ROSELLE, NJ – The Scotch Plains-Fanwood hockey team took time to acknowledge the contributions of its senior members prior to the Raiders’ game against Watchung Hills on Tuesday, Jan. 22, at Warinanco Rink.

In his remarks, Coach Matt Gunther honored the following members of the Class of 2019:

Jake Hogan – This captain has also dedicated four years to the varsity team. His defensive skills are crucial to the success of our squad. He has led this team throughout season with poise and integrity.

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Kier Hunt This goaltender has really impressed us coming out this year as a senior. The skills that he has developed throughout his time here are not the only great qualities he has to offer, but his dedication to this team and the sport of ice hockey as well.

Tim LambertaThis captain has really impressed us over the years. He has developed into a very aggressive offenseman and has the ability to set a physical tone to the game when he is on the ice. More importantly, he has developed into a dependable and loyal leader.

Danny MitchellThis senior has shown his love for the sport and pushed himself to become a true hockey player. His work ethic and pride in this team are very sought after qualities.

Jack PedersenThis senior has truly put in the time and effort to become a great hockey player. He has been a key asset to the team with his ability to switch back and forth between forward and defense.

Will WhiteThis captain has dedicated four years to the varsity team. He started as a forward, but has switched to help support our defense this year. He makes his presence known on the ice not only with his size, but also with his speed and leadership.

Julia Barnes – This senior plays hockey, but on a field rather than ice. During the winter seasons she has dedicated four years of her time to help ensure everything runs great by keeping the books and clock accurate for games. She has shown great dedication to the program through her support to our players.

Gianna Cassara – This senior also doesn’t lace up the skates before games, but she does make an impact “behind the scenes”. She is always here to help keep our statistics and games running smooth. She is very dependable and has shown her loyalty for our team and school. is Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s only free daily paper. Sign up for our daily eNews and follow us on Facebook and twitter @SPF_TAP. Download the free TAPinto App for iPhone or Android.