The 56th season of Don Bosco Hockey finally opens this Friday vs rival Bergen Catholic. Looking to start the season off on the right foot, the Ironmen come into the season led by Senior Captains Connor Sedlak (83 GP 41g-41a), Zach Hammond (57 GP 17g, 12a) and Junior Lukas Klemm (16 GP 6g, 11a).
In addition to the three Captains, Seniors Brendan Flaherty (29 GP 4g, 6a), Joe Caldiero (26 GP 3g, 5a), Jack Noel (9 GP 1g, 1a) and Michael Papachristou anchor an offense that returns Juniors Matt Imbriano (44 GP 11g, 7a) and Nick Milmore (3 GP 1g). Joining the offensive attack, Sophomores Sal Guzzo (23 GP 10g, 15a), Ryan Fine (15 GP 10g, 13a) and Ty Oller (16 GP 3g, 1a) all return after a fantastic rookie campaign. Looking to help the team continue its run of success and contribute on the score sheet are Freshman Matthew Bossolina and Dean Toskos.
On the blueline, the Ironmen return Sophomore Drew Fortescue (20 GP 1g, 11a) to go along with Hammond and Klemm. Joining the three returning defenseman are newcomers, Juniors Joe Bossolina, Tyler Alesso and Marian Mosko, as well as Sophomore Andrew Chanfrau and Freshman Lukas Peterson and Kenny Kalman. Backstopping the Ironmen, both Senior Kevin Rose and Sophomore Ethan Marich return and will be joined by Senior Damien Blando and Freshman James Tarabacchia.
Entering his 15th season at the helm for Don Bosco, Head Coach Greg Toskos (234-107-26) will look to guide the Ironmen to once again claim post season success. “Look, we know this season is going to be different, its going to be fluid from day to day with what is happening, but we want to give our Seniors a great year, they deserve it,” said Toskos. “We return a strong core and expect to compete for a championship, the expectations remain the same.”
Despite the shortened season, Don Bosco will still play one of the toughest schedules in the state. Along with playing each of the Gordon teams, Bosco will play a home and home with Princeton Day School as well as a non-conference matchup against Morristown Beard.
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