Hudson Catholic seeks withdrawal from Gordon Conference

November 24, 2005 on 12:19 am | In breaking news | 2 Comments

In a decision unprecedented in its timing, Hudson Catholic officials contacted the New Jersey Ice Hockey League Wednesday with the intention of pulling out of the Gordon Conference for the 2005-06 season, sources said late Wednesday night. The all-boys school in Jersey City has roughly 450 students but is struggling to maintain a competitive hockey roster, with only 15 players this season. Current reports have the Hawks playing an independent schedule this year and rejoining the NJIHL in a lower division for 2006-07.

Hudson Catholic, the 2000 state champion, finished last season with a 2-21-2 record. A charter member of the state’s elite Gordon Conference, the Hawks have spent four seasons in the league, accumulating a 21-63-13 record and just one season of more than four wins.

Hudson Catholic becomes the fourth school to leave the Gordon Conference, which began with eight teams in the 2001-02 season, but the first to do so at such a late date. Charter members Bishop Eustace (2003-04), St. Joseph Metuchen (2004-05), and Brick Township (2005-06), the lone public school, elected to leave the league in past summer offseasons. The league had ten teams in 2004-05 but now returns to its normal total of eight, each with an automatic bid to the NJSIAA tournament. Bergen Catholic, Christian Brothers, Saint John Vianney, and Seton Hall Prep are the other charter members. The more recent additions are Don Bosco Prep (2003-04) and Delbarton, Pope John, and St. Peter’s Prep (2004-05).


  1. I don’t think they will return. I highly doubt it.

    Comment by seven — 25 November 2005 #

  2. my son was there at the bad years did good in school work no problem, but now it;s time for the principle to step in and get the right people in there,an AD who is not a coach of any one team but someone who cares about all the sports teams.

    Comment by arni bruzzese — 26 November 2005 #

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