RANDOLPH, NJ- Ranked fifth in the state, the Randolph Rams hockey team faced a formidable opponent on Friday Jan. 24 in the form of ninth ranked Glen Rock. Randolph carried play for most of the game and outshot Glen Rock 37 - 18, but ended up on the short end of the score in a 5-2 loss.
In the first period Randolph clearly dominated play as the puck spent most of its time in the Glen Rock zone. The Rams peppered Glen Rock goalie Matt Rosario with shot after shot but couldn't put one past him. Glen Rock made the most of the few opportunities they had. With four minutes left in the first period, they were holding a 2-0 lead after having only 4 shots on goal. Noah Leinwand answered at the 3:35 mark of the first to cut the lead to 2-1.
Dan Janson scored 6 minutes into the second to tie the game at 2-2. The period ended that way, setting up a tense third period battle. Glen Rock continued to make their minimal chances count, and tallied two goals in a two and a half minute stretch midway through the third to pull away. They added an empty netter for the final tally.
On Saturday Jan. 25 the Rams took the ice again looking to rebound from the loss the night before. They came out firing on all cylinders in their contest with Pequannock and came away with a resounding 9-2 victory. They again dominated play and had a 35-21 advantage in shots on goal.
Five different players scored, with Michael Slavin leading the way with a hat trick. Matthew Bruno tallied two goals, and Noah Leinwand, Luke Wright, Dan Janson, and Captain Brendan Siegal had one apiece.