FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26
Delbarton 5, Bergen Catholic 0
Nick Faccone netted a pair of second-period goals to lift Delbarton to a 5-0 win over Bergen Catholic at the Ice House in Hackensack.
The win was Delbarton’s first over Bergen Catholic (ranked No. 4 by NJ.com) since the 2018-19 season, when it topped the Crusaders 2-0 in the NJSIAA Non-Public semifinals. Since then, it lost 4-1 to Bergen Catholic in the 2019-20 season opener before losing 3-0 in their only meeting last year.
Junior Duncan Stewart netted the game’s opening goal with 11 seconds left in the first period. Junior Timmy Galvin doubled the lead early in the second off a feed from Jack Olsen, before Faccone netted back-to-back goals to make it 4-0 after two periods. Freshman Jack Gerne capped the scoring in the third.
Jason Cai stopped all 22 shots he faced to earn the shutout. Delbarton will look to continue its winning ways on Monday when it travels to South Jersey to take on Gloucester Catholic at 3:30.
Passaic Tech 3, Chatham 0
Chatham surrendered a pair of second-period goals and never recovered as it fell, 3-0 to Passaic Tech at the Ice Vault in Wayne.
Matthew Bickford gave Passaic Tech (1-0) the lead with 8:38 to go, before Brian Gaboda added a power play goal just 1:53 later. Rhys Lawrence sealed the win with an insurance goal in the third period for Passaic Tech, which is in just its third year of varsity ice hockey after winning one game in 2019-20 and five games in 2020-21.
Chatham (0-1) was out-shot, 18-17. Michael Park made 15 saves for the Cougars, which will look to bounce back on Monday against Indian Hills at 6:30 p.m. at Mennen Arena. Mason Katz recorded a 17-save shutout for Passaic Tech.
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