Remarkable Season for Varsity Ice Hockey Team

Remarkable Season for Varsity Ice Hockey Team photo
The district congratulates the Bethpage High School Golden Eagles varsity ice hockey team on an outstanding season. 

The Golden Eagles, under the guidance of coaches Jeff Schmier and Rich Dzurus earned first place in the Nassau County High School Hockey League Michelino East Conference, earning a bid to compete in the New York State Ice Hockey Tournament, to be held in Jamestown, NY. The last time the team earned a first-place county win was in 2004.  

In the county championship, the Golden Eagles evened the best-of-three county finals against the Long Beach High School Marines, causing the game to go into a decisive 10-minute mini-game that ended in a 2-0 defeat for Bethpage. 

“This is the most amazing team I’ve ever coached,” said Schmier. “These players gave it their all, from the beginning of September to the end of March. They always persevered, put in hard work and competed together as a family.” 

Team captains Kevin Drucker, Gavin Hulser and Spyro Markoulis commended their teammates for their tenacious attitude, reiterating the team’s motto of “huge saves and big hits.”