Spring League

04/02/2014 -Mark your Calendar!

The Archbishop Wood Ice Hockey Spring League Evaluations will be on Wednesday night April 9, 2014 from 7:15 PM to 8:30 PM on Rink 2 at the Bucks County Ice Center. We will have a Middle School, JV and Varsity team for the spring.

The cost will be $175 and will include 3 on-ice practices and 3 on-ice power skating clinics at BCISC as well as 9 league games plus playoffs at the Warwick Ice Rink. The league should run from the last week in April until mid-June. Players that do not have a spring league uniform will receive a green Wood ice hockey spring league jersey and green spring league socks.

Please bring the AWIHC Spring League registration form and the signed Wood Ice Hockey Concussion form (sent in the email of 4.1.14).

If you did not play for Wood in the 2012-13 fall/winter season please bring your 2012-13 USA Hockey registration number.

If you have any friends that are interested in playing ice hockey, spring is the time to invite them to evaluations. Any player going into 5th to 8th grade in the fall is eligible to play Middle School. Any player in 8th grade going into 9th grade in the fall is eligible to play JV and/or Varsity.

We would like everyone in the organization to participate in the Spring League.

Please contact Sam Gallen or myself if you can’t make the evolutions we want to make sure we get you on the roster.

Sam Gallen – coachgallen@gmail.com
Steve Freeman – srfreeman@msn.com

Steve Freeman
Club President & Varsity Assistant Coach

By | 2014-08-02T11:57:26+00:00 April 2nd, 2014|JV, Varisty|Comments Off on Spring League

Varsity Playoff Game – 2/26/14 @ 8:40PM

The Parochial “A” Division Championship Game is Wednesday Night. Varsity takes on Lansdale Catholic.
Puck drops at 8:40 PM at Bucks County Ice Sports Center. We expect a large crowd so come early and get your seat!

If the ABWood Varsity team wins their game on Wednesday night 2/26.
They will play on Thursday night 2/27 at 7:00 PM against the winner the of SHSHL Public “A” Championship game.
Game would be at Bucks County Ice Sports Center

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Radio Broadcast of Friday’s Varsity Game.

Jan. 6 1:30PM – On Friday at 7:15pm, Pennsbury at Archbishop Wood from Bucks County Ice Sports Center in Warminster, PA.
For opposing teams: We may do a pre-recorded interview with either the head coach or team captain, if time allows. If not, that is completely understandable.
For venues: If you anticipate any problems with us broadcasting the listed events, please let us know as soon as possible. We are quite versatile and should be able adjust to any complications. Thank you, in advance, for your hospitality.
All broadcasts can be heard on your computer at IYMSportsRadio.com or on your IPad, IPhone or Android device, using the UStream app and searching for IYM Sports Radio.
Schedule subject to change.
For the broadcast, I use your roster from your league(ACHA/DVCHC/SHSHL) website. If you feel that roster is not accurate or if you have any questions, concerns, comments, or anything else, please e-mail me or call me at 631-220-5044
Thanks so much and have a great week!
Twitter: @IYMSportsRadio
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Winter Weather Alert – Games still on.

Jan 3, 2014 – 3:20PM – As of now the two games tonight are on if anything changes players will be notified. Varsity vs Upper Dublin Bucks County Ice Sports Center at 7:15 PM JV vs CB South at Warwick at 8:45 PM

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Archbishop Wood 9, Wissahickon 7

Dec 5, 2013 @ 12:54PM – ARCHBISHOP WOOD 9, WISSAHICKON 7

LINK: http://www.suburbanonesports.com/article/content/sol-shshl-ice-hockey-wrap-12-4-13-0039759

Defense has been noticeably scarce in the Suburban High School Hockey League this season, as have Archbishop Wood victories after six games this year.
While a defensive effort was still completely absent on Wednesday night, the Vikings were able to figure out a way to get past first-place Wissahickon, winning 9-7 in an American Conference matchup at Bucks County Ice Sports Center.
Wissahickon’s Luke Honorowski tallied five goals, but Archbishop Wood was able to get the victory thanks to goals from eight different players, including the game-winner from Jonathan Rosica.
“That was a very big win,” Rosica said.  “We had lost our goalie to injury, but now that he’s back, we can get back to our old ways like last year and just start winning hockey games.  We had to play more defense and not be an offense-based team.”

The offense was certainly on display on Wednesday, as the two teams went back and forth from the very beginning, with very little defense showing on either side of the ice.
“We can put that many goals in, but you have to learn to play better defense to win hockey games,” Wissahickon coach Mike Wolf said.  “They’re a good team, but we’re a better team than we showed tonight and when we get our guys back, it will be a different story.”

