'99 - '00 Varsity Ice Hockey Game Summaries
DATE: December 2, 1999
OPPONENT: Bergen Catholic (Away)
In the team's debut of 1999, Seton Hall Prep started
the season off well coming away with a victory, 4-3,
against Bergen Catholic. The Pirates played a good first
period, but then were somewhat outplayed by Bergen
Catholic for periods two and three. Nonetheless,
Seton Hall fought hard and pulled together for the
win. Nick Silvestri had a goal and two assists
for SHP. E.J. Solimine scored a goal and added an
assist. Scott Eberenz notched three assists on the
night. Brian Romano and Chris Barling scored the
other two goals for the Blue and White.
DATE: December 10, 1999
OPPONENT: St. Joe's Metuchen (Away)
Seton Hall proved they are still a dominant force in
New Jersey ice hockey by disposing St. Joe's Metuchen
by the final score of 5-0. E.J. Solimine led the
night with two goals and one assist.
DATE: December 18, 1999
OPPONENT: Bishop Eustace (Home)
Junior defenseman Brian Romano started the barrage
by scoring the first goal in Seton Hall Prep's 10-0
victory over Bishop Eustace. Freshman defenseman Jon
Ralph scored the second goal, and Seton Hall ran away
with the game after that. E.J. Solimine, Scott
Eberenz, and Ryan Collis all had two goals apiece.
In addition, senior John Meyer had two assists,
freshman Evan Massaro had a goal and assist, and
sophomore Rudy Kelly had one assist.
DATE: December 22, 1999
OPPONENT: Christian Brothers Academy (Away)
After a slow start, the Pirates stepped up their play
in the third period to defeat CBA by the final score
of 5-1. Scott Eberenz lead the team with two goals
and two assists. Brady Crooks, E.J. Solimine, and
Evan Massaro chipped in for the other three goals.
Geordan Murphy was solid in net for Seton Hall.
DATE: January 4, 2000
OPPONENT: Notre Dame (Away)
The Pirates of Seton Hall Prep welcomed the transfer
students who became eligible to play. The players
began to click and defeated Notre Dame by the final
score of 5-0. Scott Eberenz led the team with a goal
and an assist. Nick Silvestri scored the first goal
for Seton Hall. Transfer student Alex Beatrice scored
a goal in his debut game. Jon Ralph smoked a
slapshot passed the Notre Dame goalie for his second
tally of the season. Late in the game, sophomore Pat
Callen sealed the game with his first goal of the
DATE: January 8, 2000
OPPONENT: Christian Brothers Academy (Home)
Seton Hall disposed of CBA for the second time this
season by the final score of 4-2. Defenseman Jon
Ralph was the spotlight player gathering two goals
and one assist. E.J. Solimine and Alex Beatrice
scored the other two goals for the Pirates. Once
again, when he was tested, Geordan Murphy came out
on top between the pipes with 19 saves.
DATE: January 14, 2000
OPPONENT: Bishop Eustace (Away)
Seton Hall Prep disposes of Bishop Eustace for the
second time this season by the score of 10-0. Brady
Crooks ended his scoring drought in nice fashion by
completing a hat trick. Also scoring a hat trick
was Alex Beatrice. Scott Eberenz had a goal and
three assists. E.J. Solimine, Ryan Collis, and Chris
Barling each had a goal on the evening.
DATE: January 15, 2000
OPPONENT: Brick (Home)
Seton Hall squared off against arch rival Brick. The
match was played very tightly and the first goal for
the Hall was scored in the second period by Jason
DelPiano. After Brick gained the lead again, Matt
Dellarocca fired a blast from the point which bulged
the twine for a goal. The game ended in a 2-2 tie.
The Pirates outshot Brick 45-26, and Geordan Murphy was
spectacular in net stopping 24 shots.
DATE: January 22, 2000
OPPONENT: Bergan Catholic (Home)
Although the Pirates struggled a bit, they still
managed to come away with a victory over Bergan
Catholic by the final score of 3-1. Pat Callen
and Scott Eberenz got Seton Hall Prep on the board
with the first two goals. Later in the game, Alex
Beatrice scored an empty net goal to seal the
DATE: January 24, 2000
OPPONENT: St. Joe's Metuchen (Home)
The Pirates answered the call tonight by pummeling
St. Joe's of Metuchen by the final score of 9-0. The
score could have been greater if several goals were
not disallowed. Nonetheless, Alex Beatrice, Jason
DelPiano, and John Meyer all registered two goals
each. Adding one tally each for the Blue and White
were Nick Silvestri, Brady Crooks, and Ryan Guanzon.
Seton Hall outshot St. Joe's Metuchen 53-10.
DATE: January 26, 2000
OPPONENT: Hill School (Home)
In a very exciting yet heartwrenching game, Seton Hall
Prep skated to a 2-2 tie with the Hill School of
Pennsylvania. Scott Eberenz got the Pirates on the
board with a goal, and later E.J. Solimine added a
goal of his own. With 9:51 remaining in the third
period, Hill's Henri Sanders lost his edge and
collided head first into the boards. He was taken to
a local hospital and released later that night.
