4 - St. Joseph's (Metuchen) 1
Dave DiLollo banged in a pass from Ryan Sherry to break a 1-1 tie at
3:42 mark of the 3rd period to lead the Hawks to a 4-1 league victory
St. Joseph's of Metuchen. After a scoreless first period, Rick Tauber
the scoring for the Hawks when he picked up a rebound of a St. Joe's
and went the length of the ice for a score 39 seconds into the second.
Goalie A.J. Drago picked up an assist on the goal. Late in the third,
Hawks iced it with a pair of goals. John Jurik set up Sherry for a
at the 12:28 mark and then Jurik scored a minute later off assists from
Sherry and Tauber.
The Hawks defense played exceptionally tough as the game progressed.
allowed only 5 shots on goal in the 2nd period and 7 in the 3rd. A.J.
made 23 saves in net as the Hawks outshot the Falcons 47 to 24,
a 21 to 7 margin of shots in the 3rd period. Alan Ogonowski made 43
in net for St. Joseph's.
Prep 8 - HAWKS 1
Ryan Sherry scored an unassisted goal in the 1st period against Seton
Prep as the Hawks outshot the Pirates 15-11. Unfortunately, the
switched in the 2nd as the Pirates scored eight unanswered goals for
win. Nick Salvemini made 32 saves for the Hawks.
|December 13: HAWKS
3 - Bishop Eustace 3
Dave DiLollo scored the first and last goal of the game as the Hawks
to a 3-3 tie against Bishop Eustace in the Skate Zone in Pennsauken.
opened the scoring when he converted passes from John Jurik and Ryan
less then three minutes into the game. The Crusaders tied it with a
goal later in the period.
Early in the second, John Reid scored his first varsity goal to put the
Hawks up 2-1. Mark Kohler of Bishop Eustace would score two goals in
minutes (the first a powerplay goal) to give the Crusaders the 3-2
DiLollo's powerplay goal with only 30 seconds remaining in the second
the game at 3 each, Sherry and Rick Tauber started the play.
Despite many scoring opportunities for both teams, the third period
scoreless. Goalie A.J. Drago made 24 saves in net for the Hawks in the
game which saw a combined 25 penalties and 14 powerplays. Evan Kostka
26 saves for Bishop Eustace.
|December 16: HAWKS
5 - St. Peter's Prep 3
Danny Galella scored three goals and assisted on another to lead the
to an emotional victory over rival St. Peter's Prep before a capacity
in Pershing Field. Galella's first goal was a powerplay goal that came
off a faceoff in Prep's zone at the 7:57 mark of the first period.
Galella made it 2-0, 10 seconds later off a spectacular pass from John
Jurik. Galella and Ryan Sherry would set up Jurik for the prettiest
of the night with six seconds remaining in the period for a 3-0 lead
Marauder's Ryan McDonald and John Kohn each scored for Prep in the
to cut the lead to 3-2 before Galella increased the lead to two goals
Jurik and Sherry set him up for his hat trick with 1:08 left in the
Half way through the third, Giancarlo Capodanno brought Prep to within
one goal. However, less than two minutes later, Ryan Lucas' shot from
blueline went in to give the Hawks the two goal lead for good. Jurik
Sherry assisted on Lucas' goal.
A.J. Drago made 21 saves in net for the Hawks while Billy Dwyer made 22
saves for Prep.
|December 18: HAWKS
4 - Christian Brothers Academy 0
A.J. Drago made 34 saves to lead the Hawks to a shutout victory
C.B.A. in the American Hockey Center in Wall Township. This was Hudson
Catholic's first win against C.B.A. since February 17, 2001 (when the
won 7-2 in the Gordon Cup quarter-finals) and the Hawks first ever win
over the Colts in their home rink.
Mike Redmon scored in the first period when he banged in a rebound at
buzzer. The play started with a faceoff to the right of the C.B.A.
with 3.4 seconds left in the period. Rick Tauber and Peter Hand
In the second period, Skylar Cauceglia shot in a rebound 53 seconds
the period for the 2-0 lead. Linemates Redmon and Hand assisting.
