Ice Hockey schedule & results
Row 1: Tommy Hatem, Scott Engram, Kyle Lister, Henry Buster, Tim Smyke, Jae Suk Bae, Nate Simpson, Adam Schrepferman.
Row 2: Johnny Shultz, Zac McKenna, Derek Petrucci, Sam Magee, Bobby Bryant, Noah Slade, Mark Zelnik, Nick Naderhoff.
Row 3: Head Coach Don Lewis, Asst. Coach Jack Lewis, Sean Roark, Captain Grant Stover, Captain Denis McPhillips, Captain Tim Silleck, Aaron King, Asst. Coach Kevin Kobbeman.
MVP Sam Magee
Top Forward, Zac McKenna
Top Defenseman, Henry Buster
Rookie of the Year, Noah Slade
Most Improved, Tim Smyke
Playmaker Award, Grant Stover
Sportmanship Award, Denis McPhillips
Scholar Athlete, Bobby Bryant
tHISwEEK nEWS 3.21.13
Hockey team posts its best season
The hockey team put together what is by far its best season in its four-year history by finishing 5-18-1-1 overall.
Watterson had only one win in its first three seasons combined, as it went 0-15 in 2009-10, 0-21 in 2010-11 and 1-22 last season.
The Eagles finished third in the Capital Hockey Conference-Blue Division at 4-12-0-1 (9 points), behind Gahanna (19, 8-6-1-2) and Worthington Kilbourne (15, 7-9-1) and ahead of Olentangy (6, 3-14) and Dublin Scioto (0, 0-17).
Watterson wrapped up its regular season by defeating Toledo Ottawa Hills 7-1 in an outdoor rink Feb. 3 at Ottawa Park. It then lost to Olentangy 3-0 in the first round of the Blue Jackets Cup consolation tournament Feb. 8 at Chiller Dublin before losing to 12th-seeded Gahanna 7-3 in the first round of the district tournament Feb. 16 at OhioHealth Ice Haus.
The Eagles were seeded 21st of 23 teams in the district.
"I attribute our success this season to our seniors," coach Don Lewis said. "Captains Denis McPhillips (forward), Grant Stover (forward) and Tim Silleck (defenseman) were instrumental in establishing the summer three-on-three events, conditioning and autumn captains' practices. These captains never missed a dry-land or weight-room training event and set the tone early for success. Keep in mind, these three seniors, together with (defensemen) Bobby Bryant, Henry Buster and Kyle Lister, were part of forming the first-ever Watterson hockey team and they suffered through winless seasons and humiliating defeats. They truly were baptized by fire, and this season was their reward and, frankly, this class may be irreplaceable."
In league play, sophomore forward Sam Magee had a team-high 17 goals and seven assists, sophomore forward Zac McKenna had six goals, Stover had 11 assists, junior goaltender Aaron King had an .876 save percentage and sophomore goalie Sean Roark had a .740 save percentage.
Magee scored all three goals in the season-ending loss to Gahanna.
"We had a full squad this season and 21 hockey players earned varsity letters," Lewis said. "While we lose seven seniors, we are returning a team who has tasted the victory that arrives only after enduring hard work and dedication and we're not looking back. We have a strong corps of experienced freshman coming into their own and look forward to continuing upon our upward path."
ThisWeek News 2.19.13 Hockey team falls in district opener
The hockey team lost to 12th-seeded Gahanna 7-3 in the first round of the district tournament Feb. 16 at OhioHealth Ice Haus. Forward Sam Magee had all three goals and goaltender Aaron King had 38 saves for the 21st-seeded Eagles, who finished 5-18-1-1.
ThisWeek News 2.14.13 Hockey team prepares for district tourney
ThisWeek News 1.17.18 Hockey team enjoying program's best start
The Watterson High School hockey team is having its best season in its four-year history.
The Eagles were 3-10-1 overall and 3-7 in the Capital Hockey Conference-Blue Division before playing Dublin Coffman on Jan. 13. They were a combined 1-58 overall and 0-39-0-2 in the CHC-Blue in their first three seasons.
The Eagles picked up their first league win this season Nov. 30, beating Dublin Scioto 8-5. They then beat Olentangy 3-1 on Dec. 21 as forward Sam Magee had two goals and forward Grant Stover scored one and defeated Olentangy again two days later, 7-2, as Magee had four goals, forwards Denis McPhillips, Zac McKenna and Derek Petrucci each scored one and goaltender Aaron King had 25 saves.
Columbus Dispatch high-school Athletes of the Week, based on performances from
Dec. 17-23: Aaron King - ICE HOCKEY
King, a junior goaltender, compiled a .943 percent save percentage in helping Watterson sweep a two-game series from Olentangy 3-1 and 7-2. It marked the first time that the Eagles had won back-to-back Capital Hockey Conference games. King stopped 25 of 26 shots, including a two-on-one breakaway in the opener. He stopped 25 of 27 shots and also had an assist in the second game.
Tim Silleck, Denis McPhillips and Grant Stover
Join us on the ice for the most exciting sport in the world!
This is an exciting time for Watterson Athletics, as we welcome Ice Hockey to our varsity athletic program. After a year of planning and development, the Bishop Watterson Varsity Hockey Team took the ice in November, in its inaugural season. Our program was awarded full varsity status by the Ohio State High School Athletic Association (OHSAA), and invited to join the Capital Hockey Conference, playing against other varsity programs from Dublin, Gahanna, Olentangy, Moeller, St. Charles, DeSales and Upper Arlington and Worthington.
The Eagles will play a full regular season of contests and tournaments, the annual varsity Blue Jackets Cup, and finish in the district and state tournaments. In addition to the excitement of launching a brand new varsity program, highlights of this season include attending a closed practice of the Columbus Blue Jackets, instruction during practice from former NHL players, and playing a game upon the ice at Nationwide Arena. Moreover, the Watterson Hockey Team was designated a beneficiary of the McConnell Educational Grant Program, receiving thousands of dollars from the Blue Jackets, in order to launch their team.
Head Coach Don Lewis brings years of coaching experience, at youth and high school levels, and is a USA Hockey Level 4 Certified Coach. He is assisted by Shane Ball, who played club hockey at Loyola Maryland. Both coaches also teach at Bishop Watterson, and carry the traditions and high expectations of the Bishop Watterson community from the classroom to the ice. In fact, this team was recently praised by a member of the Ohio State officiating community for its sportsmanship and poise. The coaches anticipate presenting thirteen varsity letter awards this season, and look to return seven lettermen to next year’s team.
Those interested in learning more about Bishop Watterson’s Varsity Hockey Program are invited to contact Don Lewis via email at email@example.com, or calling him at (614) 560-3055. The team will be enjoying open skating this spring, and those interested in skating with us are encouraged to call for the schedule. Additionally, summer camps and captain’s practices in the summer and fall will help determine next year’s team. Coach Lewis expects a young team, with plenty of opportunity for new players to earn ice time and potentially a varsity letter. We invite you to attend one of our contests, and join us on the ice for the most exciting sport in the world!
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MVP Austin Kobbeman
Top Forward Sam Magee
Top Defenseman Tim Silleck
Rookie of the Year Zac McKenna
Most Improved Derek Petrucci
November - March
Hours Per Week:
4 - 6
Captains’ practices throughout September and October, Evaluations in early November
Informational meeting in September. This is a player funded sport, and players are responsible for all protective equipment.