Watch JSZ’s 2022 Hockey State Championship Highlights
You know it’s the final day of the New Jersey high school hockey season when teams are skating out onto the ice at the Prudential Center. We’ll have full highlights and reaction from the girls’ state championship and all four boys’ state title games today. Check in early and often! Morristown-Beard 7 Princeton Day 0 | Girls’ State Championship Morristown-Beard (17-3-1) defeated Princeton Day (14-6) 7-0 in the second annual Girls Ice Hockey State Championship to capture back to back titles under former New Jersey Devil and Coach, Bruce Driver . The Crimson led 2-0 after the first period following goals from Lilli Warnock and Logan Sutera. However, the story of the afternoon was Penn State commit Leah Stecker who finished with four goals and an assist. Goalie Gracie Meyers had 11 saves for Mo-Beard. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights and postgame reaction: Northern Highlands 3 Middletown North 1 | Public B State Championship Will Fuller’s second goal of the game in the third period was the game-winner as the Highlanders win their second state championship on the ice. Fuller scored in the second period to put Northern Highlands on top 1-0 before Jace Koenigsmark tied the game late in the second period. Brent Beswick sealed the championship with an empty-net goal. Sophomore goalie Daniel Moor had 30 saves in the win. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from the Public “B” state championship game at the Prudential Center: Gov. Livingston 2 Morris Knolls 0 | Public C State Championship The Highlanders’ 2021-2022 hockey team will be one that will forever go down in Gov. Livingston history. A 29-save shutout from Shane Cook, paired with a stellar defensive effort, lifted the Highlanders to the win. Phillip Kousaftes’ goal in the first period was key and Alex Nasreddine’s empty-netter sealed the deal. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights and reaction: Ridge 6 Livingston 1 | Public A State Championship Reese Judson scored a pair of goals 26 seconds apart late in the first period to stake Ridge to a 3-0 lead and the Red Devils pulled away to win its third state championship in the last six years. Denis Kuzmenkov also had a two-goal game for the Red Devils. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from the Prudential Center: Christian Brothers Academy 3 Delbarton 0 | Non-Public State Championship The Colts have officially laid their claim as one of the single-most success hockey teams in New Jersey. CBA (27-0-3) brought expert goaltending, timely offensive plays and passion to the ice as they become the first team since St. Augustine (2007) to finish undefeated. John Donohoe led the way with a 22 save shutout while Patrick Reilly netted a pair of goals. JSZ’s Jay Cook has all the highlights and reaction: Thanks to RWJ Barnabas Health for sponsoring all of Jersey Sports Zone’s state championship coverage!
Watch Thursday 3.3 JSZ Hockey State Semifinal Highlights
Was Thursday night the most thrilling night of hockey so far this season? Why don’t you scroll down a take a look for yourself? We have highlights from three incredible state semifinal games, each of which went to overtime and one that was even decided in a shootout. Stay tuned as all the highlights roll in! Middletown North 4 Rumson-Fair Haven 3 (OT/Shootout) | Public “B” Semifinal Jace Koenigsmark scored two times in the final 99 seconds of regulation in overtime and Luke Chrzan made some key saves in sudden death and made two stops in the shootout to give the Lions a 4-1 edge to earn a spot in the Public “B” state championship on Monday against Northern Highlands. Braiden Spagnuola had a goal and twin brother Connor had a pair of goals to give RFH a 3-1 lead until Koenigsmark sparked the amazing comeback. Lions captain Colin Delanzo clinched the victory with the final goal in the shootout. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis and Jay Cook have the highlights from an instant classic at Mennen Arena: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Rumson-Fair Haven is brought to you by Mario Venancio of Berkshire Hataway Fox&Roach Realtors Northern Highlands 3 Ramapo 2 (OT) | Public “B” Semifinal The Highlanders erased a two-goal deficit and secured their spot in the state final thanks to the heroics of senior Will Fuller and his game-winning goal in overtime. Ramapo (18-9-1) led 2-0 at the end of two periods but goals from JT Gandara and Will Brown helped Northern Highlands (21-3-3) tie the game up before heading to overtime. Fuller, the team leader in points, sent a backhand shot from the slot that creeped through for the game-winner. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights and reaction from Mennen Arena: Morris Knolls 3 Verona 2 (OT) | Public “C” Semifinal Morris Knolls (16-8-1) advanced to a third consecutive Public State Final with a 3-2 overtime win over Verona (21-5-3). MK drew first blood off a first period goal from Ryan Manz. After Zach Gold and Michael Simone traded scores, the Golden Eagles led 2-1 to end the second. Rowan Brennan’s goal early in the third period tied the game and eventually sent things to overtime for Ryan Walter’s eventual game-winning score. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights and postgame reaction: Thank you to the New Jersey Devils for sponsoring our Hockey Championship coverage.
