MORRISTOWN, NJ – Top-seed Morris Knolls ice hockey defeated 17th-seed Ocean Township, 5-0, in the first round of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association Tournament, Public A, on Thur., Feb. 27, at the Mennen Sports Arena in Morristown.

Going scoreless in the first period, the Golden Eagles netted three goals in the second period and two in the third. Morris Knolls's offensive contributors included Jake DiLoreto with two goals and Gavin Walsh, Timmy Kepler and Andrew Ryan with one apiece. Jason Kwestel earned three assists, Jake Quinn had two and Dylan Idland and Kepler made one each.

Morris Knolls freshman goalie Elliot Marken had 13 saves while Tony Macaluso stopped 32 for Ocean Township.

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Morris Knolls (15-6-3) advances to the quarterfinal round to face ninth-seed Marlboro (7-8-3) on Mon., March 2, at 5:45 p.m. at Mennen Sports Arena.


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