Hockey Skates Past Spalding for Third Straight MAPHL AA Title

The Eagles defeated Spalding, 5-1, to win their third consecutive MAPHL AA Division title and sixth in the last 10 years. Farrell Dinn '20 tallied a championship game hat trick and goaltender Peter Pirone '22 stopped 17 of 18 shots in the win. Sean Kilcullen '21 and captain Tommy Kristinicz '19 also scored for the Eagles. Gonzaga outshot Spalding 26-18 and prevented the Cavaliers from getting into rhythm, wrote the Washington Post. “That’s exactly what we wanted,” said first-year Gonzaga coach Sammy Gerdano '10, who inherited the reins of Bill Slater, the 2018 All-Met Coach of the Year. Click here to read the full article. 

Here is some video coverage of the celebration and a mention on Capitals Live the next day:

Gonzaga's improbable playoff run started with a 4-1 win as the fifth seed over #4 O'Connell in the quarterfinal round and a 5-2 semifinal win over Landon to advance to the championship game.  The Varsity 2 squad was stopped in its attempt for a fourth consecutive title after falling to St. Mary's Ryken, 4-2, in the championship game of the A Division.  

Enjoy these awesome photos from Mr. Militello (P '19) of the win:

Gonzaga Hockey - MAPHL AA Champions (2019)

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