Regular Season
Mon Dec. 2   6:15 St. Joseph's (Metuchen) Away Woodbridge Rink  W 4-1
Sat Dec. 7   4:15 Seton Hall Prep Away South Mountain Arena
L 8-1
Fri Dec. 13   4:00 Bishop Eustace Away Pennsauken
 T 3-3
Mon Dec. 16   8:30 St. Peter's Prep Home Pershing Field
 W 5-3
Wed Dec. 18   5:00 C.B.A. Away American Hockey Cen
 W 4-0
Fri Dec. 20   8:00 Brick Home Pershing Field
Mon Dec. 23   8:30 St. Joseph's (Metuchen) Home Pershing Field
 W 4-1


Thu Jan. 2   3:00 Malvern Prep   Secaucus Ice Rink
 L 5-4
Sat Jan. 4
Monsignor Farrell   Secaucus Ice Rink
 W 7-3
Sun Jan. 5
LaSalle College H.S.
Secaucus Ice Rink
W 2-1
Tue Jan. 7   5:00 St. Mary's (Long Island) Home Pershing Field
 W 3-2
Fri Jan. 10   8:00 Bergen Catholic Home Pershing Field
W 5-1
Mon Jan. 13   6:30 Delbarton Away Mennen Arena
 L 5-0
Sun Jan. 19   7:30 Brick Away Ocean Ice Palace
 T 2-2
Fri Jan. 24   5:15 St. John Vianney Away American Hockey Cen
 T 3-3
Mon Jan. 27   6:45 LaSalle College H.S. Away Face Off Circle Rink
 L 6-0
Wed Jan. 29   5:15 Bergen Catholic Away Ice House
 L 6-2
Fri Jan. 31   8:00 C.B.A. Home Pershing Field
 T 3-3
Mon Feb. 3   8:30 Seton Hall Prep Home Pershing Field
 L 6-2
Tue Feb. 4   5:00 Bishop Eustace Home Pershing Field
 W 6-0
Fri Feb. 7   3:00 Centennial Reg. (Montreal) Home Secaucus Rink
 W 3-1
Mon Feb. 10   8:30 St. John Vianney Home Pershing Field
 L 4-1
Thu Feb. 13   3:30 Brick *  Home Secaucus Rink
W 4-2
Fri Feb. 21   8:30 Don Bosco Prep Home Pershing Field
 W 5-2

                                          * Make-up date from December 20 postponement

Post-Season (Gordon Cup Playoffs)
 Mon  Feb. 24 8:30  St. John Vianney   Home
Pershing Field 
 L 8-0

Post-Season (NJSIAA Playoffs)
 Fri  Mar. 7  8:00  Pope John XXIII   Home  Pershing Field 
 W 1-0
Mon Mar. 10 6:00 Seton Hall Prep Away South Mountain Arena
L 3-1

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December 2:   HAWKS 4 - St. Joseph's (Metuchen) 1

              Dave DiLollo banged in a pass from Ryan Sherry to break a 1-1 tie at the 3:42 mark of the 3rd period to lead the Hawks to a 4-1 league victory over St. Joseph's of Metuchen. After a scoreless first period, Rick Tauber started the scoring for the Hawks when he picked up a rebound of a St. Joe's shot 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, the Hawks iced it with a pair of goals. John Jurik set up Sherry for a score 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. They allowed only 5 shots on goal in the 2nd period and 7 in the 3rd. A.J. Drago made 23 saves in net as the Hawks outshot the Falcons 47 to 24, including a 21 to 7 margin of shots in the 3rd period. Alan Ogonowski made 43 saves in net for St. Joseph's.

