The Road to the Rock continues in the hockey state playoffs on Tuesday. JSZ brings you two games from the opening round with wins for Hopewell Valley and Middletown North. We’ll continue to post highlights all this week leading up to next week’s state quarterfinals

Hopewell Valley 7 Kearny 0 | Public “A” Opening Round

Hopewell Valley (12) kicked off the opening round of the NJSIAA Boys Ice Hockey Public A Tournament with a dominating 7-0 win over Kearny (21). Michael Boyer and Trent Demers both found net twice for the Bulldogs. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: 

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Middletown North 6 Vernon 0 | Public “C” Opening Round

John Miranda had two goals and Matt Corella was outstanding in net with a 28-save shutout to give the Lions a spot in the Round of 16 and a matchup with #3 seed Ramsey this Friday night. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Middletown Ice World:

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