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New Jersey HS Top 10: Don Bosco Splits On Trip To Mass.; CBA On 4-Game Winning Streak

New Jersey Top 10

RankTeamPR*WLT
1Don Bosco Prep1620
2Christian Brothers Academy3520
3Bergen Catholic5620
4Delbarton2330
5Gloucester Catholic8420
6Seton Hall Prep9221
7Summit4520
8Randolph6711
9St. Augustine Prep7221
10RamseyNR711

1-Don Bosco Prep (6-2-0)  PR 1:  The Ironmen were sound in all facets in defeating county rival Bergen Catholic, 4-0, on Monday in a Gordon Conference showdown. That effort came after an impressive showing on its weekend swing to Massachusetts with a victory over Catholic Memorial (1-0) followed by a hard-fought 4-3 setback against BC High.

2- Christian Brothers Academy (5-2-0) PR 3: Chad Schneider scored with 19 seconds remaining to give the Colts a 4-3 victory over sixth-ranked Seton Hall Prep on Dec. 20. It marked the club’s fourth straight victory in nine days. CBA is off until a Jan. 6 match against Middletown South.

3-Bergen Catholic (6-2-0) PR 5:  The Crusaders opened the season with five straight wins, their best start since going 18-0 in 1992-93. BC suffered a 5-2 defeat to Morristown-Beard on Dec. 19 but followed with a 3-1 verdict over seventh-ranked Summit the following night. Bergen Catholic dropped a 4-0 decision against top-ranked Don Bosco on Monday.

4-Delbarton (3-3-0) PR 2:  The Green Wave skated past Malden Catholic, 2-1, on Saturday before dropping a 4-0 decision to Catholic Memorial on Sunday in its trip to Massachusetts. Senior Ben Conrod leads Delbarton with seven points on four goals and three assists.

5- Gloucester Catholic (4-2-0)  PR 8:  The Rams put on a good showing in a 3-1 loss to top-ranked Don Bosco Prep on Dec. 15 before following with a 3-0 decision over Pope John to close out the week. The South Jersey school, winner of four or its last five games, has also downed St. Joseph’s of Pa. and CBA this season.

6- Seton Hall Prep (2-2-1) PR 9:  The Pirates put on an impressive rally against No. 3 CBA on Dec. 20, coming back from a 3-1 third period deficit to tie the game before surrendering a power play goal with 19 seconds showing in a 4-3 loss. Seton Hall faces Msgr. Farrell, Indian Hills and No. 7 Summit this week in the Ice Vault Tournament.

7-Summit (5-2)  PR 4:  The Hilltoppers, last season’s NJSIAA Public C champions, saw their winning streak snapped on Dec. 20 when they were edged by third-ranked Bergen Catholic, 3-1. Summit was then defeated by 10th-ranked Ramsey on Monday in the Ice Vault Tournament. Senior forward Tom Pryymak has accounted for 10 of Summit’s 28 goals through the opening seven contests.

8- Randolph (7-1-1)  PR 6:  Randolph extending its winning streak to three games with a 3-1 triumph over No. 10 Indian Hills on Monday in the Ice Vault Tournament. The Rams topped Mennen Division rival Chatham a 2-0 on Dec. 20 to improve to 3-1 in their last four matches. Forwards Zach Gallo, Evan Xhumba and Ben Yarchuk have combined for 14 goals thus far.

9-St Augustine Prep (2-2-1)  PR 7:  Following tough losses to Don Bosco Prep (3-0) and Bergen Catholic (3-1) the Hermits came through with a 6-4 decision over Bishop Eustace to close out last week. St. Augustine faces off next against rival Gloucester Catholic on Dec. 28.

10-Ramsey (7-1-1)  NR  The Rams’ six-game winning streak was stopped with a loss to No. 9 Randolph on Dec. 22 in the opening round of the Ice Vault Tournament. But the club rebounded with an impressive 5-1 victory over No. 7 Summit on Monday in the tournament to skate into the rankings this week.

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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