In the third period, while penalty killing, Ryan Sherry picked off a
at the blueline and went the length of the ice for a breakaway goal at
the 7:43 mark. In the final minute, C.B.A. pulled their goalie for the
extra attacker. Cauceglia intercepted a pass and fed Hand for a
empty-net goal with 43 secondsremaining improving the Hawks record to
4 - St. Joseph's (Metuchen) 1
Danny Galella broke a 1-1 tie 26 seconds into the second period to put
the Hawks ahead of the Falcons for good in a night game at Pershing
Defenseman Rick Tauber assisting. St. Joseph's Dan Stallone had given
Falcons the early lead with a powerplay goal at the 8:24 mark. Mike
banged in a goal from in front of the net off passes from Skylar
and Peter Hand to tie the game with 2:28 remaining in the period.
Midway through the second, on a two on one rush, Ryan Sherry sent a
cross-ice pass in front of the St. Joseph's goalie which John Jurik
into the net for a 3-1 lead. Down a man, Jurik returned the favor a
later when, again on a two on one, he made a pass out in front which
shot under the Falcon's goalie for the shorthanded goal.
A.J. Drago made 21 saves in net for the Hawks while St. Joe's Alan
made 31 saves as the Hawks outshot the Falcons 35 to 22. The Hawks
December at 4-1-1. This is the Hawks best start since the 1999-2000
This win runs Hudson Catholic unbeaten streak over St. Joseph's to 11
(9 wins and 2 ties) stretching back to January 10, 1997 (a 4-3 win in
Bridgewater Arena). The last time Hudson Catholic lost to St. Joseph's
of Metuchen was a 9-0 defeat on January 29, 1991 (the two teams did not
face each other for six years after that). The first ever meeting
the two teams was in December of 1987 which resulted in a 2-1 Hawk win.
Hudson Catholic has an overall record of 12 wins 2 losses and 3 ties
Prep 5 - HAWKS 4
The Hawks got goals from John Jurik, Peter Hand, Danny Galella and Ryan
Sherry but were not able to overcome the Friars who scored three goals
in a five minute span of the second period of the opening game of the
Cup Tournament in Secaucus.
After Malvern took a 1-0 lead in the first, Ryan Lucas and Sherry set
Jurik for the tying goal. Hand converted a Skylar Cauceglia assist for
a 2-1 Hawk lead two minutes into the second period. The Friars came
26 seconds later to tie it before going up 4-2 five minutes later.
Tim Horn assisted on all three goals. Galella responded by taking a
from Sherry and skating out in front of Malvern's goal and putting a
in the net.
In the third, the Hawks pressed for the tying goal, but it was
Michael Curren who gave the Friars a commanding 5-3 lead. The Hawks
their fourth goal with six seconds remaining and their goalie pulled
the extra attacker. Sherry scored on a scramble off assists from
|January 4: HAWKS
7 - Monsignor Farrell 3
Skylar Cauceglia scored two goals and assisted on two others as the
cruised to victory in the semi-finals of the Constantino Trophy. Nick
made 13 saves in net to pick up his first varsity win.
Danny Galella scored a powerplay goal off a perfect pass by Ryan Sherry
to give the Hawks the early lead. Defenseman Tom Mahalchick also
on the goal. Cauceglia scored his first goal later in the first off
by Peter Hand and Rick Tauber. In the second period, Hand scored an
goal off a faceoff for a 3-0 lead. Hand scored less then three minutes
later off assists from Cauceglia and Galella for a commanding 4-0 lead.
