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Mid-Atlantic Prep Hockey League

Regular Season 2015-16

"AA" Teams Set for 2016 MAPHL Playoffs

#3 Landon will begin its title defense when it takes on #6 Spalding in the quarterfinal round of the 2016 MAPHL playoffs that kick off on Tuesday, Feb. 16. The other quarterfinal matchups include #1 Gonzaga taking on #8 St. John's, #2 St. Albans vs. #7 Georgetown Prep, and #4 DeMatha vs. #5 Calvert Hall.

The semifinal round will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 17, and the MAPHL Championship for the top "AA" Division will be held on Friday, Feb. 18 at Laurel ($5 admissions fee).

See bracket below for times and locations as they are finalized.

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:

  • Video materials which provide an overview of the player’s perspective on college hockey.
  • A presentation from a Division I varsity coach.
  • Panel sessions with NCAA and ACHA coaches and other hockey executives discussing varsity programs and club programs. Admission, financial aid and NCAA compliance guidelines will also be discussed by University officials.

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

St. John's Storms Back in Third Period to Overcome St. Mary's Ryken, Strengthens Playoff Position

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.

St. Stephen's & St. Agnes Tops Bullis with Goal in Last Minute

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's Chastain and Irbe Recognized for Courage, Accomplishments

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.

St. Mary's Ryken Tops St. Stephen/St. Agnes, 7-4

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.

Gongaza Erupts for Five Goals in Third Period to Sink 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.

Landon Cruises to 8-2 Victory Over Good Counsel

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.

The Bears took an 8-0 lead deep into the third period before Good Counsel's Clayton Dwyer broke through with a goal at 8:49 and Joey Goodwin scored on a power play with less than three minutes remaining in the game.
Landon peppered Good Counsel goalie David Hobart with 32 shots on goal. Bears goalie Jack Concannon saved all 22 shots he faced, while Tommy Mottur made six saves on eight shots after relieving Concannon after two periods. 

Gonzaga Powers Past Georgetown Prep

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.

Heaps' Two Goals Power St. Albans Past Good Counsel, 7-0

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. 

Late Goal Lifts Spalding into Tie with Calvert Hall

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.

DeMatha Blanks Mt. St. Joseph's, 4-0

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. 

1. Landon

2. Gonzaga

3. DeMatha

4. Calvert Hall

5. Spalding

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