Monday, December 21, 2009

HUdson Catholic Win and Ridgewood Snow

Hudson Catholic:
Well the Hudson Catholic game went pretty much as expected. Comets played well and skated to a 6 -1 win. Keep in mind all 6 goals were scored in the first period. The outdoor rink was also as cold as could be! Probably the biggest thing to come from the game was Max's first varsity goal. Congratulations Max!

It was also good to see Billy Regan and the Freshmen getting a lot of ice time. Good job Comets!

Well, the much anticipated game against first place Ridgewood will just have to wait. The game was canceled due to the snow storm that was on it's way. We'll just have to wait a little longer for this match up.

Hope everyone had fun playing in the snow!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

New Game Recap Link

A link on the right side of this blog has been added called "Star Ledger Recaps". It is a link to the Hackensack Comets Ice Hockey Team game recaps and highlights. It actually goes back to last year as well. Here is the link:

If anyone has any other sites they like to go to for stats and or game recaps, let us know and we will add the link.

Let's Not Forget About JV

With all the interest in the Varsity team, let's not forget the JV squad did have a game last week. This team is made up of 3 freshmen, 5 sophomores, and 1 junior. The JV squad will try to get a few games in this season, but it is difficult since most of the JV players are also regulars on the Varsity team.

The JV team's season opener was against River Dell. Starting the game with only 8 skaters, the Comets knew this game was going to be all about conditioning. The Comets started off strong with a goal by Justin Sese, and with solid goal tending were looking very good. Unfortunately with one player being injured in the middle of the game, the JV team was now down to 7 skaters, against a much larger River Dell bench. River Dell came back with 2 goals to take the lead and eventually the win.

For their first outing the JV squad should be proud of how they played and how they were able to hang in there with such a small squad. Photos of this game can be found in the "Comets Photo" link.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

New Photos on Flickr

Now we have photos! Mr Gildea, has been taking pictures of the Ice Hockey team for the last 3 years. Now he has been nice enough to post them on Flickr.som. You can view them at this link:

The is also a new Comet Photos link on the right side of this blog. Click on it and it will bring you to the Comets Flickr Page to view the latest photos. You can also download photos in a few different sizes. There are some really great shots there!

Some other parents have also been taking photos, and may also add there photos to this link.

Thanks Mr. Gildea for putting this together.

The Best Fans!

Whether the game is a Friday socializing event, or a tuesday afternoon excuse to avoid homework, the fan support has been great! Sure the parents have been at the games, but that's their job. But the students have been there in force! From the cheering to the horn blowing, the support has been great! I know the team appreciates it! Keep it up!

We'll see you the next game ... and bring more friends!

The louder the better!

Off To A Solid Start

The team is now into their third week of the season, and playing quite well. The start of the season had them playing back to back games against Bayonne and St. Joes.

The season opener was away at Bayonne. Everyone knew this was going to be a tough game against a strong Bayonne team, especially with the team captain, missing the game. Well they all played strong, and came away with a with a well earned 1-1 tie.

The next day would have them at their home opener against St. Joes. The expectations again were the same. Against a tough opponent and still missing Chris Odstadt, there was some concern with how this game would turn out. To St. Joe's surprise, the Comets were not intimidated. Not even the short bench slowed them down. Offense would produce 3 goals, and defense and goaltending would shut down the St. Joes scoring completely with a shut out. Comets go on to win 3-0.

Monday, November 23, 2009

First Scrimmages of the Season!

It's time to put all the hard work to the test! The Comets Ice Hockey Team's first scrimmage will be this Tuesday, Nov. 24th at 4:30 at the Ice House. They will be playing River Dell High School. The next scrimmage will be Sunday, Nov. 29th at the South Mountain Arena (Codey Arena) in West Orange, NJ. The game will be against Nutley High School at 5:00pm.

Let's try to get as many fans as we can to come out to these games and support our 2009/10 Comets!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Parent Meeting Reminder!

Well, the start of the season is less than a week away. We will have a parent meeting Tuesday night, November 10th, at 7:00 pm, in room 185. We'll see you there.

Also a big thank you to all the players and parents that came out to help with the Can Drive. We should have the totals of the collection for tonight's meeting.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Official Comet Hockey Bags

OK, I know this is sort of last minute, but last week everyone should have received an email regarding Hockey Bags. In case you didn't, I thought I would post the info here on the site.
The bags will be $85 for both player bags, and goalie bags. That also includes the embroidery of the Hackensack logo and the players last name.

Hockey Bag Orders - Deadline: Oc. 21, 2009
Send information and checks to:
Linda Ottstadt
221 Ross Avenue
Hackensack, NJ, 07601
If you have questions please email us.

The information that you'll need to include is:
Player's Last Name
Phone Number

Monday, October 12, 2009

Dry Land Practices added to Calendar

So not only is the calendar starting to fill up with Ice practices, but we now have added the Dry Land practices up to November 15th. There are a lot of practices, but the more of them the team makes, the better condition they will be in for the start of the season. Conditioning will be very important with the new alignment of the divisions this year!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Calendar has been updated ... and filling up!

Well we are starting to get all the dates for this upcoming season. The calendar has been updated with all the "Captain's Practices", the "Dry Land" practices, and "Regular Season Practices". The only thing I ask is that you double check the times for me. If anyone sees a mistake, please let Dave or myself know. Thanks.

Monday, October 5, 2009

The new "Tri-County Hudson/Bergen" league!

I'm sure by now most if not all of you have heard about the new aligning of the leagues. Well there are no more Red, White, and Blue divisions. We are now in the new "Tri-County - Hudson/Bergen Ice Hockey League". We have created a link to a website for standings and leagues. The only problem is the link always defaults to the first league, which is the "Gordon - American" league.

If you go to the bottom of that web page, you will see other tabs. If you click on the "Tri-HB" tab, that will bring you to the page of our league.

Captain's Practices to begin!

Well, the season is ready to get underway, and Captain's practice start tonight! Here is the schedule for on-ice practices for the next month. They will all take place at the ice House.

There is also a "Calendar" link to the right side of this blog that we will try to keep current.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Comets Ice Hockey Blog

Welcome to the new Comets Ice Hockey Team blog. Even though it's still summer, we thought now may be a good time to try to start up a blog for the team. We will use this to post some info on the team, game recaps, photos and calendar.