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

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Warlanders JV fall to Battlefield 1-5

A short-handed Madison/McLean JV squad played a much larger Battlefield bench even leaving both team scoreless during the first period. A few minutes into the second, freshman Mike Nardotti, put the Warlanders into the lead with his first NVSHL goal. Unfortunately, a sequence of penalties and fatigue started to take a toll and Battlefield was able to move into the lead with a rapid sequence of three goals to close out the second. The Warlanders attempted to rally in the third but were not able to withstand a barrage of shots from Battlefield. Scoring two additional goals in the third, Battlefield finished up ahead 5-1.

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Friday, December 7, 2018

Warhawks defeat McLean 2-1

The Warhawks defeated the McLean Highlanders 2-1 in ice hockey action. The Highlanders struck first midway through the first period, but that did not deter the Warhawks who tied it up with a goal from forward Matt Hetherington and assisted by defenseman Nick Willey late in the first. Matt Hetherington would strike again, assisted by team captain Luke Pohlman earning the game winning goal late in the second period. The Warhawks dominated possession in the McLean offensive zone for much of the third period stifling the Highlanders scoring opportunities. The Warhawks outshot the Highlanders 34 to 13, with goalie Ben D’Haiti turning away all but 1. The Warhawks face the Oakton Cougars Friday December 14th at 7:55 pm at Reston Skatequest.

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Saturday, December 1, 2018

Warhawks/Highlanders JV notch first win of the season

The Madison/McLean "Warlanders" JV prevailed 5-3 against Broad Run/Stonebridge in a late game on Sat 12/1 for their first win of the season. The two teams played an even game through most of first period but things started to change when wing Kelly DeMatties from McLean got the Warlanders on the scoreboard with just 7 seconds left. Center Nathaniel Hughes from McLean increased the lead to 2-0 near the start of the second. Broad Run/Stonebridge finally answered back with their first goal in last minute of second. The Warlanders opened up their lead in the middle of the third with a 3 goal sequence over just 2 minutes - 2 goals coming from center John Mannino from Madison and 1 from wing Kelly Dematties, her 2nd goal of the evening. The Warlanders started to let up the pressure at the end of the third allowing Broad Run/Stonebridge to knock in two goals. The Warlanders were still able to finish on top 5-3.

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Friday, November 30, 2018

Warhawks dominate Wildcats with an 11-1 win

The Warhawk Varsity crushed the Centerville/Fairfax Wildcats 11-1 Friday night. After a slow and scoreless 1st period, Forward Keegan Sweeney opened up the scoring early in the 2nd period with his first of 3 goals and 1 assist. The Warhawks would continue to pelt the Wildcat net with 4 additional goals in the 2nd period and 6 in the 3rd period. In addition to Sweeney’s hat trick, goals were scored by Luke Pohlman (2), Michael Crespy, Jack Hunter, Jeff Hunter, Nick Willey, Zach Helfant, and TJ Ezzard. Assists came from Justin Machovina (2), Matt Hetherington (2), Preston Cain, Tom Hetherington, Sammy Thompson and Leo Steiner. The Warhawk defense held the Wildcats to only 5 shots.

The Warhawks face the McLean Highlanders Friday December 7th at 9:40pm at Reston Skatequest.

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Photos by: Khy Sweeney

Friday, November 16, 2018

Warhawks win home opener vs Freedom 4-3

The Madison Varsity ice hockey team won their home opener at Reston Skatequest Friday 11/16 defeating the Freedom Eagles 4-3. The Eagles scored first, midway through the first period, however the Warhawks came right back a minute later with an unassisted goal from center Keegan Sweeney. Madison would continue to score in the first period with a goal from defenseman Sammy Thompson, assisted by forwards Miller Williams and Jeff Hunter at the 7:31 mark and Matt Hetherington, assisted by defenseman Will Albrittain at the 4:56 mark. Freedom scored another goal late in the first to keep themselves in the game. The teams would battle throughout a scoreless 2nd period, but center Keegan Sweeney would tally his second goal of the night, assisted by Tom Hetherington early in the 3rd period. Madison maintained its lead even with a sustained effort late in the period with a goal scored by the Eagles at the 3 minute mark. The Eagles would pull their goalie and continue to pressure the Warhawks but Madison would hold on for the win. Goalie Ben D’Haiti stopped 30 of 33 shots.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Warhawks fall to Yorktown 2-3 in season opener

It was a tough Friday (11/9) night for both the Warhawk Varsity and JV squads. Despite an intense, hard fought game, the varsity were edged out 2-3 by Yorktown. After a scoreless first period, Yorktown took the lead half-way into the second. The Warhawks would not be denied and tied it up at the end of the second with a goal from senior Luke Pohlman assisted by freshman Leo Steiner. Continuing their offensive drive and successfully handling a 3-5 penalty kill, the Warhawks took the lead 5 minutes into the third with a goal from junior Tom Hetherington assisted by junior Keegan Sweeney. Unfortunately, things turned against the Warhawks as Yorktown managed to tie it up with 3 minutes left and squeak in a winning goal in final 48 seconds. The Madison/McLean "Warlanders" JV also had a tough evening, falling 0-3 against a large Battlefield squad. The Warlanders, managed to hold even with Battlefield until the final 7 seconds of the first when Battlefield scored on a break-away. Despite being outshot over 2-1, the Warlanders limited Battlefield to just 1 additional goal in the 2nd and another in the third.

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photos by: Desiree Di Mauro