Summit High Boys Hockey Dumps Governor Livingston 5-1 to Reach County Cup Final

Will Vitton scored three goals as Summit beat Governor Livingston to each the Union County Cup final.

SUMMIT, NJ - Will Vitton scored on the Hilltoppers' second shift of the game, and the junior went on to add two more goals for a Hat Trick propelling the number-one seeded Summit Boys Varsity Ice Hockey Team to 5-1 win over fifth-seeded Governor Livingston, and sending The Maroon & White to the Union County Cup Final.

There, Summit will face Westfield, a 5-1 victor over Cranford in the other semifinal. on February 4 at Warinaco Skating Center. The puck will drop at 1:30 p.m.

Entering the second period with a 1-0 lead, Summit tacked on two goals, the first coming of the stick of sophomore Charlie Collins who blocked a shot in the defensive zone and then raced the length of the ice to bury his shot top shelf in the right corner.

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Later in the period, senior Xander Hiltabrand fired a low drive that Vitton tipped home to make it 3-0.

Summit's power play did the damage in the third period. First, freshman Tom Pryymak set up Vitton's Hat Trick goal -- one of three Pryymak assists on the night -- and then, with a 5-on-3 two-man advantage, Collins notched his second of the game, assisted by Greg Moller and Luc Radice.

The Hilltoppers, now 11-6-2 on the season, outshot the Highlanders 34-22. Junior goaltender Wilson Lees stopped 21 shots for Summit, with Danny Kramer's goal for GL with 40.7 seconds left in the game spoiling the shutout.

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