Watch 2.14 JSZ Championship Hockey Coverage
New Jersey’s love for championship hockey stole the show on Valentine’s Day this year. Highlighting the day is a pair of MCSSIHL championship games from Mennen Sports Arena. Stay tuned! Morristown-Beard 4 Morris Knolls 3 | Mennen Cup Final A late rally from the Golden Eagles wasn’t enough to stun the Crimson in the championship game. Andrew Low provided two goals for Morristown-Beard (13-11-1), who held a 4-0 lead with five minutes remaining in regulation. Yet, Morris Knolls (13-7-1) climbed back in, thanks to three consecutive goals courtesy of Luke Dickerson inside the final two minutes. Knolls ran out of time and Mo-Beard was able to win their third straight Mennen Cup title and the 15th overall in school history. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights: West Morris 2 Mount Olive (Mo-Ho-Ha) 1 | Haas Cup Final After not winning a single game last season, West Morris (14-6-1) defeated Mount Olive (16-4-3) 2-1 for the 2022 Haas Cup Championship. Mount Olive went ahead 1-0 after the first period following an early goal from Adam Twist. However, Ben Wilmott would tie the game at 1-1 for West Morris in the second. Still knotted late in the third period, Wilmott added another score with three minutes remaining to lead the Wolfpack to victory. Opposing goalies Phil Togno and Nick Gargiulo both finished the evening with 26 saves. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to the New Jersey Devils for sponsoring our championship hockey coverage.
Vote Now for JSZ Week 6 Game Balls!
Vote on the best performances in the Garden State for the week of February 7th through February 12th! Our polls are open now through Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. The winner of each poll will receive a JSZ Game Ball during the season. To nominate a player for a Game Ball please email the JSZ team before Saturday at 8:00 p.m. Mike Frankel: email@example.com (South nominations) Jay Cook: firstname.lastname@example.org (North nominations) Rich Chrampanis: email@example.com (Central nominations) IMPORTANT- PLEASE NOTE: BECAUSE OF YOUR BROWSER AND/OR ROUTER CACHING, YOU MAY VOTE MULTIPLE TIMES AND THEN NOT SEE THE TOTAL VOTES CHANGE FOR THE PERSON YOU ARE VOTING FOR. THIS IS A CACHING ISSUE WITH YOUR BROWSER AND/OR ROUTER. IT IS NOT BECAUSE OF ANYTHING UNDERHANDED. BE ASSURED THAT YOUR VOTES ARE BEING TABULATED BY OUR POLLING PLATFORM, AND WILL SHOW IN THE FINAL TOTALS. OUR VOTING/POLLING PLATFORM RECOGNIZES BOTS , AND WILL AUTOMATICALLY SHUT OUT ANY IP ADDRESS WHERE A BOT IS DISCOVERED, SO NO ONE CAN ‘GAME THE SYSTEM’. WE STRIVE TO ENSURE THAT THE RESULTS ARE FAIR. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING. North Jersey Central Jersey South Jersey
Vote on 2022 Week 2 JSZ Basketball Game Balls!
