The brackets are out for the New Jersey state hockey playoffs.  Defending state champion Middletown North is the #1 seed in Public “B”.  See all the Shore Conference teams and their first round matchup

15 Shore Conference teams have qualifed for the state hockey tournament.  Defending Public “B” champ Middletown North is the top seed.  Howell reached the state finals in Public “A” and is seeded #5, while CBA, the defending Non-Public state champion is seeded third

Key dates:

February 23rd: First round games must be complete

February 26th: Second round games must be complete

February 29th: Quarterfinals

March 2nd-3rd – State Semifinals at Mennen Arena in Morristown

March 7th: State Finals at Prudential Center in Newark

Public “A”

(17) Freehold Township at (16) Westfield

(25) Scotch Plains-Fanwood at (8) Jackson Memorial

(28) Lawrence/Hightstown at (5) Howell

(20) Ocean Township at (13) Montgomery

(26) Par Hills/Parsippany at (7) Southern Regional

(18) Manalapan at (15) Robbinsville/Allentown

Public “B” 

(17) Summit at (16) Jackson Liberty, winner plays (1) Middletown North

(19) Toms River East at (14) Nutley

(22) Middletown South at (11) Roxbury

(23) Wall at (10) Cranford

(31) Central Regional at (2) Glen Rock


(17) Paramus Catholic at (16) Red Bank Catholic

(20) Saint John Vianney at (13) Notre Dame

(19) Saint Rose/Donovan Catholic at (14) Seton Hall Prep, winner faces (3) CBA