ROXBURY, NJ - The Roxbury High School ice hockey team evened out its record at 2-2 on Saturday with a dominating win over Vernon.
Playing at Skylands Ice World, the Gaels got off to a slow start in the first period getting outshot 17-9. However, the excellent goal-tendng of Tyler Marston kept the game scoreless.
A few minutes into the second period, Roxbury made it 1-0 on a goal by Brian Westergaard with an assist from Ethan Barooah. Kevin Keane scored the team's second goal, with an assist from Kyle Jenkins, and a few minutes later Josh Brunner added an unassisted goal to make it 3-0 Gaels at the end of the second period.
Roxbury kept the pressure on in the third period with a goal from Nick Hefferle, making it 4-0. Vernon tried to rally with a goal midway through the period, but 15 seconds later Keane added his second goal of the game with an assist from Randy DePalma. That ended the scoring and secured the 5-1 win.
Marston was outstanding for Roxbury, stopping 35 out of 36 shots.
The Gaels play their next game on Dec. 5 at 4 p.m. against Montville at Mennen Arena.