The HS hoops season continues with tremendous performances all around the Garden State. Our JSZ team has received a number of nominations and has combed the box scores to find the best individual efforts in North, Central and South Jersey. Our polls are open now through Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. The winner of each poll will receive a JSZ Game Ball during the season. To nominate a player for a Game Ball please email the JSZ team before Saturday at 8:00 p.m. Mike Frankel: firstname.lastname@example.org (South nominations) Jay Cook: email@example.com (North nominations) Rich Chrampanis: firstname.lastname@example.org (Central nominations) North Jersey Central Jersey South Jersey
Watch JSZ Girls Region Wrestling Highlights
Spots in Phillipsburg and the individual girls state wrestling finals were on the line at Williamstown and Union. JSZ has highlights of both regions and has a look at the eight wrestlers in each weight class that get the chance to compete for state titles next Saturday. The individual wrestling state tournament is underway. The […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Watch Monday 1.18 JSZ Ice Hockey Highlights
Jersey Sports Zone starts off the week with some more ice hockey action with a major early Gordon Conference showdown in South Jersey and a pair of games from Mennen Sports Arena. Stay tuned for all the action now! Gloucester Catholic 3 Bergen Catholic 2 The Rams started the season with a signature win over […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
JSZ 2021 Hockey Previews
Believe it or not, we’ve made it to the start of the high school hockey season in New Jersey. JSZ’s team of multimedia journalists are stopping by rinks all over as teams in the Garden State prepare for the start of the 2021 season on Jan. 15. Bookmark this page as we upload new previews daily leading up to the first puck drop next week! Christian Brothers Academy The defending Gordon Cup and state champions will not get a chance to defend their state crown at the Rock but paying for the school’s 10th Gordon Conference championship is plenty of incentive. With 2020 JSZ Hockey Player of the Year John Donohoe back in net, the Colts are expected to roll our four lines that are all capable of finding the net and a solid blueline anchored by captains Colin Grable and Lucas Salas. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis wraps up our hockey previews with a look at CBA: Don Bosco Prep Despite winning 20 games and making it to three tournament finals, Don Bosco has a chip on its shoulder coming into the new year. The Ironmen are bigger, faster and stronger in 2021, and don’t plan on falling short with as they’ll deploy a high-powered offense and a physical defense. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the preview: Rumson-Fair Haven Eric Zullo’s first season as RFH head coach saw the Bulldogs take a big step forward as a state ranked public school program thanks to a 16-3-3 record that featured a spot in the Public “C” quarterfinals and a Shore Conference Hanchden Cup championship. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis takes us to the Red Bank Armory to learn more about the 2021 Bulldogs: Bergen Catholic 2020 was a year that saw Bergen Catholic take a major step forward into becoming a state power. The Crusaders won their first Bergen County Tournament title, yet fell short in the Gordon Cup and Non-Public tournaments. Their sights are set on the state’s No. 1 ranking in 2021 behind an electric offense led by Aram Minnetian. JSZ’s Jay Cook features the Crusaders from Hackensack: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Bergen Catholic is brought to you by Rothman Orthopaedics. St. Augustine The Hermits are eager to get back on the ice after opening round exits in the Gordon Cup and the state playoffs last season. St. Augustine finished .500 a year ago, and will count on a handful of key seniors to help the team compete in 2021. JSZ’s Mike Frankel checks in with the Hermits from The Igloo in Mt. Laurel: Morris Knolls After winning two straight Public A state titles and with 10 seniors returning to the mix, Morris Knolls has all the makings of entering 2021 as potentially the state’s top public school team. Jason Kwestel, Andrew Ryan and Tim Kepler will all wear C’s on their sweaters this year. With no state tournament this season, Knolls is wholly focused on winning the 2021 Mennen Cup. JSZ’s Jay Cook stopped by Aspen Ice in Randolph to preview the Golden Eagles: Westfield Finishing (15-8-2), Westfield fell short in the Union County Tournament final and was a game away from playing in Newark for a Public B championship in 2020. The Blue Devils graduated eight seniors but have a bevy of upperclassmen stepping into starting roles this year, which could be a determining factor in finishing during high-pressure situations. