ROSELLE, NJ- It was a close call for the Arthur L. Johnson High School varsity hockey team Wednesday night as their matchup against Bayonne High School ended in a 3-3 tie on home ice at Warianco Park. The boys have yet to post a loss on the season, having entered the night's game with a 7-0 record.
Bayonne and Johnson played through a scoreless first period, but in the second period, each team would tally one goal. Crusaders junior and co-captain Mike Adamowitz put up his first goal of the season.
The third period would feature both teams scoring two goals, with Bayonne taking a 3-2 lead, coming close to the victory, but Johnson found a way to respond
Trailing 3-2 with ten seconds left, the Crusaders set up perfectly and Johnson senior Ty Schafer scored his second of two goals with three seconds left to even things out. The game ended in the 3-3 tie.
Johnson junior goaltender Karol Wieczorek made 12 saves on 15 shots on net in the tie for the Johnson Crusaders.
For Bayonne, senior Matthew Lojewski scored his third goal of the season and added an assist. Sophomore Billy Parsley tallied his 12th goal, as well as an assist and sophomore Ivan Cua added his second goal of the season for the Bees.
Bayonne junior goaltender Michael Lojewski made 42 saves on 45 shots in the tie for his team.
The Johnson Crusaders (7-0-1) are back in action on Monday, January 2, 2017 on the road at Nutley HS for a 6:15 p.m. game.
The Bayonne Bees (4-4-2) face off against West Orange HS Friday afternoon in a home game at 3:15 p.m.
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