Regular Season

Fri Dec. 2
8:30 West Essex
Away South Mountain Arena
L 6-1
Mon Dec. 5 7:00 Fair Lawn
Home Pershing Field L 7-1
Mon Dec. 12 8:30 Red Bank Catholic Home Pershing Field
L 8-1
Dec. 19
Montclair Home
Pershing Field
L 9-0
Fri Dec. 30 8:00 Toms River East Home Pershing Field L 6-0
Jan. 2 8:45
James O'Neill HS
Away Tate Arena (West Point)
Jan. 4 6:00 Steinert Away Mercer County Rink
L 11-1
Jan. 6
Old Tappan Reg. HS
Mackay Park
L 2-0
Wed Jan. 11 5:00
Xavier Away Rich Korpi Rink (Bayonne) L 2-1
Jan. 13 8:00
Scotch Plains HS Home Pershing Field W 6-1
Fri Jan. 20
Madison-boro HS Home Pershing Field L 3-2
Jan  24
River Dell HS Away
Ice House
L 10-2
Jan. 27
8:00 Scotch Plains HS Home Pershing Field L 3-2
Mon Jan. 30
Ramapo HS Home Pershing Field L 10-0
Jan. 31
Morristown HS
Mennen Arena
T 1-1
Feb. 3
Summit HS
Union Sports Arena
L 2-0
Feb. 6
Morris Knolls HS
Home Pershing Field L 10-0
Feb. 7
7:00 Bishop Eustace Prep
Home Pershing Field L 9-0
Feb. 9
O'Neill HS
Tate Arena (West Point)
L 3-2
Feb. 13
Xavier High School Home Rich Korpi Rink (Bayonne) L 5-1

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December 2:   West Essex 6  -  HAWKS

           Rocco Crincoli scored the lone goal for the Hawks off assists from Like Ingles and Scott Steinel in a 6-1 loss to West Essex in South Mountain Arena in West Orange. Hawks' Kevin Rincon who started in goal allowed 5 goals on 24 shots and freshman Brian Gaven, who played the third period, allowed one goal on 13 shots, as the Hawks were outshot 37 to 15.

December 5:   Fair Lawn 7  -  HAWKS 1

        After a scoreless first period, Fair lawn scored first before Daniel Lucas tied it on a breakaway goal. Rocco Crincoli and Scott Steinel both received assists on the play. Fair Lawn would score two more at the end of the second for a 4-1 lead. The Cutters scored three more in the third, two in the last three minutes, for a 7-1 final.
          Hawk goalie Justin Lucas made 52 saves in net while Cutters's goalie Dan Ivanir finished with 8 as the Hawks were outshot 59 to 9.  

December 12:   Red Bank Catholic 8  -  HAWKS 1

        Hawk freshman Scott Steinel scored his first varsity goal in the Hawks 8 to 1 loss to the Casey's of Red Bank Catholic. James Guinaw and Rocco Crincoli received assists on the play. Hawk goalie Justin Lucas was spectacular in net for the Hawks despite the loss.

December 19:  Montclair - HAWKS 0

             The Hawks couldn't get anything going against the Mounties of Montclair. Hawk's goalie Justin Lucas played the first two periods and Kevin Rincon came in to play the third.
December 30:  Toms River East - HAWKS 0

              Justin Lucas made an incredible 50 saves but the Hawks, for the second game in a row, couldn't get anything going offensively.  Doug Drag scored twice and Travis Lebar and Liam Emberson combined for 13 saves for Toms River East.

January 4:  Steinert 11  - HAWKS 1

Despite coming out on the short end of a lopsided match, there was a few bright spots for the Hawks. Alec Torres scored his first varsity goal. The play started when Rocco Crincoli took the puck behind the Steinert net and fed defenseman Luke Ingles at the blueline with a pass. Ingles took a shot on net, which Torres tipped over the Steinert's goalie into the top of the net for the goal. Making his varsity debut in goal for the Hawks was freshman Brian Gaven, who faced 46 shots and stopped 35.  Steinert received two-goal performances from Gill Schaffer and Ryan Howell, while netminder John Pitonvak turned away 10 shots.

January 6:  Old Tappan - HAWKS 0

Justin Lucas held his own in the crease with 54 saves, but the Hawks, who were unable to find the back of the net, were edged in the tough independent contest late Friday night in Mackay Park ice rink. After a scoreless first period, Old Tappan got on the scoreboard when a player coming out of the penalty box received a breakaway pass and scored. The Hawks held tough until the third period when Old Tappan scored the insurance goal in a scramble in front of the net with less then two minutes remaining in the game.

January 11:  Xavier - HAWKS 1

The Hawks made it competitive and withstood the speedy Xavier (N.Y.) offense, but could not get a second goal, as Hudson Catholic fell 2-1 at Rich Korpi Ice Rink in Bayonne yesterday. An even start to the game provided spectators with end-to-end action. However, once Xavier got its first power-play, the flow of the game changed in the Knights' favor and stayed that way for much of the contest.
Xavier built up pressure along the boards, which suited their speedy forwards. Hawks' goalie Justin Lucas had to be sharp to prevent close-range shots from Xavier's sharp-shooters.
             Xavier's cycling resulted in a goal late in the first when Lopes picked up the loose puck and drifted between the center circles to backhand home five-hole. Hudson Catholic used its power-play advantages well in the second period. Luke Ingles' shot from the point forced the Xavier goalie into a good glove save. Forward Rocco Crincoli's hit along the boards allowed him to send the puck to Alec Torres, whose shot was saved well. The trouble for the Hawks, however, was when they were not on the power-play they were having to withstand sustained pressure from Xavier. Fatigue became an issue.
            "Fitness is a concern," said Hawks coach Bob Smith. "We don't have too many guys and we go against some schools with 20 players, so staying fit is something we always want to improve on." The speedier Knights made the fatigued Hawks pay when their skilled forwards had room to move in and fire in a slapshot for a 2-0 lead just before the third period.
             The intermission did a lot for the Hawks and the re-energized team, led by Daniel Lucas, came out aggressively. An early goal in the period opened the window for a comeback. Lucas deflected a Luke Ingles shot which fell on the stick of an open Crincoli, who gracefully shoveled home the puck, making it 2-1. The Hawks' were more effective in clogging the neutral zone, but found offensive chances scarce against a disciplined Knights defense. [Jersey Journal article by By Stefan Kunar - 1/12/06]

