Alex Konovalov returned in January from an injury and helped ignite Ridge to the Public B title.
The senior forward scored 4:59 into the third period to snap a 1-1 tie before Luke Rich fired in a pair of goals and Marcus Fabiunke made 25 saves to send the second-seeded Red Devils to a 4-1 verdict over top-seeded Randolph in the title match at the Prudential Center in Newark.
Randolph struck first on a goal by J.T. Zangara to open a 1-0 lead before Blake Loges connected for Ridge to make it a 1-1 game after the first period. The second period was scoreless until Konovalov came through with the winner 4:59 into the third.
The triumph allowed Ridge (19-7-3) to secure the third state championship. The previous meeting between the two teams in the final came in 2009, which Randolph won, 1-0, in the Public A title contest.
Ridge’s top line of seniors Konovalov, Rich and Loges ignited the offense and accounted for 58 goals this season. Konovalov returned in mid-season after suffering a broken fibula and finished with 28 goals and 16 assists in 12 games for the Red Devils.
Randolph, looking for its ninth Public state championship, finished with a record of 21-5-2.