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Village Board Honors Providence Catholic's Winning Hockey Team

Bringing the Kennedy Cup home to Providence Catholic was a first for the school.

The team at an April school assembly.
The team at an April school assembly.

The Providence Catholic Celtics Varsity Hockey team won the school's first Catholic Hockey League Kennedy Cup in March, beating Benet Academy for the cup and ending the season with a 63-6-4 record.

The team went 102 days in a row without a loss.

This week, the New Lenox Village Board honored the team with a proclamation.

"Unbelievable," said Mayor Tim Baldermann when the team appeared before the village board on Monday.

Members of the varsity team include Michael Bonaguro, Ben Brandau, Jake Dillma, Jack Dunne, John Duzansky, Jordan Ernst, Pat Francis, Matt Francis, Andy Guth, Matt Iaciancio, Ryan Iaciancio, Vince Kesic, Eric Mounce, Pat O’Sullivan, Jake Payton, Matt Payton, Dan Ricker, Justin Salazar, Mike Vennetti and Rick Yusa.

The head coach is Nick Iaciancio. The assistant coaches are John McDonnell, Kevin Oliver and Dave Rogers. The team student managers are Jack Pell and Leah Schultz.

» via Sun-Times Media

VIDEO: The video clip with this post shows Providence scoring a goal over Benet Academy.

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