MORRISTOWN, NJ - The Southern Regional Ice Hockey team lost in a tough contest this afternoon to Randolph High School 3-1 in the quarterfinals of the NJSIAA Public A Tournament at Mennen Arena in Morristown.
Adam Redgate gave Randolph a 1-0 lead with his power-play goal 10:46 into the game, assisted by Janson and Nick Civetta. Jack Conrad tied the game at one with an unassisted goal with 1:48 into the second period.
Alex Kranis' sixth goal of the season, assisted by Jack Zimmer and Dan Janson with 11:51 left in the second period, proved to be the game-winning goal. The Rams kept within one until William Zimmer added an empty-net goal with 41 seconds remaining in the third period for Randolph. Cameron Conrad made 27 saves in goal for Southern.
Southern had an excellent season. They finished with a final record of 18-5-4. The Southern coaches and fans are hoping to one day have their own ice rink in the Manahawkin area.
1st: Randolph: Adam Redgate (Nick Civetta, Dan Janson) 9:14 pp