"AA" Division First Team:
Ethan Roth St. Albans Goalie
Griffin Long St. John's Defense
Chase Vallese Gonzaga Defense
Patrick Giles Landon Forward
Jack Sanborn Gonzaga Forward
Michael Soraci Landon Forward
Player of the Year: Ethan Roth (St. Albans)
"AA" Division Second Team:
Alec Coakley St. Stephen's/St. Agnes Goalie
Brian Jordan Landon Defense
Patrick Regan Calvert Hall Defense
Denis Kuzminov St. Mary's Ryken Forward
Connor Tait Gonzaga Forward
Mackie Wheeler Gonzaga Forward
Ervin J. Terwilliger Coach of the Year: Dan Ryan (St. Albans)
"A" Division First Team:
Gannon McCorkle DeMatha 2 Goalie
Kurt Bruun Gonzaga 2 Defense
Will Jervey Gonzaga 2 Defense
Jake Davidson Landon 2 Forward
Tommy Kristinicz Gonzaga 2 Forward
Jack Massey Gonzaga 2 Forward
Player of the Year: Jack Massey (Gonzaga 2)
"A" Division Second Team:
Andrew Tukas DeMatha 2 Goalie
Ethan Fine Landon 2 Defense
Christian Halbig DeMatha 2 Defense
Will Jarrett Landon 2 Forward
Ryan Kelly Potomac School Forward
Erick Reiniger DeMatha 2 Forward
Ervin J. Terwilliger Coach of the Year: Ricky Sears (Landon 2)
#3 Landon overwhelmed #1 Gonzaga, 8-1, to repeat as MAPHL "AA" champion, winning its fourth title in six years.
Led by Patrick Giles' five points (3 goals, 2 assists), the #3 Landon Bears proved why they have won four MAPHL titles in the last six years--and back-to-back championships--when they outclassed #1 Gonzaga, 8-1, in the MAPHL "AA" final on Friday night at The Gardens Ice House in Laurel.
In the highly anticipated battle between two of the top teams in the Washington area, it was the Bears that jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first period. Brian Jordan opened the scoring at 7:31 with Landon on the power play, firing a slap shot from the point on a pass from Giles.
Giles scored his first goal just over a minute later with the Bears shorthanded, chipping the puck past a Gonzaga defender at his own blue line, racing down the ice and burying his break away shot..
With the Eagles still reeling, Giles struck again at 10:47 when he ripped a wrist shot from the slot into the top corner, over Gonzaga goalie Jalen Green's glove.
Landon did not sit on the lead, but Gonzaga almost got back in the game when Mackie Wheeler hit the crossbar in the opening minutes of the second period while the Eagles were on the power play.
Giles completed his natural hat trick when he scored unassisted after a scramble in front of the net at 4:31 of the second. Michael Soraci made the score 5-0, with another superb wrist shot from the slot that beat Gonzaga's goalie high on the glove side. Drennan Greene got the lone assist on the power play goal.
Landon's Spencer Davis scored at 12:04 to give the Bears a 6-0 lead going into the final period.
Gonzaga's Jack Sanborn broke up Landon goalie Jack Concannon's shutout bid with the Eagle's only tally at 3:35 of the third period. But any thought of a miracle comeback were quickly extinguished when Landon's Cole Gibson scored 1:40 seconds later to put the Bears up, 7-1. Henry Chiperfield made the score 8-1 to complete Landon's thrashing of its rival.
St. Albans Varsity I head coach Dan Ryan (ctr) and Landon Varsity II head coach Ricky Sears (right) earned MAPHL "Ervin J. Terwilliger Coach of the Year" honors. Terwilliger, on hand at the MAPHL championship game on Friday, Feb. 19, presented the award.
Two outstanding MAPHL coaches received the first-ever Ervin J. Terwilliger "Coach of the Year Award. Terwilliger began his high school coaching career in 1991 at Mount St. Joseph's in Baltimore. In his first season as head coach, he took the team to the state finals, establishing what would be a hockey power house for most of the next two decades. Terwilliger registered back-to-back state titles in 1994 and 1995.
St. Albans head coach Dan Ryan earned the award in the "AA" Division after leading the Bulldogs to a 10-1-1 record and a second-place finish in the MAPHL regular season.
