Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Fair Lawn High School hockey coach Brack Healy has accepted the head coaching job at Bergen Catholic after three years behind the bench for the Cutters.
After three years at the helm of the Fair Lawn High School hockey team, head coach Brack Healy is moving on. Healy, 28, resigned over the weekend to accept a head coaching position at Bergen Catholic. "This is not a decision I took lightly," Healy wrote in a resignation letter obtained by Patch. "In fact, it was one of the toughest ones that I have had to make. I am very grateful for my time in Fair Lawn and I appreciate all of the support that I have received over the years." Healy was brought in to improve a scuffling Fair Lawn team in 2010, fresh off leading Montclair Kimberley Academy to its first state playoff victory in 15 years and being named NJ Power Ranking's Coach of the Year. He compiled a 35-32-7 record during his tenure at …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Fair Lawn High School business teacher Bryan Hicks, who works part-time as a college hockey referee, officiated the NCAA women's national championship game last month in Minneapolis.
Nearly every weekend from October through March, Bryan Hicks is on the road. The Fair Lawn High School business teacher finishes class on Friday, hops in his car and drives off to Dartmouth College or Cornell University or one of the other 10 schools in the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference to spend that night and the following day officiating college hockey games. Hicks, who's also the director of officiating for World Team Tennis, began refereeing college hockey in 2007. "I had worked men’s hockey until 2009, when I started working both the men’s league and the women’s league," he said. "It’s just been kind of luck of the draw as to which weekend I’m going on the men’s, which weekend I’ve been on women’s side." For the past two …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
The Fair Lawn High School hockey team, which finished with more wins than any Cutters' team since 2008, should be just as good or better next year.
The high school's varsity ice hockey program continued its steady resurgence this season under third-year coach Brack Healy. Fair Lawn notched more wins than any Cutters' team since 2008, finishing third in the nine-team Big North Gold Division with a 14-8-1 record. They lost 4-1 to Hillsborough in the first-round of the state playoffs. "I was very proud of how our guys battled the entire season," Healy said. "Last year we fell off at the end, but this year the guys finished strong and were extremely competitive in the season ending loss to No. 11 Hillsborough." The team graduates three key senior leaders in center Kevin Carney (16 goals, 15 assists), defenseman Sean Milnes (5 goals, 14 assists) and Thomas Calderone (11 goals, 4 assists), …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The official Patch Page of the Fair Lawn High School Ice Hockey Team
Feb. 26 vs. Hillsborough (Round 1 of State Playoffs) Fair Lawn senior Thomas Calderone tied the game with a clutch goal early in the third period -- his second in as many playoff games -- but Hillsborough answered less than two minutes later to retake the lead. The Raiders tacked on another two more scores before the final horn sounded to capture a 4-1 win and end the Cutters' season. Goaltender Ken Martorelli made 26 saves in net. Feb. 19 vs. Ridgewood (Semifinals of Big North Gold League Playoffs) Down 2-0, Cutters Thomas Calderone's early third period goal put Fair Lawn back within one, but Ridgewood answered with a quick goal of its own to recapture the momentum. The Maroons never looked back en route to a 5-1 victory. Ridgewood will …
Monday, February 18, 2013
The Fair Lawn High School hockey team matches up against Hillsborough at 4 p.m. Tuesday.
Monday, February 18
The underdog Cutters (14-7-2) face 11-seed Hillsborough Tuesday afternoon in the state playoffs. Watch the game live on Patch, courtesy of UStream. -- Follow Fair Lawn-Saddle Brook Patch on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to receive our daily newsletter in your inbox each morning
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Coach Brack Healy thinks this year's Fair Lawn High School ice hockey team has the potential to be compete with the elite of the Big North Gold Division.
Fair Lawn's hockey team may be just 1-1 after two games -- a shutout win over division doormat Dumont on Saturday and a 4-2 loss to powerhouse Paramus Catholic on Monday -- but coach Brack Healy thinks this might be the best squad he's had in his three years at the helm of the hockey program. The Cutters boast a dynamic scorer in junior Justin Ritter, an up-and-coming goaltender in sophomore Garret Baldacci and a seasoned core of senior leaders at both ends of the ice, headlined by center Kevin Carney and defenseman Sean Milnes. "This year's team has a lot of carry-overs from last year and I expect us to be very competitive within the division," Healy said Tuesday. "Ridgewood and PC seem to be the top two teams, but unlike previous years, …
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
The Fair Lawn High School hockey team finished with a 10-14-1 record this school year.
Squarely a middle of the pack team this year, Fair Lawn’s hockey squad beat up on the division’s bottom dwellers but struggled to compete against its heavyweights. They were nothing if not predictable. The Cutters, who finished fifth in their nine-team division (10-14-1, 7-8-1), never lost a game to the four teams that finished below them, but also failed to register a win against the four teams that beat them out in the standings. Second-year coach Brack Healy said he was pleased with his team’s resolve this year, but expects bigger and better things in the future. “We return our core group of players and I expect us to have a more competitive team next year,” said Healy, whose Cutters accomplished two of the team’s three preseason goals…
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Twice Ridgewood over came a goal deficit in the first two periods and exploded for five goals in a 4:39 span in the second to build a cushion on the way to an 8-2 win and a berth in the Round of 16 against the Hillsborough-Bernards winner.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
The fifth-seeded Cutters fell to Pascack Valley, 3-2, on Monday in the Big North Gold quarterfinals.
Monday, January 30, 2012
Fair Lawn improves to 9-7-1 on the season
HACKENSACK—They may have opened the season at 1-11, but the concept of having nothing left to play for is one that’s lost on the River Dell hockey team. Entering Sunday night’s rematch with Fair Lawn, the Golden Hawks were riding high with wins in two of their previous four games. River Dell was eager for a second crack at a team that had only beaten them 1-0 on the opening night of the season, but couldn’t overcome two Fair Lawn goals in a 16-second span of the first period, and dropped a 5-1 decision at the Ice House to fall to 3-16 on the season. “It’s been a tough season, but we haven’t given up yet and we’re not going to,” said senior co-captain Mark Schaefer. “We didn’t play to the same level we did on opening night [against Fair …