December 7:   Seton Hall Prep 8 - HAWKS 1

              Ryan Sherry scored an unassisted goal in the 1st period against Seton Hall Prep as the Hawks outshot the Pirates 15-11. Unfortunately, the momentum switched in the 2nd as the Pirates scored eight unanswered goals for the 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 played to a 3-3 tie against Bishop Eustace in the Skate Zone in Pennsauken. DiLollo opened the scoring when he converted passes from John Jurik and Ryan Sherry less then three minutes into the game. The Crusaders tied it with a powerplay 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 four minutes (the first a powerplay goal) to give the Crusaders the 3-2 lead. DiLollo's powerplay goal with only 30 seconds remaining in the second tied the game at 3 each, Sherry and Rick Tauber started the play.
              Despite many scoring opportunities for both teams, the third period remained 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 made 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 Hawks to an emotional victory over rival St. Peter's Prep before a capacity crowd 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 goal of the night with six seconds remaining in the period for a 3-0 lead after one.
               Marauder's Ryan McDonald and John Kohn each scored for Prep in the second to cut the lead to 3-2 before Galella increased the lead to two goals when Jurik and Sherry set him up for his hat trick with 1:08 left in the second.
               Half way through the third, Giancarlo Capodanno brought Prep to within one goal. However, less than two minutes later, Ryan Lucas' shot from the blueline went in to give the Hawks the two goal lead for good. Jurik and 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 over 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 Hawks 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 the buzzer. The play started with a faceoff to the right of the C.B.A. goalie with 3.4 seconds left in the period. Rick Tauber and Peter Hand assisted. In the second period, Skylar Cauceglia shot in a rebound 53 seconds into the period for the 2-0 lead. Linemates Redmon and Hand assisting.
              In the third period, while penalty killing, Ryan Sherry picked off a pass 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 breakaway empty-net goal with 43 secondsremaining improving the Hawks record to 3-1-1.

December 23:   HAWKS 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 Field, Defenseman Rick Tauber assisting. St. Joseph's Dan Stallone had given the Falcons the early lead with a powerplay goal at the 8:24 mark. Mike Redmon banged in a goal from in front of the net off passes from Skylar Cauceglia 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 beautiful cross-ice pass in front of the St. Joseph's goalie which John Jurik one-timed into the net for a 3-1 lead. Down a man, Jurik returned the favor a minute later when, again on a two on one, he made a pass out in front which Sherry 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 Ogonowski made 31 saves as the Hawks outshot the Falcons 35 to 22. The Hawks finish December at 4-1-1. This is the Hawks best start since the 1999-2000 season.
              This win runs Hudson Catholic unbeaten streak over St. Joseph's to 11 games (9 wins and 2 ties) stretching back to January 10, 1997 (a 4-3 win in the 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 between 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 with the Falcons. 

January 2:   Malvern 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 Mayor's Cup Tournament in Secaucus. 
              After Malvern took a 1-0 lead in the first, Ryan Lucas and Sherry set up 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 back 26 seconds later to tie it before going up 4-2 five minutes later. Friars Tim Horn assisted on all three goals. Galella responded by taking a feed from Sherry and skating out in front of Malvern's goal and putting a puck in the net.
             In the third, the Hawks pressed for the tying goal, but it was Malvern's Michael Curren who gave the Friars a commanding 5-3 lead. The Hawks scored their fourth goal with six seconds remaining and their goalie pulled for the extra attacker. Sherry scored on a scramble off assists from Cauceglia and Hand.

January 4:   HAWKS 7 - Monsignor Farrell 3

              Skylar Cauceglia scored two goals and assisted on two others as the Hawks cruised to victory in the semi-finals of the Constantino Trophy. Nick Salvemini 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 assisted on the goal. Cauceglia scored his first goal later in the first off assists by Peter Hand and Rick Tauber. In the second period, Hand scored an unassisted 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 the Lions to within two goals. However, this was as close as they got. Early in the third, Joe Kazimar notched his first varsity goal on the powerplay when his shot from the blueline found the back of the net, Cauceglia and Tauber assisting.
              Cauceglia would make it 6-2 when he took a pass in front of the net from Tom Laba and put it behind Lion's goalie Stephen Frye. Monsignor Farrell scored with less then three minutes to play, but the Hawks responded with a goal from John Reid off a pass from R.J. Miller to retake the four goal lead. The defense did an excellent job limiting the Lions to only 16 shots on net, including a low four shots in the second period. The Hawks outshot Monsignor Farrell 32 to 16 and now advance to the Constantino Trophy finals. 

