Annual TK Cigar Night Fundraiser

Annual TK Cigar Night Fundraiser

Major Thomas Kennedy 1977-2012

Please join us as we honor the legacy of Don Bosco Alumn, Major Thomas Kennedy for the annual Memorial Diner and Cigar Night.

The event will take place on October 11th, 6pm at The Terrace at Biagio’s in Paramus, NJ.

Individual tickets are $125 or $1000 for a table for 10

Come celebrate as we honor one of Don Bosco’s finest for this fun filled evening of Dinner, Cigars, Raffle and Live Auction.

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Drew Fortescue Drafted By NY Rangers

Drew Fortescue Drafted By NY Rangers

Former Ironman Drew Fortescue Drafted 90th by NY Rangers

Former Ironman and 2021 Gordon Cup State Champion, Drew Fortescue has become the first ever Ironman drafted into the NHL.  The New York Rangers, traded up one slot with the Pittsburgh Penguins to select Drew with the 90th overall pick in the 3rd round.  Prior to being drafted, Drew spent two years playing on the USA National Team Development Program which most recently won the Gold Medal at 2023 U18 World Championship.

Drew will be attending and playing his college hockey at perennial Hockey East powerhouse, Boston College, this coming fall.

Congrats to Drew and the entire Fortescue family.

Watch the NY Rangers select Drew Fortescue

Don Bosco Starts New Year Strong

Don Bosco Starts New Year Strong

Junior Goaltender James Tarabocchia

Don Bosco Hockey started 2023 right where 2022 ended, notching back to back wins and capturing the Harry Rulon Miller Tournament for the second time.  Despite the start of the season being pushed back this year by the NJSIAA, the Ironmen opened up with three straight wins, defeating Seton Hall Prep, St Peter’s Prep and Pope John.  Following the three in state wins, the Ironmen then made their annual trip up to Boston to take on Xaverian Brothers and BC High.

The first matchup against Xaverian Brothers, took place at famed Matthews Arena on the campus of Northeastern.  Junior goaltender, James Tarabocchia (1.00 GA, 96.5%) stole the show, putting up a 38 save shutout against #8 Xaverian, while Junior defenseman, Luca Chiaese (2g, 7a) scored the games only goal to give DBP a 1-0 win.  In the second matchup, Bosco took on #3 BC High at Babson.  The Ironmen jumped out to a 3-1 lead, with two goals by Junior Captain Dean Toskos (7g, 12a) and one from Senior Captain Ty Oller (9g, 8a), but BC High battled back to tie the game in the final minutes.

Junior Defenseman Luca Chiaese

As 2022 began to wind down, Bosco continued its hot play, notching three more Gordon Conference wins, defeating Gloucester Catholic 5-1 and Bergen Catholic twice in two days.  Following the New Years break, Don Bosco faced off against the HRM tournament host and Gordon Conference opponent Princeton Day.  Once again, Bosco jumped out to a lead on goals by Toskos, two by Oller and Freshman Ryan Murphy notched his first varsity goal in a 4-2 win.  The following day, DBP took on Lawrenceville School for the HRM title.  In what proved to be a back and forth affair, Bosco had a 2-1 lead through two periods, but allowed the equalizer in the third.  As the game went into OT, the Ironmen capitalized on a power play opportunity and once again, Senior Ty Oller delivered the game winner.

Next up, Don Bosco hosts defending state champions CBA on January 12th (5 pm) at the Ice Vault.

DBP 2022 Captains

DBP 2022 Captains

2022 BCCA Tournament MVP, Ty Oller

Don Bosco Hockey is proud to announce that Seniors Liam St. Pierre, Ty Oller, Ethan Marich and Junior Dean Toskos will serve as team captains for the 2022-23 campaign. “All four players have been key contributors throughout their time as Ironmen and we look forward to an exciting year ahead.  Playing one of the toughest schedules in the state, they will be counted on to bring leadership qualities on and off the ice,” said Head Coach Greg Toskos.

Senior Ethan Marich

Playing in his first Varsity season in 2021-22, Defenseman Liam St. Pierre (1g, 13a) appeared in all 28 games, leading all defensemen in plus/minus (30).  “Liam really gave us stability on the backend all year and we look forward to seeing his offensive game continue to grow,” said Toskos.  Also joining Liam from the defensive side of the puck, Senior Goaltender Ethan Marich (21-14-3, 90.7% Sv%, 2.16GAA) a four year varsity player, “Ethan has been a huge part of our success since his Freshman season, he’s a strong voice in our locker room that the players respect and the coaching staff felt he’d be a great piece to the leadership group.”

Joining Ethan and Liam are forwards Senior Ty Oller (23g, 30a) and Junior Dean Toskos (8g, 9a) who both will be counted on to lead the Ironmen scoring attack. “Both Ty and Dean have grown up playing together, they’ve been teammates at Bosco for three years now and we expect them to be key contributors like they have been in the past,” said Toskos.

