STOCKHOLM, NJ - Thomas Winter's goal with two minutes left in the third period broke the tie and lifted Chatham to a 2-1 ice hockey victory over Kinnelon in its season opener Saturday at Skylands Ice World.

Sam Ortolani scored a short-handed goal off a pass from Evan Schmidt 2:34 into the third period to tie the game at 1-1 for Chatham.

Schmidt and Alex Laferriere were credited with assists on Winter's winning goal. Cougar goalie Jamie Boles made 28 saves.