The Shore Conference is making noise in the state hockey playoffs.  SSZ has a full night of playoff hockey.  In our US Army Hockey Game of the Week, Travis Yawger stepped up with a hat trick in Middletown South’s 8-1 win over Jackson Liberty.  SSZ also has highlights of Freehold Township’s season finale and all the scores and quarterfinal matchups in state playoff hockey

Middletown South 8 Jackson Liberty 1

Travis Yawger scored three goals as part of a six goal second period as the Eagles cruised into the quarterfinals of the Public “B” state playoffs.  Middletown South had a 19-4 shots on goal advantage in the first period, but a Joe Granza backhand got Jackson Liberty even at one at the end of the first period.  But the Eagles dominated the second period on the way to their 18th victory.  Ryan D’Emilia had one goal and three assists and Mike Racioppi had three assists in the win.  Watch the highlights and post-game interviews in our US Army Hockey Game of the Week:

US Army Game of the Week

Thanks to the US Army, Shore Sports Zone will bring you a Game of the Week in hockey, boys basketball and girls basketball all winter long.  We’ll pick the big games on the schedule and bring you extended highlights and post-game reaction.  Thanks to the US Army for supporting our coverage of great Shore Conference sports here on SSZ!

Sparta-Jefferson 4 Freehold Township 2

Mike Kwiecinski and Jaxson Mase each scored a pair of goals to give the #11 seed an uspet win in the second round of the Public “A” playoffs.  Kwiecinski and Mase scored in a span of 50 seconds early in the second period to jump out to a 3-1 lead.  Tyler McNamara’s score in the opening minute of the third period got the Patriots within 3-2, but Freehold Township would never draw even.  A great season for the Patriots comes to a close with an 18-5-1 record.  Watch the highlights from Friday night:

Friday Second Round Scores

Public “A”

(11) Sparta/Jefferson 4 (6) Freehold Township 2

(2) Ridge 9  (18) Manalapan 3

Public “B”

(1) Glen Rock 3  (16) Jackson Memorial 0

(12) Point Pleasant Boro 2  (5) Indian Hills 1

(3) Middletown South 8  (19) Jackson Liberty 1


Monday Quarterfinal Matchups

Public “B”

(6) Lakeland at (3) Middletown South, Monday 7:30 pm

(13) Point Pleasant Boro at (12) Middletown North, Monday TBD

(18) Mahwah at (10) Wall, Monday 7:30 pm


(5) Saint Augustine at (4) CBA, Monday 5:15 pm

Sponsor Shout Outs!

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