Morris Knolls clinches state playoff berth with 6-0 win over Vernon

By Mike Gurnis STOCKHOLM — The goal for Morris Knolls going into Saturday night’s game against Vernon was simple- win, and you’re in the state tournament. In the team’s final game before the state tournament cutoff, the Golden Eagles had an 8-8-3 record, meaning a win or a tie would secure a .500 record andContinue reading “Morris Knolls clinches state playoff berth with 6-0 win over Vernon”

Madison comes from behind in 3rd to beat Kinnelon, 4-3

By Mike Gurnis STOCKHOLM — The first two periods of Saturday night’s game between Madison and Kinnelon can best be described as relatively uneventful. Then, the third period happened. In what will go down as one of the wildest third periods of the 2018-19 season, Kinnelon scored twice in 2:55 to build a two-goal lead,Continue reading “Madison comes from behind in 3rd to beat Kinnelon, 4-3”

Vernon downs Kinnelon to claim 1st Halvorsen Division title

By Mike Gurnis STOCKHOLM — The road to the Halvorsen Cup will go through Vernon. Vernon- which just four years ago was in the middle of the pack in the bottom-tier Charette Division- has risen through the ranks of the MCSSIHL for the past few seasons, as its rise in success saw it jump toContinue reading “Vernon downs Kinnelon to claim 1st Halvorsen Division title”

Morris/Sussex Top 10 for Jan. 20

Every Sunday throughout the 2018-19 season, The Morris-Sussex Hockey Report will rank the top ten teams in the area. Below are our rankings for Sunday, Jan. 20. 1- Delbarton (10-2-2) The Green Wave battled to a 2-2 tie with rival CBA on Tuesday, before earning a resounding 10-1 win over Bishop Eustace. 2- Pope JohnContinue reading “Morris/Sussex Top 10 for Jan. 20”

Pope John’s Schoer, Vernon’s Bokun named NJ Devils Players of the Month for December

Pope John senior goalie Matt Schoer (Gordon Conference) and Vernon senior defenseman Jack Bokun (MCSSIHL) were picked as New Jersey Devils Players of the Month for December. These two players from the Morris-Sussex Hockey Report area are two of eight total players that were honored by the Devils for December. This marks the 27th seasonContinue reading “Pope John’s Schoer, Vernon’s Bokun named NJ Devils Players of the Month for December”

Morris/Sussex Top 10 for Jan. 13

Every Sunday throughout the 2018-19 season, The Morris-Sussex Hockey Report will rank the top ten teams in the area. Below are our rankings for Sunday, Jan. 6. 1- Delbarton (9-2-1) Delbarton’s first game in nearly three weeks ended in a disappointing 3-0 loss to rival Don Bosco, which means the Ironmen have swept the regular-seasonContinue reading “Morris/Sussex Top 10 for Jan. 13”

Randolph rallies in 3rd for 3-1 win over Chatham

MORRIS TWP. — In the always-competitive Mennen Division, there are no nights off, no matter what your record is. Friday night’s clash between Randolph and Chatham turned out to be a perfect example of how anything can happen in any game in this division. Randolph went into the game with a perfect divisional record, andContinue reading “Randolph rallies in 3rd for 3-1 win over Chatham”

Vernon continues Sussex Cup reign, tops High Point-WV for 3rd-straight title

By Mike Gurnis STOCKHOLM — Just three years ago, Vernon was looking to end a 10-year Sussex Cup title drought. Now, the trophy that had eluded the program for so many years has taken up a permanent residence in Vernon’s trophy case. The Vikings capped off a Sussex Cup three-peat for the first time inContinue reading “Vernon continues Sussex Cup reign, tops High Point-WV for 3rd-straight title”

Quatrella’s OT goal lifts Pope John to Protec Holiday Tournament title

By Mike Gurnis SOMERSET — The early portion of the season has been full of success, but also full of learning experiences for a young Pope John roster that has just five seniors. On Saturday night, yet another opportunity to grow came about in the Protec Ponds Holiday Tournament championship game against Middletown North. PopeContinue reading “Quatrella’s OT goal lifts Pope John to Protec Holiday Tournament title”