Friday, January 17, 2020

Warhawks fall to McLean

The Warhawks were upended by McLean Friday night 3-9. McLean would score off of the opening face off and tally a 2nd goal about a minute later giving the Highlanders an early 2 goal lead. Defenseman Nick Willey, assisted by Matt Hetherington, would blast a slapshot from the blue line to get Madison back in the game, but a string of penalties would stifle Madison’s scoring opportunities. Madison would pick up a couple of goals in the 3rd period by forward Jack Hunter, assisted by forward Leo Steiner and later a goal by Leo Steiner, assisted by defenseman Michael Crespy but it would be too little, too late. Madison was out shot 32-29.

The Warhawks face Independence / Rock Ridge on Friday January 31 at 6:10pm at Reston Skatequest. It will be Madison’s senior night with 10 players being recognized.

Friday, January 10, 2020

Warhawks top Panthers

The Madison Warhawk Varsity defeated the Dominion / Potomac Falls Panthers 8-7 Friday night. Madison took a 2 goal lead early but would find themselves down 3-5 at the end of the first period. The game would be a back and forth affair thru the 2nd and early 3rd periods, but the Warhawks would find the gas pedal and gain a 2 goal lead midway thru the 3rd period. The Panthers would score one goal with 9 seconds remaining, but it would be too little, too late giving Madison the win. Goal scorers were: Matt Hetherington (2), Justin Machovina, Will Albrittain, Ben Cowell, Preston Cain, JT Gary and Zach Helfant. Assists came from JT Gary (2), George Bilidas (2), Nick Willey, Keegan Sweeney, Zach Helfant, Ben Cowell and Tom Hetherington. The Warhawks outshot the Panthers 42-18 and secured 2nd place in the Adams division and are only 2 points behind the division lead Langley Saxons.

The Warhawks face McLean Friday January 17 at 7:55pm at Skatequest Reston.

Friday, January 3, 2020

Warhawks Earn Town Bragging Rights

The Madison Varsity Ice Hockey Club defeated Oakton to earn town bragging rights with a 5-3 win over the Cougars. Madison would open the scoring with a goal by forward JT Gary, his first of two for the evening. The Cougars would tie it up early in the 2nd period 2-2 but with additional scoring and a strong penalty kill on the Cougar 2 man advantage, the Warhawk defense would hold on to the win. Additional goals came from Taku Ceasari, George Bilidas and Matt Hetherington. Assisting on the goals were Ben Cowell (2), George Bilidas (2), Michael Crespy, JT Gary and TJ Ezzard. Madison would outshoot the Cougars 31 to 8.

Madison faces Dominion / Potomac Falls, Friday January 10, at 9:20 at Ashburn Ice House

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photography: Khy Sweeney

Saturday, December 28, 2019

2019 Alumni Game

Although there may not be enough room for another slice of pie over the holidays, there is always room for a hockey game. On Saturday December 28, the Warhawks hosted the annual alumni game which saw 33 past and current coaches and players.

Friday, December 6, 2019

Warhawks Pluck The Seahawks 8-0

The Madison Ice Hockey team overpowered the South Lakes Seahawks 8-0 giving the Warhawks their first season win. Goals were scored by Zach Helfant (2), Preston Cain (2), Matt Hetherington, George Bilidas, Nick Willey, and Tom Hetherington. Assists were by Matt Hetherington (2), Nick Willey (2), Tom Hetherington (2), Zach Helfant, Justin Machovina, Michael Crespy and Will Albrittian. The Warhawks fired off 52 shots and faced 12, with goalie Justin Wood turning them all away and earning his first shutout.

Madison faces Briar Woods this Friday at 7:55 at Skatequest.

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Friday, November 22, 2019

Warhawk Varsity Tie Langley 4-4 In Home Opener

After a couple of season starting defeats, the Warhawk Varsity Ice Hockey team came back to tie their home opener against last year’s Northern Virginia Scholastic Hockey League champs the Langley Saxons 4-4. The Warhawks went down 3 goals in the first period, however late in the 2nd period, defenseman Nick Willey, assisted by defenseman Justin Machovina, blasted the puck home to start the Warhawks comeback. Langley would score one more in the 3rd, then it was all Madison, with 2 goals from forward JT Gary and an additional goal from Nick Willey. On the assists were Matt Hetherington, Nick Cooper and Michael Crespy. Goalie Justin Wood stopped 18 of 22 shots.

The Warhawks face South Lakes on Friday December 6 at 6:10pm at Reston Skatequest

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Friday, November 8, 2019

Madison/McLean JV Hockey Begins Season with Hard-Fought 4-1 Loss to Battlefield HS

Madison/McLean JV Hockey took on Battlefield High School Friday night at the Haymarket Iceplex, Madison/McLean’s first game of the season. Battlefield got off to a quick 3-0 lead in the first 8 minutes, registering 10 shots in the first period. Madison/McLean goalie Bryce Swaney kept the team in it, turning away 28 of 31 shots throughout the game. Madison/McLean used their speed advantage in the second period, and Alex Jolly scored on a laser beam from the left faceoff circle that sent the Battlefield goalie’s water bottle flying. EJ Nelson had the assist. Down 3-1 in the third, a body checking penalty sent Madison/McLean to the power play with just over 2 minutes remaining. The puck went deep in the Battlefield zone, and goalie Bryce Swaney was pulled for the extra attacker, but it came back the other way and a defensive zone turnover led to an empty-net goal to seal the 4-1 win for Battlefield.

Madison/McLean showed determination, teamwork, and a no-quit style of play that should carry momentum into the next game against Paul VI on Friday, November 15 at 9:40pm at Skatequest of Reston.