When you arrive please follow the signs to check-in
where you will be paired up with your tour guide for
Join Us And Get To Know the Prep
Come meet our students, teachers, staff and
parents. Get a first-hand look at the Prep’s
facilities, including our new Jesuit Hall which adds
more than 100,000 square feet to our campus and
includes two art studios, Harron Communication
Center, plus a two-level dining hall. And be
sure not to miss our state-of-the-art science labs
in the main building.
Plus, talk wtih faculty, coaches and students about
the entire Prep experience.
The Prep is located in Philadelphia at:
1733 W. Girard Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19130
OTHER IMPORTANT DATES
November 7, 2014
Scholarship Entrance Exam
November 15, 2014 OR November 16, 2014
Financial Aid Application Deadline
November 21, 2014
Admission Decisions and Exam Results Mailed
January 5, 2015
Class of 2019 Registration Deadline
January 23, 2015
Class of 2019 Information Night
March 10, 2015
Class of 2019 Placement Tests
April 18, 2015
Visiting Days for Prospective
Do you want to earn a
Prep education AND play ice hockey?
Tour the Prep and attend a Wednesday practice with
the hockey team by signing up for a Hockey Shadow Day
The link above provides
additional information on this school program.
Request a Prep Hockey Player to shadow and
notify Head Coach David Giacomin
[email@example.com] to let him know that you are
coming and which day you were assigned.
TIME TO DROP THE PUCK!
Gets Its Own Season Off to a Great
with 5-2 win over Springfield
JV Crimson Gets the Season Off to a Great Start
with 9-1 win over Springfield on Sunday Evening
(Photo from Univ. of Delaware Training
Recognized by Haverford Township as a
Haverford Twp Trail Blazer!
St. Joseph's Prep Ice Hockey Team has
been nominated to be recognized at the 20th Annual
Haverford Township on Saturday, September 27. Prep
Hockey is being recognized for its efforts in supporting
the building of trails in Haverford Township and
creating a healthier environment for the residents.
Prep Hockey has been volunteering significant work hours
to cleaning in Haverford Township over the last few
years through our team's Service Program.
LEAGUE SCHEDULES HAVE BEEN POSTED TO SCHEDULES TAB
6TH, 7TH AND 8TH GRADE
CLINIC - 2014
Saturday, July 19, boys in grades 6th, 7th and 8th grade
skated with Prep Hockey players and our Head Coach Dave
Giacomin! The 7th Annual Hockey Clinic was a success.
volunteers helped out cleaning multiple park
areas this summer:
Prep volunteers again
volunteered this June 2014 at the "Sprint in the Spirit
5K" (the "nun run" for the IHM
Sisters). We also had several Prep parents and a
Prep sister helping out, resulting in 72 total hours of
service! As always, Sister Mary Jo and the IHM
Sisters were delighted to have our Prep students
supporting the nun run!
Thanks to everyone who participated:
Class of 2015
Class of 2016
Class of 2017
Class of 2018
Flyers Cup Awards
from left to right:
Jim Jackson, Steve
Coates, Ryan Neff,
Thomas Quigley, Bob
Thomas Quigley (Villanova)
and Ryan Neff (Villanova) were recognized at the
annual Philadelphia Flyers Cup luncheon on
Friday, May 2nd. Both Prep hockey players
received all-tournament team honors for their
play in the 35th AAA Flyers Cup. Ryan Neff
(two-time captain) led the Prep to their first
regular season and lCSHL championships
culminating with the schools first ever Flyers
Cup finals appearance.
Alum Thriving at Harvard
University; 1st junior hockey captain in
Everson (left) and Kyle
Criscuolo (Prep Hockey Alum)
(right) pose with head coach
Ted Donato (Photo: Harvard
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
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
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
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.
to the 2013-14 ICSHL CHAMPIONS - St.
Joseph's Prep Varsity AAA!
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
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
Hockey Hits the 40-Win Mark
for the Season
as 2014 Arrives
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.
teams have a combined record of 40-14.4.
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.
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.
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).
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
Congratulations to our Prep
Hockey All Stars!
Varsity AAA: Charlie Van Kula John Mayer Ryan Neff
Stephen Centrella Peter
Kyle Cissone Mark Centrella Shawn Joniec (not pictured; did
JV - A:
Nicholas Cissone Gianni
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
Breaks Two Streaks
One streak was extended and two
The Inter County Scholastic Hockey
League game was billed as a battle of the two undefeated
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.
David Giacomin's Prep team puts it streak on
the line again Friday
when they travel to Archbishop Ryan at the Flyers' Skate
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.
was a great trip for
Local teams all
together put in a very
strong showing against
top U.S. and Canadian
teams, including being
the overall tourney
to John Mayer
for making the
recent Wells Fargo
against Fr. Judge,
Head Coach David
Giacomin and son
Anthony ('15) were
joined by Joe
original team PR
father of Joe III
Hockey Hall of
Famer Ed Giacomin.
everyone who joined us at the Wells Fargo
Center on Monday - the Prep teams now are
2-0-1 in the building this year!
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
you to everyone who joined us for the three
Wells Fargo Center games
out our new online photo library via the
"Photos and Videos" tab to the left!
Pictures from the Wells Fargo Center
are already posted as well as additional JV
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.
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.
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
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.