“Hockey Night in Falls Church” is extended to Friday February 1, when the George Mason High School club ice hockey team takes on Woodson at 6:40pm at Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Ballston.
Last week’s “Hockey Night” game against O’Connell was postponed due to winter weather restrictions, so the GMHS team invites all students, parents, faculty, staff and supporters to help them raise the roof against Woodson. Please wear your school colors to support the team!
The George Mason High School and Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School club ice hockey teams invite all students, parents, faculty, staff and supporters to “Hockey Night in Falls Church” Friday January 25th at Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Ballston. The MEH team plays a tough Battlefield squad at 5:20pm, while GMHS takes on O’Connell at 8:10pm. Admission is free to both games. The MEH team, in its second year of play, is 5-2-2 on the season and 3-2-1 in league play, while GMHS, which partners with West Potomac, is 5-4-1 and 4-3-1.
By FALLS CHURCH TIMES STAFF
October 22, 2012
The GMHS club ice hockey team defeated Washington Lee High School Friday night 5-4 in a match at Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington.
In its third year of play, the Mustangs partner with West Potomac High School on a joint team in the Northern Virginia Scholastic Hockey League, but on this night Mustang players provided all the scoring.
Washington Lee struck first to go up 1-0, but the lead did not last long as Mustang center Hunter Olson scored a few seconds later, and winger Connor Rhodes followed with a blast of his own to make the score 2-1. Before the first period ended, Olson picked up his second goal to make the score 3-1. Read more
By FALLS CHURCH TIMES STAFF
November 1, 2012
The ice hockey clubs at George Mason High School and Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School begin their seasons Friday November 2 with simultaneous contests at Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington. The GMHS team will take on Washington-Lee in a scrimmage beginning at 6:40pm, while the MEH team will open league play against the Arlington Admirals in 6:50pm game.
Each team will play in the Northern Virginia Scholastic Hockey League (NVSHL), the sanctioning body for club ice hockey in Northern Virginia. This is the third year for GMHS hockey and the second year for the MEH team.
George Mason will again partner with West Potomac High School this year to form a joint team in NVSHL. GMHS returns five juniors who founded the team two years ago – Adam Fendley, Hunter Olson, Connor Rhodes, Jack Stricker and Andrew Williamson. Two other juniors, Matt Lowrey and Ian Griffin, have joined the team since its founding. Moving up this year from the MEH team are freshmen Sam Allan, Marsden Davis, Ben Kravinsky, and Tyler Taylor. GMHS grads Dan Watkins and Matt Williamson are assistant coaches, and GMHS senior Taylor Arney, a former player, serves as Team Manager.
The Mary Ellen Henderson club has a core of players from MEH and adds other players from Fairfax County schools. Leading the team are MEH players Tom Ferrick, Ryan Henderson, Alex Kryazhev, Jack MacKinnon, Henry Middlebrook, Alec Reusch, and Ethan Rosenberger.
The team schedules appear below.
George Mason High School Hockey Club Schedule
Fri Nov 2, 6:40 pm, (Scrimmage) Washington-Lee (Kettler Capitals Iceplex, Arlington)
Fri Nov 16, 6:40 pm, Washington-Lee (Kettler)
Mon Nov 26, 4:00 pm, North Stafford (Prince William Ice Center)
Fri Nov 30, 6:40 pm, Potomac School (Kettler)
Fri Dec 14, 6:40 pm, Osbourn (Kettler)
Fri Dec 21, 7:55 pm, Oakton (SkateQuest of Reston)
Sat Jan 05, 10:20 pm, Briar Woods (Ashburn Ice House)
Fri Jan 11, 8:10 pm, Lake Braddock (Kettler)
Fri Jan 18, 10:40 pm Loudoun Valley (Ashburn)
Mon Jan 21, 5:45pm Bishop Ireton (Mt. Vernon Ice Arena)
Fri Jan 25, 8:10 pm, Bishop O’Connell (Kettler)
Fri Feb 01, 6:40 pm, Woodson (Kettler)
Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School Hockey Club Schedule
Fri Nov 2, 6:50pm, Arlington Admirals (Kettler Capitals Iceplex, Arlington)
Fri Nov 30, 8:00pm, Metz (Prince William Ice Center)
Fri Dec 7, 9pm, Eastern Loudoun County (Haymarket Ice Complex)
Fri Dec 14, 5pm, Faquier County (Haymarket)
Fri Jan 4, 6:50pm, Broad Run (Kettler)
Fri Jan 11, 5:20pm, Woodbridge (Kettler)
Fri Jan 18, 6:30pm, Georgetown (Ft. DuPont Ice Arena)
Fri Jan 25, 5:20pm, Battlefield/Patriot (Kettler)
Sat Feb 2, 9:20pm, Western Loudoun County (Ashburn Ice House)
Fri Feb 8, 5:30pm, Briar Woods (Kettler)
Attendance is free at all games. Additional information on both teams is available at www.masonhockey.org.
