ice hockey program for both children and adults with traumatic brain injury or intellectual disability such as Autism and Down Syndrome.
Host Calvert Hall also celebrated Senior Night with a special ceremony before the game.
The final score favored Gonzaga but the real winners were the children and adults who participate in the Baltimore Saints program run by Baltimore Special Hockey, Inc.
We are excited to announce that the winner of our first 2015 Capitals High School Showcase Game presented by Hockey Giant is the Flint Hill vs. Potomac School (NVSHL) matchup at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, VA on Friday, January 30 at 5:40 p.m.
The game will be covered by the Washington Capitals and Monumental Network which will include an event recap and highlights of the game, analysis and post-game interviews with each school. Scheduled to appear from the Capitals will include Slapshot, Red Rockers and alumnus Brent Johnson. Make sure to check out the coverage onMonumentalNetwork.com
Northern Virginia Scholastic Hockey League (NVSHL)
In a Friday afternoon tilt, DeMatha battled Landon to a 2-2 tie at the Gardens Ice House in Laurel.
Landon's Drew Wellington scored with 2:23 remaining in the third period to tie DeMatha, 2-2, on Friday afternoon at the Gardens Ice House in Laurel. After the teams entered the third period tied at one, DeMatha's Ty Brandt put the Stags up 2-1 at 4:44 of the third before Wellington's late-game heroics.
The Bears opened the scoring with an unassisted first period goal from Tommy Crittenberger. DeMatha came back to tie game at one with an unassisted goal from Keegan Chesnick in the second period.
In a rematch of the 2014 MAPHL championship game, Calvert Hall not only avenged its loss in that game but also handed Gonzaga its first league defeat in nearly two seasons, 4-0, at Ft. Dupont Ice Arena on Wednesday. The Eagles were shutout for the first time since a 2-0 loss to Landon on Feb. 1, 2013.
The Ice Cards were led by goalie Mike Finn, who made 28 saves, and Ivan Yuryev, who opened the scoring with a goal with less than two minutes remaining in the second period and another goal on the power play just 30 seconds into the third period.
Timmy Blount also had two goals and Ryan Dieter added two assists.
The Hun School of Princeton, NJ, defeated Gonzaga, 5-4, in a shootout to capture the 2014 National Capital Hockey Tournament hosted by the Eagles. It was Gonzaga's first loss in 49 games dating back to a loss to Landon on Feb. 1, 2013.
The MAPHL's Gonzaga Eagles fell just short of repeating as champion of the National Capital Hockey Tournament (known as the Purple Puck) and defeating the Hun School of Princeton, NJ, for the second consecutive year. Instead, Hun turned the tables on the Eagles and won this year's final, 5-4, in a shootout at Ft. Dupont Ice Arena in Washington, D.C. on Dec 31.
It was Gonzaga's first loss in any competition since Feb. 1, 2013.
Gonzaga senior forward Patrick Fergus, who scored seven goals and had five assists in five games, was named tournament Most Outstanding Player.
Two other MAPHL schools--DeMatha and St. Albans--competed in the tournament.
Read story in The Washington Post.
Georgetown Prep's John Mac Mulera (center) scored four goals in their 7-2 victory against St. Albans.
John Mac Mulera scored four goals in the third period to lead a comeback by Georgetown Prep in their 7-2 victory against St Albans at Rockville Ice Arena on Thursday.
After falling behind, 2-1, in the second period, Prep exploded for six unanswered goals to cruise to the victory. Jack Olson tied the game at 2-2 with just under five minutes to go in the second before Mac Mulera notched a natural hat trick with three straight goals to open the third period. He scored his fourth goal of the game after Olson had notched his second of the game.
Week 2 Rankings
Gonzaga regains the top spot in The Washington Post rankings after #4 Georgetown Prep, which vaulted four spots. defeated #5 Bishop O'Connell, 9-6. DeMatha enters the rankings for the first time this season at #10.
