Dec. 12 Notebook: Chatham, with emergency goalie, wins again

It’s the time of the year where illnesses spread rapidly, and even more so in a hockey locker room.

Chatham was the first team (that we know of) to get hit with a bug this season as per the Morris Sussex Sports broadcast of the game, as both goaltenders in Nate May and Snowden Lange were sidelined for Monday night’s Mennen Division tilt with Morristown. In stepped Roman Kostrowski, a sophomore forward, to backstop the Cougars.

Kostrowski stopped 10 of 12 shots to help Chatham earn its second-straight Mennen win, a 5-2 win over Morristown at Mennen Arena.

Ronan Curry tallied two goals and two assists for Chatham, which improved to 2-0 with the win. Matt Nacinovich added three assists in the win.

Morristown fell to 1-1, and this was its first Mennen Division contest.

Meanwhile, Montville earned its second-straight win of the season behind the second-straight hat trick from Matt Trifari, as it downed Gill St. Bernard’s, 4-2.

Matthew Crowell also scored for the Mustangs (2-0), while Aidan Engle dished out three assists and Joe Laino had two assists. Alexis Riley stopped 12 of 14 shots, as Montville out-shot Gill St. Bernard’s 30-14.

Gloucester Catholic 7, Pope John 3
Mount Olive-Hopatcong-Hackettstown 10, Mountain Lakes-Boonton 0

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