Alum Thriving at Harvard University; 1st junior hockey captain in 50 years
Max Everson (left) and Kyle Criscuolo (Prep Hockey Alum) (right) pose with head coach Ted Donato (Photo: Harvard Men's Hockey).
Kyle was a disciple of former Prep Hockey coach Ed Austin who first recognized Kyle's leadership and playing ability. Ed worked tirelessly to continue to develop Kyle's skills during his time at the Prep.
From the Harvard University news release:
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Defenseman Max Everson and forward Kyle Criscuolo were named captains of the 2014-15 Harvard men's hockey team, the 122nd and 123rd captains in team history, as the squad gathered for its annual awards banquet Saturday at the Harvard Club of Boston. The team also handed out its annual awards at the gathering.
Harvard will feature co-captains for the first time since the 2010-11 season, when Michael Del Mauro and Christopher Huxley both donned the "C" on their jerseys. With Everson as a captain, it will be the 12th consecutive season the Crimson will have a defenseman leading the squad. Criscuolo, who will be a junior next season, is Harvard's first junior captain in over half a century, as the last non-senior to serve was William Ayers '47 in 1945-46. Everson and Criscuolo will be Harvard's seventh pair of captains in the history of the program.
Four team awards were also handed out Saturday. The John Tudor Memorial Cup, presented to Harvard's most valuable player, went to sophomore forward Jimmy Vesey. Freshman Sean Malone took home the George Percy Award as the team's top rookie, and Criscuolo earned the Ralph "Cooney" Weiland Award for devotion to the game for the second straight season. Freshman Victor Newell was awarded the Donald Angier Hockey Trophy as Harvard's most improved player.
Vesey lead the Crimson in points in 2013-14, totaling 22 on a team-high 13 goals and nine assists. He earned his second All-Ivy accolade in as many years, leading the team in goals for the second straight season. His five game-winning goals ranked tied for first in the ECAC and tied for seventh nationally, and he also held a share of the team lead in power-play goals with four. Vesey was also named a Walter Brown Award candidate for the second consecutive season. It is his second Harvard team award of his career after taking home the George Percy Award in his first year at Harvard.
Malone became the 13th Harvard skater in program history to collect Ivy Rookie of the Year honors, and it marked the second straight season a Harvard skater has received the honor with Vesey earning the title in 2012-13. The top-scoring freshman on the team, Malone amassed 20 points on six goals and 14 assists in his inaugural collegiate season, playing in all 31 games for the Crimson. He recorded the longest point streak on the team this season at five games and also had a team-high two short-handed scores on the year.
Criscuolo showed a nose for the net as well this season, finishing second on the team with 11 goals and 20 total points. He tied with Vesey for the team lead in power-play goals with four and was one of just five players to play every game for the Crimson this season. He compiled seven multi-point games during the 2013-14 campaign.
Newell started the season as a reserve defenseman, and finished as one of Harvard's top scoring threats from the blue line. The freshman suited up for 15 games in his inaugural campaign and tallied 10 points (two goals and eight assists), giving him the second-highest points-per-game average on the team behind Vesey. He recorded his first collegiate goal and assist in the same game, a 7-4 win over Boston University Jan. 4.
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NCAA Men's Division 1 hockey tournament starts on Friday, 3/28 (Frozen Four in Philadelphia)
What a season!
Congratulations to the all three Prep hockey teams on a great ride this year. Congratulations to La Salle for winning the Flyers Cup in a hard-fought overtime championship game.
And congratulations finally to all of the seniors for amazing Prep Hockey careers. We are all so proud of you all!
Flyers Cup Pictures Available
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Hockey Hits the 40-Win Mark
for the Season
The St. Joseph’s Prep Hockey program closed 2013 with the three-team program sporting a record of 40 wins as the December portion of the schedule comes to an end.
The teams have a combined record of 40-14.4.
The Varsity AAA Hawks are in first place in the Inter County Scholastic Hockey League on a perfect record of 8-0-0. The team’s overall record is 17-5-2.
The Prep AAA squad is off to an 8-1-1 mark, good for first place in the ICSHL Pool 4 Division. The team’s overall mark is 16-5-1.
