Feb. 5 roundup: Vernon rallies for big win, High Point-WV-Kittatinny ties Bernards-Somerville-Middlesex


Vernon 5, Park Regional 4
Luke Zabriskie scored two goals, including the game-winning goal in the third period to lift Vernon to a much-needed 5-4 win over Park Regional at Skylands Ice World.

Zabriskie, who had just one goal on the season coming into this one, came through for the Vikings as they kept their Haas Cup and state tournament hopes alive. Vernon (7-8, 4-5 Haas) rallied from a 4-2 deficit with two goals before the end of the second before Zabriskie netted the game-winner in the third.

Vernon now trails Gill St. Bernard’s by one point for the final Haas Cup playoff spot and trails Park Regional by two for third. It will take on West Morris on Monday at 8:30 p.m., and a win (regardless of what happens in Gill St. Bernard’s game against MO-HO-HA) would tie Vernon with Park with 10 points, and Vernon holds the season series against Park.

Dylan Shea also had a goal and two assists for Vernon. Ed Karpinski netted two goals and an assist for Park Regional, which fell to 7-9-3 overall with a 4-4-2 Haas record.

High Point-Wallkill Valley-Kittatinny 5, Bernards-Somerville-Middlesex 5
Michael Sadowski recorded a goal and three assists and Luca Carnemolla had two goals and an assist to help High Point-Wallkill Valley-Kittatinny earn a 5-5 tie with Bernards-Somerville-Middlesex at Skylands Ice World.

Bernards (12-2-3, 6-0-2 Charette) led, 4-2 in the second period on goals from Taylor Favreau, Ryan Leonard, Tanner Clemson, and Chris DeRogatis. Michael Sadowski scored for High Point in the second, before Carnemolla and Anthony Tokar each scored in the third to give High Point its first lead of the night. But with just over five minutes left, Dylan Leonard tied it up for Bernards.

T.J. Ward stopped 33 of 38 shots for High Point (4-7-3, 3-2-3 Charette). Kate Niccolai made nine saves for Bernards.

Gill St. Bernard’s 10, Montville 1
Logan Mote had three goals and four assists, while Michael Scarpati had three goals and three assists to lead Gill St. Bernard’s to 10-1 win over Montville at Mennen Arena.

Christian Mote had two goals and three assists for Gill St. Bernard’s (6-4-2), which improved to 4-4-1 in the Haas Division and currently holds a one-point lead on Vernon for the final Haas Cup spot. A win on Monday against Montville would officially clinch a Haas Cup spot. The five-point performance also moved Christian Mote to 96 career points, just four shy of the century mark.

Porter Clark tallied two goals and two assists for the Knights. Alex Steinberg stopped 24 of 25 shots in the win.

Matthew Trifari scored the lone goal for Montville (2-18-1).

Newton-Lenape Valley 3, Morris Catholic-St. Elizabeth 0
Ryan Lynch had a hat trick to lead Newton-Lenape Valley to a 3-0 win over Morris Catholic-St. Elizabeth at Skylands Ice World.

Lynch’s hat trick brought him to 24 goals on the season, and helped Newton-Lenape Valley improve its record to 8-8-5 with a 5-1-2 Charette record. Newton-Lenape Valley will be the second seed in the Charette Cup.

David Zappe recorded the shutout for Newton-Lenape Valley, his first of the season. Daniel Mark stopped 29 of 32 shots for Morris Catholic (4-10-3, 1-5-1 Charette).

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