New Jersey Top 10 Poll
|4||Don Bosco Prep||4||15||5||1|
|9||Seton Hall Prep||9||9||8||4|
1 Delbarton (17-0-2) After battling fifth-ranked St. Augustine Prep to a 1-1 tie, the Green Wave followed with an impressive 3-1 verdict over Connecticut prep school power Brunswick. Delbarton rallied from a 1-0 deficit on goals by James Falivene, Andrew Bosland and Jack Malone and 22 saves by Troy Kobryn to extend its unbeaten streak to 19.
2 Pope John (15-0-3) The Lions secured their most impressive decision to date when they forged a 3-2 victory over fourth-ranked Don Bosco on Feb. 1. Sophomore goalie Matt Schoer was the hero in that contest for Pope John as he halted 53 shots to keep them the only team other than Delbarton to stay unbeaten.
3 Christian Brothers (13-3-4) The Colts have not lost since Jan. 6, a span during which they’ve fashioned a 6-0-2 log. CBA will look to extend that streak when it travels to Randolph on Monday (Feb. 6) for a showdown with top-ranked Delbarton. The Colts look to avenge a 3-1 loss to Delbarton in their only meeting this season back on Dec. 21.
4 Don Bosco Prep (15-5-1) The Ironmen lost for just the second time in 10 games on Feb. 1 when they skated against No. 2 Pope John. Don Bosco didn’t lack for chances as it poured 55 shots on goal during 45 minutes of hockey, but found itself on the losing side of a 3-2 outcome. Junior forward Mickey Burns leads the Ironmen with 33 points on 15 goals and 18 assists.
5 St. Augustine Prep (8-6-4) The Hermits finished the regular season at a furious pace, skating to a 1-1 tie with No. 1 Delbarton on Feb. 2. St. Augustine followed with a home-and-home series with Bergen Catholic on Feb. 4 and 5, playing to a 3-3 tie before dropping a 3-1 decision. St. Augustine finished the regular slate fourth in the Gordon Division with 13 points.
6 Glen Rock (16-3-3) The Panthers extended their unbeaten streak to six games (5-0-1) since their loss to No. 4 Don Bosco in the Bergen County Tournament championship. Glen Rock was impressive in a 3-3 tie with No. 9 Seton Hall Prep before roaring to a 7-1 victory over West Milford.
7 Middletown South (14-3-1) The Eagles struck with just over one minute remaining to break a 3-3 tie and added another goal to forge an impressive road victory over Montgomery on Feb. 1. Middletown South is 11-1-1 in its last 13 games. Ryan D’Emilia, Gavin Gulash and Nick Lioudakis have combined for 44 goals for the Eagles.
8 Morris Knolls (15-4-2) The Golden Eagles diligently soared through the past week with three key games in the Mennen Division. Morris Knolls tied Chatham and defeated Kinnelon before forging a 2-1 victory over Morristown-Beard on Feb. 4. The triumph clinched the regular season Mennen Division title for Morris Knolls, 7-2-1 in its last 10 contests.
9 Seton Hall Prep (9-8-4) The Pirates closed out their regular season by rallying for a third period goal for a 3-3 tie with sixth-ranked Glen Rock on Feb. 1. Second-year coach Mike Atkinson has guided Seton Hall to its most victories in a season since it posted a 12-9 record in 2009-2010.
10 Ridge (15-5-1) The Red Devils defeated Bridgewater-Raritan, 5-1, to secure the regular season title with an 11-2-1 record in the Skyland Division and enter the HNIB rankings this week for the first time since the preseason poll. Behind the scoring of Alex Konovalov (15 goals), John Vilade (14) and Jack Mandala (13) Ridge fashioned an 8-3 record in January.