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 shoot-out before Hudson Catholic finally prevailed and took home the Constantino Trophy. 
              The teams played a scoreless first period before Matt Loftus put in a powerplay goal at the 1:28 mark of the second giving LaSalle the 1-0 lead. The lead held up until midway through the third period when John Jurik tied it on the powerplay. Both Ryan Sherry and Danny Galella assisting. 
              The score remained tied 1-1 at the end of regulation. The two teams then played a 10-minute overtime that saw three powerplays (one for LaSalle and two for the Hawks). Neither team could score in the overtime forcing a shoot-out. Hawk goalie A.J. Drago, who had already made 36 saves during 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. LaSalle's second shooter was also stopped by Drago. Sherry, shooting second for the Hawks, fired the puck through the legs of LaSalle goalie Alex May for the lead. Drago stopped the next shooter for Lasalle. The Hawks third shooter, Galella scored on a backhand shot giving the Hawks the 2-0 lead in the shoot-out.
              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 for 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 independent victory over the defending New York state champions. 
             St. Mary's came out strong in the first period, outshooting the Hawks 21 to 6, but managed to get only a powerplay goal by Hawk goalie A.J. Drago. the Hawks picked their play up in the second period outshooting the Gaels 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 the 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 Sherry with a pass. Sherry found Jurik on the other side of the net with a pass which Jurik banged in for the goal. This gave the Hawks a 2-1 lead after two periods.
             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 the 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 tightened 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 St. 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. 

January 10:   HAWKS 5 - Bergen Catholic 1 

              Defenseman Tom Laba scored two goals and A.J. Drago made 50 saves as the Hawks defeated previously unbeaten #1 ranked Bergen Catholic in Pershing Field.
              The Hawks converted their first powerplay opportunity 3:27 into the game 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 banged in a rebound for the goal. Peter Hand made it 2-0 when he converted passes from Mike Redmon and Skylar Cauceglia for a powerplay goal with 34 seconds remaining in the first period.
              In the second period, the Hawks scored two goals within a 17 second span to make the score 4-0. After the Hawks killed off a 5 on 3 Bergen Catholic powerplay at the beginning of the period, the converted their own powerplay a minute and a half later. The play started when Jeff Aliseo intercepted a clearing pass at the left point. He sent a cross-ice pass to Rick Tauber who skating around a diving Crusader player looking to block a shot. His low wristshot through traffic eluded O'Conner for a goal. After the Crusaders 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 Ritter for the first even-strength goal of the night.
             The Crusaders got on the scoreboard with five minutes left in the second 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 (including a second 5 on 3 advantage).
              The Hawks went 3 for 4 on the powerplay while killing off seven Crusader powerplays. Drago finished with 50 saves including 19 in the 3rd period. Ryan Sherry keeps his 11-game point streak alive with an assist tonight.  The Hawks (ranked #4 in the state) improve their record to 8 - 2 - 1.

January 13:   Delbarton 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 scored for the Green Wave. The Hawks best chances came in the first period with 9 shots, including two partial breakaways, but were unable to find the back of the net. 
January 19:   HAWKS 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 champions in the Ocean Ice Palace. 
               John Reid stole a puck and raced in to score an unassisted goal less then three minutes into the game. Brick's Mike Farr would tie it with a powerplay 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 goal 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. Peter Hand left the game in the first with a partial separated shoulder.

January 24:   HAWKS 3 - St. John Vianney 3

               The Hawks blew 2-1 and 3-2 leads before settling with a 3-3 tie with the 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 unassisted. The Lancers would tie the game with a goal with a minute left in the second period.
              Mike Redmon gave the Hawks the lead again with 5:20 remaining in the third 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 into 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. Neither team could get the next goal and the game finished in a tie. A.J. Drago finished with 27 saves for the Hawks.

