Ice Hockey: Verona/Glen Ridge Wins Fifth Game in a Row, Defeats Johnson, 5-2


WEST ORANGE, NJ - Five different skaters found the back of the net for the Verona/Glen Ridge Hillbillies, to help the team defeat the Johnson Crusaders 5-2 at Codey Arena on Sunday.

Johnson struck first when Matt Alongi took advantage of a power play with just over six minutes left in the first period.  However, Verona/GR scored back to back goals to close the period to give the Hillbillies the lead.  The first goal came from Anton Marino with help from Sean DiCandia and Colin Gilmore on a power play with 2:40 left in the period.  Less than a minute later, Jake Kuhn scored for Verona assisted by Chandler Otterbein and Harrison Keating.  However, Johnson's Tyler Mekovetz tied the game up just 20 seconds later on an assist from Nick Galati.

Jarrod Keating took the lead back for Verona/GR midway through the second period to give Verona/GR a 3-2 advantage going into the third where back to back goals sealed the deal for the Hillbillies.  First Noah Martinez scored, assisted by Armaan Rigby and Jarrod Keating, at the 10:49 mark.  Rigby followed that up with another goal with 10:43 left in regulation play.

Sign Up for E-News

Colin Gilmore had 15 saves in goal for Verona/GR,while Karol Wieczorek had 43 saves for Johnson. 

The win is the fifth in a row for Verona/Glen Ridge who improves to 8-2-4 for the season.  They host Montville on Monday at Codey Arena at 6:15 p.m. 

TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove  is an online newspaper serving the Townships of Verona and Cedar Grove. TAPinto Verona/Cedar Grove is accredited by the New Jersey Press Association, and is a locally owned news organization serving the community.

Sign up for our FREE daily eNews and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Got a news tip or opinion? email us at

Download the FREE TAPinto App!  Click here for Android - Click here for iOS to get news as it is happening.


TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Verona/Cedar Grove

HMH Mountainside Medical Center Breaks Ground on Medical Office Building

July 22, 2018

MONTCLAIR/GLEN RIDGE, NJ - Construction is underway at the site of the new Mountainside Medical Center Office Building located at Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center.

Starting with a groundbreaking ceremony on July 10, township officials from Montclair and Glen Ridge, joined Mountainside leaders on the grounds of the former School of Nursing location at 1 Bay ...

Cedar Grove Police Blotter

July 8, 2018

July 2, 2018 – July 8, 2018

On July 3, 2018 at 7:22 a.m., Ptl. Kristian Schneider responded to a David Road address to take a report of a suspicious vehicle. The resident observed a black four door vehicle stop in front of her home at approximately 5:20 a.m. She noticed that both passenger side doors were open and then observed two black males walking from the area of her driveway. She ...

New Trolley System to Connect Downtown Paterson with Great Falls

July 21, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- Standing beside two diesel powered trolleys on the site that the Paterson Art Factory calls home on Tuesday, Mayor Andre Sayegh showed that he is wasting no time in moving ahead on efforts to make the Great Falls, and the area around it, the centerpiece of the city’s much anticipated resurgence.

Calling the Art Factory a “partner”, Sayegh offered his ...

Upcoming Events


Mon, July 23, 9:00 AM

Sellitto Field, Verona

Verona Football 2018 Summer Camp


Mon, July 23, 7:00 PM

Hospital Auditorium, Glen Ridge

Tour of the Birthing Center

Health & Wellness


Tue, July 24, 9:00 AM

Sellitto Field, Verona

Verona Football 2018 Summer Camp


Calling Local Artists!

July 17, 2018

The Township of Verona is looking to run some new events around town focused on the arts and would like to hear from all the amazing local talent we have here in Verona and the surrounding towns. Please send an email to if you would like to hear more and get involved.

LOCAL BUSINESSES: Please contact if interested in hosting an exhibit at your location.