ROXBURY, NJ - A 2-2 tie with Mendham on Saturday ended the Roxbury High School ice hockey team’s regular season, leaving the Gaels first in their division - at least for now - with a record of 11-7-2.
But that spot at the top of the heap is in jeopardy; Roxbury’s fate in the Halvorsen Division now lies in the hands of the teams from Montville and Kinnelon, according to coach Jonathan Benbow.
“We currently are in first place, one point ahead of Montville, and have played all of our league games,” explained the coach. However, he noted that Montville, which has 14 division points, one fewer than Roxbury, has one league game remaining against Kinnelon.
“If they (Montville) win, they take first in the division and are the top seed for the Halvorsen Cup playoffs,” Benbow said. “If they lose, we win. If they tie, we end up tied … (I am) not sure what the next tie-breaker is.
He said the tie-breaker stats might be something like penalty minutes.
The Montville-Kinnelon game will take place Saturday. The odds are with Montville, which has 14 division points. Kinnelon has only two points.
The Saturday tie with Mendham came a day after Roxbury soundly defeated Kinnelon, 5-1, in a game that took place two days after the Gaels were stomped, 7-1, by their rivals from neighboring Randolph.
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