Team Details

Ice Hockey - Varsity

Overview

 

2018-19 Ice Hockey team photo

2018-2019 Bishop O'Connell Varsity Ice Hockey Team

**2018 NVSHL Champions**

 

 

NEWS, VIDEOS AND LINKS

Danny Bessette - Coach of the Week 
WJLA7 highlights our assistant coach.
Posted Apr. 11, 2018

Video Highlights from the NVSHL Championship Game
Ice Hockey Takes Home the Crown
Posted Mar. 5, 2018

After the lights go out, O'Connell flips a switch and wins NVSHL title
Washington Post, March 2, 2018

Bishop O'Connell wins NVSHL
NVSHL News, March 3, 2018

Ice hockey Top 10: Battle-tested O’Connell turns its attention to Northern Virginia
Washington Post, Feb. 21, 2018


PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Bishop O'Connell competes in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC) 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. This upcoming season the Knights will skate three team's for the first time in school history with a Varsity, Varsity 2 and an all-freshmen teams. Knights hockey players have developed a reputation as being a hard working team that plays with passion and good sportsmanship.

This past season the varsity team participated in the USA Hockey High School Nationals in Cleveland, Ohio, advancing to the quarterfinals before losing to the national champions Santa Margarita Catholic HS. 

The Knights skate at the Medstar 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 p.m. and Friday’s at 4:00 p.m. 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.


Schedule

vs.
Bishop Ireton
Home
MedStar Iceplex (formerly Kettler)
Win 7-0
vs.
Calvert Hall
Home
MedStar Iceplex (formerly Kettler)
Win 3-1
vs.
St. Augustine
Home
MedStar Iceplex (formerly Kettler)
vs.
Georgetown Prep
Home
MedStar Iceplex (formerly Kettler)
vs.
St. Albans School
Home
MedStar Iceplex (formerly Kettler)
vs.
Mount St. Joseph High School
Away
Laurel Gardens Ice House

Roster

Team Roster

# Name Grade
2 Alexander Vouras 12
4 Daniel Koester 12
5 Brendan Fielman 12
8 Riley McGraw 11
9 George Egournov 10
10 Kareem El-Bashir 10
11 Camron Nemati 12
12 Carter Thompson 10
13 Nicholas Hunter 10
14 Jacob Hill 11
15 Alexander Smith 11
16 Gregory Techet 11
17 Benjamin Corbett 12
19 Matthew Sutter 10
20 Joshua Hitesman 12
21 Benjamin Gibbons 12
22 David Wuslich 11
29 Garrett Cole 10
38 Ian Kee 11
Madeline Clerici 11
Rachel Ivany 11
Fiona Maguire 11
Nadya Merdon 11
Samantha Schwartz 11

Coaches

Head Coach

Flip Collins
fcollins@bishopoconnell.org

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.

Assistant Coach
Danny Bessette '02
Brian Griffin '04
Max Heimerman '07

Lyon Messier

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Upcoming Events

vs.
St. Augustine
Home
MedStar Iceplex (formerly Kettler)
vs.
Georgetown Prep
Home
MedStar Iceplex (formerly Kettler)
vs.
St. Albans School
Home
MedStar Iceplex (formerly Kettler)