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Prep Ice Hockey

2013 - 2014


 

Are you ready for some college hockey?

NCAA Men's Division 1 hockey tournament starts on Friday, 3/28 (Frozen Four in Philadelphia)

Reminder that Prep Hockey is running a NCAA bracket pool:


The Rules are as follows:

·         Complete a bracket (HERE) and email it to me at mmatkovic@seic.com by Friday morning, March 28, 2014 (tournament starts Friday)

·         50% of the proceeds will go to the winner and 50% to Prep Hockey

·         Winner is based on total points.  The tie breaker will be the total goals scored for the winning teams of each game in the tournament without going over.

·         Send a check in the amount of $20 per bracket to my address at:

Mike Matkovic

9 Limekiln Drive

Malvern, PA 19355

·         Make checks payable to St. Joseph’s Prep Hockey Club

·         Questions, email Mike at mmatkovic@seic.com




  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 





 

Varsity AAA ICSHL Playoffs:



  • Congratulations to the 2013-14 ICSHL CHAMPIONS - St. Joseph's Prep Varsity AAA!






Flyers Cup Announcements:


  • Varsity AAA team has been awarded the Number One Seed in the 2014 Flyers Cup tournament. Game 1 against Carroll is Thurs., March 6 at Skatium, 8pm.






END-OF-YEAR BANQUET SIGN-UPS:


Join us at the 2014 Hockey Banquet
CLICK HERE for full details and to register






Yearbook Support

Each year, the Prep hockey team prepares an annual yearbook and is regularly seeking businesses and individuals looking to partner with the team and sponsor advertisements.  If you or a business that you know are interested in supporting the Prep Hockey Program, please fill out this Word document linked here and return it as noted on the document as soon as possible (note that the form says December 31, but we are still accepting submissions).


The past three yearbooks can be found below:

2012-13 Yearbook

2011-12 Yearbook

2010-11 Yearbook



Prep Hockey Hits the 40-Win Mark for the Season
as 2014 Arrives

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.

 

St. Joseph’s goalie Matt Polito leads the Pool 2 goalies with a 2.00 goals against average. Teammate Gianni D’Angelo leads the division in save percentage (.918) and shutouts (2).




Results from Purple Puck Hockey Tournament

Congratulations to the Varsity AAA and Prep AAA teams participating in the Purple Puck tournaments in Washington, DC (Fort Dupont Ice Arena) over the past week.  The Varsity AAA went 2-2, losing in a nail-biter shootout in the semi-finals.  The Prep AAA team went 3-2 and getting to the championship game, losing only to the eventual champion Team NOVA who went undefeated. 

PICTURES AND UPDATES AT:  Purple Puck Public Facebook Page




 



Congratulations to our Prep Hockey All Stars!


Varsity AAA:
Charlie Van Kula
John Mayer
Ryan Neff
Stephen Centrella

Peter Hansinger



Prep AAA:
Matthias Chernitsky
Kyle Cissone
Mark Centrella
Shawn Joniec (not pictured; did not skate)




JV - A:
Chris Mayer
Nicholas Cissone
Gianni D'Angelo
Ryan Gill








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/delaware/ci_24785908/ice-hockey-prep-rolls-after-staving-off-cardinal

 

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.


Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a year ahead full of happy moments!

 

See you at the rink,

Sharyn Chernitsky














Prep Hockey

Breaks Two Streaks

 
    One streak was extended and two broken.


    The Inter County Scholastic Hockey League game was billed as a battle of the two undefeated teams.


    St. Joseph's Prep entered the game 5-0-0 while La Salle was 2-0-1. And the Explorers had gone 39 games (37-0-2), nearly three seasons since losing a league or Flyers' Cup game. Their last loss was Feb. 7, 2011 to Father Judge.  In that time, La Salle was 6-0-0 against St. Joe's. They outscored the Prep 34-7.

   
    The Hawks' 6-1 win over La Salle Monday night extended its unbeaten streak to 6-0-0 in ICSHL this season.


    Head Coach David Giacomin's Prep team puts it streak on the line again Friday when they travel to Archbishop Ryan at the Flyers' Skate Zone NE.


Breaking the Curse Ended Earlier...


To get the successful program week started, the Prep AAA team earned the Prep Hockey program's first win over the La Salle hockey program with a 4-2 win last Wednesday.
 




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.  

Congratulations to John Mayer for making the all-tournament team!



Prep AAA team schedule updates:
  • New game - Wed., 12/18 against La Salle, 4:30pm at University of Penn.
  • New game - Wed., 1/8/14 against Hill School, 4:30pm at University of Penn.
  • New game - Fri., 2/28/14 against La Salle at Flyers, at 7:40pm SkateZone Northeast.




Purple Puck Tournament Schedule Announced; Gonzaga & Alumni Day Recap:
  • The Varsity's and Prep team's games for the upcoming Purple Puck Tournament have been announced.  See the game schedule to the left for all updates.

  • This past Friday, November 29, was our annual day of hockey at the University of Pennsylvania, starting with a JV game against Roman Catholic, a Prep game against Gonzaga and then a Varsity game against Gonzaga Varsity.  It was a great day all around - thank you so much to everyone from the Prep and Gonzaga families, particularly the tireless parents, for coordinating!

  • In between the Prep and Varsity games on November 29, there was the annual alumni game.  The game played to a thrilling 10-9 conclusion (or a 10-10 tie...depending on who you ask!).



    SANTA PACKS FOR PREP HOCKEY:

    Santa Pack is now available on line: http://www.anchors-aweigh.com/cart/shopdisplayproducts.asp?id=26&cat=1b%2E+St%2E+Joe%27s+Prep+Hockey+Gift+Pack

    There is also a "Pink the Rink" double pack for women available. Click on the above link for an awesome Christmas gift.  Any questions about The Santa packs this year contact Kathy Neff.






    Check out the signup information for the Gesu Christmas event on the Prep Service tab on the left. 




    Flyers-Rangers-Prep History Reconnect

    At the recent Wells Fargo Center game against Fr. Judge, Head Coach David Giacomin and son Anthony ('15) were joined by Joe Kadlec, Ambassador of the Philadelphia Flyers and original team PR Director (and father of Joe III ('99)), and David's father, Hockey Hall of Famer Ed Giacomin.







    Thanks to everyone who joined us at the Wells Fargo Center on Monday - the Prep teams now are 2-0-1 in the building this year!





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








Check out our new online photo library via the "Photos and Videos" tab to the left!

Pictures from the Wells Fargo Center game
are already posted as well as additional JV game pictures.



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






Training Camp Underway:



46 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.

On-ice, off-ice workouts plus team-building, as well as fun of course, were the goals.  Camp included an overnight at the Delaware dorms, team meals and bus trips, which kept the group on the go!   Special thanks to Father Brandon of Saint Thomas More Oratory and the U of D Catholic Campus Ministry for Sunday AM services at the U of Delaware Rust Arena Ice Rink.





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.






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