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New Jersey Top 10: #1 Don Bosco faces two upcoming tests

New Jersey Top 10 Poll

1Don Bosco Prep11201
5Gloucester Catholic7630
7St. John Vianney4911
8St. Augustine Prep10541
9Seton Hall PrepNR643

1-Don Bosco Prep (12-0-1):  The Ironmen extended their unbeaten streak this season to 13 games with a convincing 8-1 victory over the Hun School Wednesday outdoors at Citi Field in New York. The Ramsey power has allowed just 1.30 goals per game. Tyler Sedlak and Mickey Burns have each collected 35 points to lead the Ironmen. Don Bosco is slated to skate next against sixth-ranked Morristown-Beard on Jan. 10 before its second showdown with No. 2 Delbarton on Jan. 21.

2-Delbarton (8-2-0)  2  Since consecutive losses to top-ranked Don Bosco Prep and Princeton Day before Christmas, the Green Wave has won four straight games, three via shutout. Senior goalie Kenny Burgess has yielded just seven goals on 145 shots. Senior Hunter Macy has secured the back end while collecting 11 points on 5 goals and six assists. Delbarton faces Gloucester Catholic on Jan. 8 before a home-and-home series with seventh-ranked St. Augustine on Jan. 12 & 16.

J.T. Zangara

3-Randolph (9-0-3) 3  The Rams 3-1 triumph over Roxbury on Dec. 23 was the 400th career victory for veteran coach Rich McLaughlin. The Morris County school then went 2-0-1 in the Ice Vault Holiday Classic with a 1-1 tie against No. 9 Seton Hall Prep and victories over Mahwah (5-3) and Glen Rock (3-1). Randolph extended its unbeaten streak to 12 games with a 5-0 win over Hillsborough on Jan. 3. J.T. Zangara and Will Zimmer have seven goals each to lead the Rams, who will faceoff against fourth-ranked Summit on Jan. 5.

Nick Pryymak

4-Summit (11-0-0)  8  The Hilltoppers have surely surged to open this winter and will face a key test this week when they travel into Morris County for public school showdown with third-ranked Randolph on Jan. 5. Summit was quite impressive during the Ice Vault Holiday Classic with triumphs against Mahwah, Chatham and St. Joseph of Montvale, scoring 14 goals while allowing six in the three contests. The impressive goaltending tandem of Wilson Lees and Nikita Pryymak have surrendered a mere 12 goals on 275 shots.

5-Gloucester Catholic (6-3-0)  7  The Rams went 5-2 in December, including a 4-1 streak from Dec. 6 to the end of the year. Michael Moreira had a hat trick with an assist in a 7-2 verdict over Bishop Eustace on Jan. 2. A key week for the club looms now with games against South Jersey rival and No. 8 St. Augustine on Jan. 4 followed by Holy Ghost Prep of Pa. (Jan. 5) and No. 2 Delbarton on Jan. 8.

6-Morristown-Beard (7-2-1) 9 After struggling through a 1-2-1 opening, the Crimson have won six straight games, including impressive decisions over Chatham, No. 7 St. Augustine, LaSalle of Pa., ninth-ranked Seton Hall Prep and, most recently, a 3-1 decision over St. Peter’s Prep on Jan. 3. Seth Kaplan had two goals, Brayden Patricia scored once and Anthony DelTufo stopped 26 shots in that victory over the Gordon Conference foe.

7- St. John Vianney (9-1-1)  4  The Lancers suffered a 3-1 loss to Middletown North on Dec. 19, but responded in fine fashion by going 2-0-1 in their next three games and outscoring their opponents by a 13-3 margin. Jeremy Connor halted 18 shots while John Gelatt registered a hat trick in a 4-0 victory over St. Joseph of Metuchen on Jan. 2. Gelatt, a junior forward, now has 30 points on 12 goals and 18 assists.

8-St. Augustine Prep (5-4-1) 10  The Hermits closed out 2017 by earning victories over Christian Brothers Academy (6-2) and Bishop Eustace (7-1). Senior forward Dominic Guido has five goals and one assist in the past three games. Guido and Zach Minafo each hit net in a 2-2 tie with Pope John on Jan. 3. St. Augustine has two key Gordon Conference games next, skating against fifth-ranked Gloucester Catholic on Jan. 4 and St. Peter’s Prep on Jan. 9.

9-Seton Hall Prep (6-4-3)  NR  After a loss to sixth-ranked Morristown-Beard on Dec. 22, the Pirates earned impressive victories over then-No. 5 Glen Rock and St. Joseph of Montvale in the Ice Vault Holiday Classic. The Pirates then rang in the New Year with a 5-2 win over Gordon Conference National Division rival Bergen Catholic on Jan. 3. Stephen Buck, a senior forward, leads the Pirates with 19 points on 11 goals and eight assists and senior forward Thomas Colucci has nine goals and seven assists.

10-Chatham (7-3-0)  NR The Cougars clawed their way into the rankings on the strength of an impressive 3-1 victory over then-No. 5 Glen Rock on Dec. 28 in the Ice Vault Holiday Classic. Chatham has also defeated fifth-ranked Morristown-Beard in its season opener while suffering one-goal losses to No. 3 Randolph (2-1) and fourth-ranked Summit (3-2). David Andreychuk leads the Cougars with nine goals. Up next for Chatham is Mennen Division rival Morris Knolls followed by Jan. 10 against Mendham.

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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