ROXBURY, NJ – The Roxbury High School ice hockey team started its season Saturday the right way: A shut-out victory.

Playing at Aspen Ice in Randolph, the Gaels trounced Paramus Catholic 4-0.

Roxbury’s scoring started with a first-period short-handed goal by Kevin Keane at 9:53. Nicholas Hefferle got the assist on the play.

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The second goal came at 13:28 in the second period when Kyle Jenkins found the net assisted by Keane and Doug Di Domenico. Brian Westergaard made the score 3-0 in the third period with an unassisted goal and the final goal came off the stick of Ethan Barooah at 11:50 in that period. Assists were scored by Joseph Eible and Josh Brunner.

Gaels goaltender Tyler Marston made 14 saves during the game.

The Gaels play their next game Nov. 26 at 6:30 p.m. against West Morris Central at Mennen Arena.

Roxbury didn’t fare as well in its annual charity game Friday against Mount Olive. In the game, which didn’t have an impact on the team’s NJSIAA record, the Gaels Roxbury lost to Mt. Olive, 4-1.

The game as the Inaugural Tannenholz Memorial Game, played in honor of Jason Tannehholtz, a coach and teacher at Eisenhower Middle School who died Sept. 29 from lung cancer.

Tannenholz's mother said the game was "a very touching way to honor Jason,” adding that her son “would be so proud.”

Tannholtz’s two children were in at the game as were other family members and friends and a large crowd of Roxbury hockey fans.

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