'98 - '99 Varsity Ice Hockey Game Summaries
DATE: January 11, 1999
OPPONENT: Portledge School (Away)
Seton Hall Prep defeated one of the powerhouse
hockey teams in New York, Portledge. Ed Caldwell got the
Pirates on the board with a goal, and the assists came
from Brady Crooks and Brandon Doria. Doria scored
his 15th and 16th goals of the season to lift the
Pirates over Portledge 3-2.
DATE: January 21, 1999
OPPONENT: Brick (Away)
Brandon Doria had five goals and one assist to lead
the Pirates of Seton Hall Prep over the Brick Green
Dragons by the final score of 9-2. Brady Crooks added
two goals and two assists. E.J. Solimine played
excellent defense, as well as excellent offense,
contributing three assists. Also, Scott Eberenz
chipped in with a goal. Solid in net, yet again, was
senior goalie Jeff Skowronski who made 21 saves.
DATE: January 27, 1999
OPPONENT: Hill School (Away)
Brandon Doria lit up the red light again twice,
giving Seton Hall Prep a 2-1 victory over Hill.
Sophomore Geordan Murphy was solid in net for the Prep
stopping 17 shots.
DATE: February 3, 1999
OPPONENT: Don Bosco Prep (Away)
Junior Brady Crooks tipped his hat to Don Bosco by
scoring three goals. E.J. Solimine scored two goals,
while John Dibble added one goal and four assists.
Also contributing four assists was Brandon Doria.
DATE: February 25, 1999
OPPONENT: Christian Brothers Academy (Home -
Gordon Cup Semifinals)
Seton Hall Prep capitalized big time and defeated
CBA by the final score of 8-1. Brandon Doria and
Brady Crooks both had two goals each. Scott
Eberenz, Joe Sammarco, Kyle Fox, and Jason DelPiano
also contributed goals for Seton Hall. Jeff
Skowronski made 16 saves in net.
DATE: March 6, 1999
OPPONENT: Don Bosco Prep (Home - State
Tournament Parochial Quaterfinals)
Junior defenseman Conor McNally scored two goals to
give Seton Hall Prep the 3-1 victory over Don Bosco.
Brandon Doria also scored a goal and contributed two
assists. Joe Sammarco also had two assists. Jeff
Skowronski made 13 saves in net to preserve the win.
DATE: March 12, 1999
OPPONENT: Christian Brothers Academy (State Tournament
Parochial Semifinals at Mennen Arena)
The Pirates shut out CBA by the final score of 3-0.
Brady Crooks scored first with a wicked slapshot in the
upper right hand corner of the net. Scott Eberenz
scored a goal as well. Crooks finally sealed the game
with an empty net goal at the end of the third period.
Jeff Skowronski earned his seventh shutout of the
DATE: March 16, 1999
OPPONENT: Delbarton (State Tournament Parochial Finals
at Continental Airlines Arena)
Seton Hall and Delbarton have built up quite a rivalry
over the past years, and this game was a classic.
Both teams played three scoreless periods, so the
two teams went into overtime. With 2:21 left in
overtime, Brady Crooks gathered a pass from E.J.
Solimine, and Crooks took a wrist shot in the upper
left corner of the net. That shot proved to be the
game winner as the Pirates won 1-0. Jeff Skowronski
was solid in net stopping 26 shots for the shutout.
DATE: March 28, 1999
OPPONENT: Brick (State Tournament Overall Finals
at Continental Airlines Arena)
The Pirates of Seton Hall Prep retained their overall
championship for the second straight year defeating
rival Brick by the final score of 3-1. Brandon Doria
had two goals and one assist while Brady Crooks
contributed the other goal. E.J. Solimine's
defensive efforts were stellar. Geordan Murphy made 15
saves in relief of Jeff Skowronski to preserve the
win and the championship.