MORRISTOWN, NJ- The Randolph boys ice hockey team fell to their rivals from Morristown by a score of 2-1 on Friday Jan. 20
The Rams started out strong, carrying play and controlling the puck in the offensive zone for a good portion of the first period. Randolph had more scoring chances, including two opportunities from point blank range, but Colonials goalie Harrison Brown saved one and the crossbar saved the other, as the period ended scoreless.
The second started off in a similar fashion, with Randolph getting the first five shots of the period, but the tide started to turn and Rams Goalie Luc Swedlund had to make a few big saves to keep the game scoreless. However, a great cross ice breakout pass from a Morristown defender sent Colonials forward Riley Keller in for a breakaway, and he converted for a 1-0 lead.
Morristown grabbed a 2-0 lead early in the third, and seemed to be in control. Randolph fought back, and cut the lead in half when Jack Zimmer fired a shot from the point that was redirected into the net by his brother Will. The Rams scratched and clawed to try and earn the equalizer, but could not convert again and the game ended 2-1 Morristown.
Next up for the Rams is Morristown-Beard on Monday Jan. 23, 8:30 at Mennen Arena.