• Mike Gurnis

Feb. 1 recap: Roxbury ties Mendham, Santaita lifts Vernon

Roxbury 2, Mendham 2

Roxbury and Mendham skated to a 2-2 tie on Saturday at Mennen Arena, and that result has major implications on the Halvorsen Division regular-season title race.


A win for Roxbury would have given it the regular season title and the top seed in the Halvorsen Cup. Since it ended in a tie, that now opens up the door for Montville to potentially win the title, as it can win it with a victory over Kinnelon in its final divisional game on Saturday, which is slated for 6:15pm at Mennen Arena.


Should the Montville-Kinnelon game end in a tie, the teams would be tied with 15 points, but Roxbury would get the tiebreaker for the top seed in the Mennen Cup due to it having more wins than Montville by a 7-6 edge.


Randolph 4, Madison 1

Ben Redgate scored twice for Randolph in a 4-1 win over Madison at Mennen Arena.


Matt Cislo and J.T. Zangara each scored for Randolph (14-2-4), which fell behind 1-0 on Matt Gero's first period goal for Madison. Gavin Einfeldt made 19 saves for the Rams.


Keaton Tom made 21 saves for Madison (7-12-1).


Vernon 8, Sparta-Jefferson 3

T.J. Santaita netted four goals and an assist to lift Vernon to an 8-3 win over Sparta-Jefferson United at Skylands Ice World.


Ayden Steinbach tallied two goals and three assists for Vernon (9-10). Devan England added a goal and two assists, while Dylan Shea dished out four assists. Ozzie Deluca made 28 saves in the win.


Matthew Francescutto had two goals and an assist, and Alex Cohen added a goal and two assists for Sparta-Jefferson (4-8-3).


West Morris 5, Gill St. Bernard's 3

Cameron Veno scored four goals to propel West Morris to a 5-3 win over Gill St. Bernard's at Mennen Arena.


Max Michalski also scored for West Morris (10-10-1), and his shorthanded goal with 1:10 left in the game sealed the victory. Phil Togno made 29 saves in net for West Morris.


Christian Mote, Edward McCarthy, and Logan Mote each scored for Gill St. Bernard's (9-4-3).


Park Regional 8, Newton-Lenape Valley 0

Tyler Cross tallied three goals and three assists for a total of six points in Park Regional's 8-0 win over Newton-Lenape Valley at Skylands Ice World.


Angelo DePinto contributed two goals and two assists for Park Regional (14-1-4). Joey DeMartinis added two goals and an assist, while Mike Monahan also scored. A.J. Schauder made 29 saves to record the shutout.


Trey Kaplan made 49 saves for Newton-Lenape Valley (5-12-3).


High Point-Wallkill Valley 7, Morris Catholic-DePaul 1

Brandon Mudrick had a goal and four assists to lift High Point-Wallkill Valley to a 7-1 win over Morris Catholic-DePaul at Skylands Ice World.


Devin Haines and Cooper Williams each recorded a goal and two assists for High Point-Wallkill Valley (4-12-1). Michael Massari and Luca Carnemolla each had a goal and an assist, while Trevor Reilly and Jake Gianattasio both scored. Tai Ruvo made 31 saves in the win.


Montville 2, Nutley 1

Joe Nuzzi scored twice to lift Montville to a 2-1 win over Nutley at Codey Arena.


After Nutley took the lead late in the first, Nuzzi scored with 15 seconds left to tie it up, before adding the eventual game-winner in the third period. Montville improved to 12-4-2 with the win.



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