Monmouth beats Ocean 10-6 in the 17th annual Jim Dowd All-Star game – see the highlights and post-game reaction!

RED BANK – CBA’s Brendan van Riemsdyk tallied a hat trick and was named Monmouth MVP for a second straight year leading Monmouth to a 10-6 win over the Ocean County All-Stars on Sunday night at the Jim Dowd All-Star game.  Monmouth had a dominating first period racing out to a 5-1 lead, but Brick’s Andrew Reiss scored late in the first period and then early in the second to close the gap to 5-3.  Ocean would close within 6-5 early in the third period on a goal by Point Pleasant Boro’s Steve Kovaleski, but Monmouth would outscore its opponent 4-1 from there to get the victory.


CBA’s Brandon van Riemsdyk (left) after scoring the first of three goals in the Jim Dowd All-Star game


Point Pleasant Boro’s Steve Kovaleski after his goal made it a 6-5 game in the third period

CBA’s Bobby Hampton had one goal and three assists for Monmouth, while van Riemsdyk finished with three goals and one assist.  Howell’s Kyle Hallbauer had two goals and one assist and CBA’s Conor Tierney chipped in with a goal and two assists.  Brick’s Anthony Reiss had two goals and teammate David Kearns had one goal and one assist.   Jackson Memorial goalie TJ Skodmin was named Ocean County MVP after giving up just one goal in the second period against the potent Monmouth attack.


Jackson Memorial’s TJ Skodmin was named Ocean County MVP after giving up just one goal in the second period


Donovan Catholic’s Brian Klimakowski coaching Ocean County


CBA had seven All-Stars on the Monmouth County winning team

The 17th edition of the All-Star game was once again hosted by Jim Dowd, the former 1995 Stanley Cup champion with the New Jersey Devils and 17 year NHL veteran.  Dowd’s Shoot for the Stars Foundation has made numerous contributions to charitable organizations in Monmouth and Ocean County.  The 2014 recipient from this year’s All-Star game proceeds went to Hometown Heroes, a Toms River based charity that helps local communities in a time of crisis.


Monmouth 10 Ocean 6

Scoring Summary

First Period

Monmouth – Kyle Hallbauer (Howell) 1-0

Monmouth – Brendan van Riemsdyk (CBA) 2-0

Ocean –  Owen Herrington (Pt. Pleasant Boro) 2-1

Monmouth – Bobby Hampton (CBA) 3-1

Monmouth – Todd Goehring (RBC) 4-1

Monmouth – David Newcomb (Ocean) 5-1

Ocean – Anthony Reiss (Brick) 5-2

Second Period

Ocean – Anthony Reiss (Brick) 5-3

Ocean – David Kearns (Brick) 5-4

Monmouth – Kyle Hallbauer (Howell) 6-4

Third Period

Ocean – Steven Kovaleski (Point Pleasant Boro) 6-5

Monmouth – Connor Tierney (CBA) 7-5

Ocean – Chris McDermott (Point Pleasant Boro) 7-6

Monmouth – Jeff Morgan (Wall) 8-6

Monmouth – Brendan van Riemsdyk (CBA) 9-6
Monmouth – Brendan van Riemsdyk (CBA) 10-6