Arena was the site of a hard-hitting match between the Rams and the
Bells. As the first high school hockey game at the venue, it did not
disappoint with a fast paced game, multiple checks and goals by Gunnoe,
Lathan and Hayes, ending with a 6-2 win for St. Mary's.
Rams to be First High
School Team to Play
Hockey at Stockton Arena
Woodard Record Staff Writer
- The Stockton Arena is a busy place this time of year. At any point in
the week, the venue could host one of three different professional
sports. Tonight, though, high school hockey takes center ice.
Mary’s High hockey at 7 p.m. at the Stockton Arena, shifting from the
Rams’ usual home facility, Oak Park Ice Arena.
- which is the only high school hockey squad in the area - is in its
first year of existence, and splits time competing in the North American
Prep League and the Anaheim Ducks High School League. In all, the Rams
have compiled a 3-7 record.
coach Derek Eisler said the team is 15 athletes strong, 13 of which are
active. The goal is to have a deeper roster of about 18 to 20, he said,
but the turnout is solid for an inaugural season.
nice to have a hockey team with a St. Mary’s jersey on it,” Eisler said.
Looking at the big picture, Eisler said, it’s been a pretty good first
year to this point. The team itself has some talented players, including
Anthony Alvarado, Alex Gunnoe (team-leading 10 goals), Clayton Brown and
more. Additionally, the Rams have gotten experiences that isn’t the norm
for a first-year team, Eisler said. They’ve been to Minnesota and
Detroit in separate trips this season, and have regularly traveled south
for play in the ADHSHL.
roster specifically designed to be young, Eisler said this kind of
competition should help the Rams grow for the future. “It’s been a great
experience for our younger players to mature with the game,” Eisler
said. “By the time they’re juniors and seniors, this thing should be
rolling along pretty good.”’
are some things St. Mary’s would like to tweak for the future, the coach
said, namely off the ice. The schedule needs to be adjusted, he said, to
keep the team’s travels from interfering with academics as
season still has some games left, though, starting with a matchup
against Bellarmine inside the home of the Stockton Heat. With the AHL
All-Star break ongoing and both the Stockton Kings and Stockton Rush out
of town for a few days, a small window of opportunity was created for
the Rams to squeeze in a game.
who works for SMG Stockton and manages the Oak Park Ice Arena, said SMG
general manager Kendra Clark and St. Mary’s were able to work together
to reserve the arena. It will be the first high school hockey match in
said, and it won’t be lost on the players involved. “It’s going to be
good for them, and good for Bellarmine to come in,” said Eisler of the
effect it will have on the young athletes. “It will give those kids
experience in the big building.”
Hockey: NHAPHL Showcase
The Rams beat
the Texas Tigers of Dallas 9-6 behind two hat tricks by Gunnoe and
Alvarez, two goals by Brown and one goal by Hayes.Record: 4-10; 3-7
Hockey: NAPHL Michigan Tournament Results
Game 1: Romeoville Huskies 3, St. Mary's 0. Telles had 30 saves out of
33 shots. Game Summary
Game 2: Chicago Blues 10 Rams 4. Scores by Petroni, Medvedovsky,
Saldana, and Brown. Telles had 28 saves on 38 shots)
1st Period-1, St. Mary's 18U, Medvedovsky-Mazor 1 (Petroni, Hayes),
4:43. 2, Chicago Blues 18U, Georgopulos 1 (Maggio, Stalzer), 8:40. 3,
Chicago Blues 18U, Maggio 2 (Helf), 16:01. Penalties-No Penalties
2nd Period-4, Chicago Blues 18U, Schwandt 2 (Padmanabhan, Maggio), 3:20.
5, Chicago Blues 18U, Schwandt 3 (Maggio), 4:04. 6, St. Mary's 18U,
Brown 1 (Gunnoe), 5:05. 7, Chicago Blues 18U, Manicki 1 (Maggio), 5:39.
8, Chicago Blues 18U, Stalzer 1 (Georgopulos), 11:18. 9, Chicago Blues
18U, Maggio 3 (Vaca, Szeliga), 12:54. 10, Chicago Blues 18U, Stalzer 2 (Vaca,
Padmanabhan), 13:59. Penalties-No Penalties
3rd Period-11, St. Mary's 18U, Saldanha 1 (Brown, Bondar), 6:18. 12,
Chicago Blues 18U, Schwandt 4 (Ihmoud, Hibler), 7:24. 13, St. Mary's
18U, Petroni 1 8:14. 14, Chicago Blues 18U, Maggio 4 9:51.
Shots on Goal-St. Mary's 18U 9-11-11-31. Chicago Blues 18U 10-16-12-38.