The George Mason High School Hockey Club is expanding its reach to form a middle school team for FCCPS students. The new team, the Falls Church Middle School Hockey Club, will be open to students at Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School in grades 6-7 and GMHS students in grade 8.
The George Mason High School team is open to students in grades 9-12.
The first practice for the high school and middle school squads will be Friday September 30, 6:00-8:00pm at Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington. To register, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The GMHS Hockey Club is a non-profit organization funded by players, parents and patrons. Please visit www.masonhockey.org for additional information.
Members of the George Mason High School club ice hockey team recently presented Mustang Athletic Director Tom Horn with a team jersey before a game against Yorktown High School.
In photo from left are Adam Fendley, Hunter Olson, Hans Olson, Coach Horn, Connor Rhodes, Eddy Marshall, Jack Stricker, Marsden Davis, Andrew Williamson, and Stan Fendley, coach of the hockey team.
The team also presented Marshall with a trophy in appreciation of his play as goalie and leadership as the team’s only senior.
The Mustang hockey team was founded in 2010 and plays other club teams in the Northern Virginia Scholastic Hockey League.
Following the presentation to Horn and Marshall, the Mustangs took the ice to beat Yorktown 7-2. The team is undefeated in spring league play with a record of 5-0-1.
By FALLS CHURCH TIMES STAFF
March 20, 2011
The George Mason High School club ice hockey team has been invited to participate in the first spring high school hockey league ever hosted by the Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington.
The league will be a 4-team affair including George Mason, West Potomac, Washington-Lee/TC Williams, and Yorktown. Each team will play each opponent three times, with the champion named on the basis of the round robin record.
The Mustangs will take on Yorktown this Thursday, March 24 at 6:30pm in the first game for both squads.
The season will run through early June, with all games played at the Kettler Capitals facility atop the Ballston Mall.
By FALLS CHURCH TIMES STAFF
February 9, 2011
The George Mason/Oakton club ice hockey team ignored an early one-goal deficit tonight to overpower Osbourn Park 4-1 in the team’s season finale at Lumberyard Ice Rink in Haymarket.
Osbourn Park took the lead three minutes into the contest, slipping the puck past Mason goalie Eddy Marshall after a multi-shot scrum in front of the net.
The Mason/Oakton squad took the challenge, however, picking up the pace and tying the score shortly before the first intermission on a shot by Oakton’s Alex Lambrides, assisted by Mason junior Hans Olson.
OP came out skating hard in the second period and enjoyed a number of odd-man rushes, only to have Marshall shut them down with repeated acrobatic saves in goal.
Mid-way through period, the momentum shifted to Mason/Oakton as first-line forwards Olson, Lambrides and Luke Votaw put on an offensive clinic, driving repeatedly into Osbourn Park territory and chipping passes across the goal crease. Their defensemen, led by Adam Fendley, Chris Peterkin, Brett Barlow, Tim Nguyen, and Evan Bazzini repeatedly held the blue line and delivered the puck back to the forwards for second and third shots. OP goalie Kyle McDermott was up to the challenge most of the way, but finally succumbed on a play in which all five Mason/Oakton players touched the puck before Votaw buried it to make the score 2-1.
With five minutes remaining in the second period, Mason freshman Fendley started the play that led to his team’s third goal, breaking the puck out of his own end and passing to a speeding Olson across the rink. Olson pushed the puck into OP territory on the left, passed cross-ice to Votaw, who one-touched the puck back to Olson driving in front of the net. Olson deked left and then fired the puck between McDermott’s pads for the score.
The third period was a penalty-ridden defensive battle, with both teams throwing hard checks and diving for the puck. Shots came from every angle, only to be denied by excellent goaltending on each end.
With four minutes remaining, however, Mason freshman Connor Rhodes, camping out in front of the OP goal, found the put-back he had been looking for. As teammate Evan Bazzini blasted a slapshot from the blue-line, Rhodes muscled his way around the opposing defenseman, picked up the rebound on the other side, and tapped it past an outstretched McDermott for the final score of 4-1.
In the battle of the goalies, Marshall stopped 27 of 28 shots, while McDermott stopped 26 of 30.
The win came despite the absence of talented Mason freshmen Hunter Olson, the team scoring leader before a wrist injury ended his season, and Jack Stricker, who is preparing for a regional wrestling tournament.
After starting 0-5, the Mason/Oakton team won three of its last five games to end 3-7 on the season. It was the first year in which George Mason High School was represented in ice hockey.
The team will begin a spring season in March.