Wood started the scoring when Jonathan Pfugfelder took a pass from Matt Mandes and buried it past Wissahickon goalie Noah Katz less than five minutes into the contest to put the Vikings up 1-0.  The two teams went back and forth for the remainder of the period, finishing in a 3-3 tie before the break.

The second period belonged to the Vikings, as Troy Potts, Nick Patton, Mandes and Brett Katzianer all scored goals to help Wood to a 7-4 lead late in the stanza. Honorowski scored his third goal of the game to get Wissahickon to within two before the second intermission.

The Trojans mounted a comeback in the third period, as Honorowski scored his fourth and fifth goals of the night, but the Vikings answered, as Rosica and Brett Katzianer scored just over a minute apart to help Wood to go back up 9-7 late in the game.

“This win definitely gives us something to look back on,” Rosica said.  “We can look at what we did to a first-place team as almost a last-place team, and it should definitely help us moving forward.”
“They’re a good hockey team,” Wolf said of the Vikings. “We didn’t play defense and they did.  They possessed the puck and we didn’t.  They scored more goals on second and third opportunities and while we had some nice goals, you can’t win them all.”

Despite the loss, Honorowski’s play was exceptional, as the forward tallied five goals on the night to give him a season total of 20 goals and 29 points in just seven games this season.
“Luke is a hard, hard worker,” Wolf said.  “He’s a very, very hard worker.”
Dustin Rabinowitz tallied one goal and three assists for Wissahickon in the losing effort.  Honorowski recorded a power play and a shorthanded goal in his big night, while Matt Vervlied finished with a game-high four assists for the Trojans.  Jacob Segelbaum also scored once for Wissahickon, which had won three games in a row before Wednesday.
Rabinowitz now has nine goals and 12 assists on the season to put him in second place on the Trojans in points.
The Vikings were led by Matt Mandes, who finished with two goals and two assists.  Patrick Cavanaugh scored once and added two assists, while Nick DeRosa earned the win in net.

Archbishop Wood             3               4               2-9
Wissahickon      3               2               2-7
Scoring Summary
Period 1
AW – Jonathan Pflugfelder (Matt Mandes) 4:38
W – Luke Honorowski (Dustin Rabinowitz, Jeff Karro) 5:19
AW – Patrick Cavanaugh (unassisted) 6:14
W – Luke Honorowski (power play) (Brandon Rosoff, Dustin Rabinowitz) 11:10
W – Dustin Rabinowitz (Matt Vervlied, Adriano Palatano) 13:34
AW – Matt Mandes (unassisted) 15:15
Period 2
AW – Troy Potts (Nick Patton, Tim Cordero) 3:08
AW – Nick Patton (Patrick Cavanaugh) 4:02
W – Jacob Segelbaum (Dustin Rabinowitz) 5:58
AW – Matt Mandes (Troy Potts) 8:18
AW – Brett Katzianer (Tim Cordero, Matt Mandes) 9:17
W – Luke Honorowski (Matt Vervlied) 13:39
Period 3
W – Kyle Wolf (Luke Honorowski, Matt Vervlied) 1:38
W – Luke Honorowski (shorthanded) (Matt Vervlied) 2:03
AW – Jonathan Rosica (Patrick Cavanaugh, Nick Patton) 5:21
AW – Brett Katzianer (Tim Cordero, Ryan Meinke) 6:27
Archbishop Wood             12            19            12-43
Wissahickon      9               10            5-24

Goalie Saves
Nick DeRosa (AW) 17; Noah Katz (W) 34.


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Archbishop Wood Wins 2013 Warminster Challenge Cup

Warminster, November 27, 2013 – Archbishop Wood defeated crosstown rival William Tennent 6 to 3 Wednesday night at the Bucks County Ice Sports Center, maintaining control of the Warminster Challenge Cup for the sixth consecutive year.   This was the 38th meeting of the two Warminster based high school ice hockey teams, always drawing the largest spectator crowds of the Suburban High School Hockey League season.

First period goals by seniors Patrick Cavanaugh and Troy Potts gave the Vikings the early 2 – 0 lead.  Not to be denied, Panther standouts PJ Partington and Andrew Bean answered and netted two goals in the second period and knotted the game at 2.

With William Tennent pressing on the power play, Wood senior Matt Mandes stole the puck in the neutral zone and went in on a breakaway on Tennent goalie Zach Dorsey and scored giving the Vikings the lead at 5:38 of the second period.  Senior team captain Ryan Meinke scored to give the Vikings their second two goal lead at the end of the second period.

