The state playoffs are off and running and we have a pair of games from the public side of things. Check out Hillsborough’s incredible shootout win and Rumson-Fair Haven’s offensive explosion in Red Bank now!

Hillsborough 2 Middletown South 1 (2-1 Shootout) | Public A Quarterfinals

An impressive 38-save performance from Jason LoRicco helped the Raiders punch their ticket to the state semifinals later this week. LoRicco was impressive in net all night long as No. 2 seed Hillsborough (13-4-3) outlasted No. 7 seed Middletown South (14-6-5) in a heart-pounding 10 round shootout. Sophomore forward Nate Kondratiuk scored the go-ahead shootout goal in the 10th round while LoRicco made the final stop of the night.

JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights and reaction from an unforgettable game in Flemington:

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Rumson-Fair Haven 7 Mendham 0 | Public B Quarterfinals

The Bulldogs scored five times in the second period to make history. RFH has reached the state semifinals on the ice for the first time ever. Brett Pritchard had back-to-back goals in the second period and Ryan Kuras had 20 saves for the shutout to give Rumson an eighth straight win. RFH will face Middletown North in an All-Shore semifinal Thursday at Mennen Arena. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the Monday night highlights from the Red Bank Armory:

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