by Chris Lemmo
It’s a time honored tradition at Prep to beat Landon at all sports and Friday night was no exception. In front of an electric, standing room only crowd, Goaltender Will Boggs and the Hoya defense stood tall in a 4-2 victory over Landon. Heading into the game there was never a sense among the players in the locker room of being the underdog, even though they were going up against the defending MAPHL champs and had not won against their rivals in many years. The Hoyas dominated the opening period from the drop of the puck with an early goal by freshman Peter Roche assisted by Alex Ratliff. Just over a minute later the Hoyas would strike again on a power play goal by Daniel Cole assisted by Alex Ratliff and Tom Olson. After one period of play the Hoyas were up 2-0 and outshot the Bears 12-1. It was the most dominant performance from this team all year. After the Bears found the back of the net early in the 2nd period Tom Olson answered right back with a goal assisted by Senior Captain MacDowell Johnston and James Flannery. After two periods of play the Hoyas went back to the locker room and knew what was a stake in the next period of play. An early Landon goal to cut the lead to 3-2 set up what became one of the wildest and most exciting periods of Prep hockey in quite some time. Both teams had several power plays and scoring opportunities but the staunch Prep defense was able to keep the puck out of the net. Finally, late in the third period Landon pulled their goalie out of desperation and Tom Olsen casually tucked a shot in the back pocket of the Landon net sending the bench and student section into a frenzy. The players celebrated right along the student section in a game for the ages. Hoya Saxa!
The Hoyas were back from Christmas vacation as they made the long trek up to Calvert Hall for a MAPHL League Game. The Hoyas went into the game with confidence against a familiar opponent as they defeated this team in the Purple Puck tournament 4-2 over the break. Unfortunately, the Hoyas were not as lucky this time and fell 5-2 at the hands of a strong Calvert Hall. The boys were down 2-0 before they were able to find the back of the net with a goal by James Flannery assisted by Tom Olson. The Hoyas offense was unable to build momentum off the goal and struggled to get shots on net for a majority of the game. The boys found themselves in a 5-1 deficit before they could strike again late in the 3rd with a power play goal by James Flannery. The Hoyas will be back in action Wednesday in Rockville at 5:50 against Churchill with a primetime match up against Landon looming large on Friday in Rockville. Trust the process…Hoya Saxa
On December 14, the Washington Post’s All Met Sports named Prep Goalie Will Boggs player of the week and ranked Prep as the #8 team in the area. Link below.
By Chris Lemmo
The boys were back in town tonight as the Hoyas return for a three game homestand this week. They showed up big defeating a strong Wootton team (ranked #5 in the area by the Washington Post) 9-3. Senior and Assistant Captain, Tom Olson, had a hat trick, his first one since ending St. Alban’s season in the MAPHL Playoffs last year. Those who assisted him in this hat trick were, Nolan Urgo, Peter Roche, and Michael Davidson. Another Hoya with a hat trick was Alex Chaconas. His three goals had assists from Nathaniel Deleede, Ben Holman (2), and Clay Lanham. Daniel Cole and James Flannery also continued their red hot points streak with each scoring a goal tonight. Holman assisted Flannery to make it 7-2. Michael Davidson netted his second goal of the season (we forgot to credit him for his first one in the Walter Johnson game) with assists by Matthew Scola and Alex Ratliff. The Hoyas look to build off of this moment as they have an all important league game against Spalding on Wednesday in Rockville. Hoya Saxa!
By Chris Lemmo
The Hoyas took to the ice today in an all important double conference game (IHC and MAPHL) and loss in a heartbreaker 3-2 to St. Stephens/Agnes. The Hoyas jumped out to an early lead goal by James Flannery midway through the first period. Late in the period St. Stephens tied it up at 1. Heading into the second period St. Stephens gained momentum and was able to maintain continuous pressure in the Hoyas defensive zone and took the lead 2-1. Into the third period the Hoyas were unable to get many shots off and struggled against a tough Saints defense. The Hoyas were able to cut the lead to 3-2 on a goal by James Flannery assisted by Daniel Cole but could not tie it up with only a minute left to play. The Hoyas take the ice again next Monday against Wootton in Rockville.
By Chris Lemmo
What a great night for Prep Hockey as they hosted their first home game against Walter Johnson in a non-conference matchup. The Hoyas were dominate from the opening face-off and struck early and often in the first period, scoring the first 4 goals of the game. Near the end of the first Walter Johnson struck to cut the lead 4-1. In the second the Hoyas continued their offensive prowess tacking on 4 more goals to put the score at 8-1. The third period was rather uneventful as the rout ended in a 9-1 score in favor of the Hoyas. The offense tallied 45 shots and Junior goaltender Will Boggs saw little action but successfully stopped 11 of the 12 shots that came his way. Below are the Hoyas who put the points on the board.
Goal 1 James Flannery assisted by Daniel Cole
Goal 2 Alex Ratliff assisted by Nathan DeLeede
Goal 3 Rocco Nascone assisted by Matthew Scola
Goal 4 James Flannery assisted by Daniel Cole & Michael Davidson
Goal 5 Alex Chaconas assisted by Clay Lanham
Goal 6 Daniel Cole assisted by James Flannery
Goal 7 Michael Davidson assisted by James Flannery and Daniel Cole
Goal 8 Rocco Nascone assisted by Alex Chicanos
Goal 9 Peter Roche assisted by Alex Ratliff
Looking forward to Thursday’s important game against St. Stephens/St. Agnes. Hoya Saxa!
By Chris Lemmo
Date: November 28, 2016
To kickoff the 2016-17 season the Hoyas took to the ice tonight against Mount St. Joes in a MAPHL League game. The Hoyas wasted no time getting on the board with an early first period goal by Alex Chaconas assisted by Matthew Scola. Mount St. Joes was able to tie it up midway through the first. Later in the first period Mount St. Joes struck again to take the lead 2-1. Prep wasted no time in the second, tying the game up 2-2 with a goal by Ben Holman, assisted by Tom Olson and James Flannery. Unfortunately in the second period prep could not find the back of the net and fell behind 4-2 after the second. After killing off many penalties, some questionable calls, the Hoyas were tired but still managed to create many opportunities in their offensive zone. The game ended with a 4-2 loss as Prep falls to 0-1 to start the season but looks ahead to Wednesday’s matchup vs. Walter Johnson. Hoya Saxa.