Dec. 27 recap: Morris Knolls-Hills battles back, Madison rolls
Morris Knolls-Hills 4, Ridgewood 3
Jason Kwestel's goal with 2:36 left helped Morris Knolls-Hills escape with a 4-3 win over Ridgewood in the Ice Vault Holiday Classic.
Morris Knolls-Hills trailed by two-goal deficits twice, as it fell behind 2-0 in the first period, before facing a 3-1 deficit early in the second. But it scored twice in the final two minutes of the third, as Kwestel cut it to 3-2, before Gehrig Eckoff tied it up with 29.6 seconds left on the clock in the second.
Freshman Elliot Marken made 31 saves for Morris Knolls-Hills, which will face St. Joseph of Metuchen on Monday in its Ice Vault Classic finale.
Madison 4, Scotch Plains-Fanwood 0
Madison bounced back from a loss to Verona-Glen Ridge with a commanding 4-0 triumph over Scotch Plains-Fanwood in the Essex Holiday Tournament.
Cormac McNamara scored twice, while Aidan Niceberg and Tyler Shannon each added goals for Madison, which improved its record to 5-3-1. Keaton Tom made 28 saves to earn the shutout, his fourth of the season.
In total, Madison went 2-1 at this tournament with wins over Vernon and Scotch Plains-Fanwood.
Morristown 2, West Essex-Caldwell 1
Verona-Glen Ridge 4, Madison 3
Mount Olive-Hopatcong-Hackettstown 4, River Dell-Westwood 1
Ridge 6, Pope John 1
Sparta-Jefferson 7, High Point-Wallkill Valley 0 (Sussex Cup semifinals)
Vernon 6, Newton-Lenape Valley 1 (Sussex Cup semifinals)
Mendham 4, Nutley 2
Parsippany Regional 3, West Orange 1
Park Regional 5, Fair Lawn 1
Hillsborough 6, Pope John 3
Vernon 7, Northern Valley 4