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Kevin Rodrigo and Justin Lucas elected to Student Council 

December 15, 2004; Hawk forward Kevin Rodrigo and Hawk goalie Justin  Lucas were elected to the Hudson Catholic Student Council. Their ticket, Talons of Progress, headed by junior Andrew Anglin, won with 68% of the vote against two other tickets. Rodrigo will serve as corresponding secretary and Lucas will be the Recording secretary


Justin Lucas named 2nd Team All-Gordon Conference 

Febnruary 28, 2004; Hawk goalie Justin  Lucas was named Second Team All-Gordon Conference by the Gordon Conference coaches announced before the Gordon Cup finals at South Mountain Arena. Seton Hall Prep goalie Terry Robinson was named first team.

Skylar Cauceglia receives Travis Manzione Award

May 7, 2003; Senior ice hockey captain Skylar Cauceglia is the 2003 recipient of the Travis Manzione Award. The award, which is given to a senior who best characterizes leadership and academics on the hockey team, was awarded at the recent Hudson Catholic Sports Awards banquet. Named after Travis Manzione, class of '97, who was involved in a terrible accident shortly after graduation, which almost claimed his life, the award has only been given to three other seniors. Team captain Erik Heger received the award in 1998, All time leading scorer Pat Verney received the award in 1999 and team captain Michael Lagola in 2001. There were no senior hockey players in 2002. 
                  The award, which is donated annually by former Hawk parent Charlie Heger, goes to a dominate hockey player who shows leadership but also has high academic credentials. These were characteristics of Travis Manzione, who was captain of the hockey team and graduated sixth in his class. Manzione went on to attend Hobart College in upstate New York. Because of the accident, which kept Travis in an intensive care unit for over a month, he lost a year of college. Still, he excelled academically, working for one semester in Washington D.C. on the staff on then U.S. Senator Robert Torricelli. Currently, he is on a fellowship working toward his M.B.A. at Drexel University in Philadelphia.
                  Cauceglia, was not only a team captain but was also a Lasallian Scholar and a member of the National Honor Society along with being a Peer Minister at Hudson Catholic. Next year, Cauceglia will be attending the University of Rhode Island. 
                  Other awards at the banquet was the Most Improved Player Award which was presented to senior forward John Jurik. In only his second year on varsity, Jurik was the second highest scorer on the team. The team's Most Valuable Player Award went to junior goalie A.J. Drago, who was named First-Team All-State by the Newark Star-Ledger. The Hawk Award, which is presented to the player who best epitomizes Hudson Catholic athletics, was presented to senior forward Vinnie Bottino.

Peter Hand named to Senior All-Star Team

March 7, 2003; Senior Peter Hand was selected by the New Jersey Ice Hockey Coaches Association to represent Hudson Catholic in the upcoming 10th annual Senior All-Star game which will be played on March 30 at 11 a.m. at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. Tickets are $10, they include admission to the Atlantic City Boardwalk Bullies game, and can be purchased from any participant.

A.J. Drago named Gordon Conference "M.V.P."

March 1, 2003; Hawk goalie A.J. Drago was named First Team All-Division and Gordon Conference "Most Valuable Player" by the Gordon Conference coaches announced before the Gordon Cup championship game at South Mountain Arena. Top scorer Ryan Sherry was named Honorable Mention. Dan Tacopino of St. John Vianney was named Second Team All-Division.

Former Coach Cory Robinson has a baby boy

January 20, 2003; Former head varsity coach, Cory Robinson and his wife Colette celebrated the birth of their first child, a 9 pound - 6 ounce baby boy. The boy has been named Richard Frank Robinson after Cory's father, Richard and Colette's father, Frank.

A.J. Drago named "Player of the Week"

January 14, 2003; Hawk goalie A.J. Drago was named "Player of the Week" by the Newark Star-Ledger. Last week, Drago won all three games the Hawks played. First there was the 2-1 shootout win in the Mayor's Cup Tournament against LaSalle College High School on Sunday. On Tuesday there was a 3-2 win over St. Mary's of Long Island and on Friday, a 5-1 win over #1 ranked Bergen Catholic. He allowed only 4 goals while facing 126 shots in the three games. That gives him an incredible 1.33 Goal Against Average and a 97.6% save percentage for the week.

Cory Robinson wins his 200th game

December 6, 2002; Former head coach, Cory Robinson, became only the fifth coach in the history of New Jersey high school hockey to win 200 games. The new coach at Fair Lawn high school, he accomplished this feat with an 8-4 win over Hackensack high school. In now his 11th year of coaching, Robinson has compiled a record of 200-55-17. 
               Robinson joins Bob Auriemma of Brick, John Warchol of Seton Hall Prep, Harvey Cohen of Chatham and Mike Reynolds of C.B.A. as the only coaches to win 200 or more games. Auriemma is the all-time leader going into the season with 525 wins.

Cory Robinson takes over reigns at Fair Lawn

November 15, 2002; Former head coach, Cory Robinson, has accepted the position of head varsity coach at Fair Lawn high school. Robinson stepped down after the 2000-01 season. He coached in the Garden State Games this past summer, winning a gold medal in the scholastic level.  Robinson started coaching at Hudson Catholic in 1990-91 as a co-coach with Peter Jerebek. When Jerebek stepped down that year, he took over completely. In his 10 years with the Hawks, he amassed an incredible 198-55-17 record. His 198 wins puts him 5th on the all-time high school hockey coaching list. 
              Robinson led the Hawks to a Handchen Cup Championship in 1994-95. He won back-to-back Van Cott Cup Championships in 1998 and 1999. Also in 1999, Robinson was named the Newark Star-Ledger's "Coach of the Year". The following year, he led the Hudson Catholic to it's greatest heights when they captured both the NJSIAA Parochial and Overall State Championships. Hudson Catholic was also named the number one ranked school by the Star-Ledger that year. Robinson needs only two victories to be only the fifth coach in state history to win 200 games.

Coach Frey Takes Over Junior Varsity Team

September 16, 2002; With the resignation of Dave Metcalfe, assistant coach Andrew Frey has been named the head coach of the Junior Varsity team. Coach Frey joined the staff last year as an assistant on the JV team. Coach Frey is an alumni of Hudson Catholic graduating in 1994.

Junior Varsity Head Coach Steps Down

September 15, 2002; JV Head Coach Dave Metcalfe has stepped down this year as a coach at Hudson Catholic High School. Dave has coached with Hudson Catholic for six years. He started out as an assistant varsity coach before taking over the JV team last year. Dave was a member of the coaching staff of the 1999-2000 New Jersey state championship team. Dave is alumni of Hudson Catholic graduating in 1988. As a player, he was a member of two Hudson Catholic Handchen Cup championship teams in the the late 1980's. Increased work demands have made it difficult for Dave to coach, since many hockey practices and games are after school. He feels if he can't give it 100%, he shouldn't coach. Hudson Catholic is very appreciative of all of the dedication Dave has given to the program, both as player and coach.

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