St. John’s Prep forward Aiden Holland, center, celebrates with teammates Jimmy Ayers, left, and Tommy Tilas after scoring in a win over Catholic Memorial Saturday afternoon at Essex Sports Center. (Item Photo: Spenser Hasak)

St. John’s Prep hockey rolls to win over Catholic Memorial

MIDDLETON — If the St. John's Prep hockey team wanted to come out and make a statement this weekend, it's safe to say it did just that. 

With a 5-1 victory over the No. 2-ranked Catholic Memorial Knights Saturday afternoon at Essex Sports Center, the Eagles — who are the No. 1 team in Division 1 according to the latest MIAA power rankings — took full control of their destiny both in the Catholic Conference and in the hunt for the state tournament. 

"The guys were focused and prepared for this one," said St. John's Prep coach Kristian Hanson. "They knew the importance of the game in the conference and they were ready to go from the start."

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