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Hobey Baker Award

Character, Commitment, Teamwork, Persistence, Selflessness, Academic Excellence and Sportsmanship. "The Team before me".

These are the values that the Hobey Baker Foundation promotes and recognizes with the Hobey Baker High School Character Award. Started in 2003 and supported by high school coaches, this award is presented to the player on each High School team that most exemplifies the values and traits of Hobey Baker himself. 

The 2014 recipient is senior Captain Mairead Carey. Congratualtions Mairead!

The 2013-2014 Season is Complete

The fourth season of Bears hockey is over. It was a tremendous success both on and off the ice.

The entire Oakdale family thanks coaches Dave Pard and Mike Brady for their hard work and dedication.

The Oakdale Ice Hockey Team looks forward to many more enjoyable seasons.

We'll see you at the rink next season!

Welcome to Oakdale Bears High School Ice Hockey


The Oakdale High School Ice Hockey Club is a non-profit corporation formed to promote and enhance the education opportunities of students at Oakdale High School (“OHS”). The Club believes the promotion and development of an ice hockey program not only will allow students to expand their horizons by working together in a team effort, but will also improve the general welfare of OHS, its student body, its faculty and the community.

Last Season’s Varsity Team won the MVHL playoff in only their third year of existence. In 2013-2014, the club plans to compete at the Varsity and Junior Varsity levels.

The team is not school-sponsored, nor affiliated with OHS or Frederick County Public Schools. Therefore, all costs associated with playing for the team are the responsibility of the players and club. The team is however, recognized as an official club team by OHS, is open to all eligible OHS students with interest in playing or being part of high school ice hockey, and is subject to all rules, regulations, and policies of club activities at OHS.

School Recognition

1) Participants have an opportunity to earn an OHS athletic letter.
2) The team will be featured in the OHS Yearbook.
3) The games will be reported in the OHS morning announcements
4) Recognized and supported by the Oakdale Athletic Boosters Club

About Oakdale Hockey

Participation is regulated by USA Hockey, the governing body of amateur hockey in the USA. The Varsity team currently plays a competitive 12 game league schedule. As part of the Monocacy Valley Division of the Maryland Student Hockey League (MSHL), the Bears compete against schools such as Urbana, Walkersville, Thomas Johnson, Linganore, Middletown and Frederick. In addition, the team competes in the Skate Frederick High School Hockey League, playing primarily on Sunday evenings. All home games are at Skate Frederick.

Eligibility

Any student enrolled at Oakdale High School who maintains a minimum 2.0 GPA with no failing grades is eligible to play. It is strongly recommended that students have previous hockey experience and are familiar with the rules and risks of competitive ice hockey. All players are required to be members of USA Hockey.

Additional Information

There will be a team meeting and player evaluations in September. Practices will start in early October, and league games will start in November. For additional information, please contact:

Head Coach, Dave Pard - davepard@aol.com

Oakdale Bears repeat as MVHL Champs!!




Oakdale senior Owen Vandeventer was worried he was playing his last hockey game.

The Middletown Knights had the Bears on the ropes after scoring their second goal of the game to tie the score, and they were firing shots from everywhere on the ice in an attempt to go ahead. Sophomore goalie Sam Downs was the only reason the Bears were holding on.

Vandeventer, one of only three seniors on Oakdale’s roster, knew he needed to make a play. He got his opportunity when sophomore Dylan Coomes deked two defenders and had a one-on-one breakaway with the Knights goalie James Early. Coomes’ shot went off Early and rebounded to Vandeventer, who dove and tucked away the game winning goal with 29.7 seconds remaining to win the Monocacy Cup 3-2 Wednesday night at Skate Frederick.

It was Vandeventer’s first goal of the season. And it came in a game that wasn’t his best. Up until he scored his goal, Vandeventer had struggled keeping puck possession and logged six penalty minutes on three minor penalties — two for tripping and one for hooking.

“I started getting upset with how I was playing,” Vandeventer said. “I was having flashbacks of growing up playing and didn’t want it to end (tonight) so I told myself I had to stop and get myself together and fix it.”

It was the second year in a row the Bears defeated the Knights for the trophy Vandeventer coined “the Stanley Cup for high school.”

But this year’s game was much more of a battle than the Bears’ 7-0 rout last year. The Knights outshot the Bears by five and Oakdale would not have had a chance without Downs’ 21 saves.

