MORRISTOWN, NJ – The Morris Knolls varsity ice hockey team defeated Madison, 7-1, on Fri., Jan. 3, at the Mennen Sports Arena in Morristown.
Ultimately, the two goals scored by Jason Kwestel in the first period, each assisted by Andrew Ryan, were sufficient to win the game. Nonetheless, Ryan layered on more with an unassisted goal in the second period while Kwestel earned a hat trick two minutes later, assisted by Gehrig Eckoff and Ryan.
Madison’s Johnny Hamwee avoided a shutout with a goal, assisted by Aiden Niceberg, 6:22 minutes into the third period.
The Golden Eagles answered with three more goals, one by Eckoff and two by Dylan Idland. Jason Moskowitz, Nick Torres and Kwestel earned assists in the third period.
Morris Knolls’s goalie Elliot Marken had 19 saves. Keaton Tom stopped 32 for Madison.
With a record of 5-3-2, Morris Knolls will play Mahwah (5-5-1) on Wed., Jan. 8, at 4:15 p.m. at the Ice Vault Arena in Wayne.
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