New Jersey Top 10
|1||Don Bosco Prep||1||12||1||1|
|3||Christian Brothers Academy||3||12||1||1|
|5||St. Augustine Prep||6||6||6||1|
|6||St. Peter's Prep||NR||7||3||0|
|7||Seton Hall Prep||5||10||6||2|
1-Don Bosco Prep (12-1-1) : The Ironmen extended their winning streak to nine games with victories over second-ranked Delbarton, No. 5 St. Augustine Prep and eighth-ranked Gloucester Catholic. Don Bosco will begin the Bergen County Tournament later this week as it seeks to capture its eighth straight title.
2-Delbarton (9-2-2) : The Green Wave saw its nine-game unbeaten streak halted after a 3-0 setback against top-ranked Don Bosco. Both Delbarton losses this winter have come against its Bergen County rival. Still, the Green Wave rebounded with 5-0 verdict against Northern Highlands before skating to a 2-2 tie with No. 3 CBA.
3-Christian Brothers (12-1-1): The Colts extended their unbeaten streak to 11 games when they rallied from a two-goal deficit to tie No. 2 Delbarton, 2-2, on Jan. 15. After facing off against Middletown North on Jan. 18, CBA has another showdown with No. 1 Don Bosco on Jan. 20. The Colts handed Don Bosco its only loss thus far, a 3-2 outcome on Dec. 5.
4-Pope John (10-3-4) : The Lions carried a 2-0 lead into the third period before yielding a pair of goals and settling for a 2-2 tie with No. 7 Seton Hall Prep on Jan. 16. Pope John also skated to a 2-2 draw against fifth-ranked St. Augustine. Pope John closes out this week with a trip to play Bishop Eustace on Friday.
5-St. Augustine Prep (6-6-1): The Hermits skated to a 2-2 draw against fourth-ranked Pope John before bowing to top-ranked Don Bosco Prep, 7-2. Alex Scimeca leads St. Augustine in scoring with 13 points on seven goals and six assists.
6-St. Peter’s Prep (7-3-0) : The Marauders skate back into the Top 10 for the first time since the Dec. 19 poll. The Jersey City school has won three straight games, highlighted last week by a 5-3 verdict over then-No. 5 Seton Hall Prep – marking the second time in as many games this season St. Peter’s has downed Seton Hall. The Marauders will face Bishop Eustace and St. Joseph of Montvale next week.
7-Seton Hall Prep (10-6-2) The Pirates rebounded from a 7-5 loss to Portledge of N.Y. on Jan. 14 by rallying for two third-period goals to earn a 2-2 tie with fourth-ranked Pope John two days later. Against Portledge Thomas Colucci had a hat trick, the third goal the 100th point of his Pirate career. The senior forward leads the club with 28 points on 18 goals and 10 assists.
8-Gloucester Catholic (7-8-0): The Rams came through with triumphs against fourth-ranked Pope John and Bishop Eustace before dropping a 7-4 decision against No. 1 Don Bosco last week. Gloucester Catholic, which has beaten No. 2 CBA and split with fifth-ranked St. Augustine, plays a big home-and-home series with Malvern Prep of Pa. on Jan. 21 and 24.
9-Madison (10-3-3) The Dodgers were ranked 10th in the HNIB News preseason poll and have skated back into the rankings this week after a torrid six-game winning streak. The highlight of the run just came on Jan. 14 when Madison beat then-No. 9 Randolph, 3-2, in a key Mennen Division battle as senior Matt Ubertaccio made 33 saves to register his school-record 41st career win.
10-Randolph (13-2-1) Despite outshooting Mennen Division rival Madison by a 35-18 margin, Randolph absorbed a 3-2 loss on Jan. 14 and slides down one spot to ten this week. The defeat ended the Rams’ six-game winning streak, which began after a 2-1 loss to No. 7 Seton Hall Prep in the Ice Vault Holiday Classic on Dec. 27.