Hockey begins playoff push; will honor 7A football Champs


Michael J Preplica

Junior Forward Duke Allen #23 is on a breakaway with the puck

The Caravan hockey team will play the Fenwick Friars at 8:40 p.m. on Thursday, December 19 at Morgan Park Ice Arena. During the game, the Mount Carmel football team will be honored for their win in the 7A state championship game against Nazareth Academy.  Despite its current record in the Chicago Catholic Hockey League  (5-8-1),  the team still has an opportunity to make the playoffs. The team is in 6th place out of 11 teams, and only the top eight qualify.  This Thursday’s game and the remaining five games in the regular season are critical.

The varsity hockey team is led by senior forward Charlie Dicaro #57 (captain), senior defensemen Adam Fitch #11 (assistant captain), and senior goalie Evan Madrigal #14 (assistant captain).  Top scorers include senior forward Patryk Hawryla #18 and sophomore forward George Keeley #19, who are tied for the team lead with seven goals. Starting freshman goalie Matt Difilippo #92 also has been a major contributor this season.

The team is coached by Brian Black.