Our Second Induction Class The following Players, Coaches, Contributors and Officials make up the second induction class to the NJ High School Ice Hockey Hall of Fame Players Bob Cielo ...
The 2012 NJ Ice Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place on Sunday, March 18, 2012 at 3:00 pm. This year’s honorees are: Players Bob Cielo (CBA), Frank McKevitt (Brick), Anthony Del Gaizo (MKA), Lars Johansson (Montclair) John Vlachos (Mo-Beard), Dave Williams (Chatham), George Parros (Delbarton), James Van Riemsdyk (CBA) Chip Grabowski (West […]
Seton Hall has long been a powerhouse in High School Hockey and that was certainly proved true during the winter of 1997-98 when the Pirates finished with a 25-2 record. Seton Hall, led by senior forward, Zach Hatcher, won the Gordon Cup by beating St. Joseph of Montvale 6-0 which included the hat trick of […]
The Bergen County powerhouse put up some remarkable numbers during the winter of 1983-84 for coach Frank Horan. In the final year of the Bergen Scholastic League, St. Joseph had an amazing 26-0-1 record, scoring 279 goals and only allowing 39. St. Joseph beat Brick in the state final at South Mountain Arena, 7-6. Noted […]
Instrumental in the creation and operation of Branch Brook Ice Rink and South Mountain Arena, Harold was the Director of Recreation for the Essex County Park Commission from 1955 – 1980. These facilities introduced all forms of ice skating to the County residents. In the early 1960’s, he helped organize Branch Brook Hockey, a twice […]
Harold Handchen, who passed away in December of 2006, was one of the most respected people in the history of New Jersey Athletics. The World War II Navy veteran was named the first Athletic Director at Brick Township High School in 1958 and in 1965 he began his service to the state Hockey Committee. He […]
Kenneth B. Gordon’s life spanned 100 years and hockey was a big part of it. He moved to South Orange from Montreal with his brothers and they brought the new sport of ice hockey with them along with the concept of team play. They played for the South Orange Field Club in the 1890’s and […]
Vin worked on improving high school and amateur officiating since moving to NJ in 1962. At that time there were only 20 Approved officials in the whole Metro-NJ-NY-CT area and only five rinks. He served as President of the NIHOA Metro NY/NJ Chapter (1968-1979) and USA Hockey Atlantic District Referee-in-Chief (1975-1995). He started the first […]