The final game of the Northern Virginia Scholastic Hockey League season came down to Briar Woods and Langley high school. The two teams faced off in the championship game last Friday (Mar. 1). Briar Woods, who lost last season in the championship game, won the contest 7-2. Every time Langley managed to score, Briar Woods answered right back and would continue to add to their insurmountable lead. This is Briar Woods first championship win in hockey.
The league also named its First Team All-Stars for the season. They include: goaltender Dustyn Moyer (Woodbridge), defensemen Patrick O’Connor (Stone Bridge) and Brendan Walsh (Briar Woods), along with forwards John Litscher (Battlefield/Patriot), Evan Sterling (Langley) and Trevor Mack (Stone Bridge). Brendan Walsh, from the champion Briar Woods Falcons, was named NVSHL player of the year.
Gonzaga defeated Calvert Hall 6-1 in the MAPHL championship game. The game winner came when senior Jack Slater tallied a shorthanded goal in the second period. Slater would record another goal on a power play to finish his high school career with a multiple-goal game.
The All-Conference Team for the AA division includes: Nick Platais (Gonzaga), Jack Barton (Landon), Chris Meloni (Gonzaga), Taylor Dremluk (St. Albans), Breanainn McNeally (Archbishop Spalding) and Jack Slater (Gonzaga). The All-Conference Team for A division includes: Meghan Moloney (St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes), Isaiah Davis-Allen (St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes), Sean Donnellan (Good Counsel), John McGrath (Loyola), Drew Norenberg (St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes) and Chris Sabate (Good Counsel).
There were two championships in this league as both the Class 1A and Class 2A
games concluded the 2012-2013 season. Severna Park faced Washington County
in the 1A game where Nick Bondra, son of Capitals alumni Peter Bondra, scored a
hat trick, including the game winner in overtime. The Class 2A game featured Winston Churchill and Easton. Both teams had a combined five shutouts in the playoffs leading up to the game, with Churchill having yet to give up a goal. Easton finally broke through in that regard, but it wasn’t enough as Churchill won 6-1 with senior Zach Arden, who dominated the score sheet this year, having a hand in every goal scored for his team.
Congratulations to all teams across all leagues on a successful season.
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