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the preview: Thank you to the office of Assemblymen Jon Bramnick for sponsoring our Westfield coverage. Gloucester Catholic The Rams have reached the state semifinals the last three years in a row, and are looking to take the next step by capturing a Gordon Cup title this winter. Defenseman Jake Grace leads an experienced GC senior class, with the Rams hoping a talented group of sophomores will step into the spotlight this year. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the preview from Hollydell Ice Arena: Gloucester Catholic coverage is made possible by NJM Insurance. Manasquan/Point Pleasant Beach The Warriors have won three straight Shore Conference Cups and will be challenged to go 4 for 4 with the departure of All-Zoners Matt Franzoni and Anthony Dowd but there’s still a lot of talent on the roster headlined by the Farinacci brothers (twins Michael and Chris along with James). Cousin John Farinacci fresh off a gold medal with Team USA at the World Juniors made an appearance at Warriors practice giving the team a big boost as they work towards the start of the 2021 season. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the story from Jersey Shore Arena in Wall: Delbarton After securing only 10 wins and finishing the year at .500 last season, Delbarton is gladly turning the page to 2021. At least nine freshman and numerous other underclassmen saw significant ice time for the Green Wave in 2020 – but with a year of experience under their belts, head coach Bruce Shatel is expecting a turnaround season. Anchoring Delbarton this year will be talented senior goalie Brett Cleaves. JSZ’s Jay Cook makes the pit stop at Aspen Ice to preview Delbarton:
Vote Now for JSZ Hockey Goal of the Year!
With everyone at home, JSZ turns things up a notch with our Plays of the Year. We’ve got an NCAA Tournament style bracket for the 2020 JSZ Dunk of the Year! Watch 32 dunks captured by our cameras and cast your vote every day! If you’re like us, we’re missing brackets during March Madness so our Plays of the Year are going to bring a chance for us to look at matchups and have some fun! We took the top 32 goals from our archives this season and put them in head-to-head matchups. We’re asking for your vote every day as we narrow the field from the round of 32 down to the final two! The polls are open NOW until 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday. Round Two (The Sweet 16) begins on Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m. Vote Now of the First Round’s 16 Matchups! Click Each Player’s Name to Watch Their Goal Jake Puskar (Summit) vs. Ryan Rodrigues (Seton Hall Prep) Take Our Poll Luke McNamara (Manasquan) vs. Grant Loges (Ridge) Take Our Poll Kellum Foster-Palmer (Montclair) vs. Cooper Fojas (Nutley) Take Our Poll Anthony Galante (Marlboro) vs. Michael Boyer (Hopewell Valley) Take Our Poll Zach Johnson (Gloucester Catholic) vs. Leah Stecker (Morristown-Beard) Take Our Poll Rocco Salvato (Princeton) vs. Aram Minnetian (Bergen Catholic) Take Our Poll Greg Spitznagel (Summit) vs. Evan Brown (CBA) Take Our Poll Jimmy Mullarney (Middletown North) vs. Hunter McGee (Don Bosco Prep) Take Our Poll Chris Farinacci (Manasquan) vs. Nick Vantassell (Morristown-Beard) Take Our Poll Brett Janifer (Montclair) vs. Rich Kulaszewski (St. John Vianney) Take Our Poll Ben Conrod (Delbarton) vs. Sal Guzzo (Don Bosco Prep) Take Our Poll Nick Piscopo (Middletown South) vs. Dante Amato (Colonia) Take Our Poll Michael Sofia (Randolph) vs. Christian Cuccia (St. Joseph Metuchen) Take Our Poll Gordon Ogden (Red Bank Regional) vs. Seth Kaplan (Morristown-Beard) Take Our Poll JT Zangara (Randolph) vs. Demitri Forand (Middletown South) Take Our Poll Kyle Contessa (CBA) vs. Dylan Idland/Jason Kwestel (Morris Knolls-Hills) Take Our Poll JSZ’s Hockey Goal of the Year is proudly brought to you by NJM Insurance!
