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Flannery and Behrens Earn MAPHL Players of the Year Honors


Georgetown Prep's James Flannery, MAPHL AA Division Player of the Year


St. Mary's Ryken's Pete Behrens, MAPHL A Division Player of the Year

AA Division All-MAPHL

 

Player of the Year:

James Flannery, Georgetown Prep

 

Erwin J. Terwilliger "Coach of the Year"

Brian Danvers, Georgetown Prep

Gregg Marinari, St. John's

 

First Team:

Defense, Christian Halbig, DeMatha

Defense, Paolo Meaney, Mt. St. Joseph's

Forward, James Flannery, Georgetown Prep

Forward, Quinn Kennedy, St. John's

Forward, Erick Reiniger, DeMatha

Goalie, Jack Spicer, St. John's

 

Second Team:

Defense, Jake Cohen, Landon 

Defense, Ben Robertson, St. John's

Forward, Kurt Bruun, Gonzaga

Forward, Alex Chaconas, Georgetown Prep

Forward, Farrell Dinn, Gonzaga

Goalie, Collin Berke, Archbishop Spalding

 

A Division All-MAPHL

 

Player of the Year

Pete Behrens, St. Mary's Ryken

 

Erwin J. Terwilliger "Coach of the Year"

Co-Head Coaches Nick Keppler and Mike Hendrix, DeMatha

 

First Team:

Defense, Jack Tiger, Spalding

Defense, Adam Wojack, Gonzaga II

Forward, Pete Behrens, St. Mary's Ryken

Forward, Shane Gregan, St. Mary's Ryken

Forward, Jay Harwood, DeMatha II

Goalie, Devan DeCarlo, DeMatha II

 

Second Team:

Defense, Noah Hope, Good Counsel

Defense, Thomas Mazzara, DeMatha II

Forward, Kevin Cottrell, Good Councel

Forward, Brendan Snocker, Gonzaga II

Forward, Josh Stevenson, St. Mary's Ryken

Goalie, Jonah Schlee, Gonzaga II


TRIPLE CROWN!


St. Mary's Ryken won its first MAPHL A Division championship after defeating Gonzaga, 4-2.

The Gonzaga Eagles defeated Archbishop Spalding, 5-1, to win its third consecutive MAPHL AA Division title and sixth in the last 10 years at The Gardens Ice House in Laurel.

 

Farrell Dinn tallied a championship game hat trick and goaltender Peter Pirone stopped 17 of 18 shots in the win. Sean Kilcullen and captain Tommy Kristinicz also scored for the Eagles. Jimmy Banks scored Spalding's lone goal.

 

Gonzaga's improbable playoff run started with a 4-1 win as the fifth seed over #4 O'Connell in the quarterfinal round and a 5-2 semifinal win over Landon.

 

Gonzaga's Varsity II squad was stopped in its attempt for a fourth consecutive title as St. Mary's Ryken defeated the Eagles, 4-2, to win its first MAPHL A Division championship.


Gonzaga won its third consecutive MAPHL AA Division title after defeating Spalding, 5-1, in the championship game.

GONZAGA TO FACE SPALDING IN MAPHL CHAMPIONSHIP


Collin Berke made 45 saves in Spalding's 2-0 shutout of St. Albans in the MAPHL semifinal in Laurel. Cameron O'Neill and Frank Megan scored for the Cavaliers.

The Gonzaga Eagles will attempt to win their third consecutive MAPHL championship after edging Landon, 2-1, in a semifinal game at Ft. Dupont Ice Arena on Thursday. The Eagles will face Archbishop Spalding on Friday at 7 p.m. at The Gardens Ice House in Laurel after the Cavaliers shut out St. Albans, 2-0, in their semifinal game.

 

Jack Massey scored both goals in Gonzaga's win, while Spalding's goaltender Collin Berke made 45 saves in keeping St. Albans off the scoreboard.

 

This will be Spalding's first appearance in a MAPHL championship game, while Gonzaga will be gunning for its sixth title in the last ten years. 


Jack Massey scored both goals in Gonzaga's 2-1 victory over Landon in a MAPHL semifinal game at Ft. Dupont Ice Arena.

Top Seeds Fall in Quarterfinal Round

 

For the first time in MAPHL history, the top four seeds in the eight-team playoffs fell in the quarterfinal round.

 

Fifth-seeded Gonzaga got the underdogs started by topping #4 Bishop O'Connell, 4-1, at Medstar Capitals Iceplex. Seventh-seeded St. Albans then squeaked by #2 St. John's, 4-3, at Rockville Ice Arena. Next, Spalding edged Georgetown Prep by a 4-3 score at Rockville. Eighth-seeded Landon completed the improbable run of upsets with a stunning 5-3 victory over top-seeded DeMatha at The Gardens Ice House in Laurel.  


Ethan Ouyang (#29) scored two goals to lead seventh-seeded St. Albans in a 4-3 victory against second-seeded St. John's in a MAPHL Quarterfinal game at Rockville Ice Arena.


Jordan Dinesman (#4) scores his second goal of the game to lead 8th-seeded Landon to an upset 5-3 victory over #1-seeded DeMatha in a MAPHL Quarterfinal game at The Gardens Ice House in Laurel.


