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New Jersey Hockey: Taking a Look at some New Jersey HS teams

BERGEN CATHOLIC: (5-15-2)

Coach: Tom Keough

League: Gordon/National

Key Forwards: William Frassetto, Tommy Kleinman, Ryan Maloughney, Lou Angioletti, Nicholas Stoebling.

Key Defensemen: Jake Antonucci, Devon Kelly, Daniel Negron.

Goalies: Chris Branch, Brendon McCaskey.

Newcomers to Watch: Antonio Arcaroli, Matthew O’Donnell.

BRICK MEMORIAL (7-14-4)

Coach: James Bruce

League: Shore South

Key Forwards: Justin Davis (4-10-14), Ryan Chafe (13-12-25), Mark McDermitt (10-10-20), Steven Scott (5-1-6), Jack Douglas (6 goals), Chris Clayton (1-2-3), Trent Burton (1-2-3).

Key Defensemen: Thomas Swartwout (21-16-37), Rex Freeman (3-3-6).

Goalie: Joe Beshears.

Newcomers to Watch: Cooper Reilly

CENTRAL REGIONAL (7-15-1)

Coach: Joe Pelliccio

League: Shore Central

Key Forwards: Matt Condello, Gabe Forlenza, Kyle Schweighardt, Dan Klutkoski.

Key Defensemen: Anthony Martriano, Brady Steller.

Goalie: Nicholas Bilinski.

Newcomers to Watch: Mark Anthony Compitello, Will Maguire, Dominick Compitello.

CHATHAM (16-8)

Coach: Brandon Herr

League: Mennen Division.

Key Forwards: Jack DeLetto, Matt Keane, Nate Marshall, Nick Meyer, Brian Nall.

Key Defensemen: Colin Pierce, Danny Mahoney, Matt White, Christian Ivanovich.

Goalie: Zach Pendergrast.

GLEN ROCK (14-9-2)

Coach: Dean Portas

League: Big North/Stripes

Key Forwards: Anthony Maurice, Jared Brassil.

Key Defensemen: Pat Smith, Ben Sakac.

Goalies: Max Lindley, Mack Alvino.

Newcomer to Watch: Quinn Visoky.

HUNTERDON CENTRAL (16-7-3)

Coach: Paul Cavanaugh.

League: Skyland Conference

Key Forwards: James Coussoule, Erik Szanto, Scott Poltz, Thomas Brandt, Thomas Del Gaizo.

Key Defensemen: William Meyer, Christopher Del Gaizo, Will Chanlam.

Goalies: Andrew Brandt, Jacck Menichillo, Kristin Weiland.

Newcomers to Watch: Alex Ahern, Josh Richards, Brian Brown, Sam Ahern, Dan Venezia, Carter Siani.

HILLSBOROUGH (10-11-4)

Coach: Chris Tommins

League: Skyland Conference

Key Forwards: Jude Kurtas (career: 30-59-89), Jason Wolff (career: 31-45-76), Lleyton Soarea (career: 24-49-73), Mike Jandoli (career: 2-20-23), Mike LoRicco, Brock Forrest.

Key Defensemen: Matthew Palmer (career: 3-22-25), Jack Spitzer (career: 2-12-14).

Goalie: Jason LoRicco.

Newcomer to Watch: Robert Renner.

MIDDLETOWN NORTH (13-6-2)

Coach: Don Wood.

League: Shore North

Key Forwards: Chris Repman (21-19-40), Anthony Tavares (9-12-21), Dan Quiles (6-10-16), Brian Lupo.

Key Defensemen: John Miranda (1-5-6).

Goalie: Matt Corella (8-3-1, .906 SP).

Newcomers to Watch: Aidan Cook, Thomas Stone, Jesse Dickinson.

INDIAN HILLS (14-10-2)

Coach: Anthony Tabbacchino

League: Big North/Stars

Key Forwards: Drew Lustig, Ben Pendy, Conor Flynn, Ryan Andrews, Rory Maurer, Jayson Atkinson, Thomas Moskal, Brock Fizer.

Key Defensemen: Sean King, Shane Lovell, Ricky Kimble, Jake King.

Goalies: Max Flink, Joe Bagi.

MORRISTOWN-BEARD (16-7-2)

Coach: Scott Greene

League: Mennen Division

Key Forwards: Connor Tartaglione (14-11-25), Dylan Dertouzos (2 assists), Tommy Matthews (8-9-17), Evan Sandford (6 assists), Seth Kaplan (12-5-17).

Key Defensemen: Matt Dertouzos, Colin O’Connor, Tristan Long.

Goalies:  John Cohen.

Newcomers to Watch: James Cunningham, Joe DePoalo, Paul Detre, Ryan Brown, Tom Polaski.

MORRIS KNOLLS (12-10-2)

Coach: Tim Kepler

League: Mennen Division

Key Forwards: Kyle Conklin (5-8-13), Jason Miesegaes (2-1-3), Sean Murray (4-7-11), Kieran Regan (5-7-12), Jacob Walsh (11-7-18).

Key Defensemen: Tik Ryerson (1-2-3), Robbie Singley (2-4-6), Derek Coleman, Timmy Kepler.

Goalies: Ty Franchi (2.44 GAA, .926 SP), Andrew Rush (1.86 GAA, .911 SP).

Newcomers to Watch: Joe Rabeno, Gavin Walsh.

NUTLEY (4-16-1)

Coach: Andrew Surowiec.

League: NJIIHL/Kelly

Key Forwards: Eli Verdun (5-7-12), Zach Fagin (6-2-8).