Watch NJSIAA Hockey State Championships
We’ve reached the end of the road of the 2019-2020 hockey season. The year closes out with a four-pack of stellar games from The Prudential Center in Newark. Thanks for following along all season and enjoy the highlights! Summit 5 Ramsey 2 | Public C State Final Summit is officially back at the top of the hill. The Hilltoppers were electric offensively and defensively en route to winning its third straight state championship. Goaltender Nikita Pryymak made 28 saves and twin brother Tom scored two goals in the win. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights: Morris Knolls 3 Montclair 2 (OT) | Public A State Final Jason Kwestel’s deflection on a Dylan Idland shot in overtime gave Morris Knolls their second straight Public A state championship. The Golden Eagles ended regulation with a five-minute major killing off the first 1:41 in regulation and began overtime down a man for 3:19. Kwestel finished the game with two goals. Montclair goalie Lucas Podvey stopped Kwestel on a penalty shot late in the second period and the team’s traded goals in the third to create a 2-2 deadlock. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights and post-game reaction from the Prudential Center: CBA 4 vs. Don Bosco 1 | Non-Public State Final What a run its been for Christian Brothers Academy. The Colts win their first Non-Public state title since the 2015 season after rattling off eight-straight win including a Gordon Cup victory. Sophomore goaltender John Donohoe was masterful in net agains by stopping 20 shots in the win. Christian Cummings, Zach Wagnon, Kyle Contessa and Gio Crepaldi all scored in the win. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the full highlights: Randolph 3 Ridge 2 (OT) | Public B State Final JT Zangara’s third goal of the game came in overtime to give Randolph a state championship avenging last year’s 4-1 loss to Ridge at the Prudential Center. Randolph had a 2-0 lead with under three minutes to go in the third period before Ridge scored back to back goals in the span of 32 seconds to force overtime. Zangara was masterful at the Rock. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights and post-game reaction:
Randolph, Morris Knolls Skate to Second Tie of the Season
A couple hundred Morris County hockey fans packed into Mennen Arena Friday night for the anticipated rematch between Randolph and Morris Knolls, a game that ended in a 3-3 tie back on December 17. Well, after another 45 minutes of hard-fought hockey, we reached a similar conclusion. The Rams and Golden Eagles would again skate to a draw, this time to a 1-1 final. Nick Gallo scored Randolph’s lone goal late in the second period and Morris Knolls’ Jason Kwestal evened things up with under five minutes to play in the third period. These two teams could potentially meet a third time in the Mennen Cup tournament set for February. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Morris Township:
The Polls are Open! Vote NOW for JSZ Week 2 South, Central and North Game Balls!
Just like that, Week 2 of the 2019 high school football season in New Jersey has come and gone. Jersey Sports Zone is highlighting another batch of stellar performances with game ball voting where players in every corner of the state are honored. The polls stay open through Tuesday at 2:00 pm. Thanks to everyone for voting! South Jersey Our South Jersey game ball poll includes players from the West Jersey Football League. Thanks to NJM Insurance for sponsoring our South Jersey Game Balls! Take Our Poll North Jersey Our North Jersey game ball poll includes players from the Super Football Conference and the Mid-State 38. Take Our Poll Central Jersey Our Central Jersey game ball poll includes players from the Shore Conference, Mercer County and the Greater Middlesex Conference. Take Our Poll
