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Road To The Rock: NJSIAA Semifinal Contests Up Next

Randolph, Ramsey, Delbarton among highest seeds remaining

Tuesday, 03.5.2013 / 10:15 AM ET / Community
By Anthony Smith  - NJ Youth Hockey Central
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Road To The Rock: NJSIAA Semifinal Contests Up Next
The NJSIAA State Ice Hockey Tournament picture became a bit clearer over the weekend, as the tournament that began with 84 teams played its way down to 12.
2012 Public A Champion Randolph and 2012 Non-Public Champion Delbarton remain among the top seeds remaining in this year's tournament. (Photos/New Jersey Devils)




































The NJSIAA State Ice Hockey Tournament picture became a bit clearer over the weekend, as the tournament that began with 84 teams played its way down to 12.

Public A Bracket

An unlikely result saw nine-seed Livingston knock off top-seed Morris Knolls by a score of 5-2 behind a complete team effort, including goals from Seth Crockett, Joe Lillen, Jonny Garfinkel, David Reiter, and Tal Finberg. Brian Lillen also added 22 saves in the victory.

Livingston will face a Bridgewater-Raritan squad that defeated Westfield 3-2 in double-overtime on Saturday. Bridgewater-Raritan goalie Bobby Esposito made 44 saves in the triumph.

On the other side of the bracket, second-seed and defending champion Randolph defeated tenth-seeded Robbinsville 3-2 in overtime on Saturday on a goal from Christopher Holowko. They will play third-seed Ridge, which defeated six-seed Brick 6-5 on a four-goal effort from Kyle Leddy.

Public B Bracket

The journey of the tournament’s unlikely success story came to an end on Sunday, as 25th-seeded Red Bank fell to top-seed Ramsey 4-0 despite 43 saves from goalie A.J. Ostrander. Ramsey received goals from Connor Edwards, Anthony Pedulla, Frank Steffe, and Alex Whelan in the victory.

Ramsey will face fifth-seed Chatham in the semifinal round, which defeated four-seed Mendham on Saturday by a score of 6-2. Teddy Simson netted two goals for Chatham in the victory.

The bracket’s other side saw third-seed Morristown defeat six-seed Summit 1-0 behind a third period goal from Cam Szary. Morristown will face off against two-seed Kinnelon in the semifinals, which defeated tenth-seed Ramapo 5-0 two goals from Matt Civil.

Non-Public Bracket

In the only Non-Public Quarterfinal match to be played to this point, two-seed Christian Brothers Academy defeated seven-seed Morristown Beard 3-2 on Saturday behind an overtime goals from Conor Tierney. CBA will play third-seed Don Bosco Prep, which defeated six-seed St. Joseph (Metuchen) 5-2 on Saturday.

Top-seed Delbarton defeated eight-seed St. Augustine 4-0 on Monday behind four goals from Josh Melnick and 21 saves from goaltender Brian Forness. They will face off against twelve-seed Paramus Catholic, who defeated fourth-seed Gloucester Catholic behind a 35-save effort from goaltender Thomas Pyrka.

Following the completion of the semifinal round, the NJSIAA State Ice Hockey Tournament Championships will be played at Prudential Center on Saturday, March 9.

Game statistics courtesy of The Star-Ledger.

For more, head to NJ Youth Hockey Central.

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STANDINGS

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