January 27:   LaSalle College High School 6 - HAWKS 0

              The Explorers avenged their 2-1 loss to the Hawks in the Mayor's Cup Tournament with their win in the Face-Off Circle Rink in Warminister, Pennsylvania. Matt Loftus scored two goals and assisted on two others. Hawk goalie A.J. Drago made 31 saves in the game.

January 29:   Bergen Catholic 6 - HAWKS 2

              John Goffredo scored a hat trick to help the number one ranked Crusaders get revenge for their only loss of the season with a 6-2 win over the Hawks 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 varsity goal. Mahalchick stole the puck inside the Crusader blueline and went in and put a wristshot past Stephen Ritter. Bergen Catholic would score twice, 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 hawks 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 shorthanded goal to take a 5-2 lead (it was the 1st shorthanded goal the Hawks allowed all year).
              The Hawks worked hard in the third, but where not able to get another goal 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 Gordon 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 early lead. In the second period, Frank Sardone scored a powerplay goal and Tom 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. When 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 Cauceglia intercepted a clearing pass and put a wristshot past DeCeuster stick side to cut the deficit to one goal.
             Ryan Sherry tied the game off assists from Tom Mahalchick and Ryan Lucas 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 seconds 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. DeCeuster made 19 saves for the Colts. 

February 3:   Seton Hall 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. After a scoreless first period, Tom Laba scored an unassisted goal five minutes 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 berth.
             The Hawks would notch four first period goals to take a commanding lead. Jurik notched the first two the first off assists by Sherry and Tom Mahalchick the second when he banged in a Mahalchick rebound. Anthony Buttner would 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 Dave 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 when he took a pass from Danny Galella off a offensive zone face-off and shot it over the goalies shoulder. Bishop Eustace's Evan Kostka made 22 saves 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 Greenfield 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 alone, shot the puck high under the crossbar for the 1-0 lead at the 12:13 mark. 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. A.J. 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 Pershing Field. After a scoreless first period, Danny Galella scored off a face-off 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 Ice Rink to lead the Hawks to their first victory over Brick High School since 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 14 seconds into the game for the early lead. Mike Redmon and Peter Hand assisted. 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 period for the 4-2 final.
              A.J. Drago made 37 saves for the Hawks while Rick Philpot made 21 for the Dragons.

February 21:   HAWKS 5 - Don Bosco Prep 2

              Mike Redmon had a goal and two assists to help the Hawks to a independent victory over Don Bosco Prep in Pershing Field in their last regular season game of the year.
              After Adam Kramer put the Ironmen up first with a powerplay goal, Redmon scored on a breakaway to tie the game, his seventh goal of the year. Peter Hand made a perfect pass to release Redmon. Skylar Cauceglia also assisted.
              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 assisted. Brendan Vint tied it for the Ironmen with a powerplay goal late in the second period.
              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 D'Angelo for his 8th goal of the year. Dave DiLollo made it 4-2 when he tipped in a Redmon pass late in the third, his fifth goal of the season. Cauceglia also assisted. Tom Mahalchick added an emptynet goal for his fourth of the year with 23 seconds left in the game. Redmon and Cauceglia assisted. 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 Field. Tacopino made 23 saves in notching the shutout.

March 7:   HAWKS 1 - Pope John XXIII 0

              Skylar Cauceglia scored the only goal and A.J. Drago made 38 saves as the Hawks downed the Lions of Pope John in the first round of the NJSIAA playoffs 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 not counted.
              At the 3:55 mark of the third period, Peter Hand gave Mike Redmon a pass behind the net which Redmon took around the net and fed Cauceglia in front who score the only goal (that counted) of the game. After that it was all 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 shutout of the year (others were 4-0 over C.B.A. and 6-0 over Bishop Eustace).

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