HOWELL - The Southern Regional Ice Hockey team opened their season on Sunday night traveling to Howell Ice World to face off against Freehold Township. Freehold lost 14 seniors from last season's team and this year figures to be a rebuilding year for the Township squad.
Southern Regional has depth and experience this season and took advantage of that with their 6-0 opening night victory. Six different Rams scored goals. Zach Minafo, Parker Lech, Brooks Hradek, Matt Leonard, Chris Laureigh and Josh Irwin.
Minafo, Laureigh, Hradek and Irwin also had one assist each. Justin Braun, Zach Manafo and Yater Henry each chipped in with one assist each. Trey Mattern had 11 saves in goal for Southern.
Southern's record is 1-0. Freehold Township 1-3. an assist.
Southern: Zachary Minafo 13:29.
Southern: Parker Lech (Justin Braun) 7:27.
Southern: Brooks Hradek (Zachary Minafo, Yater Henry) 3:20.
Southern: Matthew Leonard (Christopher Laureigh) 14:28 pp.
Southern: Christopher Laureigh (Josh Irwin) 11:15.
Southern: Josh Irwin (Brooks Hradek) 53.8.