Anthony Spataro scored two powerplay goals four minutes apart to pull
Lions to within two goals. However, this was as close as they got.
in the third, Joe Kazimar notched his first varsity goal on the
when his shot from the blueline found the back of the net, Cauceglia
Cauceglia would make it 6-2 when he took a pass in front of the net
Tom Laba and put it behind Lion's goalie Stephen Frye. Monsignor
scored with less then three minutes to play, but the Hawks responded
a goal from John Reid off a pass from R.J. Miller to retake the four
lead. The defense did an excellent job limiting the Lions to only 16
on net, including a low four shots in the second period. The Hawks
Monsignor Farrell 32 to 16 and now advance to the Constantino Trophy
|January 5: HAWKS
2 - LaSalle College High School 1 (Shoot-out)
After 55 minutes of end-to-end hockey, the two teams had to go to a
before Hudson Catholic finally prevailed and took home the Constantino
The teams played a scoreless first period before Matt Loftus put in a
goal at the 1:28 mark of the second giving LaSalle the 1-0 lead. The
held up until midway through the third period when John Jurik tied it
the powerplay. Both Ryan Sherry and Danny Galella assisting.
The score remained tied 1-1 at the end of regulation. The two teams
played a 10-minute overtime that saw three powerplays (one for LaSalle
and two for the Hawks). Neither team could score in the overtime
a shoot-out. Hawk goalie A.J. Drago, who had already made 36 saves
the 55 minutes of play was solid during the shoot-out.
In the shoot-out, LaSalle shot first which was stopped by Drago. Next,
John Jurik's shot went off the goalies pad and careened over the net.
second shooter was also stopped by Drago. Sherry, shooting second for
Hawks, fired the puck through the legs of LaSalle goalie Alex May for
lead. Drago stopped the next shooter for Lasalle. The Hawks third
Galella scored on a backhand shot giving the Hawks the 2-0 lead in the
The Explorers fourth shooter, Tom Ferrick, managed to slip a puck past
Drago to cut the Hawks lead to one goal. Peter Hand, shooting fourth
the Hawks had his shot ring off the crossbar. LaSalle's fifth shooter,
Joe Roche, was stopped by Drago giving the Hawks the win.
Galella was named to the All-Tournament team and Sherry maintained his
streak of getting a point in every game this season (nine straight).
|January 7: HAWKS
3 - St. Mary's 1
John Jurik scored a natural hat trick to lead the Hawks to an
victory over the defending New York state champions.
St. Mary's came out strong in the first period, outshooting the Hawks
to 6, but managed to get only a powerplay goal by Hawk goalie A.J.
the Hawks picked their play up in the second period outshooting the
14 to 10. Jurik scored his first goal 15 seconds into the period off a
pass from linemate Ryan Sherry. Nine minutes later with the Hawks on
powerplay, Jeff Aliseo carried the puck into the zone and fed a perfect
pass to Danny Galella in the corner. Galella skated it out and fed
with a pass. Sherry found Jurik on the other side of the net with a
which Jurik banged in for the goal. This gave the Hawks a 2-1 lead
Jurik completed the natural hat trick (his first career hat trick) six
minutes into the third period when Sherry and Galella set him up for
score. St. Mary's would pull to within one less then four minutes
later. However, this was as close as they got as the Hawk defense
up and held the Gaels to only seven shots on goal.
Despite being out shot 21 to 6 in the first period, the Hawks outshot
mary's over the next two periods 23 to 17. Drago finished with 36 saves
giving him a 94.0% save percentage this season (along with a 1.95 goal
against average.) With his three assists, Sherry has scored a point in
every game this year.
5 - Bergen Catholic 1
Defenseman Tom Laba scored two goals and A.J. Drago made 50 saves as
Hawks defeated previously unbeaten #1 ranked Bergen Catholic in
The Hawks converted their first powerplay opportunity 3:27 into the
when Drago fed the puck to Galella who went he length of the ice for a
shot on goal. Crusader goalie Andy O'Conner made the save, but Laba
in a rebound for the goal. Peter Hand made it 2-0 when he converted
from Mike Redmon and Skylar Cauceglia for a powerplay goal with 34
remaining in the first period.
