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New Jersey Top 10: #5 Gloucester Catholic Wins Three Straight; Morristown-Beard Enters Rankings

New Jersey Top 10

1Don Bosco Prep1630
2Christian Brothers Academy2521
3Bergen Catholic3620
5Gloucester Catholic5520
6Seton Hall Prep6532
8St. Augustine Prep9341

1-Don Bosco Prep (6-3-0)  After blanking third-ranked Bergen Catholic on Dec. 23 the Ironmen suffered a 5-3 setback against Suffern of New York on Jan. 3, yielding their first two power play goals this season along with an empty net tally in the final seconds. Don Bosco is 5-1 in Gordon Conference play and won’t take to the ice again until facing fourth-ranked Delbarton on Jan. 14.

2-Christian Brothers Academy (5-2-1)   The Colts saw their four-game winning streak snapped on Jan. 3 when they were edged by LaSalle of Rhode Island, 6-5. Sophomore Zachary Wagnon had 11 points on six goals and five assists through seven games for the Lincroft school, which skates against Middletown South on Jan. 6 followed by Pope John two days later.

3-Bergen Catholic (6-2-0)  The Crusaders have had a solid break since dropping a 4-0 decision to top-ranked Don Bosco on Dec. 23. Now the club will ring in the new year with key Gordon Conference showdowns against No. 8 St. Augustine Prep (Jan. 6) followed by sixth-ranked Seton Hall Prep (Jan. 8).

4-Delbarton (3-4-0)  The Morris County squad had a good pre-Christmas test during its holiday swing to Massachusetts. The Green Wave defeated Malden Catholic, 2-1, before a 4-0 setback against Catholic Memorial. Delbarton, led by senior Ben Conrod’s eight points (3-5), plays fifth-ranked Gloucester Catholic on Jan. 6.

5-Gloucester Catholic (5-2-0)  Matthew Frett scored twice to highlight a 4-1 win over St. Augustine on Dec. 26, the Rams’ third straight triumph. Gloucester Catholic has received outstanding in play in goal from Christopher Liscio, who’s posted two shutouts and surrendered one goal in his past three starts.

6-Seton Hall Prep (5-3-2)  The Pirates received goals from Sal Betro and Ryan Rodrigues and good goaltending from Jake Schunke in a hard-fought 2-1 win over St. Augustine in a Gordon Conference battle on Jan. 3. Seton Hall eyes extending its winning streak to four games against No. 3 Bergen Catholic on Jan. 8.

7-Morristown-Beard (8-2-0) After opening at 0-2 the Crimson have ripped off eight-straight wins, including a 5-4 victory over St. John Vianney on Jan. 3. During the streak Morristown-Beard earned impressive decisions over No. 3 Bergen Catholic, No. 9 Randolph and Princeton Day. Senior Forward Tommy Matthews has 25 points (7-18). A Mennen Division contest against Chatham is up next on Jan. 8.

8-St. Augustine Prep (3-4-1) Matt Gandy scored a shorthanded goal in the final minutes and the Hermits displayed their customary hustling brand of hockey but fell short in a 2-1 setback against sixth-ranked Seton Hall Prep on Jan. 3. St. Augustine has received solid goaltending from Matt Lynch. A road trip to play third-ranked Bergen Catholic looms on Jan. 8.

9-Randolph (8-2-1) The Rams suffered a 4-3 loss to then-unranked Mennen Division rival Morristown-Beard on Dec. 27 before following with wins over Madison and Hunterdon Central. In its past six games Randolph has scored 23 goals while surrendering six. This week Randolph faces off against Morristown (Jan. 6) before skating against Summit (Jan. 8).

10-Ramsey (9-1-1) The Bergen County club handled itself in fine fashion in the Ice Vault Tournament, beating then-seventh ranked Summit, 5-1, before downing Montclair, 4-2. The Rams followed with a 3-0 verdict over Ramapo on Jan. 3. Senior Tyler Botta has 10 goals and five assists. Ramsey will play host to Manasquan on Jan. 5.

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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