Feb. 27 quarterfinal recap: Chatham wins on Suh’s dramatic late goal


Public B: 4-Chatham 3, 5-Summit 2
Isaac Suh, who missed most of the season due to an injury, came through with the game-winning goal from a sharp angle with 12 seconds left to lead fourth-seeded Chatham to a 3-2 win over fifth-seeded Summit in the Public B quarterfinals at Mennen Arena.

It was Suh’s fourth goal of the season, and came at the perfect time for the Cougars (16-3-5), who booked their spot in Wednesday’s semifinals. It will take on top-seeded Northern Highlands at a time TBD at Codey Arena with a trip to the final at Prudential Center on the line.

Chatham got on the board midway through the second period on a goal from Thomas White, which was the sophomore’s first goal of the season. Summit responded 27 seconds later when Jacob Jett scored, and it then took the lead in the final minute of the period on a goal from Keegan Sears.

Ryan Burke buried a loose puck for a power play goal with 11:21 left to tie it up for Chatham, which set the stage for Suh’s heroics.

Nate May made 20 saves for Chatham, while Steven Louiselle stopped 20 for Summit.

Public B: 6-Ramapo 3, 3-Randolph 2
Despite a late comeback attempt, third-seeded Randolph was unable to overcome an early two-goal deficit in a 3-2 loss to sixth-seeded Ramapo in the Public B quarterfinals at SportsCare Arena.

Randolph fell into a 2-0 hole in the first period on a pair of quick goals from Ramapo’s Tommy Scully and Cooper Snee. The Rams got one back late in the second on a goal from Jase Zangara, but Jake Rosolanko extended the lead back to 3-1 before the end of the period.

Zach Gallo brought Randolph to within 3-2 early in the third, but it was unable to find the tying goal.

Randolph’s season ends at 14-4-4. Ramapo will face second-seeded Middletown North in the semifinals on Wednesday at Codey Arena.

Non-Public: 1-Delbarton 5, 9-St. John Vianney 1
Duncan Stewart scored twice with an assist to lead top-seeded Delbarton to a 5-1 win over ninth-seeded St. John Vianney in the quarterfinals of the Non-Public tournament at SportsCare Arena.

Delbarton (20-2-1) will face fourth-seeded Gloucester Catholic in the semifinals on Thursday at Mennen Arena.

Timmy Galvin, Max Pendy, and Trip Pendy each contributed a goal and an assist for the Green Wave. Nick Faccone had two assists, while Jason Cai stopped 21 of 22 shots to earn the win.

Girls: 1-Morristown-Beard 2, 8-Trinity Hall 1
Lilli Warnock and Jessica Sperling each scored to lift top-seeded Morristown-Beard to a 2-1 win over eighth-seeded Trinity Hall in the NJSIAA State Tournament quarterfinals at Twin Oaks Ice Rink.

Morristown-Beard (13-6-3), which out-shot Trinity Hall 39-18, moves on to Thursday’s quarterfinals where it will host fourth-seeded Princeton Day. Trinity Hall netminder Katie Cisar made 37 saves to keep the game within striking distance.

Morristown-Beard built a 2-0 lead through two periods, with Warnock’s goal late in the second period holding up as the game-winner. Trinity Hall’s Michelle McCabe scored a power play goal midway through the third period, but was unable to secure the tying goal.

E-mail Mike Gurnis at michaelgurnis@gmail.com

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