New Jersey Top 10
|1||Don Bosco Prep||1||17||1||1|
|3||Christian Brothers Academy||3||15||3||1|
|5||St. Peter's Prep||6||10||5||0|
|6||St. Augustine Prep||5||7||8||1|
|7||Seton Hall Prep||7||11||6||3|
|9||St. John Vianney||NR||12||1||2|
|10||St. Joseph Montvale||NR||11||3||2|
1-Don Bosco Prep (17-1-0): The Ironmen captured their eighth straight Bergen County Tournament last week with a convincing 5-1 decision over St. Joseph of Montvale. Don Bosco, sitting atop the Gordon Conference, followed with a 4-0 decision over fifth-ranked St. Augustine to run its winning streak to 14 games. Up next, the Ironmen will play host to fourth-ranked Pope John on Feb. 1.
2-Delbarton (12-4-3): The Green Wave took to the road and dealt a 3-1 defeat to rival and third-ranked Christian Brothers Wednesday. Senior forward Michael Balzarotti scored the winner to give Delbarton a 1-0 lead in the second period. The triumph came two days after Delbarton earned a 2-1 road win against No. 5 St. Peter’s Prep.
3-Christian Brothers (15-3-1): The Colts dropped the hard-fought battle to Delbarton. The rivals had skated to a 2-2 tie on Jan. 15. Still, CBA boasts a 14-2-1 slate over its past 17 games – the losses to No. 1 Don Bosco and No. 2 Delbarton. The Colts play No. 6 St. Augustine on Feb. 1.
4-Pope John (12-4-5): After a 4-1 setback against third-ranked CBA, the Lions skated to a 3-1 triumph over No. 5 St. Peter’s Prep as senior goalie Matt Schoer stopped 41 shots. Pope John faces a big challenge in its next game when it faces top-ranked Don Bosco on Feb. 1. Schoer boasts a .934 save-percentage for the Lions.
5-St. Peter’s Prep (10-5-0): The Marauders, who downed No. 10 St. Joseph of Montvale 5-3 last week, comported themselves in fine fashion despite the pair of defeats to Delbarton and Pope John. The Delbarton loss snapped a six-game winning streak. The Prep travels south to skate against Gloucester Catholic on Feb. 4.
6-St. Augustine Prep (7-8-1): The Hermits hit a rough spot in suffering a 9-2 loss to Princeton Day on Jan. 30. Earlier last week, Conor Callahan, Julian Boisclair and Alex Scimeca connected and Jake Brown stopped 26 shots to boost the Hermits to a 3-2 victory over Gordon Conference foe Bergen Catholic. The Hermit skate next against No. 3 CBA on Feb. 1
7-Seton Hall Prep (11-6-3): The Pirates took down Millburn, 4-0, behind a pair of goals from Ryan Rodrigues and a 17-save effort from Patrick Ackerman. Seton Hall hits the road to face-off against the Princeton Day School on Jan. 31 before it plays host to Gloucester Catholic on Feb. 2.
8-Madison (12-3-4): The Dodgers produced an impressive 4-2 road win over Montclair at Clary Anderson Arena on Jan. 23 to extend their unbeaten streak to nine (8-0-1). Madison will play its next two games on the road this week – Jan. 31 against Paramus and Feb. 2 at Kinnelon.
9-St. John Vianney (12-1-2): The streaking Lancers saw their 14-game unbeaten stretch (12-0-2) halted with a 3-1 setback against third-ranked CBA on Jan. 28. That initial defeat followed victories over Howell, Pingry and Morristown-Beard in which Vianney outscored its opponents, 13-2. Senior center John Gutt had nine goals and two assists in those three wins. The Lancers are at Notre Dame on Jan. 31.
10-St. Joseph of Montvale (11-3-2): The Green Knights forged a 2-0 lead after two periods before bowing to fifth-ranked St. Peter’s Prep. St. Joseph had previously downed Paramus (5-3) after falling to No. 1 Don Bosco in the Bergen County Tournament final on Jan. 23, stopping a nine-game unbeaten run (7-0-2). Next is a home game against Old Tappan on Feb. 1.