2012-08-02 / Sports
High school standouts set for Dowd matchup
Outstanding high school hockey players from Monmouth County and Ocean County will take to the Red Bank Armory ice on Aug. 5 at 5:15 p.m. for the 15th annual Jim Dowd Shoot for the Stars Foundation all-star game. Admission is $10.
The proceeds from the annual game go to a charity selected by Dowd, a retired 14-year NHL veteran, and his committee. Proceeds from the gate and a raffle of NHL memorabilia and donated prizes will benefit the FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties.
“We gave to that charity last year and it’s scary to see how many families don’t have enough food to live on who live around you,” said Dowd, whose organization donated $20,000 last year. “The [food bank] can barely keep up with the need.”
Monmouth County leads the series, 9-5, but Ocean County won last year’s game, 5-3. A Most Valuable Player award will be presented to one member of each team.
Middletown native James van Riemsdyk, formerly of the Philadelphia Flyers and now with the Toronto Maple Leafs, played in the game in 2004 and was the Most Valuable Player for the Monmouth County team in an 8-1 victory.
James’ brother, Trevor, was the Most Valuable Player for the Monmouth County all-stars in the 2009 game.
A signed Zach Parise U.S. Olympic jersey will be auctioned off, along with a signed Marian Gaborik New York Rangers jersey, and a signed van Riemsdyk Flyers jersey.
The first 500 fans will receive free giveaways.
2012 Ocean All Stars
Goalies: Alex Mollicone, Monsignor Donovan; Nathaniel Bissey, Point Pleasant Borough; Tim Schiess, Brick Memorial.
Defense: Brian Murphy, Brick; Tyler Iannarone, Brick; Kyle Huhn, Brick Memorial; Tom Heeney, Point Pleasant Borough; Corey Dineen, Toms River East; Sayer Zimmerman, Southern Regional.
Forward: Brendan Dowd; Brick; Tyler Martin, Brick; David Kearns, Brick; Andrew Reiss, Brick; Nick Spinelli, Brick Memorial; Justin Apgar, Brick Memorial; Steve Bruno, Brick Memorial; Todd Unger, Toms River South; Joey Campisano, Toms River North; Mark Tomaschek, Toms River North; Colin Freer, Point Pleasant Borough; Steven Kovaleski, Point Pleasant Borough.
Coaches: Alex DePalma, Craig Moberg and Bryan Ernd, Point Pleasant Borough.
2012 Monmouth All Stars
Goalies: Chet Tooker, Red Bank Catholic; Zach Peras, Howell; Charlie Fox, Red Bank Regional.
Defense: R.J. Steer, Christian Brothers Academy; John Amato, CBA; Tommy Panico, Wall; Jimmy Burns, Middletown South; Frank Rodriguez, Middletown North; Tim Gelatt, St. John Vianney.
Forward: James Martello, CBA: Tyler Ralph, Middletown South; Chris Connor, Middletown South; Trevor Grossman, RBC; Mike Stickle, RBC; Gary Cali, Rumson-Fair Haven; Hunter Rotchford, Rumson-Fair Haven; Billy Regan, St. Rose; Nick Saporito, St. John Vianney; Connor Grogan, RBC; Mike Kochenash, Howell; Stephen Reu, Ocean
Coaches: Matt Clemente, Don Wood and Mike Dilworth.