Dec. 17 roundup: Pope John ties St. Augustine, Morristown-Beard prevails late against Chatham

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 17

Pope John 2, St. Augustine 2
Robbie Myshkoff and Nathan Meola each scored for Pope John in a 2-2 tie with St. Augustine at the Igloo in Mount Laurel.

With Pope John trailing, 1-0, Meola scored with 16 seconds left in the second period to tie it up at one. St. Augustine scored a shorthanded goal to regain the lead early in the third, but Myshkoff tied it up nearly two minutes later.

Meola finished with a goal and an assist, while Matt Hughes had two assists. Soren Torlucci stopped 25 of 27 shots for Pope John (2-2-3), which will next face Gloucester Catholic on Monday.

Morristown-Beard 3, Chatham 1
Charlie Guida’s deflection goal off a Noah Jones shot with 1:19 left in the game was the game-winner for Morristown-Beard in a 3-1 win over Chatham.

Chatham took the lead with 1:55 left in the first period on Matt Nacinavich’s goal. Morristown-Beard tied it up early in the second period thanks to a goal from Hollis Humphries. But despite Morristown-Beard out-shooting Chatham 49-15, it took until under two minutes left for the Crimson to break through and take the lead. Andrew Low added an empty-netter to seal it.

Michael Park had an impressive 46-save performance for Chatham (3-4), which will take on Morristown on Monday. Casey Connor made 14 of 15 saves for Morristown-Beard (5-3), which picked up its second-straight Mennen division win and will take on public power Ridge on Monday.

Morris Knolls-Hills 4, KJS United 1
Luke Dickerson had two goals and an assist for Morris Knolls-Hills in a 4-1 win over KJS United at Skylands Ice World in Stockholm.

Jake McCloud and Kyle Thornton each had goals in the first and second period, respectively, for Morris Knolls-Hills as it built a 2-0 lead. Dickerson scored with under five minutes left in the game to make it a three-goal lead, before KJS’ Anthony Pandiscia cut it to 3-1. Dickerson added an empty-netter late.

Thornton finished with a goal and two assists and McCloud had a goal and an assist. Aidan Marvin stopped 17 of 18 shots for Morris Knolls-Hills (6-0), which will take on another Halvorsen opponent in Mountain Lakes-Boonton on Monday.

Ryan Gibbons made 31 saves for KJS United, which dropped to 0-1-1 and will face Howell on the road on Tuesday.

West Morris 2, Hopewell Valley 0
Max Michalski and Tommy Togno each recorded a goal in West Morris’ 2-0 win over Hopewell Valley at Mercer County Park.

Michalski scored with under five minutes left in the second period, before Togno sealed it in the final minute. West Morris goalie Phil Togno recorded the shutout, stopping all 19 shots he faced.

West Morris improved to 4-1, and will take on Mount Olive-Hopatcong-Hackettstown on Monday.

Gill St. Bernard’s 0, Bernards-Somerville-Middlesex 0
Gill St. Bernard’s and Bernards-Somerville-Middlesex battled to a 0-0 tie at Rock Ice in Dunellen.

Bernards-Somerville-Middlesex out-shot Gill St. Bernard’s, 29-23 in the game. Gill St. Bernard’s goalie Alex Steinberg stopped all 29 shots he faced, while Bernards-Somerville-Middlesex goalie Baylyn Shankman came up with 23 saves in the shutout.

Gill St. Bernard’s (0-1-1) is set to take on Park Regional in its next game, which isn’t until January 5. Bernards-Somerville-Middlesex improved to 4-0-1, and will take on Watchung Hills on Sunday.

OTHER SCORES
Gov. Livingston 2, Morristown 0

Coaches are asked to send their box scores to michaelgurnis@gmail.com for inclusion in our nightly roundups.

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