Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The team defeated Livingston Tuesday.
Wednesday, March 6
The Bridgewater-Raritan High School ice hockey team defeated Livingston Tuesday to advance to the state championship game. The team won the game, 3-2. The team will now play in the state championship game at the Prudential Center at 5 p.m. Saturday.
Monday, March 4, 2013
Now the team is on to the state semi-finals.
After winning the Skylands Cup on Feb. 23, the Bridgewater-Raritan High School ice hockey team defeated Toms River East Feb. 25 at the Bridgewater Sports Arena, 6-0 in the opening round of the New Jersey Interscholastic Youth League (states tournament) to win round one. On Feb. 27, Bridgewater overtook Brick Memorial, 5-1, to take the second round. Then, in an overtime thriller, Bridgewater defeated Westfield, 3-2, Saturday at the Bridgewater Sports Arena. Bridgewater was up 2-1, when Westfield tied the game with 36 seconds left in the game. A 15-minute sudden death overtime period was played with neither team scoring. In a shootout, Tyler Darby, Alec Caseiro and Will Dimock scored for Bridgewater. Goalie Bobby Esposito then stopped …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The team won the Skyland Cup Saturday.
Tuesday, February 26
The Bridgewater-Raritan High School ice hockey team won the Skyland Cup to become county champions at Saturday's tournament. The team defeated Hillsborough, 2-1, in a game that had a possibe score-tying breakaway on Bridgewater goalie Bobby Esposito in the final seconds. Congratulations to the team!
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
The freshman is a key contributor to the surging Panthers.
Many freshmen begin their high school sporting careers with doubt and uncertainty in being the newest members of a team—just making the team is a recognizable achievement. But being a contributor on a team playing for a state championship is a completely different experience, and Brett Goldstein is helping the Panthers in a big way. The freshman defender has been one of the pleasant surprises for Bridgewater-Raritan, a team that was initially looked at as not as strong as in years past. Now, the Panthers are 18-6-1. Goldstein made his impact early in the year in a game against Hunterdon Central when he scored one goal and added five assists. He has been a major part of the team’s success this season and will need to continue to help for …
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Mickey Avenoso participates in Hockey Weekend Across America.
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Bridgewater-Raritan High School hockey player and youth ice hockey referee Mickey Avenoso was chosen as one of two people to take part in ceremonies to participate in Hockey Weekend Across America with the New Jersey Devils. Avenoso, with Brick resident Chris Carlucci, was recognized as a USA Hockey Official, and took part in ceremonies at the Devils game Feb. 17. With the honor, Avenoso had the chance to meet NHL officials and ask them questions about their work prior to the game. "The Devils were great, and the refs were very generous with their time and knowledge," said Avenoso's father, Dennis. "Mick left with a greater understanding of the art of being a ref." The opportunity was given through USA Hockey, the NHL, their member clubs, …
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Power-play tally in final minutes sends Panthers into next round of Skylands Cup.
Dave Monahan scored with less than two minutes remaining to lift the Bridgewater High School ice hockey team to a 1-0 victory over Hillsborough Friday night in the first round of the Skyland Conference Cup at the Bridgewater Sports Arena. 0 IN SHORT The game went through two full periods without a score. Both teams killed penalties without a score and neither seemed to have an advantage. As the clock wore down in the third period, Bridgewater began mounting an advantage in the Hillsborough end. With just two minutes to go, Hillsborough was called for a penalty giving the Panthers a power play. Monahan scored past Raider goalie Tim Sweeney for the game's only goal. "It was a power-play and we set up the way we normally do," Monahan said. "…
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
The sophomore Panthers goalie is helping the hockey team as the state playoffs approach.
Replacing a goalie can be a difficult thing for a high school hockey team, especially when it comes to a three-year starter like Mike Haggerty, who anchored the net for the Panthers before moving on to play at Rider University this year. However, the Panthers have found salvage in another sophomore who is starting in his first year at the varsity level. Robbie Campbell has helped the Panthers get to a 14-5-1 record this season, and is looking to continue his first year as starting goalie deep into the state playoffs. Campbell started the season with a bang when he posted a 94 percent save percentage with 32 saves in a 3-2 win against Pingry on Dec. 2. As of the Feb. 3 game against Montgomery, Campbell had recorded 197 saves on the season. …
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Panthers unable to capitalize on opportunities.
The Bridgewater-Raritan High School ice hockey team lost to Ridge 3-2 Saturday night at the Bridgewater Sports Arena. IN SHORT The game opened with a goal by Aaron Golding scoing on an assist from David Monahan after just three minutes. Ridge showed solid penalty-killing skills, holding off the Panthers on four man-advantage opportunities in the first and second periods. One better, Tom Carpenter scored a shorthanded goal off a pass from Kyle Leddy in the first period. Ridge did turn it on the Panthers when Leddy scored a power play goal off assists from Oliver Peloso and Derek Vogt. Bridgewater cut the deficit to 3-2 when Nick Lewis scored a third-period goal with assists from Eric Luetters and Ian Anderson. Bridgewater pulled its goalie …
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Dave Monahan extends his school record to 102 career goals.
The Bridgewater-Raritan High School boys varsity hockey team hosted Hillsborough in a game played Wednesday at the Bridgewater Sports Arena. The Panthers are ranked No. 10 in N.J. by the Star Ledger. IN SHORT Most eyes were on the play of Panthers captain David Monahan throughout the first two periods. The game was pretty even and was being played well by both sides, but what they were waiting for was Monahan's 100th career goal. Just a minute into the third period, with the score 1-1 and deep in the Hillsborough end, Aaron Golding hit Monahan with a pass that he in turn backhanded into the goal over the goaltender's gloveside shoulder. Monahan would score two more goals and two assists in the game. PANTHER OF THE GAME David Monahan—…
Saturday, January 7, 2012
Five different players score as Panthers roll to ninth win of the season.
Five different players scored for the Bridgewater High School ice hockey team in a 7-3 win over Hunterdon Central Friday night at Bridgewater Sports Arena. IN SHORT The Panthers came out with a few things on their mind: get their second win over Hunterdon Central this season and get captain David Monahan his 100th career goal. Although Central was winless on the season, but that didn't stop them from being a formidable foe. As for Monahan, coming into the game with 96 goals, it would be quite a feat. Monahan scored the games first goal at 9:11 of the first period. The senior captain scored two more in the second period for the hat trick, but leaving him with 99 goals. Joe Avenoso, Eric Luetters, Ted Sweeney and Nick Lewis would all …