ROBBINSVILLE, NJ– As expected, the Morristown High School ice hockey team was awarded an at-large bid in the NJSIAA Public B state tournament.
And in a reminder that things were never in doubt for the Colonials – who took an 8-11-3 record at the cutoff – they were rewarded for their brutal Mennen Division schedule by being seeded ninth in a 21 team field.
Bobby Jones’ squad will face eighth-seeded Westfield in its state on February 24, and that game will likely be played at the Blue Devils’ home rink of Warinanco Park in Roselle. As the top-seed in the field two years ago, Morristown started its road to the 2016 state title with a 4-1 victory over Westfield.
Should Morristown advance, a colossal showdown with Randolph would be likely in the quarterfinals. The Colonials dealt the Rams their only loss of the season, 2-1, on February 1. That victory ensured their eligibility as an at-large candidate, and all but officially make the state tournament.