ROSELLE, NJ - Using a mix of strong puck possession, stingy defense and timely scoring, the Summit High School Boys Varsity Ice Hockey Team dumped Westfield 4-1 at the Warinanco Skating Center, the Hilltoppers' third consecutive win to open their 2018-19 season.
Freshman goalie Grant McCormack stopped 14 of the 15 shots he faced to record the victory. Senior captain Charlie Collins, juniors Jake Puskar and Tom Pryymak, along with sophomore Greg Sptiznagel all scored goals as Summit peppered Westfield goalie CJ Duffy with 37 pucks on the night.
The Maroon and White allowed a Blue Devils second-period power play goal that knotted the contest at 1-1, but quickly regained the lead and then scored twice in the third period to finish the job.
Sophomore Gavin Ruschmeier had two assists, with senior captain Greg Moller, classmate Luc Radice, freshman Chris Magovern, Puskar and Pryymak all tallying one helper.
Summit next faces Governor Livingston on December 7 at Warinanco. Face-off is set for 6 p.m.
Girls Defeated 5-2
A four goal second period by Chatham-Madison proved the difference as the Summit High School Girls Varsity Ice Hockey Team fell 5-2, their first loss of 2018-19.
Veronic Quidore had a goal and two assists for Chatham-Madison, while freshman Leah Rubinshteyn had a goal and assist for the Hilltoppers. Senior Morgen Shung had the other Summit goal, with junior Emily Sharpe and sophomore Caroline Sharpe each notching an assist.
Senior Julia Oppici was busy in goal for the Maroon and White, facing 28 shots.
Summit is right back on the ice December 5, taking on Kent Place School at Warinanco.