MORRISTOWN, NJ - After only one game, the Morristown hockey team’s Mennen Cup chase came to an abrupt end last night.
The top-seeded Colonials—regular season champions of the Mennen Division—earned a bye into the semifinals, but were blanked by suddenly red-hot Kinnelon, 2-0, in cup action at Mennen Arena.
Morristown, which dropped to 20-3-1 overall on the season, previously defeated Kinnelon, 2-1, on January 7, and took a 5-1 verdict on January 30 in league play.
The Colonials surrendered a late goal in the second period, and the Colts were able to double up their lead with an empty net goal late in regulation as Morristown desperately sought after the equalizer.
Morristown was in pursuit of its first ever Mennen Cup title, and first cup overall since winning the Halvorsen Cup in 2012.
Seeded first in the NJSIAA Public A bracket, Morristown will await the winner of Freehold Township-Westfield later next week.