Hockey: Scotch Plains-Fanwood Falls to Jackson Memorial, 4-3, in OT in State Tourney

Jared Figueroa scored twice and had two assists vs. Frisch Credits: File photo
The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Raiders and Jackson Memorial Jaguars went to overtime on Tuesday. Credits: Chris Wright

WALL, NJ -- The Raiders boys hockey season came to an end on Tuesday night as Jackson Memorial won, 4-3, in overtime in the first round of the NJSIAA Public A state tournament.

Jared Figueroa, who reached 100 career points as a junior this season, opened the scoring with a goal at 8:37 into the period, but Chris Petrone of Jackson Memorial tied it at 1-1 just seconds later.

Figueroa put the Raiders ahead again with a little more than 3 minutes left in the second period, but Jackson Memorial's Michael Krzyzewski knotted the game again with just 19 seconds before play ended.

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Krzyzewski, with an assist from Chris Petrone, put Jackson Memorial ahead in the third period, but Figueroa completed a hat trick with less than two minutes remaining to send the contest into overtime.

The Raiders' season, perhaps the best in the program's history, came to an end when Jackson Memorial's Justin Mayer put the game away at 6:48 into the extra period.

Tim Mitchell stopped 45 shots on goal for the Raiders, while Matt Pousson had 14 saves for the Jaguars.

Scotch Plains-Fanwood finished its exciting season at 11-12 but will have a solid core group next year. The team will lose several key players, however, including senior forwards Nick Cassara, Logan Condon, Ian Gordon, Matt Halpin, and Patrick Henkels, along with defenseman Michael Wright and goalie Tim Mitchell.

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