In the second period, the Hawks scored two goals within a 17 second
to make the score 4-0. After the Hawks killed off a 5 on 3 Bergen
powerplay at the beginning of the period, the converted their own
a minute and a half later. The play started when Jeff Aliseo
a clearing pass at the left point. He sent a cross-ice pass to Rick
who skating around a diving Crusader player looking to block a shot.
low wristshot through traffic eluded O'Conner for a goal. After the
changed goalies, John Jurik stole a puck at the red line and went in on
a breakaway. Dekeing to his right, he put the puck behind Stephen
for the first even-strength goal of the night.
The Crusaders got on the scoreboard with five minutes left in the
when Casey Giblin's shot through a screen went in. Laba scored the only
goal of the third, off a pass from Ryan Sherry at the 9:31 mark, as the
Hawks were forced to kill off three Bergen Catholic powerplays
a second 5 on 3 advantage).
The Hawks went 3 for 4 on the powerplay while killing off seven
powerplays. Drago finished with 50 saves including 19 in the 3rd
Ryan Sherry keeps his 11-game point streak alive with an assist
The Hawks (ranked #4 in the state) improve their record to 8 - 2 - 1.
5 - HAWKS 0
The Hawks couldn't get anything going offensively as Delbarton's Tyler
Deieso made 23 saves for the shutout snapping the Hawks winning streak
at four games. Ryan Eick had three assists as five different players
for the Green Wave. The Hawks best chances came in the first period
9 shots, including two partial breakaways, but were unable to find the
back of the net.
2 - Brick 2
Despite being without six starters and losing another one in the first
period, the Hawks pulled a tie against the defending public school
in the Ocean Ice Palace.
John Reid stole a puck and raced in to score an unassisted goal less
three minutes into the game. Brick's Mike Farr would tie it with a
goal at the end of the period. In the second period, the Hawks went up
2-1 when Anthony Buttner put a puck under Brick's goalie Dennis Cofer,
Ryan Sherry assisting. However, Tony Troccia would score a powerplay
for Brick later in the second. The teams were scoreless in the third as
the game ended in a tie.
A.J. Drago made 27 saves as Brick outshot Hudson Catholic 29 to 23.
Hand left the game in the first with a partial separated shoulder.
3 - St. John Vianney 3
The Hawks blew 2-1 and 3-2 leads before settling with a 3-3 tie with
Lancers in the American Skating Center in Wall Township.
After spotting the Lancers a first period goal, John Jurik would score
two goals within five minutes to put the hawks on top 2-1. Ryan Sherry
assisted on the first goal and the second, a shorthanded goal, was
The Lancers would tie the game with a goal with a minute left in the
Mike Redmon gave the Hawks the lead again with 5:20 remaining in the
when Rick Tauber carried the puck into the zone and fed a pass to John
Reid. Reid fed a pass across the slot to Redmon who one-timed a shot
the net from the far side. Unfortunately, the Hawks could not hold the
lead when Lancer, Nick Zaires completed his hat trick a minute later.
team could get the next goal and the game finished in a tie. A.J. Drago
finished with 27 saves for the Hawks.
College High School 6 - HAWKS 0
The Explorers avenged their 2-1 loss to the Hawks in the Mayor's Cup
with their win in the Face-Off Circle Rink in Warminister,
Matt Loftus scored two goals and assisted on two others. Hawk goalie
Drago made 31 saves in the game.
Catholic 6 - HAWKS 2
John Goffredo scored a hat trick to help the number one ranked
get revenge for their only loss of the season with a 6-2 win over the
in the Ice House in Hackensack.
Goffredo got the Crusaders on the board early, but Tom Mahalchick tied
it less then eight minutes later when he scored his first career
goal. Mahalchick stole the puck inside the Crusader blueline and went
and put a wristshot past Stephen Ritter. Bergen Catholic would score
both on screened shots in the final two minutes of the period to take a
3-1 lead into the second.
