14th Edition FAQ
14th Annual DNC Classic
12/31/16 - noon to 2:30pm
Hyde Park Ice Pavilion
Last Year's MVP - Bill Caso
Team Mossette (White)
Team Newhouse (Red)
Last Year's MVP:
RSVP: Dave SanLorenzo or Brian Schiavi
Team Mossette Wins Shootout!
all fourteen years of the Dick Nolan Classic, the final score had never
come down to a shootout. That's because, quite frankly, no one had
thought of using it before.
But when Anthony Villani notched the
tying goal for Team Newhouse late in the third period, the crowd stood
up at the final buzzer and demanded more. Newcomer Brian Mills (NC' 94)
beat goaltender Rob Thurman (NC'79) on essentially a splaying
trick shot to earn the victory for Team Mossette. Russell DiFranco's
pad save off a Dave San Lorenzo attempt in the shootout preserved the
victory for the white squad.
"The shootout was not something we
planned for," said white coach Brian Schiavi, " but it went off just
like I drew it up in the huddle. I told our shooters: "Just get it on
net and we can't lose. The only way Thurman can stop us is if we shoot
Beside the shootout, the game featured all the hallmarks
of a typical Dick Nolan Classic, ragged play, exhausted players, and a
pool of younger talent set to make their mark with some exciting
rushes. . Whitey Krolewski appeared to net the game winner with a solid
redirect in front of Thurman, The normal "Hands of Stone"
Krolewski displayed remarkable dexterity in stuffing the puck
between the confused goaltender/drummer's pads.
Three Stars: Dennis Gruarin, Bill Caso, Brian Mills
MVP - Brian Mills
Next year's contest will mark the 15th Anniversary of the Bishop Duffy/Niagara Catholic Hockey Reunion game.
Special thanks to: Barney Gallagher (NC'82) for photography. Dean Gionis (KenEast 81') webmaster.
"Class of '81 Still Insists: "We're Number 1"
The landscape of private education has
changed dramatically. Please visit
the official Niagara Catholic website to
see what's happening with our alma mater
The "Dick Nolan
Classic" is not just a hockey game. It's a
Family Skate! When the final whistle
blows, the kids take over the ice and that's
when the real fun starts...