Due to COVID restrictions, winter high school sports have been delayed. But on Monday, the Bulldogs had their ice hockey season opener against Nottingham. This year, all three Hamilton high schools are playing as one team under the Nottingham name. But the Hopewell Valley/Montgomery team came ready to play. Michael Paster, assisted by Lucas Gaissert and Matthew Greenspoon, started off the game for the Bulldogs. Sean Amon, assisted by Matthew Greenspoon and Jack Cramer, followed up. Finally, Lucas Gaissert, assisted by Jack Cramer, made it 3-0. It looked like a shut out for the HV/M team until Brendan Colontoni, assisted by Colin Phillips, scored in the last second of the game, making the final 3-1.
Wednesday, the Bulldogs played Notre Dame. Last year, the HV/M team lost the first game to the Irish, but won the second, and they were hopeful that they could have a second W. It was not to be. Notre Dame scored three goals before Joe Greenspoon, assisted by Billy Ruger and Bobby Ruger, were able to get a point on the scoreboard. Matthew Greenspoon, assisted by Sean Amon, followed with a second goal, but that was the end of scoring in for the Bulldogs. Notre Dame scored four more times, making the final 2-7. The Bulldogs look forward to turning things around on Tuesday, when they play Paul VI in the first of two games against that school next week.