Boys Ice Hockey: Passaic Valley/Cedar Grove Ties Fair Lawn 4-4

Alex Lopresti takes the puck through the neutral zone in a recent match up against River Dell. Credits: Nick Teodoro

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Though they were leading throughout the game, Passaic Valley/Cedar Grove tied Fair Lawn 4-4 at Floyd Hall Friday night.

The Hornets were on the board first when Alex Lopresti scored on an assist from Joe Kubu during a power play in the first minutes of the game. PV's Matt Nelson followed that up with a goal assisted by LoPresti and Shane McGuire with just 2:58 left in the period giving the Hornets a 2-0 lead. However, Fair Lawn's Thomas Arena found the back of the net with less than six seconds left in the first to put his team on the board.

PV increased their lead to 3-1 when Nick LoPresti scored early in the second with help from Vincent DiNardo and McGuire. Arthur Tismerman scored for Fair Lawn with under three minutes left in the second period making it a 3-2 game, but McGuire found the back of the net for the Hornets with 24.6 seconds left with help from the LoPresti brothers.  

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Fair Lawn answered with two back-to-back goals from Arena and Thomas Moore in the third to make it a tie game. Both teams remained scoreless for the last 13 minutes of the game ending at a  4-4 tie.

Passaic Valley/Cedar Grove hosts Paramus Catholic at Floyd Hall Saturday at 7:45 p.m.

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