Ramsey, NJ – Don Bosco Hockey would like to congratulate Senior Defenseman and Captain TJ Schweighardt for being named the NorthJersey.com Male Athlete Of The Week. During the Gordon Conference Championship Playoffs, TJ led the Ironmen to their second Gordon Cup Championship, notching hat tricks in the Semi-Final game, an 11-1 defeat of Gloucester Catholic, and in the Finals, a 5-3 victory over Delbarton last Friday. On the season, TJ leads all defensemen with 16 goals and 24 assists in 24 games played and is third overall on the team in scoring.
Senior Captains (l-r) Tyler Sedlak, TJ Schweighardt & Liam McLinskey Accepting The 2019 Gordon Cup
West Orange, NJ – Don Bosco and Delbarton met for the third time this season, but in this edition, the stakes were elevated. Playing in their second consecutive Gordon Cup Final against Delbarton and fourth overall, Bosco staged an epic two goal comeback.
After a scoreless first period that saw the Ironmen outshoot the Green Wave 10-5, Delbarton jumped out to an early 1-0 lead. But Senior Captain TJ Schweighardt (16G, 24A) answered back four minutes later, taking a pass from Junior Hunter McGee (9G, 22A) and firing a laser from the right point to knot the game at one apiece.
However, Delbarton would not let them phase them, scoring two more goals to take a 3-1 lead halfway thru the second period. Until Schweighardt came thru again, notching his second of the game finishing a brilliant 2 on 1 feed from Liam McLinskey (26G, 40A) and Tyler Sedlak (35G, 27A) to close the gap 3-2.
Captain TJ Schweighardt delivers the Gordon Cup to his teammates
In the final period, the potent Ironmen offense came alive and Don Bosco kept rolling, outshooting the Green Wave 14-4 in the final frame. Sophomore Connor Sedlak (9G, 10A) tied the game at three off a rebound from Sophomore Defenseman Jake Geraci (2G, 18A). Less than a minute later, TJ Schweighardt gave the Ironmen the lead for good as he rifled a wrist shot from just inside the top of the circles to complete his second hat trick in as many games. Liam McLinskey added an empty netter and the celebration was on!
Check out the highlights of the game, courtesy of Jersey Sports Zone.
Ramsey, NJ – Don Bosco Hockey is proud to commemorate the achievements of Senior Captains Liam McLinskey and Tyler Sedlak. Both players reached milestones that few have ever achieved.
McLinskey accepts plaque commemorating his 100th point
In January, Liam scored is 100th career point in a 7-2 victory over Pope John, becoming the 8th Ironmen to achieve that distinction.
Sedlack accepts plaque commemorating his 200th point
A few days later, Tyler notched his 200th point against St Peters Prep in a 10-2 win to close out Gordon Conference play. Tyler became only the second player in Don Bosco history to eclipse the 200 point total, joining current Head Coach Greg Toskos.
Tyler, Liam and the rest of the Ironmen return to action on Monday night as they host St Peters Prep in the opening round of the Gordon Cup Tournament, 8:30 pm at Ice Vault.
Senior Tyler Sedlak Accepts Tournament MVP Honors Leading the Ironmen to Their 8th Straight Title, Becoming The Tournaments All-Time Leading Scorer
Ramsey, NJ – The NJ Devils have named Tyler Sedlak as one of their seven NJ Player of the Month honorees. Tyler had a banner month, recording 16 goals and 10 assists during January in helping the Ironmen win 10 games during the month. Tyler leads the Ironmen with 33 goals and 25 assists on the season and recently topped the 200 point mark for his career, an incredible accomplishment.
“Tyler’s been a four-year guy for us,” Don Bosco Prep head coach Greg Toskos said. “He’s been putting up points for us since his freshman season — and he scored some big goals for us as a freshman so it’s great to see his ascension to where he is today. What’s different for Tyler this year is he’s separated from Mickey Burns. But after three years with him, he’s really picked up with Liam McLinskey as a center and they’ve really jelled. You see it — the on-ice product is awesome: the goal against BC High, the two against Delbarton, the hat trick against CBA… really thrilled with where he is and his leadership.”
During January, Tyler had a hat trick in three consecutive games while leading the Ironmen to their eighth straight Bergen County Tournament Title and was named the 2019 tournament MVP, ecoming the BCT all time leading scorer along the way.
Tyler and the Ironmen begin post season play in the Gordon Cup Quarterfinals, this Monday 8:30 pm at the Ice Vault vs St. Peters Prep.
Ramsey, NJ – Liam McLinskey has been named the Hockey Clan Player of the Month for January. Posting eight goals and 18 assists during January, Liam was instrumental in guiding the Ironmen to their eighth straight Bergen County Title while also registering the 100th point of his career. A four year varsity player, McLinskey has also committed to NCAA Division 1 Quinnipiac University. Coach Toskos said of Liam,
“Liam has had a phenomenal year — clearly”… “His pathway to his senior year was a lot different than some of our other guys. He’s been a role player in the past but really accepted leadership this year. We talked over the summer about this now being ‘his time.’ It was his brother’s time two years ago, now it’s Liam’s time to be one of the leaders, which he’s embraced.”
Liam and the rest of the Ironmen, begin their post season, this Monday, 8:30 pm at the Ice Vault vs St Peter’s Prep, in the Gordon Cup Quarterfinals.