Power Play Opportunities-St. Mary's 18U 0 / 0; Chicago Blues 18U 0 / 0.
Goalies-St. Mary's 18U, Telles 0-3-0-0 (38 shots-28 saves). Chicago
Blues 18U, Zinanni 1-0-0-1 (31 shots-27 saves).
Game 3: Afton Americans 7 Rams 1 Score by Hughes. Telles had 54 saves
on 61 shots)
in the ADHSHL North games in San Jose, beat the Lions 6-1. Alex Gunoe
had 3 goals, Hunter Hayes had 2 and Saar Medvedorsky-Mazor had one in
In the second game of the ADHSHL North games, the Rams knocked off the
Bellarmine Bells 5-1. Luca Petroni shot in 2, Alex Gunoe had 2 and
Clayton Brown 1 in the victory at the Solar4America South arena.
Gunnoe and Brown in All Star Game
Mary's student athletes Alex Gunnoe- Defenseman, Class of 2019 and
Clayton Brown- Forward, Class of 2020 have been chosen for the ADHSHL
8th Annual All Star Game on January 31, 2019 at Great Parks Ice Facility
in Irvine, California.
Hockey: ADSHL Results
The Rams lost two to Santa Margarita in ice hockey play at Anaheim. The
first was a close overtime loss 5-4 while the second resulted in a 6-2
loss for St. Mary's. Bondar, Davis. Brown, Gunoe. Medvokorsy-Mazor,
Petroni Record: 1-9
Hockey: St. Mary's
6, Tahoe 4
Playing at the Oak Park Ice Arena, the Rams
came out strong against a physically bigger
Lake Tahoe Ice Academy putting up with
punishing hits to out-skate their rivals,
getting the first goal and ultimately
beating them 6-4 before a large and
appreciative crowd of fans.
Hockey: ADSHL Legue Games
The Rams began a three game series in Anaheim by playing against St.
John Boscoe. The Rams first goals in the 6-4 loss came in the second
period #19 Saar Medvedorsky-Mazor in a power play with assists by #5
Luca Petroni, #20 John "Jack" Hansen followed by a second goal #10 Ethan
Saldanha (even strength) with assistance from #9 Clayton Brown. The Rams
continued their scoring in the third period with a goal from #2 Hunter
Hayes (even strength) and help from #18 Alex Gunnoe, #10 Ethan Saldanha
and a second goal with #17 Anthony Alvarado (even strength) assisted by
#20 John "Jack" Hansen, #9 Clayton Brown.
The second game against Damien resulted in a 5-2 loss for the young
Rams. St. Mary's scored in the first and third periods. Goal was by #4
Stryder Davis (even strength) with assists by #15 Itay Bondar, #6 Joseph
"Jed" Banaña. The third period goal was by #2 Hunter Hayes (even
strength) with assistance from #9 Clayton Brown.
The third and final matchup also resulted in a loss for St Mary's
against Orange Lutheran, 5-3. The Rams had 1 in the second and 2 in the
third but were unable to make up the deficit. Alex Gunnoe scored all
three St. Mary's goals.
Hockey: St. Mary's
5, Bellarmine Prep 3
Before a loud home crowd, with cheer
leaders, the band and strong supporters,
the Rams repeated their win against
Bellarmine in the inaugural home game
for the Hockey Team with a 5-3, tough
a replica jersey from the Rams inaugural hockey
season. This professional quality jersey is $80.
Please contact SM Athletics for mor information.
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Ice Hockey Featured on TV
News featured St. Mary's newest athletic endeavor on television, ice
hockey. As the only school in the area that offers this sport, which
will compete regionally and nationally, ice hockey adds a new dimension
to our school and our sports offerings.
St. Mary’s Program Is Norcal’s Newest Hockey
By Matt McKinder
While much of California’s hockey atmosphere is
centered on the programs in Southern California, the
Mary’s High School program in Stockton is on the
path to be Northern California’s newest one-stop
shop for everything hockey.
St. Mary’s also offers a top-notch Catholic
education curriculum that, coupled with the hockey
program led by Derek Eisler, is attractive for those
that want student-athlete development without
missing 15-20 days of school per year.
Prep schools out East have these types of programs,
but as Eisler states, “why leave California when
everything you want to achieve your goals in hockey
and education is right here?”
“Our mission at St. Mary’s is to provide direction
and create opportunity for players, through quality
practices, off ice training, competition and
consulting,” said Eisler. “We take great pride in
opening up the doors of opportunity for aspiring,
dedicated hockey families. We will provide honest
guidance, education and direction to players and
their families through our product offered. The goal
is to create an atmosphere of full development for
the individual player and the family.
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