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

Friday night battle on the ice – AB Wood @ Lansdale Catholic on Nov. 3rd, 2017

The Wood Vikings Ice Hockey team was ready for a tough battle against the Lansdale Catholic (LC) Crusaders at the Hatfield Green Ice Rink, the coldest place in town. Freshman Andrew Boyle started the regular season off with a nice goal assisted by Justin Carrelli and Ben Doran.  Then Jimmy Casper scored to make it 2-0.  The Crusaders fought right back with a goal by Nick Sexton 40 seconds later to make it 2-1 Wood at the end of the first period.

The second period was evenly matched with defenseman Sean Boehm working hard to keep the Crusader’s offense in check.   Marissa DeNucci and Assistant Captain Nick Romano also played well on defense to help limit the shots on net.  Robert Schimony scored the only goal of the second period and scored again early in the third period to make is 3-2 LC with 12:35 left in the game.

Assistant Captain Tommy Hill answered by scoring a goal assisted by Ben Doran, who was setting the table for his teammates the whole game. Wood’s holy goalie David Casper was using his size and glove to stop pucks until Nick Sexton beat him by scoring again for LC with just under 6 minutes left in the game. A few minutes later David’s younger brother Jimmy Casper shot low far post and scored with a nice assist by Brayden Gyza to tie the game at 4-4 with 3:46 left to play.

Freshman Justin Carrelli saved his best for last when he scored the game winning goal with only 19 seconds left in the game, assisted by Ben Doran. What a finish!

Next week the Vikings play a talented Roman Catholic team on Friday, November 10th, 7:40pm at Northeast Skate Zone.

By | 2017-11-06T12:28:35+00:00 November 6th, 2017|Varisty|Comments Off on Friday night battle on the ice – AB Wood @ Lansdale Catholic on Nov. 3rd, 2017

AHA Showcase Game Summary

The mighty Wood Vikings battled a scrappy Tennent Panthers team on Friday, October 13th in the second game of the AHA (Athletes Helping Athletes) Hockey Showcase at Revolution Ice Gardens. Wood applied a lot pressure early in the game. Both lines of defense consisting of Ryan Kinney, Nick Romano, Sean Boehm, and Marisa Denucci were doing a good job keeping the puck in the zone. Then Bobby Marcus from Tennent had a quick breakaway and scored with 4:57 left in the first period.

Tennent’s goalie Eric Lineman was stopping everything during the game, over 40 shots, until Wood’s forward Justin Carrelli scored from a beautiful across the crease pass by Center Ben Doran with 6:14 left in the third period.  A minute later Justin scored again on a breakaway with assists by Ben Doran and Sean Boehm.

The game ended 2-1 with Wood pulling out the victory and ending a four year losing streak against the Tennent Panthers. This was a good preview for the big rival game between the two teams on November 22nd, 7:00 at BCI.

Be sure to come out and support the Wood Hockey team this Wednesday, October 18 at 8:40pm against Council Rock North at the Revolution Ice Gardens. Your donations to help the special needs athletes are greatly appreciated

By | 2017-11-03T12:16:49+00:00 October 14th, 2017|Varisty|Comments Off on AHA Showcase Game Summary

1978 JV team – Undefeated 36-0-3

Kevin, that 1978 JV team went undefeated. We won the championship because Pennsbury played Varsity Players in our playoff game. We lost but the head of the league gave us the victory because they cheated. So we played Tennant in the finals and beat them but they still tell me they won the championship because we were knocked out of the playoffs. Figures Tennant would play that game. The team went  36-0-3. Information provided by Larry Brittingham

 

 

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Athletes Helping Athletes 2014 Hockey Showcase

September 24, 2014 – The Rink at Warwick is hosting the first Athletes Helping Athletes Hockey Showcase. The four local high schools above will participate in a round robin showcase with 4 games being played by each team. Before each 7:00 PM game we will have AHA Honorary Captains for each team participate in the ceremonial puck drop.
Due to the late start of the 8:45 game we will not have Honorary Captains but we encourage you to come out and support these schools in some pre-season hockey and also help AHA!

DOCUMENTS CAN BE DOWNLOADED HERE:
AHA Hockey Showcase Fundraiser 2014
2014 AHA Schedule

Between the 7 PM Championship and the 8:45 PM Consolation game on October 23rd all four teams will         make the large check presentation to Athletes Helping Athletes, Inc.