Landon's Ricky Sears received the award in the "A" Division after leading the Bears to a 5-3 record and second-place finish in the division.
Will Boggs saved 23 of 24 shots he faced and Thomas Olson recorded a hat trick in #7 Georgetown Prep's, 5-1, upset victory over #2 St Albans in a MAPHL Quarterfinal game at The Gardens Ice House in Laurel on Wednesday.
While #1 Gonzaga and #4 DeMatha were tied at 2-2 late in the third period of their MAPHL "AA" semifinal game at Ft. Dupont Ice Arena, #3 Landon was cruising past #7 Georgetown Prep, running up a 7-0 score at the second intermission in the other semifinal in Rockville.
Gonzaga's captain Mackey Wheeler broke the tie at 9:16 of the third and Connor Tait's goal just 44 seconds later gave the Eagles a lead they would not relinquish. Wheeler added an empty net goal for a final score of 5-2.
Two of the six goals Landon scored in the first period were on the power play and they added another power play goal in the second to give themselves a hefty cushion going into the third. Georgetown Prep mounted a brief comeback, scoring at 5:42 and 7:45 of the third period. The Bears responded a little more than a minute later to douse any hope for Prep.
Michael Soraci and Ben Gilbert each scored twice for Landon.
Gonzaga will be playing in the final for the third time in four years, having won the championship in 2013 and 2015. Landon is hoping to repeat after winning in 2015.
Landon smothered Georgetown Prep, 8-2, in Rockville to reach the MAPHL "AA" Championship against Gonzaga.
Gonzaga's Connor Tait (center) scored four goals in the Eagles' 8-3 victory over St. John's in MAPHL "AA" Quarterfinal play.
DeMatha's Caleb Travis (right) scored the game winner in the Stags' 5-2 victory over Calvert Hall in MAPHL "AA" Quarterfinal play.
The #1-seeded Gonzaga Eagles were paced by Connor Tait's four goals in their 8-3 victory over #8-seed St. John's, while the #4-seed DeMatha Stags overcame a 2-0 deficit to defeat #5 Calvert Hall. Both games were played at The Gardens Ice House in Laurel on Tuesday afternoon.
After Gonzaga raced out to a 4-0 lead, St. John's scored two goals in the final two minutes to get within two at the first intermission. Tait and John Cardellicchio each scored two goals in the first, while the Cadets got goals from Cole Maner and Alan Long.
Tait made the score, 5-2, with a shorthanded goal in the second, but Griffin Long got the Cadets back to within two at 3:28 of the third. They would get no closer as Tait got his fourth of the day, followed by goals from Matthew Massaro and Chase Vallese. Gonzaga's Ian Kilcullen and Jack Sanborn each had three assists in the game.
Calvert Hall's Patrick Regan and Brennan O'Brien staked the Cardinals to a 2-0 lead after one period, but DeMatha's Max Morgan got the Stags on the board in the second period.
Collin Mercier tied the game for DeMatha on a short handed break away just past the midway point of the third period and Caleb Travis gave them their first lead of the day about three minutes later. John Henrici Jr. provided a two-goal cushion at 13:28 of the third and Patrick Malloy scored with Calvert Hall's goalie pulled for an extra attacker with .02 second remaining in the game.
Tuesday, February 16:
#1 Gonzaga vs. #8 St. John's, 3:45 p.m. (Laurel) - QUARTERFINAL
#4 DeMatha vs. #5 Calvert Hall, 4 p.m. (Laurel) - QUARTERFINAL
Wednesday, February 17:
#2 St. Albans vs. #7 Georgetown Prep, 4 p.m. (Laurel) - QUARTERFINAL
#3 Landon vs. #6 Spalding, 4:10 p.m. (Rockville) - QUARTERFINAL
Gonzaga vs. Potomac School, 4 p.m. (Rockville) - SEMIFINAL
Landon vs. DeMatha, 4 p.m. (Laurel) - SEMIFINAL
The MAPHL 'AA" semifinal round will be held on Thursday, Feb. 18 (Rinks and times TBD). The MAPHL Championship for the "A" Division will be held at 5 p.m. and the top "AA" Division will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Laurel on Friday, Feb. 19. ($5 admission fee for the "AA" championship game).
