From start to finish, the GSB Ice Hockey season was an example of tremendous improvement.
The Knights finished their 2022-23 campaign with a record of 5-8-2, finishing 5th in a deeply talented Haas Division in the Mennen Conference. While the season got off to a slow start, players gained valuable experience against some of the top competition in the state.
The team was led by a trio of juniors who developed into strong leaders on and off the ice. Forward Julian Tramontano led the Knights in scoring (15 goals, 10 assists) to earn 1st Team All-Haas honors. Porter Clark led the GSB Defensemen in scoring (3 goals, 14 assists) to earn 2nd Team All-Haas recognition, while Forward Michael Scarpati posted another overall strong season with 11 goals and 9 assists.
Freshmen Trey Sanford and Luc Jansson each stepped up in a big way in their first season with the program to earn All-Hass Honorable Mention, respectively. Sanford (7 goals, 7 assists) was incredibly efficient on the defensive side of the puck while contributing points in big situations. Jansson demonstrated calm and composure under pressure as the Knight’s Goalkeeper with a 0.880% save percentage, finishing 1st in the division in shutouts.
The Knights ended their season on an impressive three-game win streak with two victories over Vernon and a 4-1 win over Roxbury to avenge a shutout loss earlier in the season. In their season finale, the Knights showed incredible focus and determination, holding their opponent to merely one shot in the third period.
While the Knights fell narrowly short of playoff contention despite their late-season heroics, Coach Wiggins and Coach DaSilva have high hopes for the program’s future.
“I’m proud of the way we finished our season, said Coach DaSilva. “In the end, we know we were as good as any of the teams in our division. We had a small chance of making the playoffs with three games remaining. Nonetheless, the eam remained focused and did what we needed to do.”
The team bids farewell to five seniors who each made meaningful contributions to the Ice Hockey program over their careers: Paige Brucker (two-time letterwinner), Gavin Collins (one-time letter winner), Nickolas Gattoni (four-time letterwinner), Adam La Tournous (four-time letterwinner, and Rohan Nagpaul (two-time letterwinner).