Every Sunday throughout the 2018-19 season, The Morris-Sussex Hockey Report will rank the top ten teams in the area. Below are our rankings for Sunday, Jan. 20.
1- Delbarton (10-2-2)
The Green Wave battled to a 2-2 tie with rival CBA on Tuesday, before earning a resounding 10-1 win over Bishop Eustace.
2- Pope John (10-3-4)
Pope John held its own in a 2-2 tie with Seton Hall Prep, then picked up a 4-0 win over Bishop Eustace.
3- Randolph (14-2-1)
The Rams suffered their first loss to a public school team this week, as it dropped a 3-2 decision to Madison. The Mennen Division champions bounced right back though, with a 7-1 win over West Morris.
4- Madison (11-3-3)
The Dodgers are now riding a seven-game winning streak, which was continued with wins over Randolph and Morristown this week. A win against Morris Knolls on Tuesday would clinch the number two seed in the upcoming Mennen Cup.
5- Vernon (10-4-2)
Vernon was idle this week thanks to a pair of postponements. It will take on Kinnelon in a battle for the top seed in the Halvorsen Cup.
6- Morris Knolls (8-8-1)
Morris Knolls has put itself back into good position to qualify for the state tournament, thanks to a four-game winning streak which has brought it to the .500 mark. It knocked off Morristown-Beard and Red Bank Catholic this week, and have outscored their opponents 22-3 during this winning streak. That streak will be tested this week though when it faces Madison and Summit.
7- Kinnelon (8-4-4)
Kinnelon is currently in the midst of a seven-game unbeaten streak, which was extended thanks to a pair of ties with Verona-Glen Ridge and Roxbury this week.
8- Chatham (6-10-1)
Chatham avenged an earlier loss to Morristown-Beard with a big 5-1 win over the Crimson this week to even up the season series between the two. It faces Morristown and St. Joseph of Metuchen this week as it looks to remain within striking distance of a state playoff berth.
9- Morristown-Beard (4-9-2)
The winless streak is now up to eight for the Crimson, who last won on Dec. 17 against Morris Knolls. This week, it was out-scored 17-4 in losses to Morris Knolls, Chatham, and St. John Vianney. It will try to get back on track this week with games against Pope John, Northern Highlands and Roxbury.
10- Mendham (12-3)
Mendham remains in the driver’s seat in the Haas Division, after another dominant performance- this time, a 6-0 win over Mountain Lakes-Boonton. It faces Hopewell Valley and Morris Catholic-DePaul this week.