Ice Hockey | Winter Sports | Bishop Watterson

Ice Hockey                                        schedule & results

Ice Eagles defeat Elder 6-1 to advance to play UA 2/22/16

Don Lewis, Head Coach

614-268-8671 ext. 380

Row 1: Ryan Roark, Brandon Arens, Nate Simpson, Thomas Abrams, Adam Schrepferman, Johnny Shultz, Alex Giacomin, Michele Auddino, Nick Naderhoff, Keiler Rodil, Adrian Farhat

Row 2: Andrew Simpson, Jack Geswein, Nick Kuraly, Kyle Naderhoff, Zarek Rushevics, Jake Shultz, Danny Kraft, Will Birkholz, Keegan Gibson, Dominic Giacomin, Jack Kish

Captain - Adam Schrepferman (A), Johnny Shultz (C), Thomas Abrams (A), Alex Giacomin (A)

ThisWeek News - Several key hockey players set to return
Defenseman Adam Schrepferman was one of six seniors on the Watterson hockey team, which finished 3-16-2 overall.
After losing eight seniors from a team that went 15-16 and finished third in the Capital Hockey Conference-Blue Division a year ago, the hockey team found things to be much tougher this season.

The Eagles, however, have something positive to take into the offseason, as they upset 14th-seeded Cincinnati Elder 6-1 in the first round of the district tournament Feb. 20 at the OhioHealth Ice Haus.

Watterson, which was the 22nd seed, lost to fourth-seeded Upper Arlington 10-0 the next day to finish 3-16-2 overall. "(The tournament win) was good for the seniors," said coach Don Lewis, whose team went 1-12-2 in the CHC-Blue to finish behind New Albany (7-7-1), Olentangy (5-8-2) and Thomas Worthington (2-12-0-1). "The seniors needed to end their season on a high note."

The Eagles are losing six seniors, led by forwards Alex Giacomin, Nick Naderhoff and Johnny Schultz and defenseman Adam Schrepferman.

Sophomore forward Nick Kuraly, who had two goals against Elder, should be among the team's top returnees next season, along with juniors Thomas Abrams (defenseman), Brandon Arens (forward) and Jake Schultz (forward) and sophomore Jack Geswein (forward).

Juniors Adam Farhat and Ryan Roark split time at goaltender.

ThisWeek News 12.21.15 - Hockey team beats Thomas for first win

2014-2015 Awards
MVP -  Zac McKenna
Top Defenseman - Noah Slade
Most Improved - Adrian Farhat
Spirit Award - Sean Roark
Rookie of the Year - Kyle Naderhoff
Scholar Athlete - Zac McKenna




JOSHUA A. BICKEL/THISWEEKSPORTS - Goaltender Sean Roark was one of eight seniors on the Watterson hockey team, which finished 13-16.
ThisWeek News - 3.26.14 - Hockey team topped  expectations
- Senior goaltender Sean Roark believes the Watterson High School hockey team exceeded expectations this season, especially given the fact that it had lost its leading goal scorer, forward Luke Andracki, and its starting goalie, Aaron King, from the 2013-14 season to graduation. The Eagles finished 13-16 overall, which represents the second-best record in their six-year history. They had finished 15-13 in 2013-14 after going 5-18-1-1 in 2012-13 and 1-22 in 2011-12.

ThisWeek News - Hockey team ready for district tourney
- The hockey team went 1-1 in the Blue Jackets Cup consolation tournament, beating Thomas Worthington 7-6 on Feb. 13 before losing to Olentangy Liberty 12-3 in a semifinal Feb. 14 to fall to 12-15. Against Liberty, goaltender Sean Roark had 37 saves, Noah Slade scored two goals and Sam Magee scored one.

The hockey team (8-6) defeated Moeller Thursday night. Zac McKenna and Sam Magee had hat tricks and Johnny Schultz and Kyle Naderhoff had goals. It's the 12th win of the season for the Eagles!

