Coming off the first loss of the season the Hoyas had no time to rest as they faced the Saints Wednesday night in their first IAC matchup of the season. Looking back to last season the Hoyas lost their only IAC matchup the entire year to the Saints, but ended up beating them in the playoffs on a goal just before time expired to send Prep to the Championship. The 2018 edition of this matchup proved to be more one sided. The outcome of the game was never in doubt as the Hoyas jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first with goals by Alex Chaconas (assisted by Michael Davidson & Daniel Cole) and Nolan Urgo (assisted by Alex Chaconas & Michael Davidson). In the second the Hoyas blew the game open with five goals including two by Pat Fitzgerald (the second was assisted by James Flannery & Michael Davidson), a goal by Peter Roche, a goal by Alex Chaconas (assisted by Daniel Cole) and the final goal of the period by James Flannery (assisted by Daniel Cole & Pat Fitzgerald). At the end of the second the Hoyas maintained a comfortable 7-1 lead. Prep tacked on three more goals in the third netted by Daniel Cole (assisted by Pat Fitzgerald), Pat Fitzgerald (assisted by Elijah Young), and Rocco Nascone leading them to a 10-2 victory. Senior Michael Davidson posted one of his best performances of his Varsity career with three assists. Senior Daniel Cole also continued his outstanding play with a goal and three assists, and freshman Pat Fitzgerald had the best game of his young Prep hockey career with a hat trick and two assists. Hoya Saxa
By: Chris Lemmo
The Hoyas came off the holiday break a little rusty with some injured players after the Purple Puck Tournament. St. John’s Cadets got off to a fast start and put one on the board early in the first period. The Cadets continued to buzz around the Hoya’s netminder Will Boggs who was able to stop an onslaught of shots before eventually giving up another goal later in the first period. Things looked bleak heading into the second with the Hoyas on a five minute penalty kill, but Alex Chaconas scored a short handed goal from James Flannery who had just returned to the lineup. The Cadets would eventually score on the power play to go up 3-1 heading into the third. St. John’s found the back of the net again early in the third but the Hoyas were quick to respond less than a minute later with a goal by Pat Fitzgerald. After this goal the game turned chippy with many penalties and other infractions that went uncalled. The Hoyas were unable to capitalize on these opportunities late in the game and lost their first league game of the season. Prep looks to bounce back Wednesday night against IAC foe St. Stephens/Agnes and will finish off a busy week with a primetime matchup Friday night at Spalding.
By: Chris Lemmo
Hoya Hockey goes into their Christmas break with a pivotal 4-2 win over Calvert Hall. Even though Calvert Hall put the first goal on the board, Prep was resilient and scored a shorthanded goal by Alex Chaconas assisted by Pat Fitzgerald to tie it at 1-1. Moments later the Hoyas went on the power play and scored the go-ahead goal by Connor McMahon. Midway through the second Calvert responded to tie the game 2-2. The final minute of the period the Hoyas regained their one goal lead with a tally by Jack Donovan assisted by Nathaniel Deleede and Daniel Cole. The Hoyas would then ice the game midway through the third period with a goal scored by Peter Roache assisted by Pat Fitzgerald, Daniel Cole and Nolan Urgo. Will Boggs continued his solid play in net stopping 18 of 20 shots sent his way and continues to post a solid two goals against average in league play. The Hoyas move to 3-0 in the MAPHL and will resume league play on January 9th against St. Johns in Rockville.
By: Chris Lemmo
In front of a raucous Prep student section at Cabin John, Prep picked up a come from behind win in what turned out to be a chippy and highly penalized game. Immediately the Hoyas started behind as just twelve seconds into the game Mt. St. Joes scored on their first shot of the evening and dominated most of the first period. The Hoyas were able to gain some traction on a power play with a goal by Matt Prame. Just over two minutes later the Hoyas would score again on a power play goal by Pat Fitzgerald assisted by Nolan Urgo and Daniel Cole giving Prep a 2-1 lead at the end of the first. After a scoreless second period the Hoyas offense came out looking to blow the game open tallying a quick strike on a goal by Peter Roche assisted by Connor McMahon. Barely two minutes later the Hoyas scored with a goal by Matthew Scola assisted by Rocco Nascone. Not to be outdone, Mt. St. Joes scored right off the ensuing faceoff to cut the lead to 2 before the Hoyas were able to put the game away with an empty net goal by Matthew Scola assisted by Daniel Cole. Prep is 3-0 on the season (2-0 in conference) and look to extend the streak against Calvert Hall on Wednesday in Rockville. Hoya Saxa!
