Wood Wins the 42nd Annual Jim Bagdon Cup

Game recap of the 42nd Annual Jim Bagdon Cup (formerly Warminster Cup) ice hockey game between the Archbishop Wood Vikings and William Tennent Panthers was played at 7pm on November 22nd in front of a lot of passionate fans at the Bucks County Ice Sports Center. The game was in honor of Gerry Grandzol, a ’97 graduate of Wood who died tragically on September 7th, 2017. This game was one for the ages!

The Vikings started off strong with Brayden Gyza scoring the only goal in the first period assisted by Justin Carrelli and Ben Doran. With solid puck control in the offensive zone, Ben Doran scored the Vikings second goal assisted by Justin Carrelli. Wood’s offensive line consisting of Tommy Hill, Ty Thornton, and Andrew Boyle applied good pressure but were kept at bay with solid defensive play by the Panthers and excellent goaltending by Eric Lineman. Tennent answered a few minutes later in the period with a goal by Chad Cartwright assisted by Jon Kreider.

Then Ben Doran scored his second goal on a power play assisted by Justin Carrelli and Brayden Gyza to make it 3-1 Vikings at the end of the second period.

The Vikings defense consisting of Ryan Kinney, Nick Romano, Sean Boehm, and Marisa Denucci were doing a good job keeping the puck out of the zone. Then Panthers Tom Hartenstein took advantage of an opportunity and scored to make it 3-2 in the third period. Ben Doran answered with his third goal and hat trick assisted by Justin Carrelli, who contributed to all the Vikings goals. This expanded the Vikings lead to 4-2 with 6:43 remaining in the third period. The Panthers were hungry and determined to come back with Chad Cartwright scoring on a power play. Then on the final face off in the Vikings zone with only one second left on the clock, Captain Bobby Markus miraculously scored for Tennent to tie the game at 4-4.

A shootout would determine who claims the legendary cup for the 2017-18 season. After four failed scoring attempts by both teams, Vikings Captain Ryan Kinney scored high blocker side on Panthers’ goalie Eric Lineman who played very well all game. Determined to extend the shootout, Panthers’ Chad Cartwright came storming in on Vikings senior goalie David Casper. David was up for the challenge and made a “Go-Go-Gadget” pad save to secure the cup for the Vikings. Congratulations to the Wood Vikings Ice Hockey Team for a fantastic finish!

By | 2017-11-24T10:47:18+00:00 November 24th, 2017|NEWS, Varisty|Comments Off on Wood Wins the 42nd Annual Jim Bagdon Cup

2017 AHA Tournament

The 2017-2018 High School Pre-Season starts on Thursday, October 5th at 8:45pm with the AHA Tournament at the Revolution Ice Gardens.  The team has been practicing hard and the players are ready for the big challenge against CB South.  Come out and support the AHA student athletes and cheer for our team!

If you are a student at AB Wood and are interested in playing hockey this season, please contact Coach Tom Walsh at tomjwalsh12@comcast.net or call 267-784-7167.  We can get you started with some equipment if you are new to the sport and would like to give it a try.

The Middle School Team is for any student currently attending a Catholic elementary school or who is in the Centennial school district.  The head coach is Jim Panepresso and he can be reached at jpanepresso@gmail.com or call 267-688-4780.

We welcome all players to join us for a great 2017-18 season of Archbishop Wood Ice Hockey!

 

By | 2017-11-03T12:16:01+00:00 July 28th, 2017|NEWS|Comments Off on 2017 AHA Tournament

2017-2018 Hockey Season

This season we will be in the PCL (Philadelphia Catholic League).  All teams in the division will be Catholic High Schools so we hope to see a lot of fans at the games to support the team against our high school rivals!

The only goalie we have this year is a senior.  This is a excellent opportunity for an upcoming freshman or 8th grader to join the Wood Hockey Team as a goalie.  The club can help out with equipment.  The current goalie started playing ice hockey as a freshman and student of the famous goalie coach Larry Paul. With some hard work and dedication you can be the next goalie for the Wood Ice Hockey Team! Please call or text me (Dave Casper) for additional information or with any questions at 267-679-2516.

By | 2017-10-04T21:28:29+00:00 July 28th, 2017|NEWS|Comments Off on 2017-2018 Hockey Season

Congratulations 2017 Graduating Seniors

Archbishop Wood Ice Hockey had nine seniors graduate this year. The Board wants to wish them all the best in their future endeavors. Thank you players and your family’s for being part of our hockey family.

Best wishes and much success.

Evan Capinas – Penn State University – Engineering program and will continue to play hockey

Michael Carrelli – Bucks County Community College and Philadelphia Revolution EHL Elite Hockey Team

Declan Cole – St. Charles Seminary in August to discern a vocation to the priesthood

Tim Cordero – Philadelphia Revolution EHL Jr. A Hockey Team and then play college hockey

Brendan Cullura – Bridgton Academy in Maine, Post Graduate Year

Joseph Danig – Bucks County Community College

Joe Hill – Millersville University

R.J. Panella – University of Northwestern Ohio

Pat Sheehan – Bucks County Community College

Once a Viking always a Viking 🏒

By | 2017-07-25T22:46:37+00:00 July 25th, 2017|NEWS|Comments Off on Congratulations 2017 Graduating Seniors