Washington Post Rankings:
1. Gonzaga (10-0; Last week: 2)
2. Churchill (7-1; LW: 3)
3. Stone Bridge (4-0; LW: 4)
4. Georgetown Prep (5-1-1; LW: 8)
5. O’Connell (9-2-2; LW: 1)
6. Atholton (6-1; LW: 5)
7. Broad Run (5-0; LW: 7)
8. Woodbridge (5-0; LW: 9)
9. Wootton (6-0-1; LW: 10)
10. DeMatha (6-6-2; LW: NR)
DeMatha broke open a close game through two periods to defeat Bishop O'Connell, 6-2, in MAPHL "A" Division action on Monday at the The Gardens Ice House in Laurel.
O'Connell jumped out to a 2-0 lead early in the first period with goals from Moises Reyes and Grace Fisher. DeMatha responded with two goals from Collin Mercier sandwiched around a goal from Alvon Barard for a 3-2 lead after one period of play.
After a scoreless second period, DeMatha added three more goals in the third to seal the victory. Barard added his second goal of the game, while Tyler Webster and Carson Okamoto also tallied for the Stags.
DeMatha celebrates a goal from Carson Okamoto in the Stags' 6-2 victory against Bishop O'Connell in "A" Division play.
Senior Patrick Fergus led Gonzaga with three goals in its 9-1 win against St. John's at Ft. Dupont Ice Arena.
The Gonzaga Eagles began their quest for a three-peat in the Mid-Altantic Prep Hockey League by cruising past St. John's, 9-1, at Ft. Dupont Ice Arena on Tuesday. All of the players skated with stickers on their helmets that read "11 DOMO" in tribute to Dom Pettey, as well as a passion in their hearts to win another championship for their fallen teammate.
Things could not have gotten off to a better start. Gonzaga outshot the visitors, 23-3, in building a 5-0 lead after the first period. Gonzaga finished the game with 45 shots on goal. Senior Patrick Fergus led the way with a hat trick, scoring twice on power plays in the first period and adding his third goal 20 seconds into the second period.
Senior captain Ridge Slater had two goals and an assist, while senior Terence Schmutz had two goals and junior Mackie Wheeler contributed three assists. Senior Jack Sanborn also chipped in a goal and two assists.
The Gonzaga defense held St. John's to just nine shots in the game. The lone St. John's goal was scored by Griffin Long while the Cadets were on a two-man advantage early in the third period.
St. John's hosted Mt. St. Joseph's at Wheaton Ice Arena in the first game of the 2014-15 MAPHL season. The Gaels won, 3-1.
Conner Rogers scored two goals and Alec Pupshis added the third as Mt. Joseph's downed St. John's, 3-1, in the opening MAPHL "AA" Division game of the 2014-15 season. St. John's scored on a two-man advantage with less two minutes remaining in the third period to spoil the shutout for the Gaels' goaltender Josh Godbold.
After a scoreless first period, Rogers tipped in a shot from Matt Cremen at 3:13 of the second. Rogers scored again at 9:06 on a rebound of a shot by Connor Seay.
This is the first season that St. John’s is competing in the top flight “AA” Division. Both teams are in the league’s new “AA” North Conference, along with Archbishop Spalding, Calvert Hall, and DeMatha.
The "AA" South conference includes reigning MAPHL champion Gonzaga, Landon, St. Albans, Georgetown Prep and Bullis.
MAPHL Joins Gonzaga Community in Mourning Death of Dominik Pettey
The Mid-Atlantic Prep Hockey League joins the Gonzaga College High School community is mourning the loss of Dominik Pettey, a 17-year-old senior, who died early Saturday morning, Nov. 1, in a car accident on the Capital Beltway in Montgomery County, Maryland. The driver and three other fellow Gonzaga students who were passangers in the car with Pettey, were injured. The lone person in the other vehicle involved in the accident was also injured.
Pettey was a member of the Gonzaga varsity hockey team that won the last two Mid-Atlantic Prep Hockey League championships and had just been named to the varsity for the third straight year.
In an overwhelming outpouring of love and support for the Pettey family, more than 3,500 mourners attended a Mass of Christian Burial for Dom at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on Saturday, November 8.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Dominik Pettey's name to Catholic Charities (924 G Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20001, www.CatholicCharitiesDC.org).
The 2014-15 MAPHL season is less than a month away, and preparations are well underway as teams in both the A and AA divisions can begin official on-ice practices and games beginning Wednesday, October 15. The Gonzaga Eagles (photo at right) have won the AA championship the last two years, while St. Stephen's/St. Agnes are the defending champions of the A Division.