At 4:15 of the third period, Tennent’s PJ Partington scored to bring the Panthers back within one.  Then, at 9:15 of the third, Patrick Cavanaugh scored his second goal of the night, and put the Vikings back on top by two.  Less than a minute later, Wood’s Jonathon Pflugfelder scored from just outside the slot to complete the night’s scoring and put Archbishop Wood on top to stay.

Senior Archbishop Wood goaltender Nick DeRosa turned away 17 shots and Tennent’s Dorsey faced 31 shots on goal.

The win was the first of the season for Archbishop Wood and pushed them ahead of Plymouth Whitemarsh in the SHSHL American Division.  Wood Head Coach Sam Gallen stressed the importance of the win for his team.  “This was huge for our team.  We have been struggling; however the effort has been there game in, game out.  Senior leadership took over tonight and hopefully this will build some confidence.  William Tennent is a good hockey team with some very talented hockey players.  I never underestimate them.  They are well coached by Nick (D’Aurizio) and his staff and we knew, once again, this would be a great game for both teams. “

Prior to the start of the game, William Tennent and Archbishop Wood honored their senior in their last season of high school hockey.  William Tennent will graduate six seniors and Wood will graduate ten this year.


William Tennent       0          2          1     –           3

Archbishop Wood     2          2          2      –           6

Scoring Summary

Period 1
AW – Patrick Cavanaugh (Shane Freeman) 1:50
AW – Troy Potts (Ian Schoenleber, Patrick Cavanaugh) 15:35

Period 2
WT – PJ Partington (Jeff Mitchell) 0:23
WT – Andrew Bean (Mike Padgeon, Jeff Mitchell) 1:58
AW – Matt Mandes (shorthanded) (unassisted) 5:38
AW – Ryan Meinke (Nike Patton, Bailey Nixon) 11:07

Period 3
WT – PJ Partington (Alec Dugan, Jeff Mitchell) 4:51
AW – Patrick Cavanaugh (Tim Cordero) 9:14
AW – Jonathan Pflugfelder (Shane Freeman, Duncan Grindrod) 9:50

William Tennent       3          12       5      –           20
Archbishop Wood     11       11       9        –           31

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Wood Ice Hockey Falls Short in Tournament Opener

October 4, 4:25PM – The Viking Icemen opened the Coaches vs. Cancer Tournament with a 605 loss to CB East Thursday night.

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The following was provided by Deborah Rosica, a parent from the Archbishop Wood Ice Hockey Team:

The Viking Icemen came up a little short in their first Coaches vs. Cancer Tournament game against CB East Thursday night at the Rink at Warwick.

After freshman Evan Capinas got Archbishop Wood the lead with an impressive goal at the 13:36 mark of the first period, CB East responded with three quick goals. Capinas then got Wood within one by scoring his second goal with 17 seconds left in the first period.

East took another two-goal lead in the second, then scored their fifth goal at the start of the third to put the Patriots up 5-2.  Archbishop Wood, not to be denied, rallied with a power play goal by Nick Patton and two hard-fought goals by Ryan Meinke goals assisted by Shane Freeman, Johnathon Rosica and Troy Potts, knotting the game at 5.  However, a Patriot goal by Austin Chase with 38.5 seconds left in the game put CB East back on top.

Wood went up on a two man advantage with 21 seconds to play and were close to tying the game but it just wasn’t enough, and the game ended with East taking the win 6-5.

Archbishop Wood Coach Sam Gallen saw some positives in the loss.  “Obviously, we would have wanted to win, or even tie this game.  The coaches saw some things that we need to work on but was also saw a lot of things that are encouraging.”

Gallen continued “We out shot them 38 to 29 and saw some solid efforts across the board.  Nick DeRosa made some tough saves and freshmen Evan Capinas and Tim Cordero showed the promise we were hoping for.  Bailey Nixon, Troy Potts and Kevin Tiers had solid games and our other seniors played with the determination and poise we need moving forward into the season.”

The tournament continues next Friday with Archbishop Wood taking on perennial SHSHL powerhouse CB South at 8:30 p.m. at the Rink at Warwick.

This is the fifth year for this benefit tournament organized by Central Bucks South Ice Hockey Coach Tom Coyne in memory of his mother, who lost her battle to cancer some years ago.

Some of the area’s top high school hockey teams participate each year.  This year’s teams include Central Bucks East, Central Bucks South, Council Rock South, Council Rock North, North Penn, William Tennent and Archbishop Wood.

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