Junior Dean Toskos

Senior Liam St. Pierre

Don Bosco will play one of the toughest schedules in New Jersey high school hockey starting opening night, December 9th vs Seton Hall Prep.  Along with the grueling Gordon Conference schedule, DBP will also take on Non-Conference opponents, Morristown Beard, Suffern and will travel up to Boston for games against Xaverian High School and BC High.

Don Bosco Wins First Ever High School Hockey Game At UBS Arena

Don Bosco Wins First Ever High School Hockey Game At UBS Arena

The Ironmen Hockey team closed out their regular season campaign in historic fashion this past Tuesday afternoon, playing the first ever high school hockey game at the new UBS Arena, home of the NHL’s NY Islanders.  Don Bosco faced off against Long Island’s own, Portledge High School, while the Islanders and UBS Arena staff rolled out the red carpet for both teams, everyone in attendance was treated to a back and forth hockey game between two of the top ranked high school teams in the NJ/NY area.

Vice Chairman – UBS Americas, Brian Hull, drops the puck in the first ever high school game at UBS Arena

Senior Captain, Nick Milmore (10g, 6a) gave Bosco the early lead, finishing off a scrum in front of the Portledge net to open the scoring.  However, the Ironmen would give Portledge some life late in the opening frame as they converted on an odd man rush to knot the game at one apiece after the first period.

After regrouping in the locker room following the first period, Bosco came out and dominated play with 15 second period shots on net, but couldn’t break through as the Portledge goaltender made several point blank saves.  “After the first we talked about getting stronger in offensive zone, grinding out possessions and working for those greasy goals that we’ve gotten all year,” Coach Toskos said.

DBP celebrates Senior Capt. Matt Imbriano’s game winner

Not to be outdone by his counterpart, Junior Goalie Ethan Marich (7-5, 2.23 GAA) kept the Ironmen in it the entire game, stopping 25 of 26 shots and spoiling Portledge’s attack on several occasions, making key saves to keep the game tied at one.

With under a minute to go in the third period, Portledge earned an offensive zone faceoff.  Senior Captain Matt Imbriano (15g, 9a) took the draw and won it cleanly, pushing it forward between both Portledge defenseman and then it was off to the races. “When I got in the faceoff, I looked up and saw their defensemen spread out and I thought if there was a chance to do it, now was the time,” said Imbriano.  Out skating both defenseman and with the game on his stick, Imbriano finished off the breakaway short side to give the Ironmen a 2-1 lead, scoring with 14 seconds remaining to seal Don Bosco’s 16th win of the season and finish with a 16-5-1 regular season record.

Next up #3 seed Don Bosco will host #6 seed Seton Hall Prep, Friday (2/11) at 8:00 pm in the Quarterfinals of the Gordon Cup at the Ice Vault.

Don Bosco Wins 9th BCCA Title

Don Bosco Wins 9th BCCA Title

After a year long hiatus, the Bergen County Coaches Association Ice Hockey Tournament returned in 2022 and the Ironmen made sure to bring the trophy back to Ramsey.  Facing a talented Northern Highlands team

Senior Gio Russo had a goal and an assist in the BCCA Finals

that knocked off Ramapo and Mahwah to reach the finals, the Highlanders jumped out to a 2-0 lead after the first period.  “We made a few mistakes in the first, but there was no panic in the locker room after that first period,” Head Coach Greg Toskos said, “We know you can’t win the game after the first period, which is something we’ve discussed all year, playing a full 45 minutes.”  Bosco came right out on the power play to start the second period, but managed only one shot, then got called for a five minute major boarding penalty.

“Something we’ve always taken pride in is our penalty killing, its a chance to swing momentum and change the course of the game,” said Coach Toskos.  And the

Senior Nick Milmore led the Ironmen with 2 goals and an assist in the BCCA Finals

Ironmen didn’t disappoint.  On the ensuing penalty kill, Bosco scored 3 short handed goals, courtesy of Seniors Gio Russo (5g, 2a), Matt Imbriano (11g, 7a) and Junior Kris Krumins (13g, 4a), erasing the two goal deficit and adding a fourth straight shorthanded tally later in the second period by Senior Nick Milmore (5g, 6a) to regain the lead 4-2 after two frames of play.

Tournament MVP, Junior Ty Oller

In the final period, Nick Milmore, once again added an insurance goal and the celebration was on, as the Ironmen regained the BCCA title for the 9th time.  Ethan Marich was outstanding in net stopping 18 of 20 shots and keeping the Highlanders off the scoreboard after the first period and Junior Ty Oller was named tournament MVP.

Bosco faces off next versus rival Delbarton on Sunday (1/23) 6:15 pm at the Ice Vault.

Check out the highlights of the 2022 BCCA Final, courtesy of our friends at Jersey Sports Zone