Summit was looking to defend its championship from 2018, and the Hilltoppers left no doubt as whether they would.
After yielding the opening goal to sixth-seeded Chatham in the first period, fourth-seeded Summit (20-6-1) responded on a pair of goals by Greg Spitznagel to grab a 2-1 lead on the way to a 6-2 victory in the Public C championship at the Prudential Center. It was the second straight season Summit had topped Chatham in the final. In 2018 the Hilltoppers won it, 3-0.
Tom Pryymak, Charlie Collins, Remi Vidal and Chris Magovern also scored, and Nikita Pryymak finished with 38 saves for Summit (20-6-1).
It was the third state title in four trips to the final for the Union County school, which outscored its opponents by a 27-5 margin in its four state tournament games in 2019. Summit’s lone loss in the championship game came against Bayonne in the 2000 Public final.
Tom Pryymak (25-30-55), Spitznagel (26-19-45), Jake Puskar (18-18-3) and Collins (17-16-33) were the offensive catalysts for Summit.
Chatham (14-12-2) was looking to grab its first championship since winning Public B in 2013.