Coaches (l-r) Andrew Steffey ’99, Greg Toskos ’94 & son Andrew, Sean Foye ’94 with Former Ironman & Current USMA Freshman Grant Nawoichyk ’18

It was a night of firsts for the Don Bosco Hockey program.  On the night of the program’s first ever State Championship banner raising, Freshman Ryan Fine opened up the scoring with his first ever Varsity goal, while assisting on two others.  It was a huge momentum changer coming with 30 seconds left in the period and gave the Ironmen a 1-0 lead into the first intermission break.  “Obviously, it was a huge momentum shift for us going in 1-0 as opposed to scoreless and it set the table for the second period,” said Coach Toskos.

With the Ironmen on the kill, Senior Liam Heffernan notched his first career goal, setup by Sophomore Matt Imbriano, that opened up the second period scoring.  A minute later, Freshman Sal Guzzo netted his first career varsity goal and the Ironmen had a 3-0 lead.  The Bosco offense continued to roll in the third period, notching three third period goals, two by Junior Connor Sedlak, who also contributed with two other assists, and another shorthanded tally by Senior Troy Clement to close out the scoring.  After it was all said and done, eight different Ironmen found the score sheet, as Defensemen Michael Rubin and Will Fortescue each tallied a helper, while Junior Rob Flaherty added two assists, for his first ever varsity points.

Don Bosco returns to action this Wednesday for Gordon Conference road matchup against Pope John, 4:30 pm at Skylands Arena.