2011 New England Champions!
Boys' hockey enjoyed a dream season this past winter with an overall record of 26-3-1. Among their many accomplishments, the Mustangs beat Nobles four times during the year, finished the season on a 15-0-1 run, won the Tabor New Year's Tournament for the third straight year, claimed the ISL Keller Division title for the first time since 1967, and captured the New England Boys' Hockey Championship for the first time ever.
Senior defenseman Pat McNally was named the HNIB New England Prep Player of the Year, Head Coach Paul Cannata was named HNIB Coach of the Year for Prep Hockey, and the team was named the HNIB Team of the Year at their annual awards luncheon. Senior goaltender Sean Dougherty and Pat McNally were named the Marty McInnis Team MVP's for the second year in a row. Senior defenseman Jake Turrin was elected as the Tim Taylor Milton Hockey Award winner and TJ Schneder and Tyler Edwards were elected as the Neil Hernberg Seventh Player Award winners.
Yale-bound junior Rob O'Gara has been named team captain for the 2011–2012 season.
[Read New England Hockey Journal Article]
Milton's Senior Captain Rob O'Gara Drafted in the 2011 NHL Draft
The Vancouver Canucks and the Boston Bruins, the 2011 Stanley Cup finalists, have each dipped into the Milton talent pool over the past two springs. The Canucks selected Milton defenseman Pat McNally (Glen Head, NY) - pictured on the left - in the fourth round of the 2010 NHL Draft. This past spring. the Stanley Cup Champion Bruins looked to the New England Champion Milton Mustangs when they selected rising captain Rob O'Gara (Nesconset, NY) - pictured on the right - with their fifth pick.
To read the complete articles - Click on the links below.
ESPN - Player Perspective: Rob O'Gara
Patriot Ledger - Bruins go local
USCHO - Maturity, Humility Highlight McNally's Resume
Hockey's Future - 2010 Prospects: Patrick McNally
Milton ‘Three-Peats’ at Tabor Tournament
Milton clearly plays well by the water. The Mustangs topped Governor's 2-0 to win their third straight Tabor New Year’s Tournament. Milton has won 13 straight games at the tournament since losing 3-2 to the New England Jr. Coyotes five years ago. Seniors Dan Merenich (Horsham, PA) and Sean Okita (Newport Beach, CA) scored goals for Milton, and senior Sean Dougherty (Smithtown, NY) stopped every shot he faced.
Earlier in the tournament senior defenseman Pat McNally (Glen Head, NY) had a goal and two assists to lead Milton past Tilton 3-1. Later in the day, the Mustangs stormed from behind to defeat Hill School 5-4 in OT. Senior forward Sean Okita (Newport Beach, CA) had two goals including the game winner in overtime.
Varsity Boys' Hockey Spends February Day at the Beach
The Milton Mustangs recently spent a February day at the beach at the L St. Bathouse in South Boston. With air temps in the teens and water temps in the high thirties, it seemed like a nice day for the beach.
Milton Finds Success on the Ice in Annual Holiday Tournament
Milton's boys' varsity hockey team placed third in the 46th Annual Flood-Marr Tournament with an undefeated weekend, outscoring Andover, Hotchkiss and Nobles. Defenseman Pat McNally (I) and forward Dan Merenich (I) earned spots on the 2010 all-tournament team.
The Flood-Marr tournament began in 1965 and is named after long-time Milton coach Dick Marr and former Nobles coach Richard Flood. The three-day tournament, featuring the best teams in prep school hockey, draws a crowd, not only of family and friends, but also of college scouts looking for recruits. Milton has won the title five times since the tournament's inception.