New Jersey High School Hockey Hall of Fame Welcomes A New Class
The 2014 Induction Class Was Honored at Prudential Center
The New Jersey High School Hockey Hall of Fame welcomed its third class at a ceremony held at the Rock. (Photo / Prudential Center)
Established in 2009 to honor the contributions and accomplishments made by its inductees, the NJ High School Hockey Hall of Fame inducted its third class at Prudential Center on Saturday.
A new class is welcomed into the Hall of Fame every two years. Those inducted are chosen as a sign of appreciation for their excellence and devotion in the sport of high school ice hockey and its community.
This year players, coaches, officials, and overall sport contributors gathered at Prudential Center and were welcomed in to join the elite that had been honored before them. Saturday served as a time to reconnect with old teammates, friends and rivals and reminisce.
Mats Carsberg: Forward, West Windsor/Lawrenceville
Bob Crothers: Forward, Morris Knolls
Dustin DePalma: Defenseman, CBA
Brandon Doria: Forward, Seton Hall Prep
Stan Gutt: Forward, Bayonne
Chris Ohlweiler: Forward, Chatham Township
Michael Pendy: Forward, Delbarton
Chris Seebode: Goaltender, Seton Hall Prep
Pat Sullivan: Forward, Seton Hall
Pat Verney: Forward, Hudson Catholic
|Bruce Shatel (left) is one of three coaches honored at the induction ceremony. During his time with Delbarton Shatel boasts a 308-37-30 overall record, wich includes eight state title wins. (Photo / Prudential Center)
Bruce Shatel (Shatel was also honored as part of the 2001-2002 Delbarton Team): Delbarton
Bob Smith: Brick/CBA/Pope John
Mike Reynolds: Madison/Toms River South/CBA
|Mike Morreale (left) covered New Jersey high school hockey for 17-years with the Star Ledger. He currently works as a staff writer for NHL.com. (Photo / Prudential Center)
Rick Bilwise: The Star Ledger
Mike Morreale: The Star Ledger
Ben Leuzzi: New Jersey Golden Blades
|The 2001-02 Delbarton team was one of two teams inducted in this year's Hall of Fame class. This team went 26-3-1 under first-year head coach, Bruce Shatel. Their state title was the first for the Green Wave in 10 years. (Photo / Prudential Center)
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