STOCKHOLM, NJ – Sparta High School Ice Hockey team beat Newton Lenape Valley on New Year’s Eve at Skylands Ice World to take back the Sussex Cup.  The final score was 3-1 with a hat trick by Junior Richie Clark.

The first goal did not come until NLV scored on a power play with only three minutes left in the second period.  There were many penalties throughout the game with seven for NLV and 12 for Sparta. 

Sparta’s Rich Clark scored all three goals in the third period, including a shorthanded goal at the halfway point. 

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Sparta co-captain and goalie Ryan Bartholomew blocked 30 shots.

This win is the seventh year Sparta High School has brought the Sussex Cup back to their trophy case.