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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
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.

For more, head to NJ Youth Hockey Central.

SCHEDULE

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AWAY
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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
K. Palmieri 82 30 27 3 57
A. Henrique 80 30 20 10 50
T. Zajac 74 14 28 3 42
M. Cammalleri 42 14 24 15 38
D. Severson 72 1 20 -8 21
R. Boucher 39 8 11 -13 19
D. Schlemko 67 6 13 -22 19
J. Moore 73 4 15 -12 19
A. Larsson 82 3 15 15 18
J. Blandisi 41 5 12 -14 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 27 25 6 .924 2.15
K. Kinkaid 9 9 1 .904 2.81
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