Monday, December 31, 2012
The varsity team tips the balance of wins in their favor this season with Saturday's victory.
Red Bank Regional's varsity hockey team has tipped the balance of wins this season in its favor with a victory Saturday over Manalapan. Goals by Bucs Joe DelSordo, Andrei Rjedkin and Keith Guzman gave the team its 3-1 win, according to hockey mom Lana Rjedkin who shared photos from the game with Patch. The team, which has 11 seniors and three sets of brothers playing, now stands 3-3 overall and 1-1 in the Shore Conference B North division for the season. The Bucs ended last season with a 3-2 overtime loss to the RFH Bulldogs in the Dowd Cup ice hockey tournament semifinals in February.
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Marlboro 4, Manasquan 1. First cup championship in Mustangs ice hockey program. Dorfschneider nets 2, including game-winner.
RED BANK - Scorn transformed into jubilation Saturday night as the Marlboro Mustangs traded in their dunce caps for a crown, trampling over the Manasquan Warriors with a 4-1 victory in the Shore Conference's Dowd Cup Final at Red Bank Armory. The championship marks Marlboro ice hockey's first, acheived in only their third year as a program. Junior Michael Dorfschneider scored two goals for the Mustangs, including the game-winner, and senior Geoff Liter posted a three point night with a goal and two assists. Connor Grogan scored the lone goal for Manasquan. "All year we set out to win this game," said Dorfschneider. "Not any other games than this one, and it feels great to finally finish our goal and win the Dowd Cup." Cast into the …
Monday, February 7, 2011
Liter: "Anything less than a Shore Conference win is just inexcusable"
You can't keep a wild horse in a stable, nevermind an entire herd of them. The Marlboro Mustangs varsity ice hockey program (No. 36, 16-1 overall, 9-0 Shore D) charged into the 2010-11 season bucking and braying, beyond bitter the Shore Conference dumped them into the "D" division, the lowest rung of the local high school hockey ladder. Sparked by the perceived injustice and the offensive artillery of senior Geoffrey Liter, junior Michael Dorfschneider, sophomore Steve Sabatini and an entire cast of talented forwards, the Mustangs have developed into a highly efficient goal-scoring machine, despite head coach Wayne Anderson's claim that his team's approach is defense-oriented. Smooth-skating senior Jonathan Weinstein wears the captain's "C…
Friday, February 4, 2011
Manalapan 4, Jackson Liberty 4. Moschetti nets all 4 for Jackson Liberty; Manalapan out of playoff contention, playing for fun and pride.
WALL - The Jackson Liberty Lions (#117, 3-10-1 overall, 3-5 Shore D) met the Manalapan Braves (#115, 2-11-4 overall, 2-5-2 Shore C) on the ice for a nondivisional contest that resulted in a 4-4 tie at Gold Coast Arena Tuesday evening. Lions captain Dylan Moschetti notched 4 goals on the evening and got good support from linemates Vitaly Bogatkevich and Jake Van Dright, who each had 2 assists. Manalapan's Thomas Caccia netted 2 goals. Parker Gaglione and Frank Santore also scored for the Braves. Gaglione's goal was his third in three games. It was the second tie in as many games for the Braves. As NJSIAA Rule 11, Section 1, Article 3 stipulates, "there shall be no overtime periods, except in playoffs, regular season tournaments, or when …
Monday, January 31, 2011
Andy Vovk pops home 2 for Manalapan; Patriots coach Celano: "We should have had four or five more goals"
WALL - The Freehold Township Patriots (2-10-3 overall, 0-5-1 Shore B) skated to a 4-4 tie with the Manalapan Braves (2-11-3 overall, 2-5-2 Shore C) in a Sunday evening game at Gold Coast Arena. The matchup was originally scheduled for Jan. 8, but was postponed due to snow. With two minutes remaining in the game and the Patriots leading 4-3, Manalapan's Thomas Caccia got a pass through to Conor Kreppein, who chipped the puck past Freehold Township goalie Sean Heck to tie the game up at 4-4. Heck says he was interfered with on the play. "I was following the puck and all of a sudden, a guy was on top of me," said Heck. "I tried to follow the puck but when you're in the back of the net, you're not going to make the save. The ref told me that …
Mustangs riding high on eight game win streak, Braves put up strong effort against tough opponent
WALL - The Marlboro Mustangs (14-1 overall, 8-0 Shore D) boys ice hockey team prevailed over the Manalapan Braves (2-11-2 overall) with a 4-3 victory at Gold Coast Arena Saturday night. Marlboro junior Michael Dorfschneider backhanded in the game-winning goal with exactly eight minutes remaining in the third period to make the game 4-2. The Braves countered in less than a minute with a goal from Parker Gaglione, but were unable to tie the game up before the final buzzer. "They came out stronger than we expected," said Marlboro senior Geoff Liter, who assisted on three Mustangs goals. "Honestly, we thought it was going to be a little bit of a walk in the park because of their record, but they proved us wrong. They're a better team than …
Monday, January 17, 2011
Braves massacred by Warriors 13-3; Sophomore Caccia scores in 15th straight
WALL - The Manalapan Braves Ice Hockey team (2-9-1) suffered a 13-3 loss to the Manasquan Warriors (5-4-1) in a Shore Conference Class C game at Gold Coast Arena Saturday night. Shore area leading scorer Connor Grogan maintained his title with a Texas hat trick, punching in four goals for the Warriors. Thomas Caccia registered a goal and an assist for the Braves. Manalapan coach David Grippo chalked the shellacking up to the growing pains of a young team. "We only have 3 seniors out on the ice," Grippo said. "We have kids playing in positions that normally don't play that position. You can't teach or coach our lack of experience. You need to get it out there. So we're going to take our lumps this season and we're going to keep plugging …