Game Dates: Pairings / Schedule to be announced.

  • October 2 7:00 Wood vs. CR North / 8:45PM Tennent vs. CB East
  • October 9 7:00 CB East vs. Wood / 8:45PM CR North vs. Tennent
  • October 16 7:00 Wood vs. Tennent / 8:45PM CR North vs. CB East
  • October 23 7:00 Championship Game 1st 2nd Place 8:45PM 3rd vs. 4th Consolation Game

Admission: $5.00 per person / per game (Total gate goes to AHA) Plus 50/50’s / Baskets (from each team) Raffles and Tee Shirt Sales!

And there is even more: Two Friday night clinics from 8:15-9:45PM on October 3rd and the 17th.
These slots will be used with two of the high school teams taking the ice with the kids each of the two Friday night clinics for those interested in learning to skate or play! 10/3 CR North & Wood — 10/17 CB East & Tennent

The rink will supply ice skates at no cost. They also have a number of walker/sled type devices that the kids can use to help them skate. PLEASE NOTE; any child that takes the ice must wear a helmet that straps under the chin, bike helmets are acceptable if you do not have a hockey helmet.

We thank the staff at The Rink at Warwick, especially Eric Tye, the Coaches from the High Schools and the players for this awesome fundraiser and skating clinics! So please tell your family and friends to come out and support AHA at these events. Mom and Dad there is a warm room where you can watch the game!

If there is interest in having your child be an Honorary Captain please contact our email at: info@aha-inc.com

We require AHA Waiver forms for your child to participate.   Waivers can be found on our website at www.aha-inc.com under “Forms.”

Please note the HC’s will not be on the ice to drop the puck. They will do so from the player’s benches.
TEAMS Date Time
Archbishop Wood 2-Oct 7PM VS CR North 2-Oct 7PM
Archbishop Wood 9-Oct 7PM VS CB East 9-Oct 7PM
Tennent 16-Oct 7PM VS Archbishop Wood 16-Oct 7PM
Championship 23-Oct 7PM
Consolation 23-Oct 8:45

FRIDAY NIGHT FUN SKATE
Archbishop Wood & CR North 3-Oct 8:15

By | 2014-09-24T15:22:00+00:00 September 24th, 2014|Varisty|Comments Off on Athletes Helping Athletes 2014 Hockey Showcase

2014 – 2015 Winter Season Evaluations begin 9/14

8/31/2014 – The Archbishop Wood Ice Hockey Club plans on having Varsity, Junior Varsity and Middle School Teams for the 2014-15 season. On ice evaluations begin on Sunday September 14, 2014 at Bucks County Ice Sports Center from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM for all players, please be at the rink by 5:30PM. Ice evaluations will continue on Monday September 15, 2014 at Bucks County Ice Sports Center with on ice evaluations from 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM for all players.

All 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grade students who attend Archbishop Wood High School are eligible to participate in the Varsity or Junior Varsity Ice Hockey teams. All 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade students who attend a local Catholic Middle School are eligible to participate on the Middle School Ice Hockey team.

The Archbishop Wood Ice Hockey teams practice at The Bucks County Ice Sports Center and play in the Suburban High School Hockey League. For more information about the Archbishop Wood Ice Hockey Club

Please contact:
Varsity Head Coach Sam Gallen – email: coachgallen@gmail.com
or
Club President Steve Freeman – email: srfreeman@msn.com

By | 2014-08-31T16:06:53+00:00 August 31st, 2014|JV, Varisty|Comments Off on 2014 – 2015 Winter Season Evaluations begin 9/14

Website Administration

05/27/2014 – If any student or player would like to take control of the website to post updates and, please give me an email and I can setup an account. Or if any parents or volunteer would like to update the page daily, weekly or any time there is an update.  Our site is running WordPress, which is a Content Management System, which is very easy to manage and update from a mobile phone or from any web browser. For students, if you are interested in HTML code, PHP, CSS, or Computer Science in general, this is just an added benefit to your resume. -Andrew GreatSave9@yahoo.com

 

By | 2014-08-02T11:57:35+00:00 May 27th, 2014|Varisty|Comments Off on Website Administration