Luckily he was all right, but for a while, many fans
watched in anguish hoping the Hill player would not
be permanently injured. As a result of this, the
game was stopped and both teams settled for the tie.
DATE: January 29, 2000
OPPONENT: St. Joe's Montvale (Away)
Seton Hall Prep demolished the opposition, St. Joe's
of Montvale, by the final score of 10-0. Alex
Beatrice scored another hat trick on the evening. E.J.
Solimine had two goals and two assists for the Pirates.
Jason DelPiano and Jon Ralph each had a goal and two
assists. In addition, Brady Crooks ended the game
with a goal and an assist. Geordan Murphy continued
his dominance in net making 13 saves.
DATE: February 3, 2000
OPPONENT: Brick (Away)
The rivalry of Brick and Seton Hall Prep has been
brewing for quite some time. Tonight, the Pirates
proved to be victorious over the Brick Green Dragons
by taking the game 2-0. Scott Eberenz scored on a
powerplay goal with the assist going to Brady Crooks.
Ryan Guanzon received a pass from John Meyer to score
Seton Hall's second tally of the evening. Geordan
Murphy stopped 29 shots in what he called his best
performance of the year so far.
DATE: February 7, 2000
OPPONENT: St. Joe's Montvale (Home)
For the second time this season, Seton Hall Prep
defeats St. Joe's of Montvale by the final score of
5-0. Five different scorers notched a goal for Seton
Hall. Matt Dellarocca, Brady Crooks, Jason DelPiano,
Jon Ralph, and Alex Beatrice were the goal scorers.
The Pirates outshot St. Joe's 57-9.
DATE: February 11, 2000
OPPONENT: Hudson Catholic (Away)
Seton Hall avenged its early loss in the season to
Hudson Catholic by beating them 2-1. It was a hard
fought game, and both teams played well, but the
Pirates stole the show. Brady Crooks scored the first
goal of the contest, and Ryan Collis scored the
game-winner. Geordan Murphy stood on his head in net
making 22 saves.
DATE: February 13, 2000
OPPONENT: Don Bosco Prep (Away)
In an out of conference game, the Pirates of Seton
Hall Prep made their presence known by defeating Don
Bosco Prep 6-0. E.J. Solimine led the night with one
goal and one assist. The other goal scorers were
Scott Eberenz, Alex Beatrice, Nick Silvestri, and John
Testa. Brady Crooks had an assist, and Alex
Rodriguez made his first start of the season in
DATE: February 16, 2000
OPPONENT: Fairfield Prep (Away)
Seton Hall Prep proved they are not only a force to
be reckoned with in the state of New Jersey, but also
abroad. The Pirates traveled to Connecticut to
faceoff against Fairfield Prep. Brady Crooks led
Seton Hall, like a true captain, on the scoreboard
by depositing two slapshot goals and adding one
assist. The other goal scorers for the Blue and White
were Scott Eberenz and Evan Massaro. Consistent
Geordan Murphy helped preserve the 4-2 win in net.
DATE: February 23, 2000
OPPONENT: Christian Brothers Academy (Home - Gordon
The Pirates of Seton Hall Prep pick up more steam
in the Gordon Cup Tournament by defeating Christian
Brothers Academy 4-2 in the semifinal round. Alex
Beatrice led the Blue and White by scoring two goals.
Pat Callen and John Meyer chipped in with a goal
apiece. Geordan Murphy continued his dominance
in net making 21 saves.
DATE: February 26, 2000
OPPONENT: Brick (Home - Gordon
5-2 was the final score as the Seton Hall Prep Pirates
defeated the Brick Green Dragons. With the victory
the Pirates captured the Gordon Cup Trophy and
avenged their loss to Brick in last year's Gordon Cup
Finals. Brady Crooks led the night with two goals
and one assist. E.J. Solimine not only played tough
defense, but he also played well on offense scoring
one goal and two assists. The other single goal
scorers for the Blue and White were Scott Eberenz and
DATE: March 4, 2000
OPPONENT: St. John Vianney (Home - State Tournament
Seton Hall advances to the semifinal round after
defeating St. John Vianney 3-0. Scott Eberenz scored
two goals to lead the Pirates to victory. Brady
Crooks chipped in with a goal of his own. Geordan
Murphy earned another shutout by stoning the opposing
DATE: March 10, 2000
OPPONENT: Delbarton (State Tournament Parochial
Semifinals at Mennen Arena)
An emotional win for the Pirates as they defeat their
archrival, the Delbarton Green Wave, by the score of
2-1. Ryan Collis scored first for Seton Hall and
Scott Eberenz sailed the game winning goal passed the
opposing goaltender. Geordan Murphy was phenomenal in
net for the Blue and White stopping 31 shots.