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Road To The Rock: High School Championship Match Ups Set

Prudential Center set to host three games on Saturday

Friday, 03.08.2013 / 10:10 AM / 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.

For more, head to NJ Youth Hockey Central.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 TBL 51 32 15 4 166 133 68
2 MTL 48 32 13 3 128 108 67
3 DET 50 29 12 9 149 129 67
4 NYI 49 32 16 1 158 139 65
5 PIT 49 28 13 8 145 125 64
6 BOS 50 27 16 7 134 124 61
7 NYR 47 28 15 4 139 112 60
8 WSH 49 25 14 10 144 125 60
9 FLA 47 21 16 10 115 132 52
10 PHI 51 22 22 7 140 151 51
11 OTT 48 20 19 9 136 136 49
12 TOR 51 22 25 4 144 156 48
13 NJD 50 19 22 9 113 138 47
14 CBJ 48 21 24 3 120 151 45
15 CAR 49 17 26 6 105 129 40
16 BUF 50 14 33 3 94 179 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Henrique 43 10 17 -1 27
J. Jagr 46 10 16 -12 26
M. Cammalleri 38 16 7 -2 23
P. Elias 40 6 15 -13 21
M. Zidlicky 50 4 16 -8 20
M. Ryder 42 6 12 -2 18
S. Gomez 26 4 13 -6 17
S. Bernier 35 8 8 3 16
T. Zajac 42 8 8 -6 16
M. Havlat 32 5 8 -9 13
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Kinkaid 2 3 3 .919 2.34
C. Schneider 17 19 5 .922 2.36