Goffredo notched his third goal 1:23 minutes into the second, but the
came right back to pull to within two only 11 seconds later. Ryan Lucas
and Mahalchick would set Ryan Sherry up for a breakaway goal. The score
remained 4-2 until late in the second when Anthony Randazzo scored a
goal to take a 5-2 lead (it was the 1st shorthanded goal the Hawks
The Hawks worked hard in the third, but where not able to get another
by Ritter. The Crusaders added a sixth goal in the final minute of the
game. Hawk goalie A.J. Drago made 31 saves in net.
|January 31: HAWKS
3 - Christian Brothers Academy 3
The #4 ranked Colts jumped out to a 3-0 lead halfway through the game,
but the #6 ranked Hawks came back to force the 3-3 tie in their rematch
game in Pershing Field. The tie keeps the Hawks in 4th place in the
Conference, one point behind C.B.A. with a game in hand.
Vinnie DeAntonio scored the lone first period goal to give C.B.A. the
lead. In the second period, Frank Sardone scored a powerplay goal and
Chapetta added another for the 3-0 lead at the 8:55 mark.
On the insuing faceoff, the Hawks put the puck deep in the Colts end.
they tried to clear it, Rick Tauber intercepted the pass and blasted a
slapshot from the blueline past Colt goalie Ryan DeCeuster at the 9:19
mark. The Hawks struck again only four seconds later, when Skylar
intercepted a clearing pass and put a wristshot past DeCeuster stick
to cut the deficit to one goal.
Ryan Sherry tied the game off assists from Tom Mahalchick and Ryan
1:34 into the third period. It remained tied for the last 13 and a half
minutes of the game. The Hawks had a chance to win it in the final
when they got a breakaway, but where unable to put it home.
A.J. Drago finished with 35 saves, 13 of them in the third period.
made 19 saves for the Colts.
Prep 5 - HAWKS 2
The Hawks scored first, but were not able to overcome seven powerplays
and went down to defeat against Seton Hall Prep at Pershing Field.
a scoreless first period, Tom Laba scored an unassisted goal five
into the second. Anthony Ferri tied it with a powerplay goal four and a
half minutes later.
In the third period, Nick Silvestri broke the 1-1 tie with a powerplay
goal. The Pirates would add another powerplay goal halfway through the
period. Seton Hall would add two shorthanded goals late in the period,
followed by a goal by Tom Mahalchick, assisted by Joe Kazimar and Ryan
Sherry. A.J. Drago made 43 saves in the losing effort.
|February 4: HAWKS
6 - Bishop Eustace 0
A.J. Drago made 22 saves and John Jurik and Ryan Sherry each notched a
pair of goals to lead the Hawks to victory and clinching a playoff
The Hawks would notch four first period goals to take a commanding
Jurik notched the first two the first off assists by Sherry and Tom
the second when he banged in a Mahalchick rebound. Anthony Buttner
shot in a Mike Redmon rebound with Skylar Cauceglia starting the play.
Sherry would finish out the period with a score with assists going to
DiLollo and Edgar Soto.
Sherry would score a shorthanded goal on a perfect two-on-one play with
Jurik in the second. DiLollo would score the only third period goal
he took a pass from Danny Galella off a offensive zone face-off and
it over the goalies shoulder. Bishop Eustace's Evan Kostka made 22
in the losing effort as the hawks outshot Eustace 28-22.
|February 7: HAWKS
3 - Centennial Regional (Québec) 1
Michael Redmon scored a pair of goals to lead the Hawks to their tenth
win of the season in an independent game over the Chargers of
Park, Quebec in the Secaucus Rink.
After a scoreless first period, Anthony Crupi hit Redmon with a pass in
the neutral zone springing him for a breakaway. Redmon, skating in
shot the puck high under the crossbar for the 1-0 lead at the 12:13
The Chargers tied the game in the final minute of the second on a goal
by Patrick Dugas.
In the third period, Redmon notched his second goal when he took a pass
from Ryan Sherry and put it into the net. Rick Tauber started the play.
John Jurik added the insurance goal off a pass from Tom Mahalchick.
