Ice Hockey - Varsity
2017-2018 Bishop O'Connell Varsity Ice Hockey Team
NEWS AND LINKS
O’Connell competes in the newly formed WCAC hockey league and the Mid-Atlantic Prep Hockey League (MAPHL), one of the highest levels of hockey competition for high school-age players in the Mid Atlantic. Knights hockey players have developed a reputation as being a hard working group that plays with passion and good sportsmanship.
The Knights skate at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex the official practice facility for the Washington Capitals located less than four miles from campus. The close proximity allows for over 35 practices immediately after classes on Tuesdays at 3:30 pm and Friday’s at 4:00 pm. Practices are designed to help players improve their individual skills as well as becoming better team players. One goal of the program is to prepare the student-athletes for their futures in hockey and in life.
Senior named to The Washington Post All-Met first team
Posted Apr. 23, 2016
Three ice hockey players selected for All-Star Game
Posted Feb. 12, 2016
O'Connell nets a pair of late goals to tie Gonzaga
Washington Post - Feb. 10, 2016
Q&A with Head Coach Flip Collins
Sports blog - Feb. 9, 2016
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This is Coach Collins's fourth season as hockey director and head coach at Bishop O'Connell High School.In his first season he guided the Knights to the state semifinals and the following year the Knights played in the NVSHL state championship game.
Coach Collins has also been active in local youth hockey. He is currently the head coach of the Washington Little Caps 2004 AAA team. He previously coached with the Ashburn Xtreme, where he guided the U16 AA #2 teams for birth years 1995-96 and 1998-99 to the PVAHA state championship games. All four of his Xtreme teams reached the CBHL post seasons.
Coach Collins grew up in Springfield, Mass. and played prep hockey at Trinity Pawling Prep School in Pawling, New York.
Danny Bessette '02
Brian Griffin '04
Max Heimerman '07