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”

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”

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”

Vernon 2018-19 team preview

LAST SEASON: Vernon put together another solid season as it finished 14-10-1 overall. It lost in the semifinals of the Halvorsen Cup to West Morris, before it suffered a heartbreaking 5-4 loss to Wall in overtime of the NJSIAA Public C quarterfinals. It also won the Sussex Cup for the second-consecutive season. HEAD COACH: RayContinue reading “Vernon 2018-19 team preview”

West Morris 2018-19 team preview

LAST SEASON: The Wolfpack had a bit of an up-and-down 2017-18 season, which saw it finish with a 10-9-4 overall record, with its season ending with a 5-0 loss to eventual Public C champion Summit in the Public C quarterfinals. It also made a nice run to the Halvorsen Cup final, after upsetting Vernon inContinue reading “West Morris 2018-19 team preview”

2018-19 Kinnelon team preview

LAST SEASON: It was a tough year for Kinnelon, as it finished with a 2-15-2 overall record and did not qualify for the Public C state tournament. It lost, 5-4 to Sparta-Jefferson in the first round of the Halvorsen Cup. HEAD COACH: Jeff Myrhen, 13th year. 153-119-29 career record. CONFERENCE AND CLASSIFICATION: MCSSIHL-Halvorsen Division; NJSIAAContinue reading “2018-19 Kinnelon team preview”

I’m back!

High school hockey practice in New Jersey began this week, which kicks off my favorite time of the year. When I left NJ.com and The Star-Ledger back in September to begin a different full-time job, I knew one thing: that even though I was going to have a regular, 9-to-5 life, I still wanted toContinue reading “I’m back!”