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Following in the Footsteps of his Older Brother, Defenseman Garlock Starring for PHS Boys’ Hockey

LOCKED IN: Princeton High boys’ hockey participant Ethan Garlock controls the puck in latest motion. Last Friday, junior defenseman Garlock tallied a purpose and an help to assist PHS defeat Hopewell Valley 5-0. The Tigers, who defeated Nottingham 10-4 final Monday to enhance to 4-1-1, play at Tenafly on December 17 to wrap up the 2021 portion of their schedule. (Photo by Frank Wojciechowski)

By Bill Alden

It is an efficient factor for the Princeton High boys’ hockey crew when there’s a Garlock sporting No. 4 and enjoying at defenseman for the squad.

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From 2014-18, Max Garlock starred alongside the blue line for PHS with the No. 4 on his sweater, serving to the Tigers make runs to the state match semis in his junior and senior seasons.

Inspired by his older brother, junior Ethan Garlock is following the household custom, rising as a standout defensemen for PHS.

“I definitely got into hockey because of him,” mentioned Garlock of his older brother.

“He taught me a lot through the years, especially in my driveway helping me out and doing stuff with him. I am really grateful.”

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Last Friday towards Hopewell Valley, Garlock confirmed how properly he realized these classes, tallying an help and a purpose as PHS jumped out to a 2-0 lead and by no means appeared again on the method to a 5-0 victory.

Just underneath 4 minutes into the contest, Garlock’s help got here on a feed to senior star Cooper Zullo, who ended up scoring three targets in the victory.

“I had the puck down low and I saw Cooper wide open on that so that was a given,” mentioned Garlock.

“Obviously he is going to put that in the back of the net. He is a great player for us, he is a great asset.”

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About three minutes later, Garlock discovered the again of the web on his personal, exhibiting some fancy stickwork in the crease earlier than firing the puck previous the HoVal goalie.

“It was a good pass from Julian Drezner; it was a good heads up play and I finished it,” mentioned Garlock.

The Tigers confirmed some heads up play all sport lengthy at the defensive finish, stifling the Bulldogs in holding them scoreless and limiting them to 13 photographs on purpose.

“I think we did really well in the defensive effort, especially our goalie Dan [Prokoshin],” mentioned Garlock.

“He played a really good game, he had a shutout. He showed up big for us.”

With two years of highschool expertise underneath his belt, Garlock is taking a much bigger function on the squad this 12 months.

“We do really well in the defensive zone, I am trying to help out everywhere,” mentioned Garlock.

“Last year was a short season. I and the whole team have improved over the offseason. We really put in the work and it is showing.”

PHS head coach Dave Hansen preferred the work he obtained from his gamers collectively towards HoVal.

“We wanted to have a team effort tonight,” mentioned Hansen. “I was rolling three lines throughout the whole game, every line contributed tonight. We have one top line but the second and third lines really work hard for their goals.”

Hansen wasn’t stunned to see Zullo contribute a hat trick.

“Cooper is putting a lot of pressure on himself,” mentioned Hansen.

“We lost Colm Trainor to graduation and Cooper learned a lot from him last year. He knows you have got to shoot the puck a lot, you have to put pucks on net. His hockey IQ is high and he moves the puck well.”

Garlock is getting issues transferring from the blue line.

“He has got the size and the hands,” mentioned Hansen. “He brings the puck well from the defensive end.”

In purpose, the battle-tested Prokoshin, a four-year starter, is doing very properly.

“Dan is playing great for us right now, he has got two shutouts,” mentioned Hansen.

“He wanted to come in and have a really good senior year and he is really showing it.”

With the Tigers enjoying at Tenafly on December 17 to wrap up the 2021 portion of its schedule, Hansen is trying for the squad to convey some momentum into the new 12 months.

“The boys are just happy to have a full season this year, I love coming into games,” mentioned Hansen, whose crew defeated Nottingham 10-4 final Monday to enhance to 4-1-1.

“Last year we had five games, that is behind us now. The boys want to win the CVC and do well in the states. It is great when we have a full team. We played Southern Regional the other night (a 6-2 win on December 6), they are a good team. We played well against them and we had a good game tonight. I am hoping to
continue this before Christmas and see where it goes.”

Garlock, for his half, is assured that good issues are on the horizon for the Tigers.

“I am happy with our quick start, how hard we work as a team, and how well we work with each other,” mentioned Garlock.
“I look forward to the rest of the season, I think we can do really well.”

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