State playoff hockey is in full swing! Jersey Sports Zone was at three hockey rinks to capture state hockey quarterfinal action, including highlights from Hillsborough’s rout over Ocean, Westfield showing up big-time against Princeton and a test Shore Conference battle between Middletown South and Point Boro. Stay tuned for all the action!
Hillsborough 7 Ocean 3 – Public A Quarterfinals
Top-seeded Hillsborough lit the lamp seven times in a quarterfinal rout over Ocean in Flemington. Jude Kurtas powered the win with a six-point game (2 goals, 4 assists) and captured his 200th career point while Jason Wolff and Lleyton Soares each scored twice. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights:
Jersey Sports Zone was able to be on hand and capture these great Hillsborough highlights thanks to our loyal sponsor, Princeton Orthopaedic Associates!
Middletown South 3 Point Pleasant Boro 1 – Public B Quarterfinals
Freshman Nate Block’s wrist shot with 1:59 to go in the third period broke a 1-1 tie and gave the Eagles a spot in the Public B Semifinals and a matchup with top seed Randolph. The Eagles took a 1-0 lead on a Demetri Forand shot from the point and the Panthers drew even thanks to an Eddie Coyne shorthanded goal. JSZ has the highlights of two Shore Conference foes leaving it all out on the ice in a great state playoff game
Thanks to Monmouth Building Center in Shrewsbury for sponsoring our Middletown South coverage and giving us a chance to capture this great memory for the Middletown South hockey program
Westfield 6 Princeton 3 – Public B Quarterfinals
Westfield advanced to the Public B Semifinal round with a 6-3 win over Princeton. The McInnis Cup champs were able to control the pace of the game by getting a comfortable 4-0 lead after two periods of play. Despite Princeton countering with two goals in the home stretch, Matt Beke scored a pair of goals to help secure the victory. Beke and Anthony Oliveri both finished two scores each. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights:
Thank you to the office of Assemblyman Jon Bramnick for sponsoring our Westfield coverage!
Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Princeton coverage!