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Ice Hockey

Skating into action, the Falcons Ice Hockey Team makes their presence known to anyone on the other side of the rink. 

NEWS

***Welcome To The 2023-2024 Season***

The Saint Joseph High School Ice Hockey team is dominant in the Greater Middlesex Conference. Led by head coach Ryan Carter ‘91, the Falcons are looking to have a successful season this winter. 

Led by seniors Brandon Adams, Jake Drumm, and Andrew Sivulka, the Falcons have started their season off strong with big wins against opponents such as Saint Peter's Prep and Montclair Kimberley.


In recent history, the Saint Joseph Hockey team has won nine GMC Championships (12-17,19-21) and three Eagan Cup titles (2016, 2017, and 2021).    


Notable alumni include Marc Johnstone ‘16 (currently playing for the Pittsburgh Penguins), Christian Jensen ‘04 (drafted by the San Jose Sharks), Shawn Breen, Nathaniel "N.G." Welsh, Daren Helmold, and Anthony Inverno.

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Hockey Takes to the Ice for 2022-23 Season

The Saint Joseph hockey team is off to a blistering start to the season winning both of their first two games by a combined total of nineteen goals. But there is only one thing on the Falcons' minds this year: taking home a Kolodney Cup.

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Schedule

Schedule

Ice Hockey Coaches

Meet the coaches who lead our Ice Hockey team.

Mr. Ryan Carter

Class of 1991
Titles: Dean of Students, Head Ice Hockey Coach
Email:

Mr. Pete Kolodney

Titles: Ice Hockey Coach

Mr. Sean Rapplyea

Class of 2013
Titles: Ice Hockey Coach

Mr. Sean Singleton

Class of 1991
Titles: Ice Hockey Coach

TEAM RECORDS

See the team's history and past season records.

2023 Summer clinic

The ice hockey coaching staff of Saint Joseph Metuchen High School is very happy to offer our Annual Summer Ice Hockey Clinic for 2023 at The Arenas at Woodbridge (Woodbridge Community Center). More information will be available by the Spring.

*Where:  The Arenas at Woodbridge (Woodbridge Community Center)

*When:  Monday July 24, Tuesday July 25, Wednesday July 26, Thursday July 27

*Time:  8pm-9:30pm each evening

*What:  Each session will be a 1.5 hour on-ice session at our home rink The Arenas at Woodbridge (Woodbridge Community Center)

*Who:  The clinic is designed for boys with travel ice hockey experience who will be entering Grades 6 through 9 in September 2023.  Full regulation ice hockey equipment is required for all sessions.

Content: Each session is designed around specific objectives.  During this clinic, the Saint Joseph Metuchen HS ice hockey staff teaches core skills and techniques for players including skating technique and form, puck handling, shooting passing, angling, checking.  Players are grouped by age and experience utilizing workstation format to maximize high quality repetitions for each skill.  For Goalies, specialized goaltending skills and techniques are taught by our Goalie Coach.

*Cost:  $270.  A second son of eligible age can be enrolled for an additional $240 (discounted rate).

*Registration/More Info:  Please contact us at stjmhockey@gmail.com.  We will send you a registration/release form and/or answer questions you may have.  Thank you for your interest!  

Alumni

Meet the alumni players who have gone on to play at the collegiate and professional levels. 

Annual Alumni Ice Hockey Game: Wednesday December 28 at 6:45pm at Woodbridge Community Center

Marc Johnstone (Class of 2015) is playing for the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League.  The Marlies are the AHL affiliate of the NHL Toronto Maple Leafs.  Marc was a four-year varsity player and captain for the Falcons. He amassed over 100 points playing both forward and defense.  Following his Falcon career, he led the Chicago Steel (USHL) to their first ever Clark Cup Championship.  His success carried forward to a four-year career at NCAA D1 Sacred Heart (American Hockey Conference) and then onto the professional ranks with the Newfoundland Growlers (ECHL affiliate of the NHL Toronto Maple Leafs).

Kyle Jeffers (Class of 2017), has completed his first season at American International College (Atlantic Hockey Conference NCAA Division I) . The team qualified for the NCAA Regional Tournament by capturing the Atlantic Conference championship. As the 4th seed in the Fargo Regional they faced 1st seed North Dakota. The game was won by North Dakota but this was a great accomplishment for the program especially given this season's challenges. Here is what Head Coach had to say about Kyle upon his initial arrival to AIC:
"Coaches Corner: "Kyle produced record setting numbers in junior hockey and more importantly is a great human being that will be an outstanding addition to our culture," Schneider said." We look forward to watching Kyle's career blossom at AIC.
 
Kyle Jeffers (Class of 2017) scored his first collegiate goal (American International College) on December 15 2020 vs Army. The Yellow Jackets won 4-1 in an Atlantic Conference (NCAA Division I) hockey game played on December 15 2020 at the Mass Mutual Center in Springfield Massachusetts. This is Kyle's first season with AIC after completing two seasons with the New Jersey Titans.
 
Welcome Sean Rappleyea (Class of 2013) to the Coaching Staff beginning with the 2020-21 season! We are delighted to have Sean Rappleyea join our coaching staff. A four-year Varsity Falcon, Sean was the Defenseman of the Year for the Ottawa Junior Senators (CCJHL) and then competed for the University of Alabama-Huntsville Chargers (WCHA NCAA Division I). Welcome back Sean!  
 
We are extremely proud of Senior Eric Freda (Class of 2020) as winner of the GMC Sportsmanship Award for Saint Joseph for 2020!  Congratulations Eric!  Watch the virtual awards ceremony here hosted by Saint Joseph Alum Greg Tufaro.