SPARTA, NJ - The Sparta High School ice hockey team faced off against Mountain Lakes at Mennen Arena in Morristown on Thursday night, with Mountain Lakes winning, 3-2.

Both teams remained scoreless through the first period.  Sparta scored first with a goal by Nick Clayton on the assist by Connor Erikson in the second period.

Mountain Lakes answered with two goals before the end of the period, going ahead 2-1.

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Connor Dericks put one in the net for Sparta in the third period, assisted by Walter Frimberger and Clayton to tie the game.

The winning goal was scored by Connor Erikson, assisted by Clayton for a final score of 3-2.

Sparta goalie Ryan Bartholomew had 23 saves on 25 shots.