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Sparta Jefferson United Ice Hockey Blanks Gov. Livingston in 1st Round Public A NJSIAA Playoffs

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Credits: Jennifer Dericks
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Sparta Jefferson United 2017; the National Anthem before playing Governor Livingston Credits: Jennifer Dericks
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Credits: Jennifer Dericks
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STOCKHOLM, NJ – The successful season continues for Sparta Jefferson United ice hockey.  They shut out 22 seed Governor Livingston 5-0, playing at Skylands on Tuesday night.  The win moves the 11 seed SJU to the next round of Public A NJSIAA playoffs.

Freshman SJU goalie Logan Hanek continues to get stronger with each game as he blanked the Highlanders, stopping all 22 shots from the Gov. Livingston team.  Hanek has earned an 89 percent save rate so far, stopping 273 of 306 shots this season.

GL Sophomore goalie Nick Papa made 25 saves on 30 shots against.

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The first strike came from Mike Kwiecinski assisted by Mike Holovach early in the first period. 

Jaxson Mase had two goals and an assist; scoring once on a power play and once shorthanded.  Matt Redding had a goal and an assist, Zach Harmel and Holovach each had two assists.

SJU will travel to Jersey Shore Arena in Wall Township on Friday night where they will face sixth seed Freehold Township.  The Patriots took first place in their Shore -A South division with a season record of 18-4-1.

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