See bracket below for times and locations.
The Washington Capitals College Hockey Fair will take place on Saturday, March 19, 2016, from 1:00 - 430pm at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, VA (627 North Glebe Rd. Arlington, VA 22203).
This event was created to provide an opportunity for young hockey players and their parents in the Maryland, Virginia, and District of Columbia area, to meet and gain valuable insight from coaches in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA). Division I, II and III programs will be represented.
The fair is free to all USA Hockey-registered youth players, however space is limited and is on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Some highlights of the event include:
During the panel sessions, players and parents will have an opportunity to ask questions, as well as meet individually with select coaches and panelists at the conclusion of the discussions.
For additional information about the event please email email@example.com.
Despite a five-goal performance from Denis Kuzminov, St. Mary's Ryken could not hold off a third period charge by St. John's, as the Cadets toppled the Knights, 9-8, at Rockville Ice Arena on Monday afternoon.
Both teams are fighting for the 8th and final MAPHL playoff spot. As a result of the victory, St. John's has 10 points, followed by St. Mary's Ryken with 8 points. The Cadets have two games remaining (against DeMatha on Wednesday and St. Albans on Friday), while the Saints play their final MAPHL regular season game against DeMatha on Friday.
Goals were plentiful as the teams were tied at 3-3 after one period of play. St. John's' Griffin Long had two of his team's goals in the first. Long tallied four goals on the day.
St. Mary's Ryken held a 7-5 lead after two periods, but were outscored, 4-1, in the third. With the score tied at 8, Andrew Skinner scored the gamewinner for St. John's with 2:46 remaining. Pete Dunn and Peter Bonos assisted on the goal.
St. Stephen's & St. Agnes scored with less than a minute left in the game to defeat Bullis, 5-4, at Kettler Capital Iceplex on Friday night.
Down by a 4-2 score late in the third period, the Bullis Bulldogs mounted a comeback and tied the game with two goals less than a minute apart, only to see St. Stephen's & St. Agnes's Bobby Staring score the game winner with 34 second remaining in the game.
Jack Lambeth gave St. Stephen's & St. Agnes a 1-0 lead in the first period before the teams traded goals in the second. Bullis's Ryan Braun tied the game at 1-1, on the power play at 3:00 of the second. Bobby Staring scored the first of his two goals to put the Saints up, 2-1, and Lambeth increased the Saints lead to 3-1 with his second goal before Liam Vinal brought the Bulldogs to within one at the second intermission.
Will Sterrett gave St. Stephen's & St. Agnes a 4-2 lead at 6:01 of the third period to set up Bullis's comeback. Captain Jacob Fishman scored at 15:19 and Alex Oh tied the game with just under a minute left in the game.
Any chance of Bullis earning its first MAPHL victory this season was dashed with Staring's goal at 16:26, which was assisted by Sterrett and James Pugh.
Senior Henry Chastain was recently featured on ABC-7 TV as High School Athlete of the Week.
After a 22-year professional hockey career, Arturs Irbe is now a volunteer goalie coach for the Gonzaga Eagles.
Gonzaga senior defenseman Henry Chastain was recently named ABC-7 TV's High School Athlete of the Week. Chastain has been battling Cystic Fibrosis since the age of one. Despite the disease, which severely affects the lungs, Chastain has overcome his illness and has been a four-year starter for the Eagles. He is also a starting defenseman for Gonzaga's lacrosse team and has received a scholarship from the University of Maryland to play lacrosse. To see the video story, CLICK HERE.
Also, Gonzaga's volunteer goalie coach, Arturs Irbe, who enjoyed a 22-year career in the NHL and in leagues in Europe, was honored over the weekend by the San Jose Sharks during the team's 25th anniversary celebrations. Irbe was a member of the Sharks from 1991 to 1996 and backstopped the team to their first playoff appearance in 1994. He also played for the Dallas Stars, Vancouver Canucks and Carolina Hurricanes. To see video, CLICK HERE.
Led by captain Jacob O'Hara's three goals and one assist, St. Mary's Ryken fought off a third-period charge by St. Stephen's/St. Agnes to win the Martin Luther King Day matchup at Tucker Road Ice Rink.
