New Jersey Top 10
|1||Don Bosco Prep||1||27||1||0|
|3||Christian Brothers Academy||3||18||7||1|
|6||Seton Hall Prep||6||14||9||3|
|7||St. Peter's Prep||5||11||11||0|
1-Don Bosco Prep (27-1-0) The Ironmen ended a dream season by winning their first state championship with a 3-1 victory over No. 2 Delbarton in the NJSIAA Non-Public championship. Don Bosco closed with a 23-game winning streak that also included the Gordon Cup championship and ninth straight Bergen County Tournament crown. Senior and Quinnipiac commit Liam McLinskey led the club with 76 points (30-46).
2-Delbarton (19-7-4) The Green Wave did not lose to a New Jersey opponent this winter with the exception of top-ranked Don Bosco Prep, which it bowed to four times. Delbarton, which advanced to the Gordon Cup final, sought its fourth straight Non-Public title before falling in the final to Don Bosco. Standout senior Michael Balzarotti registered his 100th career point and closed with 65 points this winter (29-36).
3-Christian Brothers Academy (18-7-1) The Colts’ drive to win their first Non-Public title since 2015 was thwarted with a 1-0 setback against 10th-ranked Bergen Catholic in the quarterfinal round. Still, CBA opened the winter with a 12-1 record and were the only team to beat top-ranked Don Bosco this season.
4-Gloucester Catholic (10-13-1) The Rams, who earned an impressive victory over third-ranked CBA this campaign, delivered a hard-fought effort against No. 1 Don Bosco in the Non-Public semifinal before losing, 4-1. The South Jersey school also saw standout forward Dom Garozzo net his 31st goal this winter, surpassing the previous record of 30 held by Johnny Gaudreau since 2009.
5-Pope John (14-7-4) The Lions rode the goaltending of senior Matt Schoer (.938 save-percentage) and finished first in the Gordon Conference National Division. The Lions dropped a 1-0 OT decision to third-ranked CBA in the Gordon Cup quarterfinal. Pope John also tied No. 2 Delbarton & defeated NJSIAA Public B champion Ridge this winter.
6-Seton Hall Prep (14-9-3) 6 Led by senior forward Thomas Colucci (21-14-35) Seton Hall finished second in the Gordon National Division and posted victories that included No. 4 Gloucester Catholic, Public C champion Summit, Public B finalist Randolph, Northern Highlands and Indian Hills.
7-St. Peter’s Prep (11-11-0) Senior forward Matt Zdanowicz had a hat trick – including his 100th career point – in a 6-4 win over St. Joseph of Montvale in the first round of the NJSIAA Non-Public Round of 16. The Marauders lost to Delbarton in the quarterfinal and wound up finishing third in the Gordon National.
8-Ridge (19-7-3) The Red Devils went 14-3 the final two months of the season – including a 3-1 victory over Public C champion and No. 10 Summit – and the run concluded with an impressive 4-1 victory over top-seeded Randolph in the Public B championship. Senior forward Alex Konovalov set the school scoring record with 188 points in his career.
9-Summit (20-6-1) The Hilltoppers downed Chatham 6-2 in the Public C final to claim their third state championship – and second straight. Summit also secured its eighth Union County Cup and went to the McInnis Cup final before being edged, 6-5, by Westfield. Junior forward Tom Pryymak led the club with 55 points (25-30).
10-Bergen Catholic (11-14-2) First-year coach and former BC standout Thomas Keough led the Crusaders to a 6-1-1 finish. Included in that impressive close were decisions over then-fourth-ranked Pope John (3-2) in the Non-Public Round of 16 followed by a win over third-ranked CBA (1-0 in the quarterfinal. The Crusaders then bowed to No. 2 Delbarton, 2-0, in the semifinal.