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New Jersey Top 10: #1 Gloucester Catholic, #2 Don Bosco Prep Meet In Gordon Cup Final Thursday

New Jersey Top 10

RankTeamPR*WLT
1Gloucester Catholic11010
2Don Bosco Prep5921
3Seton Hall Prep4524
4Bergen Catholic21021
5Christian Brothers Academy3732
6Delbarton6351
7Morristown-Beard7811
8Ridge8510
9Lakeland91011
10St. Joseph Montvale10562

1-Gloucester Catholic (10-1-0) The Rams continued their dominance with a 4-1 decision over third-ranked Seton Hall Prep in the semifinal round and march into the championship of the 63rd Gordon Cup for the first time in program history. Jack Grace had a pair of goals and Zach McElrain halted 23 shots for Gloucester Catholic, which extended its winning streak to nine games. The Rams will play No. 2 Don Bosco Prep in the final on Thursday.

2-Don Bosco Prep (9-2-1)  The Ironmen ran their winning streak to five games with a decisive 9-0 decision over then-second ranked Bergen Catholic in their Gordon Cup semi-final showdown on Monday. Bosco now advances into its fourth straight Gordon Cup final, and sixth overall, to face top-ranked Gloucester Catholic on Thursday. The Ironmen, who last won in 2019, seek their third Gordon title.

3-Seton Hall Prep (5-2-4)  The Pirates earned a statement win when they went on the road and beat then-third ranked CBA, 4-2, in the Gordon Cup quarterfinal round on Feb. 25. It marked Seton Hall’s first victory over CBA since 2006 and the Essex County club’s first foray into the Gordon semifinal round since 2007. Seton Hall battled hard with No. 1 Gloucester Catholic in the semis before bowing, 4-1.

4-Bergen Catholic (10-2-1)  Seeking their first Gordon Cup since winning consecutive titles in 2003-04 the Crusaders edged No. 10 St. Joseph of Montvale, 2-1, in the quarterfinal to extend their unbeaten streak to nine games. But BC lost, 9-0, in the semis to second-ranked Don Bosco Prep on Monday, marking its first setback since a 3-2 defeat to No. 1 Gloucester Catholic in the season-opener on Jan. 18.

5-Christian Brothers Academy (7-3-2)  The Colts drop two spots in the rankings this week after they were handed a 4-2 loss to third-ranked Seton Hall Prep in the Gordon Cup quarterfinal round on Feb. 25. The two clubs had skated to a 4-4 tie on Feb. 19. Sophomore defenseman Patrick Reilly led the Colts this season with 17 points (4-13).

6-Delbarton (3-5-1)  The Green Wave battled second-ranked Don Bosco Prep twice within two days last week but came up short in both contests. After a 4-2 defeat in the regular season finale on Feb. 23, Delbarton got a goal from Nick Faccone but suffered a 4-1 setback to the Ironmen two days later in the Gordon Cup quarterfinal round.

7-Morristown-Beard (8-1-1) 7 Cam Fernandez had a goal and three assists to send the Crimson to a 5-0 verdict over Randolph to close their regular season slate and extend their unbeaten streak to eight games (7-0-1). Now Morristown-Beard will play in the Mennen Cup championship on Thursday. The Crimson will seek their eighth Mennen Cup title in the last 12 years and 13th overall.

8-Ridge (5-1-0) 8 The Red Devils skated past Hillsborough, 8-1, on Monday and extended their winning streak to four games. Their lone loss this winter came via a 3-1 setback against fourth-ranked Bergen Catholic. Ridge is looking to grab its fourth Skylands Cup championship and first since 2018.

9-Lakeland (10-1-1)  Ben Kopacki made 21 saves and Charlie Wogisch scored as the Lancers extended their unbeaten streak to five in a 1-1 tie with Mahwaher Quinn finished with two goals and an assist. Lakeland skates against Northern Highlands in the Big North Cup semifinal round on Thursday.

10-St. Joseph Montvale (5-6-2)  The Green Knights battled then-No. 2 Bergen Catholic valiantly, getting a 23-save effort from Tomas Spero 23-save and a goal from Michael Angeletti before bowing 2-1 in the Gordon Cup quarterfinal round. St. Joe’s advanced previously with a 5-2 win over St. Peter’s Prep on the strength of Justin Hughes’ two goals to advance into the opening round.

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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