Jan. 2 Notebook: Morristown-Beard, led by Connor, rallies in 3rd to top Pope John


Casey Connor put together another big performance for Morristown-Beard, as he turned aside 44 of 45 shots to lead the Crimson, No. 6 in the Morris-Sussex Hockey Report Top 10, to a 2-1 win over No. 4 Pope John at Skylands Ice World in Stockholm.

David Koptyra put Pope John on the board in the first period, and it remained a 1-0 game until the third. Nick Squashic tied it up with under 10 minutes to go into the game, before Evan Jones buried a goal with 6:45 to go.

The win marked Morristown-Beard’s third-straight win to even up its record at 4-4. It also stopped Pope John’s four-game winning streak, which vaulted it to the No. 10 ranking in NJ.com’s statewide Top 20.

Delbarton 3, Gloucester Catholic 1
Montville 5, Morris Catholic-St. Elizabeth 1
West Morris 6, Vernon 1
Gill St. Bernard’s 9, Parsippany Regional 0
Mendham vs. Watchung Hills- not reported
Girls: Madison vs. Clarkstown North- not reported

E-mail Mike Gurnis at michaelgurnis@gmail.com for any schedule changes

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