By: Chris Lemmo
Prep Hockey hit the ice for their first league game to start the 2017-18 season. The Hoyas had a tough matchup against the St. Mary’s Ryken Knights who were also in the playoffs last year. This year’s Prep team is led by Captain Daniel Cole (18) with assistant captains Michael Davidson (18), Will Boggs (18), and Clay Lanham (19). The Hoyas started fast with a power play goal just over four minutes into the first period from Matthew Scola assisted by Daniel Cole. The Knights responded four minutes into the second period to knot it at 1-1. Late in the second period the Hoyas had a scare when Alex Chaconas went down in a heap in the offensive zone. In the third period he was able to return to the game and provided the go-ahead goal with a sensational move on the breakaway bringing the score to 2-1 with an assist from Marco Nascone and Michael Davidson. The Hoyas continued to pepper the opposing goaltender with shots and were able to breakthrough again late in the third when Matthew Scola banked a shot off of a Knight’s defensemen to extend Prep’s lead to 3-1. The knights would not go away quietly and went on to score just over a minute later to cut the lead back to one. The Hoyas held on to open their season with a 3-2 win and pickup two valuable points in the standings. Looking ahead, the Hoyas take on Mt. St. Joes in their first Friday night prime time game at 6:30 at Cabin John. Hoya Saxa!
By: Chris Lemmo
Congratulations to members of Georgetown Prep’s Varsity hockey team who earned All-Met honors from The Washington Post for their outstanding play during the 2016-17 season. They include MacDowell Johnston, Second Team, Thomas Olson, Honorable Mention, and Will Boggs, Honorable Mention. Congrats also to the following players who were named All-IAC: Macdowell Johnston, Will Boggs, and James Flannery. A large number of Hoyas also received MAPHL All-Academic First and Second Team honors. Congrats to team members for all of their hard work!
Senior Captain and Prep Defenseman MacDowell Johnston and Sophomore Forward James Flannery have been named to MAPHL’s 2016-2017 Second Team All Conference roster. Congratulations MacDowell and James.
Varsity Hockey Season Recap
After a seven game run which included the team’s first victory in many years over Gonzaga in early February, and the first I.A.C. championship over Landon in many years, the season came to an end Wednesday night in the semifinal game for the MAPHL cup in which Prep fell short to Gonzaga 3-0. The Hoyas started the season with a new coaching staff, many new players, and a lineup filled with injuries. This was a team that came into the season struggling in their first few games. Many counted this team out early on; however, over the course of the season the coaching, talent and chemistry of this team came shining through. We say goodbye to our seniors, Captain MacDowell Johnston and Assistant Captains Ben Holman and Tom Olson as well as seniors Alex Ratliff and Max Metcalfe. They led this team into battle each and every game and contributed a veteran presence that was the driving force behind the team’s playoff success. We are proud of our team and what they have accomplished this year and thank them for bringing home a cup! Hoya Saxa!
By Chris Lemmo
Prep prevailed over Landon in a 2-0 shutout tonight. Congratulations Boys!
After a long road trip to visit the Saints in Virginia, the Hoyas used some late game heroics on a goal by Daniel Cole assisted by Jack Donavon with 10.9 seconds left to play. Will Boggs had another incredible night in goal, saving all 26 shots in his latest shutout. The boys are looking forward to a championship matchup with rival Landon on Thursday in Rockville. Should be an awesome game! Come out and cheer the Hoyas on to bring home the banner! Hoya Saxa!