1996 GA and La Salle: Fine teams with different styles of play

April 2, 1996 The finalists in the Class AAA Flyers Cup tournament, two-time defending champions Germantown Academy and La Salle, cruised to regular-season championships in their respective leagues. The Patriots of Germantown Academy went 18-0 en route to the Suburban High School Hockey League title, and the Explorers went 16-0 on the way to the Inter-County Scholastic Hockey League AAA Division crown. The squads, however, marched to championships in contrasting styles. Though it has capable scorers in junior winger Scott Seltzer and sophomore winger Kyle Neary, GA has thrived on defense. Senior Tony Mauriello and sophomore Danny McDonald excel at bumping opponents off the puck, and junior goalie Sam Weiner, although he struggled at times this season, rarely allows an easy goal. La Salle, meanwhile, has flourished with a free-wheeling, up-tempo style that keeps the scoreboard operator busy. Senior center Brian Curci, freshman winger Tyler Kolarik, and junior winger Casey […]


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