Boys Ice Hockey: Passaic Valley/Cedar Grove Tops Verona/Glen Ridge 4-2

Cedar Grove's Nick LoPresti scores on an assist from his brother, Alex, within the first 2 minutes of the game. Credits: Michelle Winkle
PV's Matt Nelson clashes with a VGR defender. Credits: Michelle Winkle
PV's defenseman, Vinny DiNardo, rushes the puck up the ice. Credits: Michelle Winkle
Shane McGuire, a CG forward, checks a VGR player into the boards. Credits: Michelle Winkle
J.P. Winkle of CG blocks a VGR defender from clearing the puck. Credits: Michelle Winkle
Sam Giuffrida of CG outskates 2 VGR defensemen to set up the play. Credits: Michelle Winkle
Forward, Alex LoPresti of CG, powers past the VGR defensemen. Credits: Michelle Winkle
Center, Joe Kubu, from CG wins the faceoff back to Alex LoPresti, also of CG. Credits: Michelle Winkle
Alex LoPresti of Cedar Grove ended the game with his 3rd goal on V/GR goalie, Shea Herko, earning him a hat trick. Credits: Michelle Winkle
Credits: Michelle Winkle

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Alex LoPresti delivered a hat trick for Passaic Valley/Cedar Grove in their 4-2 victory over Verona/Glen Ridge at Floyd Arena on Jan. 27.

Nick LoPresti started it off for the Hornets when he scored with help from his brother early in the first period. Alex scored the first of his three goals with 2:41 left in the first on an assist from Joe Kubu.  

Steven Topping put the Hillbillies on the board in the second with help from Armaan Rigby, but the Hornets quickly answered when Alex LoPresti scored again assisted by Vincent DiNardo.

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Verona closed the gap in the third with a goal from Anton Martino, assisted by Topping. Alex LoPresti sealed the deal for the Hornets when he scored again, despite being down a man, assisted by DiNardo.  

Noah Vaquez had 23 saves for the Hornets and Shea Herko had 24 saves for the Hillbillies.  

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