Drago made 25 saves for the Hawks while Eric Codisnoti made 25 for the
Chargers. This was only Centennial Regional's second loss of the season
(22-2-3) while the Hawks improve their record to 10-6-4.
|February 10: St. John
Vianney 4 - HAWKS 1
Dan Tacopino would make 37 saves as he shut down the Hawk attack in
Field. After a scoreless first period, Danny Galella scored off a
with less then three minutes left in the second, with Dave DiLollo and
Anthony Crupi assisting to give the Hawks the 1-0 lead, but their only
score of the night.
The Lancers would score twice in the next minute to lead 2-1 after two.
They would score again early in the third and add an empty-net goal at
the end of the game. A.J. Drago made 38 saves for the Hawks.
|February 13: HAWKS
4 - Brick 2
Peter Hand scored one goal and assisted on two others in the Secaucus
Rink to lead the Hawks to their first victory over Brick High School
January 11, 2001 (a 5-1 win in the Ocean Ice Palace).
Skylar Cauceglia took a behind-the-net pass and scored the first goal
seconds into the game for the early lead. Mike Redmon and Peter Hand
With less then 30 seconds left in the first period, Tom Mahalchick made
it 2-0 with a score off passes by John Jurik and Ryan Sherry.
Mike Redmon's breakaway goal (his second in three games) made the score
3-0. Hand fed Redmon with the pass. Tony Troccia would score for Brick
to pull them to within two goals, but Hand would score 52 seconds later
to regain the 3-goal lead. Brick scored the only goal in the third
for the 4-2 final.
A.J. Drago made 37 saves for the Hawks while Rick Philpot made 21 for
|February 21: HAWKS
5 - Don Bosco Prep 2
Mike Redmon had a goal and two assists to help the Hawks to a
victory over Don Bosco Prep in Pershing Field in their last regular
game of the year.
After Adam Kramer put the Ironmen up first with a powerplay goal,
scored on a breakaway to tie the game, his seventh goal of the year.
Hand made a perfect pass to release Redmon. Skylar Cauceglia also
The Hawks went up 2-1 quickly in the second when Ryan Sherry put in his
team leading 13th goal of the year only 53 seconds into the period when
he tipped in a Jeff Aliseo shot from the blueline. John Jurik also
Brendan Vint tied it for the Ironmen with a powerplay goal late in the
Danny Galella broke the 2-2 tie early in the third period when he took
the faceoff from Ryan Sherry and beat Don Bosco's goalie Charlie
for his 8th goal of the year. Dave DiLollo made it 4-2 when he tipped
a Redmon pass late in the third, his fifth goal of the season.
also assisted. Tom Mahalchick added an emptynet goal for his fourth of
the year with 23 seconds left in the game. Redmon and Cauceglia
For Cauceglia, it was his third assist of the night.
A.J. Drago made 40 saves while D'Angelo made 34 for the Ironmen.
|February 24: St. John
Vianney 8 - HAWKS 0
It was all Dan Tacopino as he shut down the Hawks offense in Pershing
Tacopino made 23 saves in notching the shutout.
|March 7: HAWKS
- Pope John XXIII 0
Skylar Cauceglia scored the only goal and A.J. Drago made 38 saves as
Hawks downed the Lions of Pope John in the first round of the NJSIAA
in Pershing Field.
After a scoreless first period, it looked like the Hawks had taken the
lead 4:01 into the second period when Rick Tauber put a puck in through
a crowd. Unfortunatly, the referee did not see it go in and the goal
At the 3:55 mark of the third period, Peter Hand gave Mike Redmon a
behind the net which Redmon took around the net and fed Cauceglia in
who score the only goal (that counted) of the game. After that it was
Drago, who shutdown the Lions offense. The Hawks outshot Pope John, 39
to 38 as Jay Jay Ortega made 38 saves in a losing effort. The Hawks now
face Seton Hall Prep in the quarterfinals. This was Drago's third
of the year (others were 4-0 over C.B.A. and 6-0 over Bishop Eustace).