'96 - '97 Varsity Ice Hockey Game Summaries
DATE: December 2, 1996
OPPONENT: Montclair Kimberley Academy (Home)
Seton Hall Prep breezed to a 10-0 victory over
Montclair Kimberly. Rob Miller, John Haren, and
Ed DeMartino each had two goals.
DATE: December 21, 1996
OPPONENT: Montclair (Home)
Seton Hall Prep came out as winners over Montclair
by the final score of 8-0. Rich Miller had the hat
trick and Mike Cordovano stopped 13 shots. Chris
Swon had two goals and Zach Hatcher had a goal and two
DATE: December 28, 1996
OPPONENT: Tom's River North (Home)
Seton Hall Prep was all over Tom's River North. Zach
Hatcher, Rich Miller, Justin Liebman, and Steve
Jeffers each had two goals. Chris Swon had three
assists and Mike Cordovano was solid in net stopping
12 out of 13 shots.
DATE: January 4, 1997
OPPONENT: Montclair Kimberley Academy (Away)
Seton Hall Prep crushed Montclair Kimberley by the
final score of 12-0. Rob Miller and Justin Liebman
each had two goals. Zach Hatcher, Peter Ludwig, and
Joe Fernandez had a goal and two assists apiece.
John Dibble contributed four assists. Jeff
Skowronski was in net for the Pirates and he earned
DATE: January 8, 1997
OPPONENT: Christian Brothers Academy (Away)
Seton Hall Prep simply outplayed Christian Brothers
Academy for the win, 8-3. Junior Zach Hatcher had two
goals and three assists while Senior Rich Miller had
two goals and two assists. Hatcher's classmate, Dan
Percella, also had two goals while Brandon Doria and
Gary Tashjian had one goal apiece.
DATE: January 11, 1997
OPPONENT: Brick (Home)
Gary Tashjian carried the Pirates past Brick by the
final score of 4-2. Rob and Rich Miller added the
other two goals for Seton Hall.
DATE: January 18, 1997
OPPONENT: Bergen Catholic (Home)
Seton Hall Prep edged Bergen Catholic by the score of
2-1. Gary Tashjian scored first for the Pirates and
Dan Percella had the game winning power play goal with
3:23 left in the game. Rob Miller assisted on both
DATE: January 20, 1997
OPPONENT: St. Joseph's Montvale (Home)
Seton Hall Prep shocked St. Joseph's Montvale by
winning convincably, 7-1. Sophomore Brandon Doria
had two goals and two assists while Rob Miller dished
out a goal and an assist. Other goal scorers included
Steve Jeffers, Rich Miller, Zach Hatcher, and Ed
DeMartino. Mike Cordovano was spectacular in net
making 23 saves.
DATE: January 23, 1997
OPPONENT: Brick (Away)
Joe Tonzola got the start in net for the Pirates and
he earned the shutout. Zach Hatcher had two goals and
Brandon Doria had one goal. Chris Swon and Rob Miller
each had an assist.
DATE: January 25, 1997
OPPONENT: St. Joseph's Montvale (Away)
Rich Miller fed a pass to Zach Hatcher who netted a
goal 3:26 into the third period. Rob Miller added a
goal when he scored off a slapshot from the top of
DATE: January 31, 1997
OPPONENT: Bishop Eustace (Away)
Seton Hall Prep topped Bishop Eustace 10-0. Rich
Miller, Zach Hatcher, and Steve Jeffers each had two
DATE: February 8, 1997
OPPONENT: Montclair (Away)
Seton Hall Prep shutout Montclair by the score of 4-0.
Zach Hatcher, Chris Swon, Gary Tashjian, and Steve
Jeffers each had a goal for the Prep.
DATE: February 10, 1997
OPPONENT: St. Joseph's Metuchen (Home)
Seton Hall dropped St. Joseph's Metuchen by the score
of 6-3. Chris Swon scored twice while Rich Miller
added a goal and three assists and Zach Hatcher added
a goal and two assists.
DATE: February 21, 1997
OPPONENT: Fairfield Prep (Connecticut High School Classic)
Seton Hall Prep proved that they are one of the top
teams in the northeast by tieing the No. 1 team in
Connecticut and the No. 3 team in all of New England.
Chris Swon, Gary Tashjian, and Zach Hatcher scored for
Seton Hall and Rich Miller assisted on all three of
DATE: February 27, 1997
OPPONENT: Christian Brothers Academy (Home - Gordon Cup Semifinals)
Rich Miller scored twice for Seton Hall along with
goals from Joe Fernandez, Chris Swon, and Dan
DATE: March 1, 1997
OPPONENT: St. Joseph's Montvale (Home - Gordon Cup Finals)
Seton Hall triumphed winning its first Gordon Cup
since 1993. Chris Swon scored first for the Prep and
Ed DeMartino and John Dibble followed suit by adding
goals of their own. Mike Cordovano was superb in net
halting 26 shots. The final tally was 3-2.
DATE: March 10, 1997
OPPONENT: Notre Dame (Home - State Tournament Parochial Quarterfinals)
Seton Hall advanced to the Semifinal round after
beating Notre Dame in the Quarterfinals of the State
Parochial Tournament. Chris Swon and Rich Miller
had two goals apiece. Other Pirate goal scorers were
Dan Percella and Zach Hatcher. Mike Cordovano and
Joe Tonzola combined for goaltending duties.
DATE: March 14, 1997
OPPONENT: Chrisian Brothers Academy (State Tournament Parochial Semifinals at Mennen Arena)
Seton Hall demolished Christian Brothers Academy 9-0.
Seton Hall advances to the Parochial State Tournament
Finals. Rich Miller and Zach Hatcher both had hat
tricks. Gary Tashjian had a goal and two assists
while Joe Fernandez and Chris Swon each had a goal for
Seton Hall. Brandon Doria had four assists to lead the
Pirates in that category for the game.
DATE: March 19, 1997
OPPONENT: Delbarton (State Tournament Parochial Finals at Mennen Arena)
The Pirates avenged their earlier loss to Delbarton,
and they did so when it counted the most. Senior
defenseman Rob Miller had two goals and two assists.
Freshman Chris Swon connected once and Sophomore
Brandon Doria sealed the game with an empty-net goal.
The final score was 4-2.