Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Five goals in the final period give the Dragons an 8-3 win over Monsignor Donovan
Heading into the third period of the Dragons' 8-3 win over the Griffins of Monsignor Donovan, the Dragons held just a 3-2 lead while dominating in puck possession and shots 37-9. Yet they remained one broken play away from a tie game with 15 minutes to play. Coming out flying to start the third, the Dragons drew a powerplay 1:58 in. Nine seconds later, Tyler Martin made the most of the open space, walking in from the point to the lower left circle before the senior captain put a wrist shot upstairs past Donovan goaltender Alex Mollicone. The insurance goal sparked a three goal minute for Brick as senior defensemen Austin Blanco would score five-hole on a shot from the center of the blueline 40 seconds later. Off the following faceoff at …
Monday, December 5, 2011
Brick and Brick Memorial battle out to a 2-1 Dragons win on opening night
With two teams returning plenty of fire power and offensive weapons, many would have expected a wide-open, high scoring game to open the hockey season. Yet two sophomore goaltenders thought otherwise, stepping in for their first significant starts of their careers, resulting in a 2-1 Dragons win. Brick's Jake Lampiasi picked up the win in net, stopping 18 shots and yielding just one. The sophomore took over for graduated Eddie Rafferty, who was named the All Shore 'A' division second team goalie. Memorial's Tim Schiess was tagged with the loss, displaying anything but a losing effort. He replaces multiple year starter in Kevin Talty. Schiess was the busier of the two goalies, turning aside 36 shots. "Tim played very well for us today," …
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Organizers looking for past players
Brick Memorial High School alumni and current students will square off in a hockey game Thanksgiving weekend. The annual game – this year celebrating its 30th anniversary of Brick Memorial hockey – will be played Saturday, Nov. 26 at 5 p.m. at Ocean Ice Palace, according to organizers. "We are trying to contact as many alumni as possible to join us in celebrating the past 30 years," said Mark W. Smith, of the Brick Memorial Hockey Association, in an e-mail to Brick Patch. The event will also kick off the hockey season for the 2011-12 school year, and organizers are looking for both participants to play in the game, as well as fans to cheer from the bleachers. Those who wish to participate can contact Smith via e-mail at email@example.com.
Friday, March 18, 2011
Dragons and Mustangs each sending players to Shore Conference All-Star game.
Both the Brick Dragons and Brick Memorial Mustangs will be represented in the Shore Conference All-Star game, played by seniors, at Gold Coast Arena On Sunday, Mar. 20 at 5 p.m. Senior forward Matt Gumina highlights the list for the Dragons, along with captain and defensemen Patrick Kearns. Brick's star goaltender, Eddie Rafferty, was listed as the second goalie behind Chris Marsillo of Middletown South. Kearns was also named the Shore 'A' Most Valuable Player. The trio of seniors have been the leaders for a Brick team that defied all odds, winning 18 straight games and reaching the state semi-finals before falling to Middletown South 5-3 at Codey Arena in West Orange last week. The Mustangs will be represented by their defensemen and …
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Brick falls to Middletown South 5-3 in a heartbreaking loss Wednesday night
For the Green Dragons, the one-goal deficit appeared to be nothing. Starting the third period down 3-1, Brick tied the game in a 14-second span after being unable to crack Middletown South's' goaltender, Chris Marsillo, for the better part of a period and a half. Senior Matt Gumina flew down the wing three minutes into the third period and brought the Dragons back to life with his wrist shot that beat Marsillo and got his team within one. Almost immediately, his linemate Brendan Dowd would tie the game as his wrap-around could not be stopped. The score was deadlocked at three with 12:23 to play. The top line played just as well on their next shift, coming within inches of taking the lead multiple times. "I thought we were going to be able …
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Dragons and Eagles will face off in Public 'B' semifinals.
So often, state playoff games feature teams that are wholly unfamiliar with each other. That won't be the case in the Ice Hockey Public 'B' semifinals Wednesday when Brick faces divisional rival Middletown South for the third time this season, at the Codey Arena in West Orange. In two previous games this season, the Dragons won 5-1 and 3-1, respectivley. After falling to Howell, 6-4, in the first round of the Handchen Cup, few expected the Eagles to make a deep run in the state playoffs. Slated as the 11-seed, Middletown South ousted Nutley 5-2, however, in the first round at home before shocking Princeton 5-2 in the second round. The Eagles certainly weren't done. Playing in the Ice Vault, Middletown South took it to the three-seed, …
Monday, March 7, 2011
Brick defeats Verona, 4-1, in the Public B quarterfinals on Sunday
After Verona's Matt Lander scored the first goal of the game midway through the second period, Brick High School feared its title hopes might be slipping away. But Brick came out of the locker room on a mission, scoring four goals in the third period for a 4-1 victory on Sunday night to move to within one victory of the NJSIAA Public B championship. Despite putting 19 shots on goal after two periods, the Green Dragons had searched for their offense against the 10th-seeded Hillbillies, now thinking about an upset. Earlier, Jeff Lange drew a tripping penalty. Following a Brian Murphy point shot, Brendan Dowd had a chance to score on the rebound before the puck was frozen. As time ran out on the power play, the puck slid behind the Verona …
Saturday, March 5, 2011
Patrick Kearns led Brick to a 6-1 win over the Robbinsville Ravens
After overcoming the first heartbreak this season, Brick bounced back with a 6-1 thumping of the Robbinsville Ravens in the second round contest. Playing on the heels of their 18 game winning streak snapped by RBC in the Handchen Cup Final, the Green Dragons find themselves a four game winning streak away from the Public 'B' title. "We cannot allow ourselves to look at it like that," said Dragons head coach Bob Auriemma. "One game at a time - one shift at a time, actually." Ryan Mooney got the Dragons started four and a half minutes in as he deflected a shot from the slot. Shortly after, Robbinsville's Robert Colton scored on the power play to tie the score with a little over nine minutes to play in the first. It was already their second …
Friday, March 4, 2011
Devils take game 6-0
BRIDGEWATER -- Brick Memorial understands what it's like to play behind the eight-ball. Battling from a deficit in most games all season, their NJSIAA Public 'A' round two game against Ridge was no different. The Red Devils (13-5-7, seeded no. 5) scored two goals in the first minute of the game, en route to a 6-0 win over the Mustangs (10-11-4, seeded no. 12) 6-0 at Bridgewater Sports Arena, Thursday evening. Ridge would go on to add three more in the first as they quickly pulled away from the Mustangs. Goalie Kevin Talty was pulled in his final game at Brick Memorial. "We actually started off pretty good," Mustangs captain Jay Franceschini said, "We were playing with them but we had a few breakdowns and they buried their odd-man rushes." …
Friday, February 25, 2011
Dragons will look to complete three-game sweep of the Caseys.
For the first time since 2006,the two top seeds will meet in the Handchen Cup final. With Brick's 5-1 win over Howell and RBC's 8-3 victory over Toms River South, the two will face-off in the Handchen Cup final at 5:15 p.m. on Friday at the Armory in Red Bank. The Dragons may very well have had their most impressive win in their 18-game win streak in their win over Howell. Matt Gumina and Patrick Kearns led the way for the Dragons, who topped their rivals for the second time this season. Brick and RBC have faced off twice this season as divisional foes – the Dragons won 7-5 at home, and 4-3 at the Armory. Eddie Rafferty of Brick kept the Dragons in the game in the semifinals with the Rebels and will need to be just as good before what is …