The Prep JV team's league and overall mark is 7-4-1, good for second place in the JV Pool 2 Division in the ICSHL.
Varsity AAA forward Anthony Giacomin leads the ICSHL in scoring with 17 points. Prep goalie Charlie Van Kula leads the league with a 5-0-0 record and a 1.83 goals against average.
Hawks forward Mark Centrella leads the ICSHL Pool 4 Division in scoring in points (19) and goals (11). Forward Thomas Scirrotto leads the division with 12 assists. In goal, Shawn Joniec leads the league with a 1.17 goals against average. Joniec and goaltending partner Zander Krause lead the league with four wins each.
from Purple Puck Hockey Tournament
PICTURES AND UPDATES AT: Purple Puck Public Facebook Page
Charlie Van Kula
Shawn Joniec (not pictured; did not skate)
JV - A:
PINK THE RINK a resounding success!
NEWS COVERAGE OF THE EVENT
Thank you to everyone in the Prep hockey community for your support of Pink the Rink! It was a huge success!
The event and
game were featured on the NBC-10 11:00 p.m. news last
night and The Delco Times covered the game after
promoting it on their Twitter feed during the
day. Check out the link for the article in
today’s Delco Times: http://www.gametimepa.com/
A special thank you to the players, who were challenged to "fill the room." You delivered! 406 people paid to attend the varsity game, which shattered the record for paid attendance at the Skatium for an ICSHL varsity game. This is in addition to those who had passes for the game and those who attended the Pink the Rink Open Skate. WOW!
Pink the Rink is a herculean effort that can't occur without the generous help of many, many people. We were lucky to partner with the Skatium staff and O’Hara Ice Hockey Program who really supported the event. Thank you so much to those in the Prep hockey family who donated baked goods and pretzels, to the JV-AAA players who volunteered, to the moms "at the tables", to the dads who helped with set up and clean up, to the photographers and announcer, to the managers who kept things running smoothly and to those who made donations and/or purchased t-shirts, pucks and 50/50 raffle tickets to benefit the Kelly Rooney Foundation. All donations of time, talent and treasure were really appreciated. You made my job easy!
A final thank you to the coaches who were so accommodating to the chaos and disruption of the “Puck Chuck” and all the pre-game and between-game activities. We appreciate your understanding when the focus of the evening drifted away from the game.
See you at the rink,
the Curse Ended Earlier...
Jamestown, NY tournament was a great trip for our varsity team! Varsity finished the tournament 2-2. Local teams all together put in a very strong showing against top U.S. and Canadian teams, including being the overall tourney winner.
Prep AAA team schedule updates:
Purple Puck Tournament Schedule Announced; Gonzaga & Alumni Day Recap:
Prep Hockey National Honor Society Inductees:
On Tuesday, November 13, 2013, four Prep Hockey players were inducted at the Honors Convocation into the St. Joseph's Preparatory School chapter of the National Honor Society. Membership is based on scholarship, leadership, service and character.
Standing from left to right are: Ryan Neff, Stephen Centrella, Charles Van Kula and Robert Jankiewicz.
Thank you to everyone who joined us for the three Wells Fargo Center games
Thank you to everyone who joined us at the Penn State-Vermont college hockey game!
Your support helps our teams compete at the Wells Fargo Center three times this season.
Full game schedules are posted in the "Game Schedule" tab, including tournaments (over 70 total games)
Check back weekly as the teams' schedules may change
Preppers, 7 Coaches including 5 Prep Hockey
Alumni and the Prep Hockey Family held a
2 1/2 day Hockey Camp at the
University of Delaware in early
August. Head Coach
David Giacomin led the effort to initiate the
2013-2014 Hockey Campaign.
6TH, 7TH AND 8TH GRADE CLINIC
On Sunday, July 21, boys in grades 6th,
7th and 8th grade (plus a 4th grade sibling) skated
with Prep Hockey Seniors and Juniors and our Head
Coach Dave Giacomin! The 6th Annual Hockey Clinic was
a success with four goalies in attendance.