Goalies Shine in Georgetown Prep's 0-0 Tie with Bishop O'Connell


Bishop O'Connell's Matthew McCarey made 45 saves in the Knights' 0-0 tie with Georgetown Prep.

In a game with a total of 65 shots on goal, five power plays and numerous quality scoring chances, it was the two goalies who were the top performers in the 0-0 tie between Georgetown Prep and Bishop O’Connell at Cabin John Arena on Friday night.

 

O’Connell’s Matthew McCarey stopped all 45 shots he faced while Elon Granston was a perfect 20 for 20 for Georgetown Prep. The Knights hit three posts over the course of the game, while Prep went 0 for three with the man advantage.   

 

The Knights played the game with only twelve players because of club-team commitments for an out-of-town tournament.

Georgetown Prep's Elon made 20 saves in the Little Hoyas' 0-0 tie with Bishop O'Connell.

Georgetown Prep's Elon made 20 saves in the Little Hoyas' 0-0 tie with Bishop O'Connell.


Recent MAPHL News

DeMatha Shuts Out St. John's in Penalty-Filled Contest

 

St. John’s and DeMatha opened their MAPHL seasons with a parade. But much to the chagrin of their coaches, it was a parade to the penalty box, as referees called 17 penalties, including three major infractions and minor penalties for slashing, cross-checking, boarding, holding, tripping, roughing, unsportsmanlike conduct and even a bench minor. Scrums after the official’s whistle had blown to stop play were commonplace.

 

The chippiness in play was mutual, the shots were about even (23 for DeMatha, 25 for St. John’s), and each team had their share of power-play opportunities. The difference in the game turned out to be a brief stretch in the second period when DeMatha exploded for three goals in just over five minutes of play.

 

The outburst started when Cadets goalkeeper Jack Spicer tried to clear the puck from his goal crease up the middle of the ice. The Stags’ Parker Smith intercepted the clearing attempt at the blue line and fired a shot that beat Spicer at 4:25 of the second period.  Christian Halbig’s power-play goal—a slap shot from the left point—made it 2-0 at 8:37, and Luke Leydig’s rebound of a Ryan Olson wrister gave DeMatha a three-goal lead just 56 seconds later.

 

Stags’ goaltender Matt Peterson picked up the shutout with several quality saves, including a toe save with under 10 seconds left in the second period.


DeMatha's Matt Peterson recorded a shutout in the Stags' 3-0, penalty-filled victory over St. John's at Rockville on Friday night.



Bishop O'Connell's Jake Smith was awarded a penalty shot after being hooked from behind on a breakaway in the Knights' 4-3 victory over Mt. St. Joseph's at MedStar Capitals Iceplex. Gaels' goalie Connor Churko stopped Smith's penalty shot.

O'Connell Edges Mt. St. Joseph's in MAPHL Season Opener

 

Bishop O’Connell and Mt. St. Joseph’s opened the 2018-19 MAPHL season in entertaining fashion as the Knights edged the Gaels, 4-3, at MedStar Capitals Iceplex on Tuesday afternoon.

 

Frankie Gregorini opened the scoring for Mt. St. Joseph’s with an unassisted power-play goal at 14:20 of the first period, firing a wrist shot through a screen from the top of the left face-off circle. O’Connell’s Sean Ostrowski evened the score with 12 seconds left in the first stanza. Carter Thompson picked up an assist on the play.

 

O’Connell dominated the second period as Ostrowski fed Jack Ahlstrom to put the Knights up, 2-1, at 9:15 and Alex Vouras ripped a wrister over the shoulder of Gaels goalie Connor Churko with just over a minute and half left in the period. Kyle Leverone and Ben Gibbons assisted on the play.

 

Mt. St. Joseph’s drew within a goal when Nick Komisar chipped the puck past the oncoming O’Connell defenseman at the offensive blue line, right to the onrushing Michael Garvin. The junior forward skated in alone and scored on a breakaway just 2:36 into the third period.

 

Vouras regained the two-goal lead for the Knights when he scored on a power play less than two minutes later. Ryan Lenaghan and Ben Gibbons assisted on the goal.

 

The Gaels, however, would not go away. Harrison Pantoulis and Jorrdan Osafo assisted on Scott Cremen’s wrister from between the circles with just over seven minutes to go in the game to draw Mt. St. Joseph’s within one again, 4-3, which began a wild finish.

 

O’Connell’s Jake Smith was awarded a penalty shot when he was hooked from behind on a breakaway in the waning minutes of the contest. But rather than close out the victory, Smith was stopped by Connor Churko, who poke-checked the puck away before Smith could get a shot off.


Gonzaga Tops Preseason Coaches Poll

 

Gonzaga is the consensus pick to win its third consecutive MAPHL championship, according to the league's Preseason MAPHL Coaches Top 10 poll. The Eagles received all first place votes and will look to become the first team to win three straight titles in the top flight AA Division.

 

1. Gonzaga

2. DeMatha

3. Landon

4. St. John's

5. Spalding

6. Bishop O'Connell

7. Georgetown Prep

8. St. Albans

9. Mt. St. Joseph's

10. Calvert Hall