'01 - '02 Varsity Ice Hockey Game Summaries

DATE: December 10, 2001
OPPONENT: Portledge School (Away)

After starting off on the wrong foot, the Pirates finally get a victory against interstate rival Portledge, New York. Seton Hall had goals from four different players as opposed to Portledge's single goal. The goal scorers for the Blue and White were: Alex Sopko, Scott Eberenz, Nick Silvestri, and Dustin Kennedy.

DATE: December 15, 2001
OPPONENT: Bergen Catholic (Home)

Seton Hall took it to the reigning state champs tonight, beating them 3-2. Scott Eberenz scored two goals for The Hall as they outshot the Crusaders 33-29. The other Pirate goal was scored by Jon Manci.

DATE: December 21, 2001
OPPONENT: Brick (Away)

After a questionable goal call by the referees, Seton Hall settled for a 3-3 tie with Brick. Freshman Bryan Haczyk scored his first goal as a Pirate; other Pirate goal scorers were Ryan Collis and Jason DelPiano. Scott Eberenz, Nick Silvestri, and Dan Cullen all contributed with one assist apiece.

DATE: January 5, 2002
OPPONENT: Christian Brothers Academy (Home)

The Pirates sought revenge and got it by defeating the Colts of CBA, 4-1. Nick Silvestri got The Hall on the board by scoring a goal that was assisted by Dustin Kennedy. Next, Jon Manci deked out the opposing goaltender to put the Blue and White ahead 2-0. The third goal by Seton Hall was a thing of beauty; Jason DelPiano chipped the puck out of his own zone and Ryan Collis picked it up. Then, Collis passed to Scott Eberenz and Eberenz passed back to Collis. The CBA goalie stood no chance as Ryan Collis tapped the puck in for the score. Closing out the game, Scott Eberenz flicked the puck at the empty net, and surprisingly, it went in.

DATE: January 8, 2002
OPPONENT: Notre Dame (Away)

Seton Hall got on the board early and continuously against non-division foe Notre Dame. Jon Manci led the onslaught scoring two goals; he almost had number three on several occasions, but his shots either sailed wide of the net or were halted by the opposing goaltender. Scott Eberenz scored a nice tap-in goal with the assist coming from Jason DelPiano. Next, Eberenz fed Ryan Collis the puck and Ryan finished in style. The other goal scorer for The Hall was Anthony Ferri, his goal was assisted by Dustin Kennedy. When the final buzzer sounded, Seton Hall was victorious by the score of 5-2.

DATE: January 12, 2002
OPPONENT: St. Joe's Metuchen (Home)

It wasn't the most beautiful game in the world, but somehow Seton Hall managed to eek out a victory over St. Joe's Metuchen by the final score of 4-3. Ryan Collis led The Hall with two goals, while Dustin Kennedy and Nick Silvestri scored a goal apiece as well. Brian Sokerka, Paul Alexandrov, Scott Eberenz, and Chris Tutalo all had one assist each.

DATE: February 4, 2002
OPPONENT: St. John Vianney (Home)

Another sluggish first period start for the Blue and White, but they turned on the jets in the second and third periods by scoring six unanswered goals. Scott Eberenz recorded the hat trick and that aided the Pirates in winning by the final score of 8-2. Seton Hall outshot St. John's 35-17.

DATE: February 20, 2002
OPPONENT: Brick (Home - Gordon Cup Semifinals)

The team is really starting to gel at the right time of the season: playoff time. Seton Hall was led by senior Jason DelPiano who scored two goals against Brick, including the game winner. Bryan Haczyk recorded a goal and an assist, Ryan Collis scored a goal, and Anthony Ferri and Mike Maglio each had an assist for The Hall. Brian Liguori was solid in net making 18 saves; the Pirates outshot the Green Dragons 42-21 en route to a 4-3 victory.

DATE: February 23, 2002
OPPONENT: St. John Vianney (Home - Gordon Cup Finals)

Bryan Haczyk, who is not the largest player in the world, certainly played a large role in tonight's game against St. John Vianney. Bryan scored a huge power play goal to lift Seton Hall above its opponent 5-2 in the final round of the Gordon Cup. The Pirates have won the Gordon Cup three years in a row, and for seniors like Scott Eberenz and Jason DelPiano, who also scored for The Hall tonight, the achievement is truly extraordinary. Eberenz also added and assist in the game and the other assists for the Blue and White belonged to Ryan Collis and Jon Manci. Bryan Haczyk's classmate, Chris Tutalo, also scored a goal for the Pirates as did sophomore defenseman Joe Campagna.

DATE: March 8, 2002
OPPONENT: Bergen Catholic (State Tournament Parochial Semifinals at Mennen Arena)

After being upset last season by Bergen Catholic in the semifinal round of the state tourney, the Pirates came back with a vengeance this year and defeated the Crusaders 3-2. Anthony Ferri started the attack by scoring a goal in the first period, and just 8 seconds later, Adam Haczyk blasted a shot from the blue line that hit the underside of the crossbar and found its way into the net. Late in the game, Nick Silvestri sealed the victory for The Hall by scoring a goal on a nice pass from Chris Tutalo. Also registering assists for the Blue and White were Ryan Collis and Scott Eberenz. Brian Liguori stood on his head in goal stopping 28 out of 30 shots.