'02 - '03 Varsity Ice Hockey Game Summaries

DATE: December 21, 2002
OPPONENT: Bishop Eustace (Home)

Nick Silvestri left an exclamation point on this game by scoring three goals and adding an assist. The Blue and White trounced Bishop Eustace 7-0 thanks to Terry Robinson stopping all 16 shots in net to preserve the shutout for the Pirates. Additional goal scorers were Mike Maglio, Anthony Ferri, Adam Gorelick, and Nick Lampson.

DATE: January 10, 2003
OPPONENT: Delbarton (Away)

In a tough as nails competition, Seton Hall earned a 2-2 tie against out of division foe Delbarton. The Pirates turned up the heat in the second period when Dustin Kennedy scored to get Seton Hall on the board. Then, with 4:29 left in the game, Adam Gorelick, practically falling forward, powered passed a Delbarton defenseman to score the game-tying goal. For the Blue and White, Kennedy added an assist and so did Nick Silvestri and Adam Haczyk. The Pirates outshot the Green Wave 27-24; Kevin Bendel stood on his head stopping 22 of those 24 shots.

DATE: January 18, 2003
OPPONENT: Bergen Catholic (Home)

Much like the previously summarized game, this recent bout with Bergen Catholic ended in the same result: a 2-2 tie. The only difference this time was that the match was with an in-division rival. For the Hall, Nick Lampson and Adam Gorelick scored while Nick Silvestri, Mike Cacciotti, and Bryan Haczyk had assists. Again, standing on his head in net was Kevin Bendel making 31 saves.

DATE: January 20, 2003
OPPONENT: St. John Vianney (Home)

The Pirates shutout St. John Vianney by the final score of 3-0. Nick Lampson and Anthony Ferri scored to get the Hall on the board and Bryan Haczyk added an empty-net goal to seal the deal. Between the pipes, Terry Robinson was strong when called upon.

DATE: January 27, 2003
OPPONENT: Princeton Day School (Home)

Are they hot or what?! Over the last 10 games, the Pirates are 8-0-2. In the most recent romp against independent Princeton Day School, Seton Hall was victorious 8-4. Jon Manci scored a hat trick to lead the Hall in true captain-like fashion.

DATE: February 5, 2003
OPPONENT: St. Joe's Metuchen (Away)

Beating St. Joseph's handily for the second time this season was the Hall. Bryan Haczyk scored a hat trick, Nick Silvestri had two goals, and Jon Manci and Dustin Kennedy added a goal apiece. Final score: 7-2.

DATE: February 15, 2003
OPPONENT: Brick (Home)

This battle with Brick marked the 100th time both teams have faced off against one another. Seton Hall was victorious in the centennial game by winning 3-0. Mike Cacciotti, Adam Gorelick, and Steven Grogg each scored a goal for the Pirates while Terry Robinson halted all 19 shots he faced in net.

DATE: February 27, 2003
OPPONENT: St. John Vianney (Home - Gordon Cup Semifinals)

What a dramatic finish! Down 1-0 late in the third period, Bryan Haczyk came up big scoring the game-tying goal. Later, in the overtime frame, Haczyk assisted Anthony Ferri, who notched the game-winning goal. Ryan Sokerka and Steven Grogg also had an assist each while Kevin Bendel stopped 33 shots in net. Final score: Seton Hall Prep 2, St. John Vianney 1.

DATE: March 14, 2003
OPPONENT: Delbarton (Home - State Tournament Parochial Semifinals)

When it mattered most, Seton Hall Prep got the best of Delbarton. After suffering two regular season losses to the Green Wave, the Pirates came out flying in the semifinal match of the State Tournament. Nick Silvestri got the Hall on the board by tucking the puck passed the opposing goaltender's right skate on a wrap-around play. Assists on the goal went to Dustin Kennedy and Anthony Ferri. Bryan Haczyk scored second on a beautiful break-away goal that was set up by defenseman Alex Sopko. In overtime, Kennedy whacked the puck in mid-air and into the net for the game-winning goal. Elation ensued for the Blue and White, especially by goalie Kevin Bendel who made 31 phenomenal saves throughout the game, as they move on to the Parochial Finals at the Continental Airlines Arena.