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Public A Finals: Randolph 1, Ridge 0

2009 NJSIAA High School Hockey Championships

Saturday, 03.21.2009 / 6:14 PM ET / Recap
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Public A Finals: Randolph 1, Ridge 0

Alex Zachowski's goal lifts Randolph over Ridge


 
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Randolph's Dan Fullam made 17 saves Saturday to blank Ridge, 1-0, in the Public A championship at Prudential Center.

Alex Zachowski's unassisted tally in the first period was the game's only goal and handed the Rams their third title in the last four seasons. Ridge lost for the first time in its last 27 games (23-1-3).

Alec Wells stopped 24 of 25 shots for Ridge, which became the second defending champion of the afternoon to fall via shutout. Ramsey dropped Kinnelon, the 2008 Public B champs, by a 2-0 count in the first contest of the day.

Zachowski put a shot on goal from the right faceoff dot, and the puck found an opening between Wells' goalpads at 10:04 of the opening frame.

Fullam took care of the rest for head coach Rich McLaughlin's group, which earned its fourth crown in the last seven seasons.

With five minutes remaining in regulation and Ridge pressuring for the equalizer, Fullam robbed Dylan Gong in the slot, and recovered to turn away a rebound chance by Jake Hotz from the bottom of the left circle.

Fullam caught a break with four minutes to go when Brett Kiliyanki's backhander floated off the left post and safely away from the cage.

Wells made a strong stop on Evan Jones to keep Ridge within one. Later, Wells was well-positioned to handle Jones' wrister after the Randolph forward curled through the right circle, then around in front of the net.

Ridge pulled Wells with just over a minute to go, but couldn't break through on Fullam, who was named to the Public A All-Tournament Team. Kyle Kepple blocked a Ridge point shot in the game's dying seconds to help secure the win.

2009 New Jersey Devils
New Jersey State High School
Public A All-Tournament Team

Goaltender
Dan Fullam

Defensemen
Stephen Rijo – Ridge
Alex Zackowski – Randolph

Forwards
Brandon Palladino – Ridge
Chris Sparno – Montgomery
Dylan Colaneri – Randolph
 

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Henrique 75 16 27 -6 43
M. Cammalleri 68 27 15 2 42
P. Elias 69 13 21 -20 34
S. Gomez 58 7 27 -10 34
S. Bernier 67 16 16 2 32
T. Zajac 74 11 14 -3 25
A. Larsson 64 3 21 2 24
A. Greene 82 3 19 1 22
E. Gelinas 61 6 13 -2 19
M. Ryder 47 6 13 -1 19
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 26 31 9 .925 2.26
K. Kinkaid 6 5 4 .915 2.59