RANDOLPH, NJ – The Roxbury High School ice hockey team had an easy time Tuesday moving ahead in state tournament play, trouncing Woodbridge in a game at Aspen Ice.
The Gaels not only shut-out the Barrons but did so overwhelmingly.The score at the final buzzer: Roxbury 10, Woodbridge 0. Roxbury was seeded seventh; Woodbridge was seeded 26th.
The first-round victory in the NJSIAA Public B state tournament means Roxbury gets to play the 10th-seeded Wall High School Crimson Knights in the tournament second round on Thursday. Wall beat Johnson 9-1 on Tuesday in first-round play.
The game, in which Roxbury scored six goals in the first period and two in each of the next two, saw hat tricks by both Dylan DeGraw and Nicholas Hefferle, who also made two assists.
A first-period goal was also scored by Shane Miller, who also made an assist. Assists were also credited to Ethan Barooah, Brendan Hartos, Dylan Miller, Ryan Johnson and Johnny Facchini.
The Gaels offense gave Woodbridge goaltender Adam Godfrey a workout. He made 39 saves. Meanwhile, Roxbury’s man in the net, A.J. Pisani blocked 13 shots.