Chatham’s Laferriere selected by L.A. Kings in 2020 NHL Draft

By Mike Gurnis Former Chatham forward Alex Laferriere was selected in the third round with the 83rd pick of the 2020 NHL Draft on Wednesday afternoon. Laferriere, a Harvard commit, was a standout as a sophomore during Chatham’s run to the Public C final in 2017-18. He then transferred to the Kent School, a prepContinue reading “Chatham’s Laferriere selected by L.A. Kings in 2020 NHL Draft”

Kinnelon, Sparta-Jefferson to tri-op in 2020-21

By Mike Gurnis Kinnelon will be forming a tri-op with Sparta and Jefferson in ice hockey for the 2020-21 season, Kinnelon athletic director Scott Rosenberg confirmed on Wednesday. Rosenberg cited declining numbers as the primary reason for Kinnelon’s decision to enter into a tri-op program. As it is, Kinnelon is the smallest ice hockey-playing standContinue reading “Kinnelon, Sparta-Jefferson to tri-op in 2020-21”

Niceberg’s late heroics help Madison earn tie with Chatham

PHOTOS by Mike Gurnis By Mike Gurnis MORRIS TWP. — Everything was coming up Chatham early on in the third period of Saturday’s Mennen Division opener between Madison and Chatham. Chatham scored three times in the final 3:57 of the second to build a two-goal lead, and the Cougars appeared destined for an opening nightContinue reading “Niceberg’s late heroics help Madison earn tie with Chatham”

Reidy lifts Mountain Lakes-Boonton to season-opening win

PHOTOS by Mike Gurnis By Mike Gurnis MORRIS TWP. — For a young team and a program that has struggled in recent years, it was of the utmost importance for Mountain Lakes-Boonton to start off strong. It has hopes of taking a step forward this season and competing for a Haas Cup, and it tookContinue reading “Reidy lifts Mountain Lakes-Boonton to season-opening win”

Mennen Division/Gordon Conference preview capsules, 2019-20

Here is a look at all six teams in the Mennen Division, as well as two area teams- Delbarton and Pope John- which compete in the Gordon Conference. GORDON CONFERENCE DELBARTON Coach: Bruce Shatel, 19th year (425-58-40) Last year: 19-6-4, Non-Public runner-up, Gordon Cup runner-up Key losses: Michael Balzarotti, F; James Falivene, F; James Monahan,Continue reading “Mennen Division/Gordon Conference preview capsules, 2019-20”

Morris/Sussex Top 10 for Dec. 10

Every Monday throughout the 2018-19 season, The Morris-Sussex Hockey Report will rank the top ten teams in the area. Below are our rankings for Monday, Dec. 10. 1- Delbarton (4-1) 2- Pope John (2-0) 3- Randolph (4-0) 4- Morristown-Beard (2-1-1) 5- Madison (2-1-1) 6- Morris Knolls (3-2) 7- Chatham (3-3) 8- Montville (2-2) 9- VernonContinue reading “Morris/Sussex Top 10 for Dec. 10”

Salvia’s four-goal performance lifts Mount Olive to 7-4 win over Park Regional

By Mike Gurnis MORRIS TWP. — The tri-op program of Mount Olive-Hopatcong-Hackettstown may be short on numbers, but it certainly wasn’t short on goals on Saturday night. The team- which consists of just 10 skaters and a goalie- is at a disadvantage on most nights as it goes up against teams with larger rosters, suchContinue reading “Salvia’s four-goal performance lifts Mount Olive to 7-4 win over Park Regional”

Chatham downs Morristown for 1st Mennen win

By Mike Gurnis MORRIS TWP. — After seeing six crucial points slip away in its first three Mennen Division games, Chatham was desperate to get back into the win column. On Saturday evening, it certainly played like a desperate team. The Cougars came out firing early, outshot Morristown 46-8, and capitalized on the power playContinue reading “Chatham downs Morristown for 1st Mennen win”

Morristown-Beard moves past Montville for 1st win

By Mike Gurnis Morristown-Beard, which has been one of the top programs in Morris County as well as the state over the years, is undergoing a bit of a transition this season. After former NHL defenseman Randy Velischek did not return to the program after a successful nine-year run, Scott Greene was called upon toContinue reading “Morristown-Beard moves past Montville for 1st win”

Morris Knolls opens year with 5-3 win over Chatham

By Mike Gurnis MORRIS TWP. — Wednesday night’s season opener marked the beginning of a new era for Morris Knolls, as it played its first game since beginning a co-op with cross-town rival Morris Hills. So it was only fitting that Joe Rabeno- the lone varsity starter on the roster from Morris Hills- came throughContinue reading “Morris Knolls opens year with 5-3 win over Chatham”