Nutley Ice Hockey Routs West Orange, 11-2

January 15, 2014 at 10:59 PM

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The Nutley Raiders varsity ice hockey team routed the West Orange Mountaineers, 11-2, on Tuesday at South Mountain Codey Arena.

What started off to be a good effort from both sides, quickly turned to Nutley's favor when junior Mike Frade opened the scoring off a failed clear by the Mountaineers with 9:55 remaining in the opening period.

The goal created a domino effect, which lead to Nutley scoring two more goals from Matt Basile and Angelo Gaeta. 

Sign Up for E-News

The second period offered a more dominant performance from Nutley, maintaining puck possession in their offensive zone, with West Orange struggling to clear the puck and get a rush going to the other end. Five goals were added on to Nutley's lead going to Basile, Greg O'Connel, Mike Spagnoulo, and two from Brendan McCormack.

West Orange's lone goal scorer was senior Alec Hill, who scored on a breakaway from an assist by senior Christopher Hanley.

Nutley scored three more goals in the third period from Souza, Eric Fisher, and Brian Parigi.

West Orange's Jonathan Miller scored another breakaway for the Mountaineers but it was far too late for any final second heroics.

Raider's net minder Timothy Spitnalik posted a great game stopping, 20 of 22 shots, preventing any momentum from going West Orange's way.

The Mountaineers showed promise in the opening minutes of the game, but when Nutley scored their first goal, West Orange seemed to collapse giving Nutley a strong edge. Costly penalties and failure to clear the zone proved to be the main reasons why the outcome of this game was of such a wide margin.

"We played a good first five minutes, and then collapsed after they [Nutley] scored one goal,” West Orange senior Elijah Roberts said. "We need to work on answering quicker after giving up goals, and playing better defensively throughout the game.”

West Orange hopes to learn from this game and improve for the next one against Montclair Kimberly Academy on Saturday at Codey Arena. Face-off is scheduled for 3:45 p.m.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News

West Orange

Life-Saving Assistance Needed For Local East Orange Family

January 21, 2017

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Our community has been asked to mobilize behind an effort to provide assistance to East Orange residents Bert and Stacie Mentor in support of their brother who recently was in a terrible accident in Thailand. 

Stacie’s brother Amar Taborn was injured in a motorcycle accident while filming “The Love We World Tour” in Thailand due to a monsoon and flash ...

Upcoming Events


Sun, January 22, 11:00 AM

Meadowbrook Country Day Camp, Long Valley

Meadowbrook Country Day Camp Open House January ...

Education Sports


Mon, January 23, 6:30 PM

West Orange Public Library, West Orange

West Orange Preschool Fair



Mon, January 23, 6:30 PM

West Orange Public Library, West Orange

West Orange Preschool Fair 1/23

Community Calendar Education

Women's March on Washington: Why, and Why Now

January 19, 2017

As Donald Trump’s inauguration draws near, a number of groups are planning various events and rallies – perhaps most notably, the Women’s March on Washington. I have read a number of opinion pieces and spoken to many people about the March, and several questions and criticisms seem to consistently arise. I would like to address some two of the major themes.

(Q) The election ...

Junior League of the Oranges and Short Hills Presents: Murder Mystery Dinner in Livingston

January 21, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Junior League of the Oranges and Short Hills (JLOSH), an organization of women developed as civic and community leaders creating lasting community impact, is hosting a Murder Mystery Dinner on Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. at Cedar Hill Country Club, 100 Walnut Street, in Livingston.

Event attire is cocktail and complimentary valet parking will be ...

Andy’s Family Music Showcases Shayne Apple on Guitar

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Andy’s Family Music Center of Livingston is proud to highlight Shayne Apple, a fifth grader at Riker Hill Elementary School with an aptitude for drums.

Shayne also plays trombone in the school band and participates in the school choir. According to his mother, Sharon, Shayne was inspired to pick up guitar not long after his father decided to learn the same ...

Step Right Up

Let’s make America the Greatest Show on Earth Again.


I was very sad to learn that after 146 years of big-top entertainment the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus is folding its tent and leaving town.


This comes a year after the circus, due to mounting pressures from animal rights activists, got rid of the elephants.


It is not really ...