St. Mary's Ryken opened the scoring with a shorthanded goal when Shane Gregan, who had just come out of the penalty box, picked up the lost puck at center ice and skated in on a two-on-one with O'Hara. After passing the puck to O'Hara, Gregan drove to the net and put the return pass behind goalie Alec Coakley. Josh Stevenson was still in the penalty box serving two minutes for roughing. O'Hara, Barry Underwood and Dominic Delong also scored to give St. Mary's Ryken a 4-0 lead after the first period.
St. Stephen's/St. Agnes got on the board at 6:37 of the second when Will Sterrett scored through the five-hole on a slapshot with the Saints on the powerplay. James Pugh also scored a powerplay goal when he chipped in the rebound of a Sterrett slapshot to make the score 4-2. St. Mary's Ryken's O'Hara scored on a powerplay at 11:42 to give his team a three-goal cushion going into the third period.
Cam Butler's goal seven seconds into the third period drew St. Stephen's/St. Agnes to within two goals at 5-3 before O'Hara completed his hat trick and put the game out of reach.
Jacob O'Hara's three goals and one assist carried St. Mary's Ryken to 7-4 victory over St. Stephen's/St. Agnes.
Gonzaga's captain Mackey Wheeler has just tied the game for the Eagles in their 7-4 win against Landon.
In a battle between two top teams in the Washington area, the #1-ranked Gonzaga Eagles exploded for five unanswered goals in the third period to defeat #4 Landon at Ft. Dupont Ice Arena on Friday night. With the win, Gonzaga now sits atop the MAPHL standings with a 6-0 record and 12 points.
Landon's Hayes Cusick struck first at 10:38 of the opening period, but Gonzaga's Jack Sanborn scored less than a minute later to tie the game at one.
After Sanborn scored his second of the game on the power play to put the Eagles up, 2-1, at 4:09 of the second period, it was Landon's turn to respond immediately. Spencer Davis tallied for the Bears at 5:26. They also got goals from Patrick Giles and Cole Gibson to take a 4-2 lead into the third period. Gibson's goal came on a power play with 47 seconds left in the second.
Gonzaga's John Cardellicchio began the third period heroics--and string of three power play goals in about three minutes--with a man-advantage strike at 6:18 to bring the Eagles to within one. Captain Mackey Wheeler tied the game with another Landon player in the penalty box in the seventh minute, and Sanborn completed his hat trick by scoring the eventual game winner with Gonzaga on another man advantage at 8:15 of the third.
The Eagles completed the onslaught with goals from Chase Vallese, who also had three assists in the game, and Connor Tait.
Landon's Spencer Davis shoots on Gonzaga's goalie Jalen Greene. Davis had a goal in the Bears' 7-4 loss at Gonzaga on Friday night.
Hayes Cusick, Michael Soraci and Drennan Greene each scored two goals in Landon's 8-2 victory against Good Counsel on Friday night in Rockville.
Freshman Connor Tait led the Gonzaga Eagles with a natural hat trick, scoring three straight goals in a 6-1 victory over Georgetown Prep on Friday night at Cabin John Ice Rink.
Gonzaga jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead with two power play goals 15 seconds apart in the opening period. Chase Vallese scored 2:29 into the game and Jason Harper tallied at 2:44.
Tait recorded his hat trick by scoring a shorthanded goal with 1:30 left in the first period, a power play goal at 12:29 and an even strength goal at 15:50 of the second period.
Gonzaga's Jack Sanborn scored to make the score, 6-0, before Georgetown Prep's MacDowell Johnston ruined Eagle goaltender Jalen Greene's shutout bid with a power play goal while the Little Hoyas were on a two-man advantage.
Gonzaga's ConnorTait notched a hat trick in the Eagle's 6-1 win against Georgetown Prep on Friday night at Cabin John Ice Rink.
St. Albans' Ethan Roth makes one of his 15 saves in a 7-0 shutout of Good Counsel.
St. Albans players celebrate Teddy Mott's second period goal in the team's 7-0 victory against Good Counsel.
Jack Heaps scored one of St. Albans' three power play goals and added an even strength tally in the Bulldogs' 7-0 thrashing of Good Counsel at Ft. Dupont Ice Arena on Tuesday night. Junior goalie Ethan Roth recorded 15 saves in recording his first shutout in the team's first MAPHL game of the season.