January 13:  HAWKS 6 - Scotch Plains 1

The Hawk's offense finally came to life in a 6-1 win over first-year program Scotch Plains.  At 9:29, Senior Kevin Rodrigo got the Hawks on the board first with his second goal of the season off assists from Marc Lombardi and Daniel Lucas. For Lombardi, who finished with three assists on the night, it was his first varsity point. In the final minute of the first period, Scott Steinel broke in alone on Scotch Plains goalie Chris Baur for a 2-0 lead.
             In the second period, Scotch Plain's Charlie Field's cut the deficit to one before sophomore Alec Torres regained the Hawk's two-goal lead when he scored his second goal of the season off assists from Luke Ingles and Lombardi less then two minutes later.
             With Rodrigo in the penalty box, sophomore Daniel Lucas scored a shorthanded goal, his third goal of the season, at the 8:52 mark to give the Hawks a 4-1 lead. Steinel and Ingles both received assists. At 11:30, Steinel would score his second goal of the night off assists from Lucas and George 'Baz' Gutierrez for a 5-1 lead. It was Gutierrez's first varsity point of his career. At 12:45 mark, sophomore Chris Delgado made it 6-1 when he scored his first varsity goal off assists from linemates Torres and Lombardi.
             Senior Kevin Rincon finished with 16 saves to earn his first varsity victory as the Hawks outshot Scotch Plains 48 to 17.

January 20:  Madison - HAWKS 2

             After going down 2-0 in the first period, Daniel Lucas cut the deficit to one when he scored a powerplay goal off a pass from Scott Steinel. Madison's Kevin Coppel regained the 2 goal lead with his own powerplay goal early in the second. With under two minutes remaining in the second, Rocco Crincoli scored to again pull the Hawks to within one. Steinel and Lucas assisted on the goal. This was as close as the Hawks came as they were unable to get the tying goal. Goalie Justin Lucas made 42 saves as the Hawks were outshot 45 to 16.

January 24:  River Dell 10  - HAWKS 2

             Despite outshooting River Dell 39 to 36, the Hawks fell 10-2 in the Ice House in Hackensack. The lone bright spots were when Rocco Crincoli set up Daniel Lucas for a powerplay goal early in the second period and when Crincoli scored off passes from Lucas and Alec Torres midway through the third period. Hawk goalie Kevin Rincon made 26 saves while River Dell goalie Ron Cinnella made 37 saves.

January 27:  Scotch Plains - HAWKS 2

             Scotch Plains received some revenge for an earlier season loss to the Hawks when they skated to a 3-2 victory in Pershing Field. After a scoreless first period, Scotch Plains broke the ice for a goal in the second. They added to their lead with another goal for a 2-0 lead. Hawk Marc Lombardi, scoring his first varsity goal, pulled the Hawks to within one at the 6:32 mark of the third off an assist from George "Baz" Gutierrez. Nick Ryskusen scored an insurance goal, his second goal of the night, at the 12:14 mark to seal the win. Hawk goalie Brian Gaven made 12 saves in net while Scotch Plains goalies combined for 27.

January 30:  Ramapo 10  - HAWKS 0

             It was all Ramapo as they banged in 10 goals on an amazing 70 shots. With Ramapo up 9-0 with 9:16 remaining, the Hawks played tough to avoid the 10-goal mercy rule. The held Ramapo off for over 9 minutes as they put 20 shots on net. The last goal, off a breakaway, came with 12 seconds remaining. The Hawks were outshot 70 to 7 as Justin Lucas made a career high 60 saves.

January 31:  HAWKS 1 - Morristown 1

             After a scoreless first period, Morristown's Chris Bruen gave them the lead with a goal 17 seconds into the second period. George "Baz" Gutierrez responded with his first career goal, a powerplay goal, at the 12:10 mark of the second. The play started when defenseman Jonathan Guarino carried the puck into the zone and put a shot on net. Alec Torres picked up a lose puck that he got to
George "Baz" Gutierrez who one-timed a shot under the diving Ben Rennie to tie the game. Hawk goalie Justin Lucas made 24 saves in the third period to preserve the tie as the Hawks were outshot 56 to 12. Lucas finished with 55 saves. 

February 3:  Summit - HAWKS 0

              Hudson Catholic came close to tying the match late in the second period, but it was not to be as the Hawks dropped a 2-0 decision to Summit in non-league hockey action. Scott Steinel had the Hawks' lone breakaway of the game. He tried to deke the goalie, but Doug Vreeland (24 saves) got his leg out to make the stop. Justin Lucas turned away 39 shots, including 17 in the scoreless second period.
 [Journal article by By Steve Rosenberg - 2/4/06]

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