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Road To The Rock: High School Championship Match Ups Set

Prudential Center set to host three games on Saturday

Friday, 03.8.2013 / 10:10 AM ET / Community
By Anthony Smith  - NJ Youth Hockey Central
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Road To The Rock: High School Championship Match Ups Set
After a thrilling nine day and 73 game journey, the final three games of the NJSIAA State High School Ice Hockey Tournament are now upon us.
Randolph will return to The Rock on Saturday to defend their Public A Bracket championship. (Photo/New Jersey Devils)




















After a thrilling nine day and 73 game journey, the final three games of the NJSIAA State High School Ice Hockey Tournament are now upon us.

Public A Bracket

In the first semifinal game of the Public A Bracket, four-seed Bridgewater-Raritan punched their ticket to Newark by defeating nine-seed Livingston. Bridgewater-Raritan got out to an early 3-0 lead, only to see Livingston cut that lead to 3-2 halfway through the third period. But the Bridgewater-Rairitan squad held on thanks in part to 22 saves by goaltender Bobby Esposito.

They will face defending Public A champion Randolph, as the second-seed defeated third-seed Ridge.  Ben Raff gave Ridge a 1-0 lead in the first period, a lead they held until the third period when Noah Leinwand put Randolph on the board. The game went to overtime, where Randolph went on to win 2-1 on a goal by Mitchell Gaudioso.

Bridgewater-Raritan will face Randolph in the Public A Championship at 5 pm on Saturday at Prudential Center.

Public B Bracket

In an upset, fifth-seed Chatham defeated top-seed Ramsey 3-0. William Barnett had a goal and an assist and Teddy Simson assisted on two Chatham goals. Chatham held Ramsey to 12 shots, and goaltender C.J. Albanese stopped them all in the victory.

Chatham will take on third-seed Morristown, whom defeated two-seed Kinnelon 2-1 in overtime. Kinnelon tied the game at one late in the third period, but Jack Szary scored in the first overtime period to give Morristown the victory.

Chatham will play Morristown in the Public B Championship at 3 pm on Saturday at The Rock.

Non-Public Bracket

The journey of twelve-seed Paramus Catholic came to an end as top-seed Delbarton took care of business, defeating the Paladins 10-1. Josh Melnick netted a hat trick, in addition to three assists for Delbarton. John Baiocco also had seven points in the win.

The bracket’s top seed will look to defend the Non-Public Bracket championship when they face off against three-seed Don Bosco Prep, whom defeated second-seed Christian Brothers Academy 5-3. Jim Rainey scored twice and Jarred Liscio made 30 saves for Don Bosco in the victory.

The Non-Public Championship featuring Delbarton and Don Bosco Prep will be played at 1 pm on Saturday in Newark.

Game statistics courtesy of The Star-Ledger.
Game statistics courtesy of The Star-Ledger.

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SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
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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