Saint John Vianney and Point Pleasant Boro scored wins in the opening round of the Dowd Cup in the Shore Conference Tournament.  SSZ has highlights from Jersey Sports Arena and Ocean Ice Palace

Point Pleasant Boro 4 Saint Rose 2

Matt Kimak’s wrist shot from the right circle with 4:27 to go in the third period proved to be the game winner as the Panthers held off a third period comeback attempt by the Frozen Roses.  Eric Dahl scored a hat trick with goals in each period.  Dahl’s wrist shot gave Point Boro a 1-0 lead after one and he followed that goal with a blast from the point in the second period.  Saint Rose scored a pair of goals in the first five minutes of the third period as Alex Phipps tied the game at 2.  Watch highlights of an exciting game from the Ocean Ice Palace:

Saint John Vianney 8 Central Regional 2

Ty Buckley scored a pair of goals as seven different Lancers lit the lamp in a dominating effort in the first round of the Dowd Cup.  SJV raced out to a 3-0 lead at the end of one period and added four goals in the third.  Mike Mania scored his 49th goal of the season in a losing effort.  Watch highlights of Saint John Vianney’s impressive effort from Jersey Shore Arena:


(1) Middletown South 6 (16) Brick Memorial 1

(8) Jackson Memorial 3  (9) Rumson-Fair Haven 2

(13) Howell 3  (4) Freehold Township 2

(5) Southern Regional 8 (12) Manalapan 1


(2) Saint John Vianney 8 (15) Central Regional 2

(7) Middletown North 4 (10) Jackson Liberty 3 (OT)

(3) Wall Township 8 (14) Red Bank Catholic 2

(6) Point Pleasant Boro 4  (11) Saint Rose 2

Semifinals – Tuesday at Jersey Shore Arena

Handchen Cup

(8) Jackson Memorial vs. (1) Middletown South

(13) Howell vs. (5) Southern Regional

Dowd Cup

(7) Middletown North vs. (2) Saint John Vianney

(6) Point Pleasant Boro vs. (3) Wall