NEWARK, NJ - As part of their commitment to honoring High School Hockey in the state of New Jersey, the New Jersey Devils Hosted High School Hockey Captains Night this past weekend at the Prudential Center.
According to the Devils, 200 captains and assistant captains from teams all over New Jersey met at Prudential Center for the ceremony. The arena is home to the NJSIAA Hockey Championship, held there each year for the past several seasons.
For Millburn, the delegation on ice at the game consisted of Captain and Senior Center Matt Riskin, and Assistant Captain and Senior Right Wing Ryan Potechin.
Potechin stuck around after the game and spoke with TAPinto Millburn/Short Hills about the experience, and the team's upcoming season.
"It's a great feeling to be able to represent Millburn," Potechin said. "I spent four years playing for the team, and it's a great way to show my commitment to the team, and show that I've really become a leader on the team."
Potechin added, "It's great being here for the Devils game because this is what we fight for. We come play the season because we want to make it to The Rock at the end of the season for the state playoffs."
And when it came time to talk about the season, Potechin said he and his teammates were ready to roll.
"We feel pretty good," Potechin said. "After a good season last year, we're looking to pick it right back up where we left off. Maybe even win another Kelly Cup. But we did lose some seniors, so it's gonna be a lot tougher, we're gonna have to work a lot harder, but we have a a good group of guys this year."
Millburn Ice Hockey will drop the puck on its 2019/2020 season in just a few weeks. Stay tuned for more information.