WALL - The Southern Regional Ice Hockey team lost a heartbreaking 2-0 contest to Jackson Memorial in the Handchen Cup tournament final at Jersey Shore Arena on Thursday.

Nick Swain scored both goals for Jackson.   This was Jackson Memorial's first Handchen Cup title.   Southern ran into a team playing with great momentum.  On Tuesday, Jackson scored a shocking 4-1 victory over top-seeded Middletown South in the semifinals.  It seems that some teams get hot at just the right time and that seems to be the situation with the Jaguar squad.  

It was a tough loss, now Southern must regroup and set their sight on the upcoming Public A Tournament.  

Sign Up for E-News

"This tournament is behind us," said Southern Coach Matt Hayes.  "Our focus now shifts to the NJSIAA Public A tournament which begins on Monday."

The Rams will play Old Tappan High School on Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the Winding River Ice Rink in Toms River.

Southern's Ice Hockey report is brought to you by TAPinto's special advertiser, Keyes to Wellness.

Keyes To Wellness, LLC is a service provider for Psychiatric and Mental Health Care of Children, Adolescents, Adults and Families in addition to psychiatric consulting to school districts & community mental health organizations. We specialize in providing outstanding services to our patients while maintaining a discreet and professional environment  Contact the office at (609) 618-8500