WEST ORANGE, NJ - The West Essex ice hockey team dropped a 4-2 decision to A.L. Johnson Friday night.

Johnson (4-0) took a 2-1 lead in the first period, forcing the Knights to play from behind the rest of the way. Patrick Coyle and Jared Huff each scored goals for West Essex (2-2). Alex Antonian and Connor McCarthy had assists for the Knights.

West Essex goalie Hannah Podvey made 25 saves, West Essex outshot Johnson, 31-29.