‘Holy Goalie’ Connects Sports and Faith

Even at age 66, Bishop Thomas John Paprocki stills plays hockey as a goaltender in a local amateur Masters Hockey League. Fondly known as the “Holy Goalie,” the bishop uses sports as a means to focus on his ministry.

Xavier Hockey Captures League Crown

The Xavier H.S., Manhattan, varsity hockey team won its second-straight CHSHL ‘B’ division championship, and 17 of the 25 players come straight from parishes in the Brooklyn Diocese.

Diocesan Flavor to Xavier’s Icemen

Many hockey players at Xavier High School in Manhattan hail from the Diocese of Brooklyn, and that has fueled a rivalry with Xaverian High School in Bay Ridge.

Xavier Knights Win Catholic League Hockey Championship

Here in the Diocese of Brooklyn, many of the Catholic high schools consider Xavier H.S., Manhattan, a major sports rival. But it’s actually funny that most of the student-athletes who play on the school’s athletic teams hail straight from the Diocese of Brooklyn. Such is this case for the Knights’ varsity ice hockey team, which […]

Dad’s Memory Drives Xaverian Goalie’s Faith

In hockey, a goaltender’s job is to protect the goal from the opposing team trying to score. That’s a rather huge responsibility, especially since trying to stop a puck while on skates is no easy task. For Xaverian H.S., Bay Ridge, senior varsity hockey goalie Kurtland Sullivan, the word “responsibility” takes on a different meaning. […]

Xaverian Hockey Enjoys Outdoor Game

The Xaverian H.S., Bay Ridge, varsity hockey team made its way to Yankee Stadium in the Bronx for the second of two outdoor professional hockey games hosted in the baseball stadium. The New York Rangers hung on for a close 2-1 victory over the rival New York Islanders. Earlier this season, the Clippers played a […]