Sunday, March 10, 2019

NVSHL 2018-19 All Academic Team Awards

NVSHL All Academic Team awards are given each year to players for "outstanding academic achievement during the Northern Virginia Scholastic Hockey League Season." Players are required to maintain a GPA of at least 3.5 during the year to earn this award. Congratulations to the following 8 Madison Warhawk players receiving the award for the 2018-19 season:
  • Ben D'Haiti, Sophomore
  • Gavan Fink, Freshman
  • Zach Helfant, Junior
  • Max Marr, Freshman
  • Luke Pohlman, Senior
  • Leo Steiner, Freshman
  • Keegan Sweeney, Junior
  • Sammy Thompson, Senior
NVSHL 2019 All Academic Award

Friday, February 15, 2019

Warhawks Advance to Playoffs

The Warhawks have finished the 2018/19 regular season with a solid 7-3-0 record and are first place in the NVSHL Adams division. They have earned a bye for round 1 of playoffs, advancing directly to the quarter-finals. The Warhawks are scheduled to play their quarter-final game against Briar Woods on Monday 2/25 @ 5:50 pm in Reston.

Friday, February 8, 2019

Warhawks Edged Out by South Lakes 1-2

A big thank you to senior Luke Pohlman, who volunteered to fill-in as goalie with Ben D'Haiti out sick. This was Luke's first time ever in net but he did an incredible job and managed to turn-away 26 of 28 shots. A 110% effort from Warhawks defenders, Michael Crespy, TJ Ezzard, Nick Willey, Will Albrittain, Leo Steiner and Justin Machovina also managed to shut down the South Lakes star forwards for most of the game. Unfortunately, despite almost constant pressure from the Warhawks offense and an impressive 50 shots on goal, South Lakes only let in a single goal from freshman Warhawk Max Marr. The game remain tied 1-1 until the final minute when South Lakes drove in from a center ice puck drop and scored the winning goal.

Friday, January 25, 2019

Warhawks Fall to Westfield 4-5

The Warhawks fell to the Westfield Ice Dogs 4-5 Friday night. The team started the game sluggish with Westfield scoring midway through the 1st period however Madison responded quickly with a goal by Matt Hetherington, assisted by Zach Helfant 17 seconds later. Sluggish play and penalties would plague the Warhawks throughout the 2nd period with the Ice Dogs scoring 4 more goals. Madison would mount a comeback in the 3rd period scoring 3 goals, but it would be too little, too late. 3rd period goals were scored by defenseman T.J. Ezzard, assisted by forward George Bilidas and defenseman Michael Crespy at the 11:01 mark;, and un-assisted goal by Captain Jeff Hunter at the 10:21 mark and the final tally by forward Tom Hetherington, assisted by Hayden Winkelman at the 5:16 mark. Madison put 48 shots on net with goalie Ben D’Haiti turning away 15 shots.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Warhawks upset undefeated Chantilly 6-5

The Warhawks capped off a festive senior night with a come from behind win over the previously undefeated Chantilly Chargers 6-5. Madison would play much of the game in catch up mode, with Chantilly scoring 2 early goals but the Warhawks would tie it up with 2 goals 87 seconds apart midway thru the 1st period. Goals were scored by forward Hayden Winkleman, assisted by Matt Hetherington, and a goal from forward Luke Pohlman, assisted by forwards Sammy Thompson and Jeff Hunter. Chantilly would add a goal to their tally late in the first but Madison would answer early in the 2nd with a goal from forward George Bilidas assisted by Preston Cain. Chantilly would present the Warhawks with their biggest challenge early in the 2nd with 2 penalties and a 2 man advantage. Chantilly would score on both, but that did not deter the Warhawks. Forward Luke Pohlman would score his second goal of the game assisted by defenseman Nick Willey to start the comeback effort early in the 3rd period. Midway thru the 3rd, defenseman Michael Crespy, assisted by forward Tom Hetherington would tie the game up and the go ahead goal would come from forward Matt Hetherington, assisted by defenseman T.J. Ezzard with 3 seconds left on the clock. Goalie Ben D’Haiti would turn away 21 of 26 shots.

The Warhawks next game is Friday January 25 at 10:50pm at Ashburn Icehouse vs. the Westfield Bulldogs.

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Photos by: Khy Sweeney

Friday, January 4, 2019

Warhawks defeat Saxons 5-2

The Warhawks defeated the Langley Saxons 5-2 to pick up their 5th straight win. Madison struck first with an unassisted goal from forward Preston Cain early in the first period. Preston would strike again in the 1st period, assisted by defenseman Justin Machovina. The Saxons would tally 2 goals in the first period but the Warhawks shut down the Langley scoring opportunities for the remainder of the game. Additional Warhawk goals would come from forward Matt Hetherington, assisted by Jeff Hunter late in the 1st period. Forward George Bilidas, assisted by defenseman TJ Ezzard would score early in the 2nd period and team Captain Luke Pohlman would score the game’s final goal midway thru the 3rd period. The Warhawks were plagued with a rash of penalties in the 3rd including a 5 on 3, however special teams did their job and shut down the scoring opportunities. Goalie Ben D’Haiti stopped 12 the Saxons shots with the Warhawks putting 36 shots on net.

Madison faces the undefeated Chantilly Chargers next Friday, January 11 at 7:55pm at Reston Skatequest.

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Photos by: Khy Sweeney

Friday, December 14, 2018

Warhawks Dominate Oakton Cougars 4-0

The Warhawks dominated the Oakton Cougars 4-0 earning town bragging rights. The Warhawks maintained presence in Oakton’s offensive zone thru all 3 periods holding the Cougars to 15 shots. Madison saw goals from 4 separate players, with the 1st period goal coming from defenseman Zack Helfant, assisted by forward Hayden Winkleman. Max Marr scored an unassisted goal in the 2nd period, his first NVSHL goal. The 3rd period had goals by forward Preston Cain assisted by Matt Hetherington and late in the 3rd by forward Tom Hetherington assisted by defenseman Nick Willey. The Warhawks unloaded 27 shots on Oakton’s net and goalie Ben D’Haiti earned his first shutout this season, turning away all 15 of the Cougars shots.

The Warhawks face the Langley Saxons Friday January 4th at Reston Skatequest at 6:10pm.

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Photos by: Khy Sweeney and Desiree Di Mauro