Blaine Carter opened the scoring on a St. Albans power play after Good Counsel's Joey Goodwin was penalized for elbowing at 16:57 of the first period. Before the first period was over, Heaps notched his two goals to give the home team a 3-0 lead. Teddy Mott continued the onslaught when he scored a power play goal to make the score 4-0 at 2:15 of the second period.
Miguel Burelli, Amir Sadikov, and Noah Tilton added goals in the third period to complete the scoring.
The game on Friday night at Piney Orchard Ice Rink had everything. A large, raucous crowd, end-to-end rushes, hits, great saves, and goals. The one thing it didn't have was a winner.
Down by two goals late in the third period, Spalding's Dmitri Jukus scored the second of his two goals in the game with 6:41 remaining and Patrick Mangan's power play goal with less than two minutes on the clock tied it at four against rival Calvert Hall.
Pierce O'Hern put Calvert Hall on the board first with an unassisted goal at 8:46 of the opening period.
Four goals were scored in the second period, including Jukus's first tally at 3:54 to tie the game at one. However, Calvert Hall's Ryan Camille scored two goals just over two minutes apart in the middle of the period to give the Cardinals a two goal lead. Tristan Duncan's goal at 11:37 brought Spalding back to within one.
Brennan O'Brien's early third period goal gave Calvert Hall a two-goal lead again and set up Spalding's dramatic comeback late in the third.
Matt Schaab made 23 saves for Calvert Hall, while Spalding's Jake Paprcka made 22 saves.
Spalding and Calvert Hall skated to a 4-4 tie at Piney Orchard Ice Rink on Friday night.
DeMatha goalie Jeremy Skaife makes a save in the Stag's 4-0 shutout of Mt. St. Joseph's at The Gardens Ice House in Laurel on Friday night.
Forward John Henrici scored two goals and DeMatha added two shorthanded tallies in its 4-0 shutout of Mt. St. Joseph's at The Gardens Ice House in Laurel on Friday night.
The Stags jumped out to a 2-0 lead after the first period and got a shorthanded goal in the second from Caleb Travis during a Mt. St. Joseph's five-minute power play to close out the scoring.
DeMatha goalie Jeremy Skaife recorded his first shutout of the season and the Stag's won their second MAPHL game of the week, defeating Good Counsel, 4-2, on Tuesday.
Landon Tops Pre-Season Coaches Poll
The defending Mid-Atlantic Prep Hockey League champion Landon Bears are ranked #1 in the first-ever MAPHL "AA" Pre-Season Coaches Poll. The Top 10 features Gonzaga at #2, DeMatha at #3, and Calvert Hall, last year's runner up, at #4.
4. Calvert Hall
6. Georgetown Prep
7. St. John's
8. St. Albans
9. Mt. St. Joseph's
10. Good Counsel
Gonzaga to Host Inaugural Dominik Pettey ’15 Memorial Purple White Game
The Gonzaga College High School hockey program, with the support of the Washington Capitals and Ft. Dupont Ice Arena, will host the Inaugural Dominik Pettey '15 Memorial Purple White Game on Friday, November 6, at Ft. Dupont Ice Arena in Washington, D.C.
The Washington Capitals’ Street Hockey Team will kick off the event in the Ft. Dupont Ice Arena parking lot, bringing the excitement of the game of hockey to the fans and the Fort Dupont community before the intrasquad game.
Admission is free, but cash, credit or check donations are encouraged and will be accepted at the door. One hundred percent of the proceeds will go to the Dominik Pettey Scholarship Fund at Gonzaga.
The scholarship honors the life and legacy of Dominic Pettey, a Gonzaga senior who died tragically in a car accident in November 2014.
For those who can't attend, donations to the Dominik Pettey Scholarship Fund can be made by clicking HERE.
Gonzaga will also hold a raffle of autographed Caps paraphernalia during the event.
Schedule of Events:
2:45-4:30 pm: Washington Capitals Street Hockey Festivities (weather permitting)
4:00 pm: Slapshot and Red Rockers Arrival
4:30 pm: Purple White Game
For more information about the event, please visit gonzagahockey.org