RANDOLPH, NJ- Coming into the 2015-16 season, Randolph hockey coach Rich McLaughlin expressed concern about his teams’ offense. Graduation took six of his top nine forwards, leaving the coach wondering who would put the puck in the net for his squad this year.
Through the seasons’ first seven games however, the Rams have been anything but "short on scorers", as they have registered nine more goals than they did in the first seven of last season. The best part is everyone has gotten into the act, with twelve different players scoring at least one goal so far.
Against West Morris Central, goals by Chris Holowko, Adam Redgate and Dylan Quinn powered the Rams to a 3-1 victory at Mennen Arena, moving their record to 4-1. Scott Kimiecik got the start in net, and made 12 saves for the Rams. Quinn Rogers, Jack Zimmer and Will Zimmer collected assists.
Chris Holowko's hat trick powered Randolph past Livingston at Aspen Ice. Will Zimmer and Nick Civetta registered the other goals for the Rams. Luc Swedlund stopped 15 of 16 shots for Randolph, leading them to a 5-1 record. Quinn Rogers picked up two assists, while Sean Jones, Dan Janson, and Bryan Early also had assists.
Not to be outdone by Holowko, Dan Janson had a hat trick of his own in the very next game, scoring the final three goals against Cranford to lead Randolph to a 5-1 victory at Aspen Ice. Alex Kranis and Matt Redgate also scored for the Rams, bringing their record to 6-1 on the season. Nick Civetta and Dylan Quinn each had 2 assists, while Kranis, Jones, Holowko, and Early had an assist apiece. Luc Swedlund stopped 8 shots for the shutout.
The Rams play next against Montclair Kimberly on Dec. 23.