“He was freaking phenomenal,” Bears senior defender Mairead Carey said of Downs. “He was making glove saves left and right. He kept us in the game.”

Downs wasn’t the only one who was important to the victory. Carey’s defense against the bigger and faster Knights helped keep her team in the game. It also led to the team’s first goal.

The Knights had a two-on-one breakaway on Carey. Knights forward Liam Cotera tried to pass back to a teammate, but Carey laid her stick flat on the ice and broke up the pass. She cleared the puck to Coomes who flicked a seemingly harmless shot on goal that trickled through Early’s pads.

“It (didn’t look like) a scoring opportunity, especially starting in our zone,” Carey said. “But it got us going and it gave us the momentum. We needed that.”

In the final nine minutes, Downs made seven saves to keep the game tied, before Vandeventer would have his moment of glory. After scoring, he pumped his fist as his team congratulated him.

Click here to read the FNP article.

 

All Conference Teams

Mairead Carey was named to the Monocacy Valley All-Conference First Team and Dylan Coomes was an Honorable Mention. Congratulations to all!!

First Team
Defense: Mairead Carey, Oakdale
Defense: Jeff Matrone, Urbana
Defense: Jimmy Martin, Carroll County
Forward: Travis Biggs, Washington County
Forward: Dominic Norris, Frederick
Forward: Eric Dann, Urbana
Forward: Jack Hurt, Middletown
Goalie: JT Ketzenberger, Urbana

Second Team
Defense: Chris Gallo, Urbana
Defense: Eric Bertulaitis, Middletown
Defense: Jacob Katopol, Frederick
Forward: Josh Barron, Washington County
Forward: Colin Maggi, Linganore/TJ
Forward: Stephen Gladchuck, Frederick
Goalie: Jeremy Benda, Washington County

 

Honorable Mention
Defense: Kevin Anderson, Walkersville

Defense: Zach El Mahandes, Washington County
Forward: Matt Miller, Walkersville
Forward: Dylan Coomes, Oakdale
Forward: Garret Sheppard, Washington County
Goalie: Devin Sheilds, Linganore/TJ

Mairead Carey Commits to Hamilton College

Congratulations to Oakdale senior Captain Mairead Carey who will play her collegiate hockey at Hamilton College. In addition to Oakdale, Mairead plays for The Washington Pride U19 team which competes in the Junior Women's Hockey League.  She serves as the Pride Captain for the 2013-2014 season.

The Continentals are a member of the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC), which is the premier women's ice hockey conference in NCAA Division III. Two of the eight teams in the 2013 NCAA championship field were from the NESCAC, including the national runner-up. NESCAC programs have won seven of the 14 national championships.

The NESCAC consists of 11 highly selective liberal arts colleges and universities located in New England and New York. They are often referred to as the "Little Ivies."

The Bears Dominate Frederick in the Opening Round

Oakdale Bears Varsity Ice Hockey Team continued their quest to defend the MVHL Conference Trophy with a convincing 10-2 win over the Frederick HS Cadets in the conference semifinal playoff game. 

The Bears had plenty of fire power led by Dylan Coomes with 3 goals and 2 assists. Jordan Smith also had a hat trick with 3 goals. McGarity Harper and Ryan Brady each had 1 goal and 2 assists. Joey Kolega and Cedric Graczkowski each had a goal. Owen Vandeventer added 2 assists.

The defense was shorthanded with players and were led by three freshman that were dominating, led by Storm Vogel, Kyle Richardson, and Joey Kolega.

In his typical playoff form, Sam Downs had 25 saves and was a wall in net. 

Senior Night

Congratulations to the graduating seniors:

Ian Soifer
Ryley Harper
Mairead Carey
Matt DeLauter
Josh Kehoe
Owen VanDeventer

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Oakdale High School Athletics

Follow all of the sports programs at www.oakdaleathletics.org or click on Oakdale Athletics

The team schedules can be found by clicking on Oakdale HS Sports Schedule

Oakdale High School Ice Hockey Club - Students Only

Attention Ice Hockey Players and Fans! We want players and fans to join the OHS Ice Hockey Club. Players will compete at the Varsity level in the Maryland Scholastic Hockey League which is highly competitive, and in the Sunday Night League which is recreational. Hockey fans can join the club, support the team, make posters, write announcements, or just discuss the latest NHL scores.

If you are a player or a fan of ice hockey, see Jennifer Cole in room XXXX.

 


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