'97 - '98 Varsity Ice Hockey Game Summaries
DATE: December 11, 1997
OPPONENT: Bergen Catholic (Away)
The Pirates stunned the Crusaders of Bergen
Catholic by the score of 10-1. Brandon Doria had one
goal and five assists. Zach Hatcher, Dave Murphy,
and Dan Percella each had two goals. Justin Liebman,
Ed DeMartino, and Steve Jeffers each had one goal
apiece. Jeff Skowronski stopped 11 out of 12 shots.
DATE: December 19, 1997
OPPONENT: St. Joe's Metuchen (Away)
Dan Percella had four goals and two assists to
lead Seton Hall Prep to a 10-0 victory. Joe
Fernandez racked up two goals, and Brandon Doria
had one goal and one assist. John Dibble tallied
four assists while Chris Swon had three. Kevin
Cordovano and E.J. Solimine both scored their
first goal as a Pirate. Jeff Skowronski gets
credited for the shutout making 11 saves.
DATE: December 22, 1997
OPPONENT: Bergen Catholic (Home)
Seton Hall Prep crushed Bergen Catholic 11-1.
Ed DeMartino and Justin Liebman each scored two
goals. Zach Hatcher, Brandon Doria, Joe
Fernandez, and Conor McNally each had a goal
and an assist. Joe Tonzola made 12 saves for
DATE: December 29, 1997
OPPONENT: St. Joe's Metuchen (Home)
Dan Percella and Joe Fernandez powered Seton Hall,
each had two goals. Chris Swon had a goal and three
assists. Zach Hatcher and Ed Caldwell also had
a goal apiece.
DATE: January 9, 1998
OPPONENT: Bishop Eustace (Away)
Seton Hall Prep topped Bishop Eustace 6-2. Dan
Percella had two goals and one assist for Seton
Hall. Chris Swon, Conor McNally, Gary Tashjian,
and E.J. Solimine each had a goal. Brandon Doria
had two extraordinary assists. Jeff Skowronski
made 12 saves in net.
DATE: January 19, 1998
OPPONENT: St. Joe's Montvale (Away)
Seton Hall Prep proved that they were
the stronger team against St. Joe's Montvale.
The Pirates outshot St. Joe's 40-15. Joe Tonzola
was spectacular in net making some marvelous saves.
For the Hall, Chris Swon had two goals, Brandon
Doria and Dan Percella had the other goals. Joe
Fernandez had two assists for Seton Hall.
DATE: January 23, 1998
OPPONENT: Bayonne (Away)
Seton Hall Prep trampled over Bayonne by the final
score of 12-2. Zach Hatcher had 4 goals and 2 assists,
Brandon Doria had 3 goals and 4 assists, and Brady
Crooks had 2 goals and 3 assists. The Pirates outshot
the Bees 43-9. Also, Senior Jon Grabowski scored his
first varsity goal.
DATE: January 26, 1998
OPPONENT: Bishop Eustace (Home)
The Pirates of Seton Hall Prep leveled the No. 4
team in the state, Bishop Eustace, 10-0. Ed
DeMartino and Joe Fernandez each had two goals.
Zach Hatcher, Brady Crooks, Brandon Doria, Dan
Percella, Chris Swon, and E.J. Solimine also
managed to score a goal for Seton Hall. It only
took Seton Hall two periods to put this one away as
they won by the 10-goal mercy rule.
DATE: January 31, 1998
OPPONENT: Delbarton (Home)
The Pirates overthrew the No. 2 team in the state
by the final of 3-0. Seton Hall Prep shut out their
arch rival with Joe Tonzola in net making 22 sparkling
saves. Zach Hatcher pitched in with two goals and
Brandon Doria scored the final goal for Seton Hall.
DATE: February 4, 1998
OPPONENT: Princeton Day School (Away)
Seton Hall Prep blanked the No. 4 team in the state
5-0. All five goals for Seton Hall were contributed
by a different player. Justin Liebman, Brady Crooks,
Chris Swon, Gary Tashjian, and Conor McNally all
pitched in with goals. Dan Percella had two assists,
and Joe Tonzola stopped 13 shots to tally his sixth
DATE: February 20, 1998
OPPONENT: Notre Dame (Connecticut High School Classic)
Seton Hall Prep really showed that they are not just
a powerhouse in New Jersey, but also abroad. Zach
Hatcher led the charge against Notre Dame of West
Haven, Connecticut with two goals and one assist.
Dan Percella and Brady Crooks also added a goal apiece
for the Pirates. Chris Swon and Brandon Doria pitched
in with an assist each.
DATE: February 23, 1998
OPPONENT: Bergen Catholic (Home - Gordon Cup Quarterfinals)
The Pirates breezed through the Quarterfinals of the
Gordon Cup by the score of 5-0 over Bergen Catholic.
Brandon Doria had two goals and two assists to lead
Seton Hall to victory. John Dibble, Zach Hatcher,
and Chris Swon also netted a goal apiece.
DATE: February 25, 1998
OPPONENT: Christian Brothers Academy (Home - Gordon
Gary Tashjian and Chris Swon both had a goal and two
assists leading Seton Hall Prep to a win over Christian
Brothers Academy. Brandon Doria and Dave Murphy added
a goal apiece. Brady Crooks, Zach Hatcher, Conor
McNally, and Dan Percella all had an assist each. The
final score was 4-1 in favor of Seton Hall.
DATE: March 14, 1998
OPPONENT: Hudson Catholic (State Tournament
Parochial Semifinals at Mennen Arena)
Zach Hatcher led the Pirates with a hat trick and
Brady Crooks and Brandon Doria each had a goal and
an assist. Junior Ed Caldwell handed out two assists.
Joe Tonzola stopped 10 shots in net to advance Seton
Hall to the State Tournament Parochial Finals. Conor
McNally and Steve Jeffers pitched in with a goal apiece
to lift Seton Hall Prep over Hudson Catholic 8-1.
DATE: March 20, 1998
OPPONENT: Delbarton (State Tournament Parochial Finals
at Continental Airlines Arena)
Chris Swon and Zach Hatcher got Seton Hall Prep on
the board very quickly with two goals in the first
two minutes of the game. Swon's goal was assisted by
Dan Percella and Gary Tashjian while Hatcher's goal
was assisted by Brady Crooks and Brandon Doria. Doria
also sealed the game by putting in an empty net goal
in the last minute of the game. Joe Tonzola stopped
14 shots in net for Seton Hall. The final score was
3-1 with the Pirates coming out on top.
DATE: March 23, 1998
OPPONENT: Brick (State Tournament Overall Finals
at Continental Airlines Arena)
The Pirates won their first state crown in the history
of the school by beating Brick 3-2. Dan Percella got
the first goal for Seton Hall followed by Brandon
Doria and Ed Caldwell. Caldwell's goal was the game
winning goal that snapped a 2-2 tie with little time
left in the third period. Jeff Skowronski was strong
in net and preserved the win for Seton Hall Prep.