MCSSIHL Cup seeding: What’s on the line in Monday’s games

Three games are scheduled for Mennen Arena for Monday evening, and all three have potential impacts on seeding in the upcoming cup tournaments.

Randolph vs. Morristown, 4 p.m.
This is the final divisional game for Randolph, and for the Rams, it’s very simple. A win clinches the Mennen Division title and top Mennen Cup seed for Randolph. A tie means that it would finish tied for first with Chatham (12 points) and tiebreakers would determine who gets the top seed.

Morristown, on the other hand, needs a win to keep its hopes of qualifying for the Mennen Cup alive, as it trails Morristown-Beard by four points. A loss or tie eliminates the Colonials from Mennen Cup contention.

Morristown-Beard vs. Morris Knolls-Hills, 6 p.m.
Morris Knolls-Hills holds a three-point lead on Morristown-Beard for the third seed in the Mennen Cup. A win for Morris Knolls-Hills or a tie means Morris Knolls-Hills will be the third seed.

Morristown-Beard has two divisional games left, and if it beats Morris Knolls-Hills and then Morristown on Wednesday, it will pass Knolls-Hills for the third seed. It needs just one point to qualify for the Mennen Cup, so a simple tie would eliminate Morristown from contention.

Montville vs. High Point-Wallkill Valley-Kittatinny, 8 p.m.
Montville (7-0 Charette) holds a two-point lead on High Point-Wallkill Valley-Kittatinny (6-1 Charette) as the teams enter the final Charette Division game. A tie or a win for Montville means Montville will win the Charette Division and be the top seed for the Charette Cup.

A win for High Point-Wallkill Valley-Kittatinny would mean the teams finish tied for first, and tiebreakers would determine which team gets to be the one-seed. The tiebreaker, as confirmed by the MCSSIHL, would be penalty minutes, and its unclear which team currently holds the edge there.

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