New Jersey Top 10
|2||Christian Brothers Academy||1||12||4||3|
|3||Don Bosco Prep||3||13||5||1|
|5||Seton Hall Prep||6||9||10||2|
|8||St. Augustine Prep||8||9||7||2|
|10||St. Joseph Montvale||10||18||1||1|
1-Bergen Catholic (16-3-0) The Crusaders extended their winning streak to 10 games when they forged a 3-2 victory over previously top-ranked Christian Brothers Academy this week, a win that pushes them into the top spot. Six of those 10 wins have come against clubs ranked in the Top 10.
2-Christian Brothers Academy (12-4-3) After a pair of ties against fifth-ranked Seton Hall Prep and sixth-ranked Gloucester Catholic, CBA suffered a 3-2 setback against Bergen Catholic on Feb. 5 to slip out of the No. 1 slot. The Colts will close out their Gordon Conference regular season slate with a Feb. 7 battle against No. 8 St. Augustine Prep.
3-Don Bosco Prep (13-5-1) The Ironmen skated to three victories, including back-to-back wins against Portledge of New York (5-3) and Gordon Conference foe Pope John (5-1). After it faces off against Lawrenceville on Feb. 7, Don Bosco skates against St. Peter’s Prep and sixth-ranked Gloucester Catholic before the cutoff date for the Gordon Cup tournament.
4-Delbarton (7-7-2) Coach Bruce Shatel’s club has gone 2-1 over its last three contests, earning victories over Pope John (8-1) and No. 8. St. Augustine (4-2). The Green Wave travels to Connecticut to play Brunswick on Feb. 11 before returning home to battle the Hill School (Pa.) on Feb. 13, two tough games.
5-Seton Hall Prep (9-10-2) The Pirates rebounded from a pair of one-goal losses to Princeton Day (3-2) and top-ranked Bergen Catholic (4-3) by powering its way to a 9-2 win over Pope John on Feb. 5. Senior defenseman Timothy O’Connell has 13 points on four goals and nine assists. Seton Hall is scheduled to play top public-school power and ninth-ranked Randolph on Feb. 10.
6-Gloucester Catholic (8-4-4) The Rams snapped a four-game winless streak – that included a 3-2 loss to fifth-ranked Seton Hall – with an impressive 8-3 decision over the Hun School on Feb. 3. Up next for Gloucester Catholic is a Feb. 10 showdown on home ice against No. 3 Don Bosco Prep.
7-Morristown-Beard (15-3-1) After a 7-3 setback against No. 3 Don Bosco the Crimson responded with decisive wins over Mennen Division rivals Morristown (5-0) and Chatham (6-0) before skating to a 4-3 victory over Ridge on Feb. 6. Up next is a road trip to New York to face-off against Portledge on Feb. 10.
8-St. Augustine Prep (9-7-2) The Hermits were beaten 7-1 by the Hun School before falling to fourth-ranked Delbarton, 4-2, on Feb. 4. St. Augustine has key games left before the Feb. 12 Gordon Cup seeding meeting against No. 2 CBA on Feb. 7 and St. Peter’s Prep on Feb. 10.
9-Randolph (15-2-4) The Rams edged Rumson-Fair Haven, 1-0, on Feb. 5 to extend their winning streak to three games. Randolph now has a tough test against a Gordon Conference club on Feb. 10 when it travels to Codey Arena in West Orange to skate against fifth-ranked Seton Hall Prep.
10-St. Joseph (Montvale) (18-1-1) The Green Knights rolled to an 8-1 win over Old Tappan on Jan. 31 to push their winning streak to three, a streak in which they’ve outscored their opponents by a 16-4 margin. Tenafly on Feb. 11.