Professional hockey player Connor Murphy went to ice hockey practice on 1.21.15 to talk to the boys. He plays in the NHL for the Phoenix Coyotes.

Row 1: Alex Giacomin, Sam Magee, Johnny Shultz, Tommy Hatem, Sean Roark, Zac McKenna, Derek Petrucci, Noah Slade, Isaac Royer
Row 2: Nate Simpson, Ian Callahan, Adrian Farhat, Adam Schrepferman, Nick Naderhoff, Jacob Shultz, Thomas Abrams, Kyle Naderhoff, Brandon Arens, Nick Kuraly

Tommy Hatem (Alt. Captain), Zach McKenna (Captain), Johnny Shultz (Alt. Captain)

ThisWeek News 1.6.15 - Hockey team looking to rebound from loss

Hockey wins their first OHSAA Tourney win in school history Eagles fall to Liberty 8-3 on 2.16.14

ThisWeek News 2.18.14 Hockey team falls in district tourney                                     OHSAA Bracket

ThisWeek News 2.5.14 - Hockey team finishes first in CHC-Blue

The hockey team lost to Upper Arlington 6-2 on Feb. 2 to drop to 14-11 overall but still won the Capital Hockey Conference-Blue Division at 7-9.

As CHC-Blue champion, Watterson has advanced to the Blue Jackets Cup for the first time.

Seeded eighth, the Eagles will open the league tournament Thursday, Feb. 6, against top-seeded Olentangy Orange at OhioHealth Ice Haus or Chiller Dublin.

The winner advances to a semifinal Friday, Feb. 7, at the Ice Haus, with the final being played at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, at the Ice Haus.

"I could not be more proud of these boys, who learned to play for each other and to overcome adversity," coach Don Lewis said. "Their character and poise resulted in the greatest season in our history, and they earned their division title."

Columbus Dispatch ice hockey top performer of the week   2.1.14
Luke Andracki

Andracki, a senior forward, had 11 points to help Watterson win three games and climb into a first-place tie in the Capital Hockey Conference Blue Division. Andracki had a goal and two assists in a 10-0 victory over Dublin Scioto, three goals and two assists in a 5-2 win over Thomas Worthington, and a goal and two assists in a 5-2 win over Worthington Kilbourne. He has 40 goals and 28 assists on the season.

Columbus Dispatch 2.21.14 Going to school:  Zac McKenna

Columbus Dispatch Athlete of the Week  1.25.14
Zac McKenna

McKenna, a junior forward, totaled 15 points in three victories. McKenna, who has 64 points (26 goals, 38 assists) this season, had two goals and three assists in an 8-6 win over Oxford Talawanda, one goal and three assists in a 10-0 win over Cincinnati Elder and three goals and three assists in an 11-2 win over Springfield.

McKenna will receive a plaque from Motorists Insurance.

Row 1: Tommy Hatem, Luke Andracki, Scott Engram, Zach McKenna, Aaron King, Sam Magee, Jaesuk Bae, Isaac Royer, Derek Petrucci
Row 2: Nate Simpson, Brandon Arens, Jarrod Peterson, Noah Slade, Jake Schultz, Mark Zelnik, Thomas Abrams, Johnny Schultz, Nick Naderhoff, Adam Schrepferman


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

BWHS Ice Hockey Team on TV 3/4/13 - Congratulations to Ice Hockey Captain Denis McPhillips who will be featured  on High School Sports inside.  more.


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, 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!

Bishop Watterson Varsity Hockey Player Code of Conduct

Ice Hockey Roster
2012-2013 MasterIce Hockey Schedule
SNP News 3/19/12  Watterson ice hockey squad making strides
SNP News  2/6/12

Coaching Sfaff

Don Lewis, Head Coach
614-268-8671 ext.

2011-2012 Awards

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

Special Notes

Informational meeting in September. This is a player funded sport, and players are responsible for all protective equipment.