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”

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”

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”

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”

Morristown-Beard 2018-19 preview

LAST SEASON: It was another strong season for the Crimson, who finished 16-7-2 overall and saw their season end with a close, 3-2 loss to eventual Non-Public champion Delbarton in the quarterfinals. It also reached the Mennen Cup final, where it fell short of a four-peat with a 4-2 loss to Randolph. HEAD COACH: ScottContinue reading “Morristown-Beard 2018-19 preview”

Madison 2018-19 team preview

LAST SEASON: Madison put together a big season in 2017-18, as it finished with an 18-7-1 mark and a Halvorsen Cup championship. It lost in the Public C Round of 16 to Ramsey, however. HEAD COACH: Dave Hansen, 15th year. 193-118-19 career record. CONFERENCE AND CLASSIFICATION: MCSSIHL-Mennen Division (moved from Halvorsen Division); NJSIAA Public C.Continue reading “Madison 2018-19 team preview”

Chatham 2018-19 team preview

LAST SEASON: Chatham re-established itself as one of the top teams not just in Morris County, but the entire state last season as it finished with a 16-8 record. It reached the Public C final, where it suffered a heartbreaking 3-0 defeat to Summit, despite holding a 32-8 advantage in shots on goal. HEAD COACH:Continue reading “Chatham 2018-19 team preview”