Key Defensemen: Joe Melillo (4-11-15), Leo Carrillo.

Goalie: Johnny Matrona.

Newcomers to Watch: Rocco Albanese, Julian Poole.

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ORATORY PREP (13-7-1)

Coach Samuel A. Tafel

League: NJIIHL/Kelly.

Key Forwards: John Meehan (22-9-31), Jeffery Jarvis (27-20-47), Luke Jacobello (16-9-25).

Key Defensemen: Declan Heffernan (5-8-13), Andrew Moran (2-2-4), Will Moran (2-4-6).

Goalie: Greg Lahr (.886 SP).

Newcomers to Watch: Matthew Clark, Gerard Fargiano, Avi Tahl, Matthew Deangelis, Garret Hall, Jack Wilson, Oliver Tauscher.

RED BANK REGIONAL (3-18)

Coach: Connor Keating.

League: Shore Conference.

Key Forwards: Paul Bikker, Gabby Massa, Ralph Molinari, Harrison Quinn, Andrew Sala.

Key Defensemen: Tyler Barkey, Page Lootsma, Sam Jansky.

Goalies: Sean Benjamin, Mitchell Quinn.

Newcomers to Watch: Bryce Fernandes, Nathaniel Cooper.

RIDGE (16-5-7)

Coach: Tim Mullin.

League: Skyland Conference

Key Forwards: Alex Konovalov (29-37-66), Blake Loges (22-9-31), Luke Rich (17-21-38).

Key Defenseman-Eric Shubert (2-3-5).

Goalies: Marcus Fabifunke, Jack Richter.

Newcomers to Watch: Erik Helgusen, Nick Del Gaizo.

RIDGEWOOD (10-13)

Coach: Mike Lucchesi

League: Big North/Liberty Starts.

Key Forwards: Ben Reinke, Tyler Kopff, Davis Flusche, Mason Schick.

Key Defensemen: Luke Kubikowski, Dylan Bronowich.

Goalies: Ben Rubenstein, Nagte Loughlin.

ST. JOHN VIANNEY (19-4-2)

Coach: Mick Messemer

League: Shore North

Key Forwards: John Gutt (21-51-72), Dom Troisi (3-7-10).

Key Defensemen: AJ Micalizzi (7 assists), Rich Kulaszewski (1-5-6), Evan Knoll, Jake Deatherage.

Goalies: Jeremy Connor (18 wins, 5 shutouts), Sal Benvenuto.

Newcomers to Watch: Nick Colao, Colin Gartz, Alec Osher, Christian Aperawic, Cameron Pape.

ST. JOSEPH OF METUCHEN (10-11-1)

Coach: Ryan Carter

League: GMC/Egan

Key Forwards: Ryan Ozimanic (8-8-16), Gavin Tanji (1-1-3), Danny Bradshaw (7-2-9), Mark Borek (3-7-10), Norman Matyi (1-4-5), Joe Morello (5 assists), Dean Rocco (7 assists).

Key Defensemen: Ty Carter (8-10-18), Michael Sasso (5 assists).

Goalies: Clay Whittington (3.17 GAA), Eddie Kaiven (3.05 GAA).

TENAFLY (10-11-3)

Coach: Andy Escala

League: Big North Freedom

Key Forwards: Socrates Raftis (17-21-38), Michael Ronadli (10-5-15), Sam Bunis (4-9-13), Matthew Mankovsky (6-5-11), William Schreer (1-4-5)

Key Defensemen: Jack Naidrich (1-4-5), Tommy Cohen (1-3-4), Christian Rosato (3-3-6).

Goalies: Charlie Goldman, Dylan Wickey.

Newcomers to Watch: Daniel Lurie, Tinos Raftis

WALL (20-4-2)

Coach: Mike Dianora

League: Shore North

Key Forwards: Jack Beattie, Patrick DeMarinis, Colin Gabuzda, Riley Haviland, Sean Kiewe, Kyle O’Neill, Dean Surgent, Joseph Velke.

Key Defensemen: Dylan Byrne, Samuel Campbell, Robert Curran, Glenn Puzo, Robert Seelinger.

Goalies: Logan Beattie, Luke Capro, Joseph Hooper.

Players to Watch: Michael Kocsis, Glenn Brand, Danny Mirtrione, Anthony Campisano, Jaxson Hook, Lucca Infozino, Garrett Kettyle, James Coussoulis.

 

WOODBRIDGE TOWNSHIP (21-5-1)

Coach: Christopher Monticollo

League: GMC.

Key Forwards: Dante Amato (11-5-16), Matthew Haggerty (12 goals).

Key Defensemen: Justin Dinatale (4 goals), Ryan Snyder (2 goals), Garrett Ludwig (1 goal).

Goalies: Lucas Teeple, Mike Krowicki.

Newtomers to Watch: Chris Ferguson, Richard Smiko, Colin Snyder.

Paul Bruno

Paul Bruno

Paul Bruno covered college and high school ice hockey for The Newark (NJ) Star-Ledger from 1988-2012. A 1984 graduate of Seton Hall University, he played collegiate hockey for The Hall in the Metropolitan Collegiate Hockey Conference. He also served as an intern in the New Jersey Devils public relations department during the 1983-84 season. Bruno later coached the Seton Hall University ice hockey team (1985-1987) and has covered the New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils training camps as well as the ECAC ice hockey championships in Lake Placid, NY, for the Ledger. Bruno, who has been a contributing hockey writer to New Jersey Monthly Magazine, has covered hockey for Sideline Chatter for the past three seasons.
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