New Jersey’s 2021-2022 high school hockey season was one for the record books. We saw some teams flirt with perfection, others make school history while many players took their respective games to new heights. Here, our team at Jersey Sports Zone honors the very best from this past season. Follow along as our full postseason award announcements roll out!

CBA’s Zach Wagnon Wins JSZ’s 2022 Hockey Player of the Year

Zach Wagnon’s senior season was dominant from start to finish. The top forward at Christian Brothers Academy, Wagnon accumulated 24 goals and a staggering 50 assists while leading the Colts to a near-perfect year. The Yale University commit – who was named the Gordon Conference MVP – helped lead CBA to a 27-0-3 record along with a Gordon Cup championship along with a Non-Public state title. Wagnon was unanimously selected by JSZ’s staff as this year’s winner.

JSZ’s Jay Cook profiles the standout forward:

JSZ’s Hockey Player of the Year History

2022: Zach Wagnon, CBA

2021: Connor Sedlak, Don Bosco

2020: John Donohoe, CBA

2019: Tyler Sedlak, Don Bosco

2018: Mickey Burns, Don Bosco

Morristown-Beard’s Leah Stecker Wins JSZ’s 2022 Girls Hockey Player of the Year

Morristown-Beard was once again crowned the number one Girls Ice Hockey team in New Jersey this past season and that was thanks in large part to senior leader Leah Stecker. The Penn State commit finished the year with 19 goals and eclipsed the 100 point mark in her Crimson career. Stecker exits high school with 67 goals total and the only two girls ice hockey state titles to be played in NJ’s history so far. JSZ is proud to announce Stecker as our inaugural winner of the award.

JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the story:

JSZ’s 2022 All-Zone Team

Every year, we put a spotlight on the best players to grace the ice in the Garden State. This year, however, we are splitting our All-Zone teams up into a public team and a non-public team. There’s no first, second or third team all-state here – we just take the very best from throughout the year.  Click on the names to watch our video profiles. 

2022 All-Zone Public Team

Shane Cook, Governor LivingstonThomas Conrod, WestfieldEgor Barabanov, Ridge
Daniel Moor, Northern HighlandsAndreas Forand, Middletown SouthRowan Brennan, Verona-Glen Ridge
Zach Turbin, LivingstonZach Gold, Verona-Glen RidgeColin Delanzo, Middletown North
Luke Dickerson, Morris Knolls
Will Fuller, Northern Highlands
Jace Koenigsmark, Middletown North
Brian Kramer, Governor Livingston
Denis Kuzmenkov, Ridge
Matteo Mancheno, Westfield
Brett Pritchard, Rumson-Fair Haven
Austin Vecchio, Livingston

2022 All-Zone Non-Public Team

Jason Cai, DelbartonMatt Desiderio, Bergen CatholicAntonio Arcaroli, Bergen Catholic
John Donohoe, CBANoah Jones, Morristown-BeardLeighton Biesiadecki, CBA
Lukas Peterson, Don Bosco PrepEvan Brown, CBA
Pat Reilly, CBANick Faccone, Delbarton
Aidan Guinnessey, CBA
Hollis Humphries, Morristown-Beard
Matt Imbriano, Don Bosco Prep
John Mustard, Bergen Catholic
Ty Oller, Don Bosco Prep
Trip Pendy, Delbarton
Billy Sheridan, Gloucester Catholic

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