10 Highlight Goals Nominated for JSZ/New Jersey Devils February Goal of the Month!
Another tremendous month of NJ high school hockey highlights has ten nominees for the JSZ/New Jersey Devils February goal of the month. Jersey Sports Zone is excited to team with the New Jersey Devils for a second straight year to honor outstanding highlights from New Jersey high school hockey. We’re asking your vote for the top hockey goal of February captured by JSZ cameras. We have 10 great nominees from all around the state. Our poll stays open through Friday at 9:00 pm. The winner of the poll will get one of our 5 spots for our plays of the month segment. The other four slots are selected by the Devils and JSZ staff. Our Top 5 goals for January will be honored during the Devils game against the Boston Bruins at the Prudential Center on March 21st. Watch some great goals and cast your vote! Take Our Poll The Devils roll out the red carpet and give JSZ’s goal of the month winners the VIP treatment. Watch our January honorees get to share a special moment with forward Miles Wood:
11 Great Stops Nominated for JSZ/NJ Devils’ Top Save of the Year
JSZ has been highlighting the top goals throughout this past hockey season, and now it’s time to show some love to the guys who’ve made next-level stops between the pipes. Jersey Sports Zone and the New Jersey Devils are teaming up and want your vote for the top save from this year. The winner of the poll will be selected as the fifth goalie on JSZ’s All-Zone hockey team. The poll will be open through Friday at 9 p.m. Make sure to vote early and often! Take Our Poll Watch the top saves here:
Watch NJSIAA Hockey State Finals
Believe it or not, but we’re now at the end of the 2018-2019 New Jersey high school hockey season. We hit the ice once more — this time at the Prudential Center — to crown four teams as state champions. Stay tuned throughout the night as we post highlights of every single state championship! Ridge 4 Randolph 1 – Public “B” State Final Alex Konovalov had the go-ahead goal and added two assists to give the Red Devils their third hockey state championship. Luke Rich scored the final two goals and Blake Loges scored the opener. Marcus Fabiunke made some key saves in the second period with the score knotted at one and finished with 25 stops. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from the Prudential Center: Summit 6 Chatham 2 – Public “C” State Final Let the celebration begin in Summit! The Hilltoppers won their second-straight state title after a dominant performance over Chatham in a rematch of last year’s title game. Summit goalie Nikita Pryymak had 38 saves and Greg Spitznagel led all scorers with a pair of tallies. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights: Morris Knolls 6 Hillsborough 1 – Public “A” State Final Sean Murray scored four goals and Jacob Walsh assisted on each one of them and Ty Franchi was stellar in goal with 30 stops to give the second seed the Public “A” state championship. Morris Knolls broke open a scoreless game with four straight goals over a six minute span in the second period. Jude Kurtas scored his 57th goal in a losing effort to make it 4-1, but Murray lit the lamp two more times to seal the championship. JSZ has the highlights and spirited post-game reaction on the ice at the home of the NJ Devils Sponsor Shoutout! Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of all Hillsborough athletics all season long! Don Bosco Prep 3 Delbarton 1 – Non-Public State Final History has been made. After a 54-year drought, Don Bosco Prep captured its first state title in school history to complete the most accomplished hockey team to play for the Ramsey-based private school. Liam McLinskey was the spark plug the Ironmen needed, as he came up with a pair of goals to lead all scorers. Goalie Max Schwarz also had 19 saves in the win. JSZ’s Jay Cook has all the highlights and extensive post-game reaction:
Vote now for JSZ North Jersey Game Ball for Week One
It’s time to vote for the top performance from Week 1 in North Jersey high school football. The polls are open through Tuesday at 3:00 pm and we’ll drop off a JSZ Game Ball at a future practice. You can always nominate a Game Ball performance – just send it to email@example.com and we’ll get it posted! Take Our Poll
Watch 1.12 Hockey Highlights
Middletown South 6 Point Pleasant Boro 4 Nick Lioudakis had two goals and two assists to lead the Eagles to a fifth consecutive win. Point Boro’s John Callendar had all four goals for the Panthers. Watch JSZ highlights from the Ocean Ice Palace including Marc Connor’s goal that resulted in a pileup during the celebration! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Middletown South is brought to you by Prown’s Windows and Doors. Tekart Builders, Twin Boro-Allshore and the Point Boro Football Parent’s club are responsible for our Panthers highlights and features all year long Coming soon…..Summit and Morris Knolls highlights